Articles tagged “airports”

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

3 days ago

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Associated Press

A review panel gave a new final estimated cost for Sea-Tac's International Arrivals Facility of $968 million, up from the original $608 million. Let's hope they stay on budget from now on.

4 days ago

Poland Dreams Big With New International Airport, Promising Gateway to Asia

Poland Dreams Big With New International Airport, Promising Gateway to Asia

James M. Gomez and Maciej Martewicz, Bloomberg

Europe already has many intercontinental hubs, and passengers headed east can also connect at larger Asian airports. Poland probably doesn't need to build a hub to connect Europe with Asia. As Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said, Poland doesn't require a “shiny cathedral in the middle of nowhere.”

1 week ago

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airports are becoming much more sophisticated in the way they cater to passengers' needs. If you don't fancy checking out the duty-free goods, how about playing some Xbox?

3 weeks ago

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.

1 month ago

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Private airport operators aren't popular everywhere, but they tend to move a little faster on capital projects than the average publicly run airport. That's usually a good thing.

2 months ago

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Laura Powell, Skift

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

2 months ago

U.S. Airport Security Cracks Down On Powders in Carry-On Bags

U.S. Airport Security Cracks Down On Powders in Carry-On Bags

Mehr Nadeem, Bloomberg

Security is important, but the list of banned items in carry-on bags is getting ridiculous. We keep hearing about next-generation security screening measures that will make many of these bans obsolete. When will those come to market?

3 months ago

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many of the world's largest airlines are adding capacity despite recent increases in fuel prices. Major airports like London Heathrow are just about at capacity, so it makes sense carriers are looking at alternates, like London Stansted. Of course, if there's a recession, these likely will be the first routes to go.

3 months ago

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz, and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

"Infrastructure is a bigger threat to the growth of airlines than the price of oil," says Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. We agree. Airport capacity constraints are tightest in fast-growing Asian nations.

4 months ago

Israel’s Tourism Boom Prompts $10 Billion Island Infrastructure Project

Israel’s Tourism Boom Prompts $10 Billion Island Infrastructure Project

David Wainer and Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

A new airport on an artificial island could really help with Israel's land scarcity problem as tourists continue streaming in, assuming the existing infrastructure can hold out for another 10 to 15 years.

4 months ago

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Asli Kandemir and Ercan Ersoy, Bloomberg

Istanbul's new airport will feature the world’s largest terminal and is due to have its delayed opening later this year. But we increasingly worry that, rather than make Turkey a key international hub between Europe and Asia, it is too big for its own good.

4 months ago