Articles tagged “airports”

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

6 days ago

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A world city like Berlin deserves two airports. Yet courts may, in effect, overturn voter wishes. Whatever the outcome, let's hope the city soon gets the much-postponed, modern airport gateway it needs.

3 weeks ago

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Innovations powered by cloud computing are on the way to streamline the flight check-in process, but will take some time to become available globally.

4 weeks ago

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

2 months ago

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Prime eclipse-watching spots are probably overwhelmed right now, but they will be happy for the economic boost. And smart destinations will try to come up with ways to get visitors to return after the madness has died down.

2 months ago

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Andrew Janes, Bloomberg

Chinese travelers' love of duty free is not just creating a bonanza for Chinese airports. Chinese passengers are buying so many goods at stores in North America, Europe and Australia that many retailers are designing shops to cater to them.

2 months ago

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The National Transportation Safety Board had a solution six years ago that would have mitigated the risks of an aircraft landing on a crowded taxiway but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration failed to act. No, this does not mean we need to privatize air traffic control.

2 months ago

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The huge spending by smaller Asian airports is an identity crisis in-waiting for Singapore and Hong Kong, the traditional hubs of the region. The weakening of Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific doesn't help, either.

3 months ago

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

U.S. airports have a lot of infrastructure problems, and many need be renovated. But we're not sure American airports need indoor rainforests or virtual reality golf. That stuff is cute, but we think what travelers really want is on-time, reliable flights from clean, comfortable airports.

3 months ago

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Heathrow Express is a good option for travelers willing to pay a premium for a speedy trip into central London. But this new option, called Crossrail, might be a better product for many passengers. It'll take a little longer, but it's expected to have more stations and cost much less.

4 months ago

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The new airport in Beijing will be able to host 45 million passengers a year when it opens in 2019, with the capacity to handle 72 million a year. We expect this mega-airport to steal share from regional rival hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

4 months ago

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Associated Press

A win for celebrities and high-profile jet setters but arguably, a loss for TMZ.

5 months ago