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Articles tagged “airports”

Coronavirus

Air Travel Woes Put a Drag on Recovery: New Travel Health Index

The Skift Travel Health Index dropped for the first time in 2022, as the mess at airports and airlines is catching up with the industry.

Air Travel Woes Put a Drag on Recovery: New Travel Health Index

News Blog

It’s Official, A New $6 Billion Travel Retail Giant is Born: Dufry Buys Autogrill

This deal has been rumored and in the works for many months now: Switzerland headquartered travel duty free and retail firm Dufry has agreed to buy Autogrill from Italian billionaire Benetton family, creating a new $6 billion player in the travel retail market, reports Bloomberg. The combined group will have 5,500 outlets at around 1,200…

Airline Weekly

$1 Billion in U.S. Airport Grants Fall Short of Infrastructure Needs

$1 billion sounds like a lot of money but when it comes to updating America's outdated airport infrastructure it's a drop in the bucket. Especially when the funds are spread out to as many airports as possible.

$1 Billion in U.S. Airport Grants Fall Short of Infrastructure Needs

News Blog

Aviation Tech Provider SITA Raises $400 Million In ‘Green Financing’

SITA, a global technology provider for the aviation industry, has raised $400 million in so-called green financing. As Skift described in its 2022 Megatrends report, green financing is an emerging trend where investments are made in companies that support or provide planet-friendly practices or products. Four new banks have now signed up to support SITA…

Business Travel

Employees Already Unhappy With Pace of Returning Corporate Travel: New Survey

The nightmare that flying has become is starting to weigh on employees. Perhaps company travel managers now need to deflect any pressure from the top as bosses rush to get things back to normal.

Employees Already Unhappy With Pace of Returning Corporate Travel: New Survey

News Blog

UK Speeds Up Security Checks for New Airport Workers Amid Staffing Shortages

The UK government is accelerating national security checks for new airport employees to tackle staffing shortages that have contributed to a chaotic summer for travelers in the country and throughout Europe. The country has sped up the vetting process all new aviation recruits must undergo, with accreditation checks being completed on average within five days…

Airlines

Paris Airport Workers’ Strike Adds to European Flying Mayhem

There seems to be no end in sight for airlines' summer of misery — especially as the industry is failing to solve the problems driving staffing shortages and flight cancellations.

Paris Airport Workers’ Strike Adds to European Flying Mayhem

News Blog

Lonely Planet on Summer Travel: Cope, Don’t Cancel

You've seen and heard the horror stories of travel plans gone awry in May and June, and now Lonely Planet is stepping up with advice for travelers that skittish travel businesses would welcome: "DO NOT let the threat of a cancellation keep you home. It's been a long pandemic. It's time to get out there again."…

Airlines

Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

The country will temporarily allow in foreign workers to help fill a shortfall of some 2,000 to 3,000 employees across its airports, but the recruitment campaign may come a little too late to rescue summer.

Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

Airlines

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

Ongoing flight cancellations in the U.S. haven't deterred passengers trying to fly from Point A to Point B. But airlines and airports aren't winning many fans.

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga