Airports

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the inability of the UK government to make suitable arrangements for leaving the European Union, it's amazing that some businesses remain so relaxed. The clock is ticking and the country still has no idea exactly what's going to happen.

2 weeks ago

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Justin Villamil, Nacha Cattan and Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

The progress of Mexico City's new airport could have big implications for travelers, but maybe not as big as Lopez Obrador's forthcoming relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

2 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific’s Long View on Investing Outside of Its Jets

Cathay Pacific’s Long View on Investing Outside of Its Jets

Colin Nagy, Skift

The so-called soft product is often the first to get the knife as airlines undergo turnarounds. Thanks to patient, long-term investors and the desire to be customer-centric, Cathay is investing in its lounges and end-to-end experiences even in the middle of a business turnaround.

2 weeks ago

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

Let's include "rising oil prices" on the list of reasons the LaGuardia renovation of our dreams will hit snags.

3 weeks ago

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

It's death by a thousand cuts in Brexit Britain. Companies have had enough of the uncertainty and are shifting their bases away from the UK.

3 weeks ago

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

As the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan moves forward, what will it take to appease British Airways? However it progresses, this project is unlikely to please everyone.

3 weeks ago

Priority Pass Shifts to Restaurants and Airport Suites as Demographics Change

Priority Pass Shifts to Restaurants and Airport Suites as Demographics Change

Grant Martin, Skift

A curious number of airport restaurants have started partnering with Priority Pass in the last two years. More options are a good thing.

4 weeks ago

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Passengers are used to increased security at airports but this latest development will sit uncomfortably with many. The problem is a lack of trust with the companies and governments that capture and use our data.

4 weeks ago

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Undeterred by the UK government's rejection of its runway expansion plans, Gatwick is planning to splash the cash on upgrading its terminals. There is, however, only so much you can do with a single runway.

1 month ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

1 month ago

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

Debjit Chakraborty and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Beyond being a safety issue, this kind of streamlining will serve India well as its aviation market continues to flourish, not just because of a rising middle class but the advent of low-cost service.

1 month 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.

1 month ago