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France’s Arrivals From Within Europe Won’t Be Subject to Quarantines

France’s Arrivals From Within Europe Won’t Be Subject to Quarantines

Michel Rose and Mathieu Rosemain, Reuters

The devil, which in this case are new coronavirus outbreaks, is in the details of this new French policy. Those details are scant for now.

1 month ago

Vienna Airport to Offer $200 Coronavirus Tests to Bypass Quarantines

Vienna Airport to Offer $200 Coronavirus Tests to Bypass Quarantines

John Revill, Reuters

Coronavirus testing on arrival at an airport or even before departure may become the new normal.

1 month ago

Major U.S. Airports Getting a Piece of $10 Billion in Relief Funds

Major U.S. Airports Getting a Piece of $10 Billion in Relief Funds

David Shepardson, Reuters

The U.S. Department of Transportation relief package for airports won't make them whole, and these essential transportation hubs may be coming back to their federal benefactors for more.

2 months ago

Tightening Coronavirus Curbs Sap Travel Demand Through Airline Hubs

Tightening Coronavirus Curbs Sap Travel Demand Through Airline Hubs

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Airport hubs are now a shadow of their former selves as the coronavirus spreads turbulence across the global airline industry. Can it get any worse?

2 months ago

Airlines and Airports Scramble to Raise Cash With Cost Cutting and Cargo

Airlines and Airports Scramble to Raise Cash With Cost Cutting and Cargo

Jamie Freed, Reuters

To survive this unprecedented time, many airlines and airports are going to have to take radical, new steps.

3 months ago

White House Mulls Tax Breaks for Airlines, Travel Firms and Cruise Companies

White House Mulls Tax Breaks for Airlines, Travel Firms and Cruise Companies

Steve Holland and Susan Heavey, Reuters

The coronavirus panic is already proving a disaster for travel companies, and the climate probably will worsen before it improves. The public, however, has little sympathy for a few segments of the industry, including airlines. Consumers may not react well if airlines get a perceived bailout so quickly. The White House may want to wait until airlines feel more pain before stepping in.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport Expansion in Doubt After UK Court Ruling

Heathrow Airport Expansion in Doubt After UK Court Ruling

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has never been a fan of Heathrow expansion and this decision could be all he needs to put an end to the project.

3 months ago

JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

JetBlue Readies for Battle Over Boston and 3 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, is brand loyalty (ahem, free premium snacks) going to be enough to keep JetBlue's Boston customers from getting cozy with the competition as American and Delta make moves to increase their presence at the Beantown hub? Plus, we discover that Delta's CEO is firmly in the "do not recline your seat" camp.

3 months ago

New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

Danielle Hyams, Skift

After HMSHost severed its exclusivity agreement to operate Starbucks airport locations, OTG hospitality group quickly stepped in to fill the void. OTG is well-known for its use of tech to make the airport dining experience more efficient. Let's hope it finds a way to eliminate those long Starbucks lines.

4 months ago

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, AirAsia's iconic CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside for now while officials look into allegations that he accepted a bribe from Airbus in exchange for a major order. Plus, JetBlue founder unveils details about his new airline. He's calling it Breeze.

4 months ago

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press

Let's hope New York state wins here. The Trump Administration has severely over-reached with its Global Entry decision.

4 months ago

You May See Fewer Starbucks Coffee Shops at U.S. Airports: Here’s Why

You May See Fewer Starbucks Coffee Shops at U.S. Airports: Here’s Why

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airports are welcome to prefer local businesses, but they should also understand Starbucks has a loyal following and should remain in terminals. When it's 5 a.m., and you're at an unfamiliar airport and you just want your reliable coffee fix, Starbucks is often the best bet.

4 months ago