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London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Another victory for London Heathrow in its pursuit of a third runway but as we've said many times before, there's still a long way to go.

3 weeks ago

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Brian Sumers, Skift

We may soon see more driverless vehicles on airport ramps. It's easy to call this a safety risk. It might be. But human drivers have accidents, too.

1 month ago

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Tata, which owns two local airlines, among others, marks its entry into the airports business by buying a firm that operates Delhi International, India's biggest airport, among others.

2 months ago

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

William Wilkes and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Considering rail connections, Vienna is as good an entry into Central Europe as any German city may be. And it has the benefit of being a top-tier airport, not some afterthought a hundred kilometers away from the city it is named after.

2 months ago

Singapore’s Changi Is Changing the Idea of What an Airport Can Be

Singapore’s Changi Is Changing the Idea of What an Airport Can Be

Raini Hamdi, Skift

An airport is hardly the place people want to come to and spend hours, but Changi Airport Singapore looks set to change all that when its Jewel project opens next month.

2 months ago

Singapore Expects to Open Yet Another Airport Terminal by 2030

Singapore Expects to Open Yet Another Airport Terminal by 2030

Saket Sundria and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore has a fine airport and port already. But this is a country that is always moving forward, so it is not surprising that government leaders think they can do better.

2 months ago

Airline Industry is Skeptical About Proposed Solution to Mexico City Airport Crunch

Airline Industry is Skeptical About Proposed Solution to Mexico City Airport Crunch

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Perhaps the $13 billion Mexico City airport already under construction was a boondoggle. And maybe the country's news president was right to cancel it. But the fact remains: The region needs more capacity. It's not clear how it will get it.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Tasos Vossos, Bloomberg

The operator of Europe’s biggest aviation hub is mulling the issue of a 15-year euro-denominated bond note. While it's plausible the UK will postpone Brexit upheaval for at least a short period, Heathrow needs to face up to the risk of no-deal disruption in financial markets sometime this year.

3 months ago

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Fathiya Dahrul , Bloomberg

For a change, welcomed news for Indonesia, which was hit last year by a series of disasters. The country is slated for a rapid airport expansion. It needs it, as domestic market is huge while the government wants more foreign arrivals in its bid to reduce dependence on oil and gas.

3 months ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

In the landing game seconds really matter. Safely cutting the gap between landing times in cloudy conditions will be popular with passengers, who want to get on to the ground as quickly as possible.

4 months ago

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Disruption at U.S. airports, IRS agents calling in sick, and the overall negative impact to the U.S. and even global economy — all these factors will pressure legislators in Washington and the current occupant of the White House to come up with a deal to end the U.S. partial government shutdown.

4 months ago