Support Skift and Independent Journalism During the Travel Industry's Moment of Crisis.

Give Now

Airport News

Breaking news, innovation and trends in the Airport Industry. For even more in-depth Aviation coverage subscribe to Skift Airline Weekly.

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?

3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In aviation news this week, JetBlue's CEO thinks the flight shaming movement is headed toward the U.S. What's more, twice a year Skift looks at the best of the best in travel and hospitality. For the 2020 winter edition, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Alaska Airlines received shout-outs for best innovators in airlines.

3 months ago

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Binaj Gurubacharya , The Associated Press

Good to know that Nepal’s power situation is under control as this is the year it organizes a Visit Nepal Year, targeting two million tourists. The country needs them badly.

3 months ago

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Joeal Calupitan and Jim Gomez, The Associated Press

Some planes may be able to fly Monday, which will free up parking bays for incoming flights. But it’s hard to tell if flight disruptions will end quickly — the volcano’s similar restiveness in the 1970s lasted for about four months.

3 months ago