Airports

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

1 day ago

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Associated Press

A review panel gave a new final estimated cost for Sea-Tac's International Arrivals Facility of $968 million, up from the original $608 million. Let's hope they stay on budget from now on.

2 days ago

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Grant Martin, Skift

If it wasn't obvious that Collinson and Priority Pass were expanding into the dining scene before, it is now.

7 days ago

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Maciej Martewicz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is very optimistic about Poland and doesn't want an airport that wouldn't benefit its operations to take flight.

2 weeks ago

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

New airport scanners for carry-on bags use computed tomography X-rays, which give much better views of what's inside. But their cost is astronomical. Don't expect all of your local airport's scanners replaced anytime soon.

2 weeks ago

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airports are becoming much more sophisticated in the way they cater to passengers' needs. If you don't fancy checking out the duty-free goods, how about playing some Xbox?

3 weeks ago

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.

1 month ago

Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Is Targeting Airlines and Airports

Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Is Targeting Airlines and Airports

Bloomberg

If Xi's anti-corruption campaign continues, it could have a chilling effect on new entrants in China and probably already has.

1 month ago

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

Associated Press

The TSA has been stretched thin in recent years even as security theater has seemingly ramped up at major U.S. airports. Given the high state of fear in U.S. politics right now, though, it's unlikely anything will come of this proposal.

2 months ago

TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Many travelers would celebrate if they were able to take their water bottles, full-sized toiletries, or other liquids larger than 3 ounces through security.

2 months ago

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Private airport operators aren't popular everywhere, but they tend to move a little faster on capital projects than the average publicly run airport. That's usually a good thing.

2 months ago

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 months ago