Airports

Airport Retailer Hudson Group Is Seeking an IPO in 2018

Airport Retailer Hudson Group Is Seeking an IPO in 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

At least somebody benefits from flight delays. While many retailers struggle in the Amazon era, Hudson Booksellers is seeing sales growth thanks to more passengers crowding airports.

3 hours ago

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

The TSA is facing bureaucratic issues because travelers are tired of waiting on lengthy airport security lines. Perhaps merging PreCheck and Global Entry, as authorities are reportedly considering, could help clear up this bottleneck. It could also make things way worse.

3 days ago

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Carley Petesch, Associated Press

Senegal wants to be West Africa's premier hub. The best way to do that is by building a new, modern airport. But that's no guarantee for success. Let's hope airlines actually grow there. Otherwise, this could be an expensive folly.

3 days ago

Honolulu Airport Tests Ridesharing Services

Honolulu Airport Tests Ridesharing Services

Associated Press

As in other destinations, consumer demand is driving the testing of ridesharing services at Honolulu Airport. The taxi industry is going to have to try to adapt. Travelers coming in and out of the airport will now have some more reasonable transportation options.

1 week ago

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

People won't like construction at JFK and Newark airports, nor will they like suspended late-night subway service, but guess what? New York has bigger sustainability problems on its hands.

2 weeks ago

Argentine Airport Owner Gets Green Light for 2018 IPO

Argentine Airport Owner Gets Green Light for 2018 IPO

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Argentina's air travel infrastructure could benefit from a capital injection if Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, one of the world’s largest private airport operators, floats its shares on the New York stock exchange next year.

2 weeks ago

Officials Finally Detail Initial Chaos Caused by Trump Travel Ban

Officials Finally Detail Initial Chaos Caused by Trump Travel Ban

Associated Press

As long suspected, both surprise and incompetence contributed to the illegal and unprofessional behavior of some officials tasked to implement the first Trump travel ban.

3 weeks ago

New Tax Bill Makes It Harder for Airports to Fund Improvement Projects

New Tax Bill Makes It Harder for Airports to Fund Improvement Projects

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is yet another example of how a lack of an intelligent and sustained transportation policy in the U.S. will hurt travelers going into the next decade.

3 weeks ago

New Emails on Trump’s Travel Ban Detail Panic Unleashed in UK

New Emails on Trump’s Travel Ban Detail Panic Unleashed in UK

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

As we've long suspected, reckless policy and a lack of communication on January 2017's travel ban has contributed to friction in the relationship between the U.S. and UK.

1 month ago

Flyers Headed to U.S. Face Verbal Screening and Confusion

Flyers Headed to U.S. Face Verbal Screening and Confusion

Alexandra Olson and Don Babwin, Associated Press

So far, the enhanced screening procedures implemented on all U.S. international arrivals seem fairly painless. We'll see how things go for flyers as the busiest travel period of the year approaches.

1 month ago

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

Rafat Ali, Skift

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstract villain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim."

2 months ago

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

Experts said it was dangerous for flyers to check their laptops during the first international laptop ban. The U.S. government has now reversed its stance, but it seems implausible that international aviation authorities will take action.

2 months ago