Airports

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

London's airports desperately need new runways as air travel demand has surged over the last few years. Stansted wants to pick up the slack, at least until Heathrow's third runway is finished.

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JFK’s Terminal 4 Owner Wants to Invest in More U.S. Airports

JFK’s Terminal 4 Owner Wants to Invest in More U.S. Airports

Brian Sumers, Skift

Handing over more U.S. airport terminals to private operators is probably not a panacea. But surely private industry can do at least as well as governments in operating an airport terminal.

1 week ago

Manila’s Aging Airport Is Getting a Much-Needed Upgrade

Manila’s Aging Airport Is Getting a Much-Needed Upgrade

Clarissa Batino and Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

Ninoy Aquino International Airport has ranked among the worst airports in the world — and that's saying a lot. It needs this renovation to have any hope of keeping pace with an expected tourism influx.

2 weeks ago

Trump Wants to Sell Reagan National and Washington Dulles Airports

Trump Wants to Sell Reagan National and Washington Dulles Airports

Melissa Mittelman, Bloomberg

President Trump's plans often seem to fizzle, so there's probably no use in getting all worked up over a blueprint. But it seems odd the government would want to sell prized assets to private businesses.

2 weeks ago

Air Traffic Control Privatization Is On the Agenda

Air Traffic Control Privatization Is On the Agenda

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Privatizing the FAA could be a way to modernize the agency and make it more adaptable to new technology but there are plenty of potential pitfalls, as well.

2 weeks ago

Asia’s Fastest Growing Airport Is in New Delhi, India

Asia’s Fastest Growing Airport Is in New Delhi, India

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

India's aviation growth is impressive, especially given that about 97 percent of the population has never flown, according to SpiceJet. Maybe the Delhi airport can give Beijing and Atlanta a run for their money.

3 weeks ago

Singapore’s Changi Airport Wants to Charge Travelers a Fee to Help Build New Terminal

Singapore’s Changi Airport Wants to Charge Travelers a Fee to Help Build New Terminal

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

Singapore is right to be thinking about expansion, and its growing status as a preeminent hub in Asia. But should travelers have to pay for it?

3 weeks ago

Beijing Is Getting Closer to Edging Out Atlanta for World’s Busiest Airport

Beijing Is Getting Closer to Edging Out Atlanta for World’s Busiest Airport

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

How desirable is the "crown" for world's busiest airport? When an outage hit Atlanta International in December, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and the fallout was total mayhem.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Maybe the adversarial relationship between flyers and airlines doesn't help here. Flyers assume airlines enjoy screwing them on everything from fare to legroom. But everyone wants to live, including pilots and crew, so in an emergency passengers need to put down the bag and flee.

3 weeks ago

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

More flyers are heading to the airport with their guns in tow across the U.S., and 84 percent of those found by the TSA last year were loaded. This doesn't bode well for airport security in 2018.

3 weeks ago

India Will Quintuple Airport Capacity to Meet Surging Demand

India Will Quintuple Airport Capacity to Meet Surging Demand

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Not too long ago, less than three percent of India's population flew, according to SpiceJet's chairman and managing director. That airline came back from the dead and now things are seriously looking up across the industry.

3 weeks ago

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

The balance between the freedom to travel versus security issues is a dynamic playing out across the globe. A known traveler program that uses biometrics and other data to alleviate security concerns would be great for road warriors and other supertravelers, but might have less utility for once-a-year vacationers. Then again, there are no panaceas.

1 month ago