Airports

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

4 days ago

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

Associated Press, David Rising

When it comes to a "streamlined" version of the Trump administration's upcoming travel restrictions, the devil will be in the details. Expressions of surprise that the court blocked the executive order show how isolated and out of touch the authors were.

6 days ago

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Associated Press

As air travel in Asia continues to surge, the Philippines needs to further develop its congested airport hub in Manila if it's going to double its tourist intake by 2022.

6 days ago

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

Associated Press

It's a relief that funding for "shovel ready" upgrades and repairs are under way. But some of the plan is fanciful, such as the unrealistic funding and timetables for a proposed new bus terminal for New York City.

6 days ago

A $65 Million Warehouse for Pampered Pets is Opening at New York JFK

A $65 Million Warehouse for Pampered Pets is Opening at New York JFK

James Tarmy, Bloomberg

Pets probably don't care about the high-end finishes at The Ark JFK. But let's be honest: That stuff isn't really for the animals. It's designed to make the humans paying the bills feel better about their choices.

1 week ago

New York LaGuardia’s Infrastructure Woes Pile Up As Storms Move Through

New York LaGuardia’s Infrastructure Woes Pile Up As Storms Move Through

Grant Martin, Skift

LaGuardia's congestion woes have only been made worse by terrible weather in the region. The congestion is expected to continue through 2022.

2 weeks ago

Airline CEOs Meet With Trump and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Airline CEOs Meet With Trump and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

2 weeks ago

Airline CEOs Are Optimistic Following Talk With President Trump

Airline CEOs Are Optimistic Following Talk With President Trump

Andrew Sheivachman and Jason Clampet, Skift

Airline and airport executives must be excited to have the support of President Trump when it comes to airport modernization and air traffic control reforms. Trump's own comments as reported in the meeting, however, lay bare how little he truly knows about the complex landscape of aviation.

2 weeks ago

Internal Documents Show Undercover TSA Officers Routinely Spy on Flyers

Internal Documents Show Undercover TSA Officers Routinely Spy on Flyers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For years, the TSA has been running a program covertly tracking passengers while at the airport and judging them against subjective criteria for signs of terrorist intent. The program has led to racial and religious profiling, which the TSA has tried to hide from the public record.

2 weeks ago

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Archana Narayanan and Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

Dubai already has the world's busiest airport by international passenger volume, but that's not enough for its soaring ambition. The emirate is building a second international airport south of the city at a cost of about $30 billion, making a mockery of rival cities like London that can't even decide upon opening an additional runway.

3 weeks ago

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

Richard Holmes, Skift

Despite an enormous pool of potential passengers, Africa’s low-cost market has yet to take off. Are restrictive bilateral agreements to blame, or is something else going on here? For many airlines, the numbers just don’t add up.

3 weeks ago

United CEO on IT Failures and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United CEO on IT Failures and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

3 weeks ago