Airports

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Even with two crowded runways, London Heathrow airport is still the busiest airport in Europe, but how long will this last?

3 days ago

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA employees in Atlanta, D.C., and Houston have been calling out sick in record numbers, as the government shutdown lingers on. The TSA is one of the more critical departments affected by the shutdown — how long can the mayhem last?

6 days ago

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

We'll have to wait and see whether the strike brings Lufthansa bosses back around the negotiating table or leads to a tougher stance.

6 days ago

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

Hailey Waller , Bloomberg

It's only going to get worse. Federal TSA workers called in sick in a big way on Saturday, apparently upset over not seeing their paychecks on Friday as the government shutdown moves into its fourth week.

1 week ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

1 week ago

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

Sure, let's put the safety of the aviation industry in the hands of disgruntled, unpaid security screeners and disgruntled, unpaid air traffic controllers.

2 weeks ago

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

UK airports are seeing lots of new investment. Expansion is good, but will Brexit end up being a spoiler for Heathrow and Gatwick?

2 weeks ago

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

John Harney and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

You can expect the incident to impact flight schedules into Friday, if not for much of the day.

3 weeks ago

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Gatwick Airport is in the news for a reason other than drones that created lots of negative headlines over Christmas. Vinci is hoping to use its Gatwick investment to build upon its growing airports portfolio, and has vowed to follow through on big investment plans for the UK's second busiest airport.

3 weeks ago

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

This is only the beginning of the airport drone menace.

4 weeks ago

Canceling Mexico City’s New Airport Will Be Very Expensive

Canceling Mexico City’s New Airport Will Be Very Expensive

Andrea Navarro and Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

Yes, Mexico's new airport was going to cost more money than was necessary. And yes, the location on dry lake bed was not ideal. But it is still shocking the new government scrapped the project, considering it was well underway.

1 month ago

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

Christopher Jasper and Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

This is bizarre. Big airports in major markets don't just shut down. London Gatwick needs to get a handle on its issue — and soon.

1 month ago