Airports

JetSetGo’s New SkyShuttle Takes Off Ahead of Uber in India’s Competitive Air Taxi Market

JetSetGo’s New SkyShuttle Takes Off Ahead of Uber in India’s Competitive Air Taxi Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

India is ideal for aerial taxi services and while Uber decides if that’s where its first Uber Air international city will be, local start-up JetSetGo simply gets going with a new SkyShuttle service that will provide it with insights for future air mobility.

6 hours ago

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Shivani Vora, Bloomberg

When the next recession hits — and it will come at some point — how many of these businesses will make it? We're guessing a lot of VIP travelers will decide they don't mind airport lines, after all.

19 hours ago

Legal Pot Creates Confusion for Airports and Travelers

Legal Pot Creates Confusion for Airports and Travelers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

State and federal entities will have to sort this mess out, and communicate the rules clearly to flyers.

7 days ago

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

Noah Buhayar and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Campaigns for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections have been contentious, but upgrading our aging, crumbling airports appears to have bipartisan appeal.

2 weeks ago

Istanbul’s New $25 Billion Airport Opens Amid Fanfare

Istanbul’s New $25 Billion Airport Opens Amid Fanfare

Benjamin Harvey, Bloomberg

Istanbul is located in the right part of the world for a massive global connecting hub, so this could be money well-spent. But it'll be some time before we know for sure.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travelers Among Those Permitted to Skip Lines at Heathrow in Preparation for Brexit

U.S. Travelers Among Those Permitted to Skip Lines at Heathrow in Preparation for Brexit

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

It's pretty clear who the U.K. wants to business with after it leaves the European Union. Travel headaches were eased for Americans, Japanese, Canadians, Aussies and New Zealanders on Monday. Wait for those calls of outrage from the rest of the world stuck in horrendously long lines at Heathrow.

2 weeks ago

$13 Billion Mexico City Airport Gets the Ax in Nationwide Vote

$13 Billion Mexico City Airport Gets the Ax in Nationwide Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The cost of abandoning Mexico City's new airport could be as high as $10.5 billion, but Mexico's president-elect maintained that the project gave him serious misgivings.

2 weeks ago

Toronto Island Airport Introduces Lounge Upgrades by Ending Free Snacks

Toronto Island Airport Introduces Lounge Upgrades by Ending Free Snacks

Bloomberg, Frederic Tomesco

It sounds like Toronto Island Airport passengers are getting a fair trade by giving up free snacks in exchange for better lounges and restaurants. The freebies will still be waiting for them on board Porter.

3 weeks ago

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Danielle Moran, Bloomberg

An estimated 30,000 Mormons travel through Salt Lake International Airport each year on church business, and the airport overhaul will include new meet-and-greet areas for families and military that will provide a smoother passenger experience for all.

4 weeks ago

Gatwick Airport Wants to Open Its Emergency Runway for More Flights

Gatwick Airport Wants to Open Its Emergency Runway for More Flights

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

With Brexit looming, Gatwick might have gained an advantage in its plea to open its emergency runway for business.

4 weeks ago

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

John Rogers, Associated Press

What a legal mess.

1 month ago

Typhoon Prompts Closing of Runways at Japan’s Third Largest Airport

Typhoon Prompts Closing of Runways at Japan’s Third Largest Airport

Chikafumi Hodo and Ichiro Suzuki, Bloomberg

Expect major disruptions as Kansai International Airport closes on Sunday ahead of a powerful typhoon blowing through. Travelers won't be happy, but precaution is good.

2 months ago