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Mexico City’s Airport Project Will Cost $9 Billion to Scrap

Mexico City’s Airport Project Will Cost $9 Billion to Scrap

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

As if scrapping a plan to build a much-needed new airport wasn't bad enough, it will also cost the Mexican government more to cancel the Mexico City project than to finish it.

6 days ago

Did Singapore’s Changi Steal Qatar’s Airport Design?

Did Singapore’s Changi Steal Qatar’s Airport Design?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Looks like Qatar Airways’ CEO should have done his math first before accusing Singapore’s Changi Airport of plagiarizing the design of the airport expansion of Hamad International.

2 weeks ago

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

Abhijit Roy Chowdhury and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees infrastructure investment as a key to India's economic future. No one can argue that a plan to build 100 new airports by 2024 — to help accommodate 1,000 new regional routes — is profoundly ambitious.

3 weeks ago

Beijing Daxing Airport Is a Giant Showcase for Public Art

Beijing Daxing Airport Is a Giant Showcase for Public Art

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

Who needs the museum? Visitors are flocking to Beijing's new airport, a gigantic wonderland filled with Chinese art both contemporary and traditional. Like Singapore Changi Airport, it has instantly become a destination in and of itself.

1 month ago

LAX Leads Airport Stand Against Uber and Lyft Congestion

LAX Leads Airport Stand Against Uber and Lyft Congestion

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a bad development for frequent flyers. Many Uber and Lyft riders value their time, and they don't want to have to hop on a shuttle bus to get to a rideshare pickup area. Here's a better idea: Let people arrange for rideshare pickups at the terminals — but only if they pay extra money for the privilege.

2 months ago

U.S. Airports Urge Regulators to Take Drone Disruptions Seriously

U.S. Airports Urge Regulators to Take Drone Disruptions Seriously

Evan Sully, Bloomberg

U.S. airports are concerned they can't fight back against drones that invade their airspace. They'd like to see federal regulations to protect airports against drone incursions. But it's not happening as quickly as they would like.

2 months ago

Beijing’s Huge New Airport Crucial for Asian Aviation Competition

Beijing’s Huge New Airport Crucial for Asian Aviation Competition

Yan Zhang and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

China's enormous new airport will boost Beijing's direct international business and help propel the country into the future as one of Asia's major hubs.

2 months ago

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Looks like Dubai overdid it again. Construction work is on hold at its World Central-Al Maktoum airport due to stagnant tourism and slowing economic growth.

3 months ago

Seven of the Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in Asia

Seven of the Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in Asia

David Flynn, Executive Traveller

If you've got time to kill in one of these airports, there are certainly worse ways to while away the hours.

3 months ago

U.S. Airlines, Railways and Car Drivers Struggle With Antiquated Infrastructure

U.S. Airlines, Railways and Car Drivers Struggle With Antiquated Infrastructure

Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg

U.S. politicians agree on little. But there's consensus the country must improve its infrastructure. Now lawmakers need to get serious about spending money.

3 months ago

Protests Force Cancellation of Flights at Hong Kong’s Airport

Protests Force Cancellation of Flights at Hong Kong’s Airport

Sheryl Tian Tong Lee and Venus Feng, Bloomberg

The protests in Hong Kong are becoming increasingly violent, and the closure of Hong Kong International Airport is the most significant economic disruption the city has seen yet.

3 months ago

Hong Kong Protesters to Stage a Second Airport Sit-In

Hong Kong Protesters to Stage a Second Airport Sit-In

Kyunghee Park and Karen Leigh, Bloomberg

The determination of the Hong Kong protesters shows no signs of relenting. Their tactic of disrupting the city's transport and infrastructure, while powerful, will come at a cost to the travel industry.

3 months ago