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Newark Airport Is Betting New Munich Operators Will Help It Go From Worst to Best

Newark Airport Is Betting New Munich Operators Will Help It Go From Worst to Best

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's no secret New York's airports need an overhaul. Port Authority is bringing in the operator of one of the world's best-regarded airports to do it — but structural challenges in the U.S. remain.

3 days ago

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

To reduce plastic waste, airports have to work with airlines, concessionaires, travelers, designers, local governments, and other parties. That's a lot of people to educate and much behavior to influence.

4 days ago

New App Aims to Improve Airport Wayfinding for Flyers With Visual Impairment

New App Aims to Improve Airport Wayfinding for Flyers With Visual Impairment

Kristen De Groot, Associated Press

Like many hotels, airports often treat accessibility as a legal mandate rather than going above and beyond to improve the traveler experience. This is a good step in the right direction.

1 week ago

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

At least since 9/11, American airport terminals have typically been places that a traveler endures, rather than enjoys. Let's hope that opening up post-security to some non-flyers will mean U.S. airports will have further reason to upgrade their amenities.

2 weeks ago

Beijing’s New Airport to Open in September

Beijing’s New Airport to Open in September

Bloomberg News

With two international airports, Beijing will be able to handle 170 million fliers annually by 2025. More wooing of Chinese outbound travelers is in store.

3 weeks ago

European Airports Set Net Zero Carbon Emissions Target

European Airports Set Net Zero Carbon Emissions Target

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It's nice to see airports moving away from carbon offsets, which don't do anything to solve the climate change problem. But until someone finds a viable alternative to jet fuel, the airline industry will remain intrinsically bad for the environment.

3 weeks ago

Turkish Airlines’ New Airport Hub Backfires, Boosts Budget Rival

Turkish Airlines’ New Airport Hub Backfires, Boosts Budget Rival

Tugce Ozsoy, Bloomberg

Istanbul Airport was meant to boost Turkish Airlines' passenger traffic and help it expand. So far it's deterred passengers by pushing them to fly out of Istanbul's second airport — with budget rival Pegasus Airlines.

1 month ago

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Final plans for the third runway at London’s Heathrow consider not only cost savings but green efforts such as ultra-low emissions and a ban on night flights. This runway should take off — and give Heathrow a competitive edge.

1 month ago

American Express Removes Free Airport Lounge Meal Benefit From Platinum Cards

American Express Removes Free Airport Lounge Meal Benefit From Platinum Cards

Grant Martin, Skift

A key benefit that many road warriors love about the American Express Platinum card is evaporating later this summer.

2 months ago

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Another victory for London Heathrow in its pursuit of a third runway but as we've said many times before, there's still a long way to go.

3 months ago

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Brian Sumers, Skift

We may soon see more driverless vehicles on airport ramps. It's easy to call this a safety risk. It might be. But human drivers have accidents, too.

3 months ago

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Tata, which owns two local airlines, among others, marks its entry into the airports business by buying a firm that operates Delhi International, India's biggest airport, among others.

4 months ago