Airports

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill To Stymie Trump Travel Ban at Newark Airport

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill To Stymie Trump Travel Ban at Newark Airport

Associated Press

The New Jersey governor definitely isn't in the resistance camp, but we knew that. He is certainly ending his unpopular reign in style.

1 month ago

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Frank Bajak and David Koenig, Associated Press

Such a requirement for international flights isn't in place yet but privacy advocates are already questioning the move to mandate facial scans. There is always a tradeoff between security and privacy. Where should we draw the line?

1 month ago

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press

Robots at South Korea's airports, which are taking the lead in introducing them, are not replacing airport employees -- for now. But it is easy to see how they could erase some airport jobs some day while improving things for sometimes-anxious passengers.

2 months ago

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Associated Press

Drones are an aviation disaster waiting to happen. Absent tough regulations, it is only a matter of time.

2 months ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

It didn't hurt that there was already a U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi Airport. This could be the first step in seeing the ban lifted at other Middle Eastern Airports.

2 months ago

Thailand Invests $6 Billion at Top Airports to Boost Capacity

Thailand Invests $6 Billion at Top Airports to Boost Capacity

Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

Thailand's airport expansion plans are designed to ensure that infrastructure keeps pace with capacity. Its controversial military government will help determine how much demand travelers have for Thai destinations and how this new capacity will factor in.

2 months ago

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

For airlines such as KLM, which has sued Schiphol Airport, extensive delays at the airport mean lost revenue. The airport is experimenting with ways to speed passengers through Customs, and that's a good thing.

2 months ago

Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling Not Expected to Create Airport Chaos

Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling Not Expected to Create Airport Chaos

Colleen Long and Amy Taxin, Associated Press

While the U.S. Supreme Court-allowed version of the travel ban is more limited than earlier versions and unlikely to create mass chaos, the travel industry will still have to deal with the fallout of the Trump administration sending a non-welcoming message about international travel.

2 months ago

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The new airport in Beijing will be able to host 45 million passengers a year when it opens in 2019, with the capacity to handle 72 million a year. We expect this mega-airport to steal share from regional rival hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

2 months ago

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's still unclear how the air-traffic control system will evolve since the U.S. House and Senate remain at odds on serious issues like privatization.

2 months ago

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

David Koenig, Associated Press

Experimenting with technology that is usually used for scanning checked luggage on carry-ons instead is one way the TSA is working to increase security without a laptop ban on international flights.

2 months ago

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration's unpredictable finances have slowed the modernization of U.S. air-traffic control. That's why most major U.S. carriers and unions representing airline pilots support the White House proposal. But can this Administration do the hard work to get a bill through Congress?

2 months ago