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Iceland’s Main Airport Finally Gets Its First Domestic Route

Iceland’s Main Airport Finally Gets Its First Domestic Route

Kristjan Sigurjonsson, Skift

If Iceland wants to do a better job spreading its massive influx of visitors around the country, it's going to need to more than one domestic flight out of Keflavik.

1 month ago

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Like Berlin's new airport's failures or New York City's terrible offerings, London's airport drama is one of the longest running sagas in modern transportation. Meanwhile new rivals make solid ground every day.

2 months ago

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Associated Press

In banning eyeglasses in passport and visa photos, the U.S. State Department states that resultant shadows and poor-quality images can lead to processing delays. If this gets everyone through Miami International Airport faster ...

2 months ago

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The UK government will be deciding the issue of whether to approve a third Heathrow runway within the next week or so. It's no secret which way British Airways wants the decision to go.

2 months ago

What Will It Take to Make U.S. Airports More Competitive?

What Will It Take to Make U.S. Airports More Competitive?

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The columnist makes a good point. Most U.S. airports will never compare favorably to facilities in Singapore or Hong Kong or Frankfurt because U.S. airports tend to mostly handle a greater share of domestic flights. But U.S. airports can still improve, and to do that, they may need more private investment.

2 months ago

Dubai International Airport on Track to Be World’s Busiest by 2020

Dubai International Airport on Track to Be World’s Busiest by 2020

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Dubai is already number one for international passenger traffic and, as a crossroads between east and west, there is little standing in its way to becoming the world's overall busiest airport.

2 months ago

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Marine Strauss and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Bottom line, so far Brexit is looking bad for business in the UK and Ryanair is already preparing for that kind of future.

2 months ago

Emirates CEO Interview and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Emirates CEO Interview and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

2 months ago

TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding

TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding

Grant Martin, Skift

Long lines at the airport may return if congress is unable to come to terms with budgets that make sense.

2 months ago

Malaysia Is Spending $1 Billion to Fix Its Airports

Malaysia Is Spending $1 Billion to Fix Its Airports

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

If the success of Malaysia's neighboring destinations have shown, especially Singapore, it's that having a kick-ass airport can make all the difference in bringing in more travelers.

3 months ago

Turkmenistan Has Few Tourists But an Amazing New Airport

Turkmenistan Has Few Tourists But an Amazing New Airport

Associated Press

Talk about a mixed message: Look at this beautiful airport but don't come through it.

3 months ago

CEOs Defend Tech Systems and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

CEOs Defend Tech Systems and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

3 months ago