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$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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

3 months ago

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Associated Press

A review panel gave a new final estimated cost for Sea-Tac's International Arrivals Facility of $968 million, up from the original $608 million. Let's hope they stay on budget from now on.

3 months ago

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Grant Martin, Skift

If it wasn't obvious that Collinson and Priority Pass were expanding into the dining scene before, it is now.

3 months ago

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Ryanair CEO Blasts Poland’s $10 Billion Airport Plan

Maciej Martewicz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is very optimistic about Poland and doesn't want an airport that wouldn't benefit its operations to take flight.

3 months ago

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

New airport scanners for carry-on bags use computed tomography X-rays, which give much better views of what's inside. But their cost is astronomical. Don't expect all of your local airport's scanners replaced anytime soon.

3 months ago

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airports are becoming much more sophisticated in the way they cater to passengers' needs. If you don't fancy checking out the duty-free goods, how about playing some Xbox?

3 months ago