Airports

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World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Private airport operators aren't popular everywhere, but they tend to move a little faster on capital projects than the average publicly run airport. That's usually a good thing.

3 months ago

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the inability of the UK government to make suitable arrangements for leaving the European Union, it's amazing that some businesses remain so relaxed. The clock is ticking and the country still has no idea exactly what's going to happen.

3 months ago

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Justin Villamil, Nacha Cattan and Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

The progress of Mexico City's new airport could have big implications for travelers, but maybe not as big as Lopez Obrador's forthcoming relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific’s Long View on Investing Outside of Its Jets

Cathay Pacific’s Long View on Investing Outside of Its Jets

Colin Nagy, Skift

The so-called soft product is often the first to get the knife as airlines undergo turnarounds. Thanks to patient, long-term investors and the desire to be customer-centric, Cathay is investing in its lounges and end-to-end experiences even in the middle of a business turnaround.

3 months ago

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

Let's include "rising oil prices" on the list of reasons the LaGuardia renovation of our dreams will hit snags.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

It's death by a thousand cuts in Brexit Britain. Companies have had enough of the uncertainty and are shifting their bases away from the UK.

4 months ago

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

As the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan moves forward, what will it take to appease British Airways? However it progresses, this project is unlikely to please everyone.

4 months ago

Priority Pass Shifts to Restaurants and Airport Suites as Demographics Change

Priority Pass Shifts to Restaurants and Airport Suites as Demographics Change

Grant Martin, Skift

A curious number of airport restaurants have started partnering with Priority Pass in the last two years. More options are a good thing.

4 months ago

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Passengers are used to increased security at airports but this latest development will sit uncomfortably with many. The problem is a lack of trust with the companies and governments that capture and use our data.

4 months ago

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Undeterred by the UK government's rejection of its runway expansion plans, Gatwick is planning to splash the cash on upgrading its terminals. There is, however, only so much you can do with a single runway.

4 months ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

4 months ago

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

Debjit Chakraborty and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Beyond being a safety issue, this kind of streamlining will serve India well as its aviation market continues to flourish, not just because of a rising middle class but the advent of low-cost service.

4 months ago