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Protests Force Cancellation of Flights at Hong Kong’s Airport

Protests Force Cancellation of Flights at Hong Kong’s Airport

Sheryl Tian Tong Lee and Venus Feng, Bloomberg

The protests in Hong Kong are becoming increasingly violent, and the closure of Hong Kong International Airport is the most significant economic disruption the city has seen yet.

4 months ago

Hong Kong Protesters to Stage a Second Airport Sit-In

Hong Kong Protesters to Stage a Second Airport Sit-In

Kyunghee Park and Karen Leigh, Bloomberg

The determination of the Hong Kong protesters shows no signs of relenting. Their tactic of disrupting the city's transport and infrastructure, while powerful, will come at a cost to the travel industry.

4 months ago

London Heathrow Averts a Ground Staff Walkout as Negotiations Continue

London Heathrow Averts a Ground Staff Walkout as Negotiations Continue

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It threatens to be a chaotic week at London Heathrow, with both ground staff and British Airways pilots in negotiations to avoid a strike.

4 months ago

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

Associated Press

This is just the beginning. Airports are perfect places for driverless cars. Expect to see more of them in the future as technology improves.

4 months ago

San Francisco Airport Bans Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco Airport Bans Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Associated Press

San Francisco Airport is ahead of the curve on environmental sustainability, and this new measure to curb the sale of single-use plastic water bottles is a significant step forward. How quickly will SFO's vendors comply?

4 months ago

Filipino Conglomerate Set to Build $15 Billion Airport Near Manila

Filipino Conglomerate Set to Build $15 Billion Airport Near Manila

Claire Jiao and Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

The current 71-year-old Manila airport is congested. San Miguel proposes to build a new one near Manila that can handle 100 million passengers annually at no cost to the government. How good is that?

4 months ago

What Good Is Flight Shaming When Asian Outbound Travel Shows No Signs of Slowing?

What Good Is Flight Shaming When Asian Outbound Travel Shows No Signs of Slowing?

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Hashtags such as #stayontheground and #flightshame are alien to Asia, where a surging middle class is eager to explore the world and low-cost carriers are eager to stoke this fire. You can’t shame Asian flyers. To do so is utterly unfair, as millions from the West have traveled before them, and are accountable for the state of the environment today. Put to work other solutions instead.

5 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago