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LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

John Harney and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

You can expect the incident to impact flight schedules into Friday, if not for much of the day.

2 months ago

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Gatwick Airport is in the news for a reason other than drones that created lots of negative headlines over Christmas. Vinci is hoping to use its Gatwick investment to build upon its growing airports portfolio, and has vowed to follow through on big investment plans for the UK's second busiest airport.

2 months ago

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

This is only the beginning of the airport drone menace.

2 months ago

Canceling Mexico City’s New Airport Will Be Very Expensive

Canceling Mexico City’s New Airport Will Be Very Expensive

Andrea Navarro and Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

Yes, Mexico's new airport was going to cost more money than was necessary. And yes, the location on dry lake bed was not ideal. But it is still shocking the new government scrapped the project, considering it was well underway.

2 months ago

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

Christopher Jasper and Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

This is bizarre. Big airports in major markets don't just shut down. London Gatwick needs to get a handle on its issue — and soon.

2 months ago

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Lisa Fleisher, Bloomberg

Think there's been some growth recently in Dubai? The city's airport handled 500 million passengers in its first 50 years, through 2011. It only took it seven years to double that number.

2 months ago

Brexit Won’t Change London Stansted’s Plans for Long-Haul Growth

Brexit Won’t Change London Stansted’s Plans for Long-Haul Growth

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

London Stansted is moving ahead by planning for growth regardless of whether a hard Brexit comes to pass. It's probably the right decision; people will need to travel no matter what.

3 months ago

One Tennessee Airport Is Going 100 Percent Solar: Will Others Follow?

One Tennessee Airport Is Going 100 Percent Solar: Will Others Follow?

Anita Sharpe and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

We're not sure this is the start of a trend, but it's good to see one airport taking a green approach.

3 months ago

Mexico’s New President Dodges on Status of Mexico City Airport Bonds

Mexico’s New President Dodges on Status of Mexico City Airport Bonds

Daniel Cancel, Bloomberg

Politicians and voters are sometimes not rational. Mexico City badly needs a new airport, and construction had already begun. It makes no sense to cancel the project. None.

3 months ago

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Is Now Less Awful Than Ever

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Is Now Less Awful Than Ever

John McCorry, Bloomberg

The LaGuardia passenger experience will make a big leap forward this weekend and is slowly getting better. But outside the terminals, anyone who's flown through the airport recently knows that traffic patterns are a mess.

3 months ago

How 2 U.S. Airports Are Unshackling Bureaucracy to Give New Businesses a Try

How 2 U.S. Airports Are Unshackling Bureaucracy to Give New Businesses a Try

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airports can be slow to innovate. Most are run by local governments, and they're risk-averse. It's good to see some airports trying to take chances. Let's see if more follow.

3 months ago

FAA Blasts Newark Airport for How It Charges Airline Fees

FAA Blasts Newark Airport for How It Charges Airline Fees

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You would think U.S. airports would know how this works. Revenue generated at an airport must stay there, and an airport operator cannot use it for other purposes. Airports must also have a transparent process for assessing fees. It seems the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey routinely flouted these guidelines.

3 months ago