Category Archives: Airports

WWII bomb found near Frankfurt Airport

This week: WWII bomb disrupts Frankfurt, strange odors & more

Another week has well and truly passed and our inbox got filled with interesting airport related news stories. Here’s what we found for you this week:

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Airport Heist in Chile

This week: Chile’s airport heist, another smuggling story & more

Isn’t it interesting how one little news post from a previous week can have another similar story showing up the very next week? We’re talking about the smuggling stories of course. But here are the rest of this week’s topics:

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Plans To Redevelop The Mothballed Hellenikon Airport

This week: Dublin to eat Heathrow’s lunch? Abandoned airports & more

Another week has flown by – pardon the pun – and with that we’ve got a full bag of interesting and entertaining airport news for you:

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Ben Gurion International Airport aerial view

This week: Tel Aviv Airport in firing line, Houston’s problem & more

Well, well, we’re running late again and to make matters worse, we’re very time poor this week. Yes, we know, it’s an awful excuse but it’s true. Nevertheless, we did want you to know what’s been going on this week in the world of airports, so here’ a little list and some short comments from our Chief Editor Tom. It’s a new format, but hey, who said you wouldn’t embrace change, right?

  • Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) came into the firing range this week – literally. The airport is located 50 miles north of Gaza, within range of rockets being fired by the militant group Hamas. After a rocket landed in the area, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told all U.S. airlines that flights to the airport are prohibited. Europe’s airlines soon followed suit, but lifted the ban later in the week as the BBC reported.

 

 

  • London’s Gatwick airport (LGW) got into some trouble this week after angry passengers complain about long baggage delays. According to passenger tweets reported by the BBC, passengers waited up to 4 hours for their luggage to appear. The airport told the news outlet that resourcing issues at the handling company were to blame.

 

  • Less serious yet equally interesting news came from a PSFK article claiming Alaska Airlines let travellers print pancakes in their lounges. Fresh pancakes, who doesn’t like that?

That’s it for our quick update – you can always read our up-to-date news on our Twitter page. Safe travels!

Photo Credits:
Ben Gurion International Airport aerial view” by My another account (talk) – Own work (Original text: “I (My another account (talk)) created this work entirely by myself.”). Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

This week: Grief in Amsterdam & Kuala Lumpur after MH17 tragedy & more

It’s been a terrible week for civil aviation with the shot down Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam. Here’s our overview of all our topics:

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Star Wars at Frankfurt Airport

This week: More security concerns, Star Wars at Frankfurt & more

This was one of those weeks where one topic dominated. Nevertheless we did find some other interesting and even amusing airport news aside from the big one – here’s the overview:

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Security Checks tightened

This week: Thightened security for U.S. bound flights, Washington airport to be renamed?

We’ve had another week of airport news coming our way. This week there was one very dominant topic overshadowing everything else – the terror threats with the corresponding tightening of airport security across Europe, Africa and the Middle East that is. Here are all of our topics this week:

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Shanghai Pudong International Terminal 2

Shanghai Pudong International Terminal 2 – not quite Hong Kong

If you haven’t been to mainland China, arriving at any Chinese airport is quite exciting as it can feel a bit like the forbidden, foreign land. At least it did for us when we visited. But if you’ve traveled through a large number of airports like we did, you may find something you expected to be fairly exotic, is actually pretty “normal”. This airport terminal could certainly be almost anywhere in the world. One well known airport comes to mind quite strongly though.

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Europe

This week: Europe’s flight delays, VietJet lands at wrong airport & more

This one has been a rather busy week with lots of airport delay news flowing into our news desk . Fortunately most of them were rather minor on the “delay gravity” scale. Here are our topics:

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