Category Archives: Middle East

Luton airport

This week: Luton’s bomb scare, Mumbai’s airport slum & more

We’re back and with that our weekly airport news round-up. Of course, there are quite a few news items that arrived during our absence. We’ve covered them on our twitter feed. Today, however, we’d like to focus on a few recent ones:

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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.

Art Installation in Heathrow's new Terminal 2

This week: Heathrow’s new T2, Qatar’s new airport & Bieber’s detention at LAX

Another week has passed and therefore it’s time for our news round-up. Here’s what we found this week:

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Atlanta Airport in snow

This week: America’s deep freeze, Dubai challenges Heathrow & more

This week showed us that winter really is in full swing in the Northern hemisphere and it showed us some competitive muscling between two large airports. Here’s the full list of what we’re going to cover:

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'Dark coulds' news week

This week: Shooting at LAX, wild UK weather & more

OMG, that wasn’t a good airport week in terms of news types that came in. It already started mixed with wild UK weather overshadowing the opening of Dubai’s newest airport but it all went pear-shaped with Friday’s shooting at LAX. Here is the full list of our topics for his week, in chronological order:

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No access - Teachers block access to Mexico city airport

This week: Teacher’s block access to airport (again), Chicago surprises & more

Let’s get straight to it – this week we found the following airport related topics for you:

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Fire at Nairobi Airport (not pictured)

This week: Kenya’s fire, China’s highest airport, Spain’s white elephant

Wow, what full week of airport related news this one has been! We’ve seen a huge fire on one side and an exciting new stop-over experience as well as pet-friendly airports on the other, to just name three examples. Here’s our list of items we will be covering this week:

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Berlin cityscape

This week: Berlin’s monthly bill, Fog in Oz, Thief escapes Thai Airport

This week we’re changing the format of our weekly news round-up slightly by giving you the headlines of the news items we cover up front. This way it will be easier for you to scan the contents in order for you to jump to the articles that interest you most quickly. We hope you like it. Here are the topics of this week:

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No Harvey Milk SFO

This week: No Harvey Milk SFO, Abu Dhabi’s sleep pods & more

It’s been another busy airport week with stories pouring in from all corners of the world. It’s equally been a busy week here at LateDeparture as we’ve done a little marketing blast for our recently launched airport-only-trip with OutTrippin. Check it out for yourself.

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Berlin builds an airport

This week: Berlin builds airport, Denmark has wayfinding app & more

We’re back from our little break and have quite a number of interesting stories from the past week or so. Three stories come from Europe and one from the Middle East. The U.S., normally dominant on airport related stories is absent in our review this week, which we think, is a welcome change. However, you can re-read all posts we published throughout the week on our Twitter page (which has a few U.S. stories…).

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