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This week: Atlanta’s bomb scare, best airport bars uncovered & more

We’re back with our weekly airport update and here are the topics for this week:

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This week: US steps up airport security, pet terminal in New York & more

Whilst the recent terror attacks in Europe have not involved airports directly, they still have a secondary effect on them. The US, for example, is stepping up airport security . Here are all of our stories for this week in our overview:

Early in the week ABC News wrote that American airports are increasing security measures across the country in the wake of dual terrorist attacks in Paris and the publication by al Qaeda of what counterterrorism experts say appears to be the most detailed, and potentially lethal, bomb recipe ever to be sent to their followers. The article continued by saying that the Department of Homeland Security said Monday the Transportation Security Administration has stepped up random searches of travellers and carry-on luggage in addition to enhanced screening that was ordered this summer at “certain foreign airports.”

Over in Europe RT.com reported that the passengers of a Niki flight to Vienna from Fiumicino airport in Rome (FCO) have been disembarked after a man told the pilot he had a bomb in his luggage. The plane was isolated for security checks which found no explosive devices on board. Over 80 passengers of a Niki Airbus A320 to Vienna were evacuated over a suspected bomb threat after a man of Slovenian nationality reportedly told the captain that he boarded the plane with a bomb in his luggage, local media report. The suspect was taken by police for questioning while transport safety units and a fire brigade surrounded the aircraft. A security check that was carried out according to standard protocol has found no explosive devices on board.

Much better news reached us later in the week in the form of an article by the Wall Street Journal: Delta Air Lines unveiled its latest expansion Tuesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), completing a $175 million project to add more gates and space. Delta added 11 new gates and 75,000 square feet of space to Terminal 4. This follows a $1.2 billion Delta upgrade of its facilities at the terminal completed in May 2013.

And we stay in New York for our final article of the week. This one has got to do with your small, fury friends. According to the Daily Mail the world’s first ever airport terminal for animals is set to be built at JFK Airport. Humorously called ‘The Ark,’ the facility is set to be open for business early 2016, and is scheduled to cost around $48 million. The Ark will provide both airside and landside services to board, kennel, quarantine, import, export and transport large and small animals. There will also be a Paradise 4 Paws kennels, an aviary and a veterinarian, all designed to relax the animals before they fly out.

That’s all for this week – safe travels!

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This week: Dubai becomes world’s busiest airport & more

Happy New Year, dear readers – we’re back! Let’s get straight into it – here are our topics from this week:

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This week: Qantas black Monday, UK’s air traffic chaos & more

It’s our last news update for 2014 before we go on our Xmas break. And what a week it was:

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This week: Evacuations at JFK and Edinburgh, Flash mob in Manila & more

Things seem to be heating up in the lead up to Christmas. Or maybe it’s just a coincidence, anyway, it has been a busy airport related news week this one:

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This week: U.S. airport frustration index, record numbers of guns in carry-ons & more

It’s the end of the long Thanksgiving weekend, probably the busiest time for U.S. airports, yet we haven’t heard of too many horror delay stories this year. Maybe that’s also because there were plenty of warnings and help guides beforehand, much like our first story. BUt first, here are our topics for this week:

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This week: Remote controlled airport, jet hits buffalo & more

We’re excited about this week’s airport news round up as it contains a little bit of everything: new technology, almost unbelievable stories, some drama and thrills. So, here are the headlines of the stories we’re going to cover:

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This week: New York pledges to improve its airports & more

The weeks seem to just fly by, pardon the pun. So, here are our airport related news from this week in our headline overview:

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This week: Islamabad named world’s worst airport & more

It’s been another airport week mainly dominated by the various reports about Ebola prevention plus a few suspected scares of passengers carrying the virus on certain flights. Here are all of our topics for this week:

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This week: Ebola scare hits Western airports & more

This week we’ve seen one topic pop up in airport news around Europe and the United States: Ebola. Here’s the overview of all our stories for this week:

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