Category Archives: Weekly

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!

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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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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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Fire alarm pulled at London City Airport

This week: Fire alarm to catch flight, Singapore’s intelligent airport system

It’s been a rather quiet week this one, but nonetheless we summarize the week with the following three airport stories:

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Rome's Ciampino Airport

This week: Bad week for Ryanair in Rome, when to get to the airport & more

More interesting airport related stories reached us from across the world this week. Here’s what we found:

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Volcanic ash plume

This week: Volcano disrupts Australian flights, shooting in Cape Town & more

It’s been a rather uneventful airport week. And that’s probably a good thing as it means most airports would have run normally and travellers wouldn’t have had to endure lengthy delays. However, some stories about disruptions and disturbances have reached us regardless:

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Tornado with dust and debris cloud forming at surface.

This week: Denver’s tornado, World’s best Wi-Fi airports, Jay Z’s new airport club

Wow, we’re a full day late. But thankfully it’s still “this” week in  some parts of this world. Let’s then get on with it. Here’s what we found this week:

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Chicago O'Hare International Airport

This week: Fire causes havoc in Chicago, Beijing to expand & more

It’s been a rather busy week in the world of airport related news, as we had to pick our top stories carefully for you this week. Here they are:

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Light Pylons at LAX

This week: LAX experience to get painful, Melbourne runway “on fire”

Okay, this is going to be a quick news review of this week’s airport related news from around the world. In short, not much happened which is probably good news as it means no major disruptions plagued travellers this week. Here’s what we found regardless

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Computer glitches in UK and USA cause havoc for travellers

This week: Computer glitches in USA & UK cause chaos & more

It’s been a rather tough week for airport IT professionals in the United Kingdom and the USA after two unrelated glitches caused havoc for Millions of travelers in the two countries. Here are our topics for this week:

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