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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This week: More issues for Chicago, EU airports accused of illegal state aid & more

This week was another rather quiet airport related news week, however, one airport – Chicago – was in the news several times this week. Here are the focus stories we found for you this time:

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This week: Evacuation in Chicago, back-to-back emergency landings at DFW & more

It’s been one of the more quiet weeks in the land of airport news. Generally this means less delays have occurred, which of course is a good thing. However those news we revisit this week are all of similar and slightly disturbing nature. Here they are in our overview:

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This week: Explosive device forgotten at Sydney Airport, Google Airport & more

Another week is coming to and end and with that it’s time for our weekly airport news recap. Here’s what we found this week:

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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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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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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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This week: Hoax bomb over Manchester, Singapore’s Jewel & more

It’s been a varied week in the world of airports this week as you’ll see from our recap of the top stories:

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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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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.

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