Okay, we’re late again. But surely you can forgive us this week after all that Turkey we had to eat. Hang on a minute, you say, aren’t you guys based in Australia? Correct, but we’ve got so many followers from the USA, we’re bound to talk turkey! Anyhow, here are our airport topics from this (errr, last) week:
Continue reading This week: Thanksgiving, China’s $1B airport flop, e-ciggies at LHR
We’re back after our extensive trip through the U.S. – watch this space for some upcoming posts! But back now to our weekly airport news round-up: This week started relatively quiet and then certainly picked up the pace with interesting airport news towards the end. So, here’s what we have for you for this week:
Continue reading This week: Korean Air’s late departure, Atlanta’s second airport & more
It’s a new year and we’re back in action. We trust, you all had a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year. On our end, even though we took a break from publishing, loyal followers would know that we didn’t shut our eyes for interesting airport news. In fact we published 15 tweets of interesting developments through our Twitter account over the past 2 weeks. Let us now recap the most interesting or important ones.
Continue reading This week: festive season recap
Wow, what a week this one was! We’ve almost seen it all and – even more interestingly – some airport related news came from countries we not regularly hear from: Egypt, the Ukraine and Cuba.
Continue reading This week: More Berlin delays, slow Cairo & Cuban tax hike
And again it’s been another week of full airport news related inboxes. This week we received airport news from Peru, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the USA and from Australian and Singaporean airlines.
Continue reading This week: new airport for Machu Picchu & more
It’s another week with yet more exciting new airport news stories from around the globe. And it’s been quite an interesting week, so today we have a lost appeal, a boy that out-smarted all security checks, a study into spreading diseases and a roaming bull.
Continue reading This week: a lost appeal, out-smarted security and a roaming bull
Easter is finally here and with that all the usual airport delays. All of them? Not so much! Travellers of the British Stansted Airport (IATA: STN) got off with a slap on the wrist as the announced baggage handler’s strike was called off. Nevertheless, we found a few (other) interesting stories in the lead-up to the long weekend.
Continue reading This week: Tornadoes, an April’s Fool’s prank gone wrong & more
On the negative side, this week we found bankruptcy and strikes dominating the global airport news; yet on the positive side, helpful Singaporeans and a new born traveller in the USA made the headlines. Plus we’ve been very busy too as you might have seen with the release of our newest story on Wednesday where we wrote about the hidden “backstage action” of refuelling planes.
Continue reading This week: some good, some bad and a baby
Wow, what a busy aviation week this one has been! While 2,700 representatives from 300 airlines and 800 airports (BreakingTravelNews.com) gathered in Berlin at the annual ‘World Routes’ event, airports and travellers around the globe continued to work like clockwork. All of them? Not really, this week saw airports from Cairo to Sydney struggling through many problems.
Continue reading This week: Cairo to Sydney, Heath-Wick and Sacramento
It’s surely been a week from hell for many travellers in Australia and New Zealand as the ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano, high in Chile’s Andes, disrupted air traffic first in New Zealand, then over in Australia in Hobart (IATA: HBA), Melbourne (IATA: MEL; LD reviewed) and Adelaide (IATA: ADL; LD reviewed) before moving further east and affecting Perth in Western Australia (IATA: PER) later in the week. Interesting was that there were massive differences whether flights were cancelled or not depending on the individual airline. Qantas took the cautious approach and grounded most of its flights on affected routes whereas its competitors Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways argued they could take routes avoiding the ash or fly below the cloud. In an email to its frequent fliers, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce backed his airlines decision on the fact that “unlike the meteorological authorities in Europe, Australia’s [Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre] VAAC does not have the ability to calculate ash density so we are unable to access definitive measurements.”
Continue reading This week’s airport events: more ash, glitches and pranks