Clearly the aftermath of the French terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday and its impacts on European airports are going to be focus of our review of this week’s airport related news. There were other news this week, but we decided to focus on this one solely.
We found another mixed bag of airport related news for you this week. Here are our selected headlines:
- Computer glitch causes frustrations to U.S. travellers
- Gatwick hits back at Heathrow
- Singapore Airlines plane nose collapses
- Abandoned airports in pictures
England has seen a very interesting, future defining airport week. Here are our headlines from around the world’s airports from this week:
- Heathrow favoured in airports commission decider
- Jet Blue’s new rooftop lounge
- Labour disruption in Toronto
- Japanese robots help airport workers
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:
- WWII bomb disrupts Frankfurt
- Strange odor forces emergency landing
- Free strollers go missing at Gatwick
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.
- Houston we have a problem – a pigeon problem. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) apparently has a pigeon problem – at least that’s what we’re to believe after reading the USA Today article that covers the poisoning of hundreds of these animals.
- 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!
“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.
We’ve had another week of airport news coming our way. This week there was one very dominant topic overshadowing everything else – the terror threats with the corresponding tightening of airport security across Europe, Africa and the Middle East that is. Here are all of our topics this week:
- Tightened security for flights into the U.S.
- Staff shortage at Gatwick Airport
- Ronald Reagan Airport to be renamed?
It’s been another mixed week for airport related news. We found everything from a self-made video at Las Vegas Airport to terror attacks at Pakistan’s main airport:
- No go zone Pakistan airport
- São Paulo’s taxi nightmare
- Storm & lightning causing delays
- Pandas at Hong Kong Airport
- The airport music video that went viral
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:
- Radar facility fire causes chaos in Chicago airspace
- Beijing’s plans for a second airport
- Another London City Airport incident
- Heathrow and Gatwick unveil revised expansion plans
- Samsung’s airport terminal
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:
- Computer glitch in California and United Kingdom causes airport delays
- Malaysia to open new budget airport
- Another Swiss engine problem at London City
- Heart attack of passenger causes flight diversion
It’s our final airport news round-up for the year and with that we brought you the following stories:
- UK Airports Commission reveals expansion shortlist
- Bomb threat grounds Air France flight
- Flight delays across Australia after technical issues
- Inside North Korea’s International Airport