It’s been a rather odd week in regards to airport related news as we’ve seen three news articles about three separate people dying at an airport or on a flight this week. And none of the incidents sounded like daily business:
Continue reading This week: 2 deaths at airports, 1 on plane & 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:
Continue reading This week: Grief in Amsterdam & Kuala Lumpur after MH17 tragedy & more
You know we’re late when we even change our title. Oh well, better late than never, right? Oh – by the way – did you notice that we changed our look? We hope you like it!
Okay, so last week the following stories appeared on our airport news radar:
Continue reading Last week: TSA reveals 2013 finds, Eagle lands at Wellington airport & more
Our news topics this week read a bit like those from a bold headlined tabloid newspaper. But no, we’re not apologising for that, afterall it’s simply a reflection of this week’s airport related news. Plus who doesn’t like a bit of gossip every now and then? So, here they are:
Continue reading This week: Gossip week
Quite clearly this week has been dominated by hurricane Sandy causing devastation over large parts of the U.S. east coast with implication for tens of thousands of travellers as well. Before we get to that, let us cover two other airport related news we picked up this week.
Continue reading This week: Sandy’s path of disruptions, Munich in Heathrow, Hobbits in Wellington
This week we bring you airport news from India, Australia, England, China and New Zealand with topics ranging from the opening of a new celebrity chef restaurant to fog that disrupted many travellers plans.
Continue reading This week: new airport dining, fog delays and increased security measures
It was a semi-busy airport week, this one. But, as always, it depends how you actually define “busy”. Surely the news kept flowing in in similar rates, but we didn’t see as much drama as in previous weeks. We think, that’s a good thing, of course. We still managed to find you some real jewels though. Let’s call them out: fog, strike, staff training and an airport sell out – sounds interesting?
Continue reading This week: an unusual auction, fog and strike
Only seven more days remain in 2011 and it’s therefore time for us at LateDeparture to pack up and enjoy a little (well deserved?!) break. But of course, we won’t leave you before we put another, final round of airport news in front of you. Besides that, you should already get excited for coming back to LateDeparture in January as not only will we continue to review airports and bring you weekly airport related news, but also we will be presenting you with the very first Airport News of the Year Award in early January. The best of all this is, that you can vote for the news you liked best and as a result win some awesome prizes! So stay tuned and get ready for a big 2012!
Continue reading Last news of 2011: Christchurch again, French strikes & free Wi-Fi
While Australia’s largest carrier is busy sorting out its issues around the A380 and at the same time celebrating its 90th anniversary, the red continent’s neighbour, New Zealand, is occupied with a different sort of aviation milestone. “MileSTONE” is the perfect word here, as Wellington’s airport (IATA: WLG) reveals this Sunday its newest addition called “The Rock”.
The Rock is the new extension of New Zealand’s capital International Terminal (I reviewed the airport about a month ago; you can read that review here).
Continue reading Wellington Rock’s Out!
Most people flying to New Zealand probably arrive at either Auckland or one of the two main airports on the South Island, Queenstown or Christchurch. But, oh boy, do they miss out! Not on magnificent airport infrastructure (sorry Wellington!) but definitely on an adventurous landing into Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG). It was, without a doubt, the windiest approach into an airport that I’ve ever experienced – and l’ve experienced a few! Plus, they tell me that was a calm day! These guys here seem to agree with me.
Continue reading Windy Wellington International Airport