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A Qantas 737-800 (Photo: Jordan Vuong from Perth, Australia [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

Perth Airport Crowned Best Major Airport in Australia by ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) unveiled the Airport monitoring report in 2018. Perth Airport just became the best major airport in Australia for three years in a row according to ACCC. ACCC has compared four major airports in the country, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The report surveyed both passengers and carriers. Perth Airport was the only airport to receive a "good" rating from carriers. The interviewees may rate Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor and Very Poor to the…

Cayo Largo del Sur Airport Closes For At Least a…

The airport in Cayo Largo, a resort island in Cuba, closed unexpectedly on Tuesday, stranding passengers with no way out. The closure was initiated after the airport’s runway was damaged. At the time of writing, it is unclear how the damage occurred, but the airport will be closed until at…

Major Computer Outage Stirs Chaos at London Heathrow Airport

Cancelations and delays marred the travel plans of thousands of passengers last Sunday at Heathrow Airport as an IT glitch affected the airport’s check-in systems at all four terminals. According to British website independent.co.uk, more than 100 flights have been canceled during the day, and it was resident carrier British…

United Airlines Plans to Expand in Denver Move a Step…

United Airlines' plans to expand at Denver International Airport have been solidified following approval to lease extra gates at the airport. In partnership with the airport, United held an event on Friday to celebrate Denver City Council's decision to approve the lease of an additional 24 gates by the airline…

Combatting the ‘Wild West’ of Flight Permits

Although international regulations have been developed to simplify the rules of international air transport, each country around the world maintains its own unique legislation for flight permits. From overflying to landing, each nation, and sometimes each airport, has its own particular rules. A flight plan is not complete if the…

Inside Manchester Airport’s New VIP Terminal

Manchester Airport's new private terminal PremiAir had its official opening ceremony on January 29, and AirlineGeeks went along to check it out. PremiAir was announced on January 28, 2019, and opened towards the end of last year. It aims to provide a premium experience for passengers flying to and from…

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport…

Airport Ads: How Some Cities Try to Win Over Airlines…

When it comes to the world of supply and demand, the middleman isn't considered by the aviation world as passengers buy an airline ticket directly from the company. But choosing the price to pay or the airline to fly usually dictates a flyer’s starting point. For airports large and small,…

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be…

Ethiopian Airlines Sets Stage for New Hub Airport

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam on Wednesday said that his airline would look to begin construction on a new $5 billion airport that would enable it to grow well beyond the capacity of its current hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Reuters reported that the airport, which Gebremariam believes…