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A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 taxiing onto Princess Juliana International Airport's main runway for a departure to New York. (Photos: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Returning to Normalcy: Sint Maarten Sees Major Upgrade In Commercial Service as Hurricane Recovery Continues

One of the casualties of the devastating Hurricane Maria and Irma in the Caribbean was the island of Sint Maarten, home to Princess Juliana International Airport. The airport, a mecca to aviation enthusiasts thanks to nearby Maho Beach where aircraft fly mere feet above one’s head, was destroyed and access was restricted to the popular dual-country island. [caption id="attachment_31488" align="alignnone" width="960"] A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 passing over Maho Beach in Sint Maarten. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)[/caption] In the…

Crossing O’er: Why North American Travelers Trek Across International Borders…

It’s not uncommon for the average person to go out of their way to save money. People will drive to a further gas station to save a few cents on gas, take indirect routes to avoid toll roads and spend hours comparing prices for a product, all to get the…

Dispute Between Qantas, Passengers and Perth Airport Continues

Following several incidents, a dispute between Qantas and Perth Airport has continued to rage on. The dispute began late last year when the airport sued Qantas for an unpaid aeronautical services fee. Not long after, the airline complained that the airport had overcharged on its passenger fees. Nevertheless, the Australian Productivity…

Austin’s Bergstrom Airport Continues Steady Growth Path as Overseas Market…

For the ninth consecutive year, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has reported a year-over-year rise in passenger numbers. The Central Texas airport welcomed 15,819,912 passengers in 2018, a 13.9 percent increase over 2017 passenger numbers. For the first time in its history, the airport saw at least one million flyers passing…

Ontario Airport Opens New Premium Airport Lounge at T2

Ontario International Airport (ONT) recently opened a new premium airport lounge this Wednesday for its travelers in Terminal 2. The lounge, Escape Lounge, is accessible to all travelers at the airport and offers premium amenities including hot and cold foods, free beverages, and a full bar. Under a new 10-year…

JetBlue Completes Renovation of LaGuardia Airport’s Historic Marine Air Terminal

While Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport undergoes its $4 billion facelift, a smaller terminal on the opposite side of the airport is getting a renovation of its own. When construction began on Terminal B, many airlines relocated to neighboring terminals with. JetBlue Airways moving to Terminal A, LaGuardia’s historic Marine…

Manchester Airport Looks to Build New Private Terminal

Manchester Airport in the U.K. has recently announced plans for a private terminal to give passengers flying on commercial airlines the ‘private jet experience.' The new terminal, which will be called PremiAir, will be available to all passengers flying to or from the airport, with prices starting at 50GBP. PremiAir…

The Final Tally: The Total Cost of Gatwick Airport’s Drone…

In December, many from around the world watched as a drone continued to disturb the airspace around London Gatwick Airport. For almost 36 hours, the drone disappeared and reappeared, preventing any airplanes from landing or taking off at the busy airport. Coming right in the heart of a busy travel…

America Turns to the Clear Alternative to Steel Sided Jet…

With new construction projects revitalizing airports across the United States, the call for more modernizations or “European-style” structures has resulted in more glass and steel replacing the concrete and brick-heavy terminals of the past. However, some airports across the country have extended the glass structure outside of the building itself…

Operations Slowed at New York-LaGuardia as FAA Advisory Cites ‘Staffing…

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented a traffic management program this morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport due to staffing issues at Washington Center. Coded as the ZDC, Washington Center is one of the busiest FAA centers in the U.S. “We have experienced a slight increase in sick leave at…