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The bus interchange area at Leeds Airport (Photo: Mtaylor848 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)

Leeds Bradford Airport Expansion Approved by Council

Plans for an extension to the main terminal building at Leeds Bradford Airport have been approved by the Leeds City Council. The decision allows for the construction of a two to three story extension, providing an improved arrival experience - including significantly larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas - improved departure gate facilities, additional retail and food and drink outlets and additional free seating, scheduled to commence in spring 2019. [caption id="attachment_29270" align="alignnone" width="2048"] The terminal extension would feature a new…

Singapore Changi Passenger Numbers Take off in October

According to Singapore Changi Airport, the vibrant Asian hub has handled 5.38 million passengers in October, a 4.3 percent increase compared to last year. Airfreight also grew 2.1 percent to reach 190,000 tonnes and the aircraft movement were 3.2 percent higher than the same period last year. In October, all…

Trial Delays Extend Delta and Southwest’s Ongoing Battle Over Love…

For decades, Southwest Airlines's biggest hurdle when it came to growth and profitability sat in the Wright Amendment, a 1980 addition to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 that prevented airlines from flying certain routes from Dallas Love Field. The bill was largely meant to punish the carriers that had…

Photo Tour: Inside Austin’s New and Unique South Terminal

Already unique for its live music stages and local dining options, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has quickly grown over the past few years, surpassing its capacity. A building that was originally built with an 11 million annual passenger capacity handled 13.9 million passengers in 2017 and is on track to…

Incheon Airport Operator Agrees to Help Build New Manila Airport

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with San Miguel Corp on constructing a new Manila Airport. San Miguel, best known for its beer products, proposed a new airport plan to the Philippines government in 2016. The airport is expected to set up in…

Island of Isolation: Air Service in the Falklands

Located roughly 300 miles from the eastern coast of South America, the Falkland Islands has had its own unique history of transitioning between British, Argentinian, and French control. Now solidly under the control of the United Kingdom, the small island chain of 3,398 people has linked itself to its closest…

Long Beach Airport Increases Slot Utilization

Airlines at Long Beach Airport will soon have to increase their utilization of slots. According to the local Press-Telegram, the Long Beach city council voted last night to increase the required utilization rate of slots for airlines operating into the airport. Previously, airlines were required to have a 57 percent…

TUI Continues Growth at Doncaster Sheffield

Earlier this week, TUI UK - the U.K.'s largest holiday operator - announced a further commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, including the start of a new weekly long-haul route to Cancun, Mexico starting in Summer 2020. The U.K.'s favorite airport, according to Which? Magazine, also will begin service to Orlando Sanford…

Looking to Istanbul’s New Airport

The opening of Istanbul's new mega-airport, meant to help alleviate the difficulties that have arisen from operating the current Ataturk Airport at full capacity, has been plagued with difficulties and delays as the initial stage passes three and a half years of construction. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened…

Lima Airport to Begin Expansion After Years of Delays

After years-long delays and complications, Lima airport, the biggest in Peru and an important regional hub in South America is finally finishing the last touches to begin its much-needed expansion. The new plan, which has been no short of disputes between the airport operator Lima Airport Partners  (LAP), the ministry…