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Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the international airport's flight handling capacity while also serving as a new landmark for the country's gateway to the world. Taoyuan Airport used to handle around 100 flights per day when…

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Airport Receives New Terminal Proposal

Following years of considering, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has suggested that Kaohsiung International Airport build a new terminal. The airport is the second busiest in Taiwan and currently sees service from carriers such as China Airlines and EVA Air. As the gateway to Southern Taiwan, Kaohsiung's airport served nearly…

Rebuilding The Princess Juliana Alternative: L’Espérance Airport

Quietly tucked on the French side of the dual-country island of Saint Martin, the L’Espérance Airport is far from the landmark that its cross-island neighbor Princess Juliana International Airport has become. While it can't boast widebody aircraft flying mere feet above, the airport still plays a key to the French…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sets New Opening Date For Next Year

After almost fourteen years of construction and delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is on track to open its gates ten years late on Oct. 31, 2020, the beginning of the 2020 IATA Winter season, The Supervisory Board last week approved the final timetable that should see the first arrivals…

Airline Catering Employees Stage Strikes Nationwide Over Healthcare, Pay

As the Thanksgiving travel season began Tuesday in the United States, crowds flying across some major airports were met with a round of protests across the country staged by the Unite Here union for airline catering employees. The union created ‘die ins’ as workers walked into terminals and lied down…

When the Local Airfield Becomes an International Airport: A Look…

Massena, N.Y., a town of slightly over 12,000 inhabitants just south of the St. Lawrence River, is located a little more than 100 kilometers from both Ottawa and Montreal, and only a 20-minute drive from the Canadian town of Cornwall, Ontario. Though firmly in the United States, the town's main…

A First Look Inside Manchester Airport’s New Premium Terminal

In January, AirlineGeeks reported on Manchester Airport's plans to construct a unique private terminal that passengers could pay to use for an upgraded travel experience. On Thursday, the first pictures were released of the newly materialized building as it opened to the public. The new terminal, named PremiAir, aims to…

Tokyo’s Narita Airport Suggests Third Runway Addition and New Development

Tokyo’s Narita Airport has made another step closer to expansion; the airport proposed to build a third runway next year and the government is expected to hold a public hearing in December. Narita Airport is the second busiest airport in the country which handled 42 million passengers last year, it…

New Orleans International Airport Opens New Terminal Building

Just in time for the Holiday travel rush, the long-awaited new terminal at New Orleans International Airport opened its gate on Wednesday, November 6. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in May 2018, but the opening date had to be postponed four times. All flights, except for three…

Sea-Tac Airport Reaches New Milestone in North Satellite Modernization Project

Seattle Tacoma International Airport celebrated a literal high-point in Phase 2 of the North Satellite Modernization Project earlier this week as the last and highest beam of the building was hoisted into place. The beam, signed by crew and dignitaries before being hoisted into place by a 260-foot crane, is…