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A China Eastern Airbus A319 retracts its landing gear on departure. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

China’s Jiaodong International Airport Has Been Launched

After the smooth transition from the former airport, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport started its operation on Aug. 12. The brand-new airport will replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport, which has served Qingdao for 39 years. Qingdao is located at China’s Shandong province in the east coast of the country, only a 90-minute flight from Beijing. Shandong Airlines flight, SC4651, a Boeing 737-800 from Qingdao to Beijing, was the airport’s maiden flight. China Eastern Airlines flight MU5671, an Airbus A320 aircraft from…

Amazon Air Launches $1.5 Billion Cargo Hub

On Wednesday, Amazon began operations at its newest hub located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campus will serve as the main hub for the carrier's network which consists of operations to over 40 scheduled destinations across the U.S.  As the carrier exclusively transports Amazon packages, the hub looks to…

Auckland Airport Revises Its Expansion Scheme

As a result of the prolonged pandemic, Auckland Airport had scaled back its expansion scheme and left some confirmed projects on hold, including the airport’s second runway. The airport had confirmed a two billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) of core aeronautical infrastructure projects before the pandemic. With no end…

Clark International Airport’s New Terminal Set to Open Soon

Even though the aviation industry is not out of the woods, the Philippines hasn’t stopped developing its aviation facilities amid the pandemic. The new terminal of Clark International Airport, located in the northern Philippines, has been completed. Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, called the new terminal a “massive…

The Rise of the Cell Phone Lot

Not long after the start of the 2000s, a unique blend of technological growth and a push for security enhancements created what one could consider to be the most short-term lot you find at an airport: the cell phone lot. But from simple origins, these lots have blossomed into being…

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Sustainable Energy Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to run completely on natural gas and solar energy when their microgrid went live on Wednesday after breaking ground nearly one year ago. The project utilizes a microgrid, an electricity source that runs independently while maintaining its connection to the traditional grid. The…

Manchester Airport’s New Terminal Two Will Open to Customers

Manchester Airport has announced that its new Terminal Two extension will open this week. The new building forms the focus of Manchester Airport Group's £1 billion Manchester Airport Transformation Program, first announced in 2015. The first passengers will pass through the flagship facility on Wednesday, July 14. Jet2 will be…

By Land or By Sea, the Lost Era of Paradise…

As the post-pandemic society craves for a vacation, one might notice that the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort will once again become that go-to international resort that Americans will turn to. As bookings already rise to over 90% occupancy, those flying to Paradise Island will default to the Lynden Pindling International…

Washington’s Dulles International Airport’s Preliminary Plans to Build New Concourse…

Washington's Dulles International Airport may receive a new concourse by 2025 to replace the airport's Concourse A regional gates, according to a letter from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, viewed by AirlineGeeks.  The airport's Concourse A regional gates were first built in…

Mongolia’s Newest Airport Opens for Operations

Although the pandemic is far from over and the demand of the international travel remains weak, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, the brand-new airport in the capital city of Mongolia, started its operation on July 4. Mongolian Airlines flight OM 501, a Boeing 737-800 flight from Ulaanbaatar to Tokyo's Narita Airport,…