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Birmingham Accomplishes Record Passenger Traffic

Birmingham Airport has recorded their highest passenger numbers ever in their 77-year history as a gateway airport between Manchester and London. The airport, based in the midlands, has seen 11 million passengers travel through in the last 12 months, meaning further growth is forecasted for many years to come. The airport also recorded its busiest single day to when 44,767 people walked in and out of the airport, a 14.1% increase over the last busiest day recorded in August of…

Abandoned in the Rust Belt: Part Three

This is the finale of this three part series, taking a closer look at airports in the "Rust Belt" that have seen the demise of much of their service. However, not all hope is lost as some of these cities continue to fight back to regain flights from both legacy and…

Europe’s Quarterly Passenger Traffic Sees Growth

This week, ACI Europe released its traffic report for the first half of 2016, as well as the numbers for the second quarter of this year. Even though it has been a tumultuous first half, Europe’s passenger traffic still grew by an average of 4.9%. The largest part of the…

Abandoned in the Rust Belt: Part Two

In this continuing series, we take a closer look at airports in the "Rust Belt" that have seen the demise of much of their service. However, not all hope is lost as some of these cities continue to fight back to regain flights from both legacy and non-traditional airlines. For…

Security Heightens at Schiphol Amid “Potential Risk”

Irregularities started on Saturday evening when the Dutch National Police (Marechaussee) announced tight security measures on Sunday 31. July, due to "a potential risk." Travelers at AMS were advised to leave early in order to punctually arrive at the airport. It is still unclear what caused this state of alert…

Abandoned In the Rust Belt: Part One

At the beginning of the 1990s, air travel through the mid Atlantic region of the United States was very simple. Legacy carriers had made various hubs through the region and even smaller markets were easy landing spots for potential carriers. However, industry in the “rust belt” had stalled and with…

Workers Continue On Their Quest to Complete Abu Dhabi’s Midfield…

With approval from the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi back in 2012, a new path was set forth to create an iconic terminal not just to host the country’s home carrier, Etihad Airways, but to fuel the country’s continued growth. Now just over four years later, the AED $19 billion…

Philly Airport Employees Plan Strike in Response to Democratic Convention

Philadelphia Airport employees came to a 461-5 vote to protest their jobs at the Philadelphia International Airport during the Democratic National Convention in late July. According to demconvention.org, the convention is a "formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President.  At the Convention, the Democratic Party…

Orlando Airport’s Cinderella-Like Evolution

Whenever the Orlando City Soccer Club play a match outside of Orlando, the chant used by opposing fans is usually “your city’s a theme park." However, it is this characteristic of the Orlando area that has created a sort of rags to riches tale for the Orlando International Airport (MCO).…

PHOTO TOUR: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sydney Airport

Since its first official departure on January 9th 1920, Sydney's Kingsford Smith International Airport has grown to become the largest and busiest airport in Australia and one of the most popular destinations for aviation enthusiasts. When it comes to aviation enthusiasts, Sydney Airport has everything you need. Great airline and aircraft…