LOUNGE REVIEW: Cathay Pacific’s First and Business Class Lounge at…

While I was sad to be leaving one of my new favorite cities, Hong Kong, I was extremely excited to try out Cathay Pacific’s recently renovated lounge, [italic]The Pier[/italic]. While the final touches were finished six months ago, the lounge has already won an award for being the best first…

Jet2 Increases Growth in Southern England, Announces London Service

UK carrier Jet2 has announced that it will begin operations from London Stansted in March 2017. The Leeds-based airline is growing its market in Southern England after operating out of most of the Northern hubs across the UK, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The move is significant for Jet2 and London Stansted Airport,…

A ‘Single’ European Sky Will Cut Costs, Decrease Flight Delays

After passing the one-million minute delay mark this year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced its concern with international air traffic control services lacking backup during industrial action. During air traffic control strikes, airlines have no options other than to fly around the country or region being on…

Is Europe Ready For a Uniform “TSA PreCheck” Program?

Last week the United States' Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has made TSA PreCheck available for Lufthansa passengers. The program allows US citizens and permanent residents to travel through airport security faster, with benefits of not having to take off their shoes, belts or removing laptops from their…

From the Ashes: Rebuilding Montserrat

1995 was a rough year for the islands of the Caribbean, as Hurricane Luis destroyed much of the northeast islands such as St. Maarten and the US Virigin Islands, damaging tourism and forever closing hotels like the Mullet Bay Hotel and La Belle Creole. However, nobody faced a more disasterous 1995 year…

Behind the Scenes at The Transportation Security Administration’s Testing Facility

Located at Reagan National Airport is the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) testing facility, also known as the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF). The facility itself is a former post office building when shipping and mail was common at Reagan National. In 2009, the TSA bought the facility and began using…

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…

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…