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The Best of Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Texas. Its history is a long and complicated one, having been a part of Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and finally, the United States of America. In 1845, Texas became the 28th state to enter the union, and 172 years later it stands as the second most populous state and plays home to 54 Fortune 500 companies. Every year, more than 100 million passengers fly into and out of dozens of the state’s…

The Gulf’s Aviation Industry: Rags to Riches in 30 Years

In 1971, the Arabian Peninsula began to take on a whole new look. In August, Bahrain gained their full independence, and Qatar quickly followed in September. In December, seven emirates nations were freed from British rule when a longstanding treaty finally expired. Two emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi –…

British Airways Introduces Biometric Technology at London Heathrow Airport

On Thursday, British Airways officially debuted automated biometric technology at London Heathrow Airport, which will be evident in the new self-service boarding gates. Currently, the service is only available at the first three boarding gates for UK domestic flights in Heathrow's Terminal 5, according to the airline. The new technology…

Changi Airport Inches Closer Towards Terminal 4 Launch

After reaching an all-time high of 58.7 million passenger movements in 2016, Singapore’s Changi Airport has its sights set even higher for 2017 with the introduction of a new terminal. Simply labeled as “Terminal 4,” this new area will allow for an additional capacity of 16 million passengers, funneled through a…

A History of DFW’s Revived Terminal E

Back in 1974, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened with four terminals, one of which was christened “Terminal 4E.” Delta Air Lines quickly moved into the space, establishing a mini-hub out of the terminal (called “Easy Street”) that would lead to control of nearly 30 percent of the airport’s traffic. As…

A City Divided: The Kansas City Airport Debate

Kansas City is rapidly reinvigorating itself, from revitalized suburbs like Overland Park, Olathe, and Piper to the recent success of sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. However, there is one eyesore that has divided the Midwest city: the airport. Kansas City…

The World’s Busiest Airports: What the Rankings Mean

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) announced over the weekend that they have retained the title of world’s busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers. The airport moved more than 104 million passengers in 2016, a 2.6 percent increase over 2015. They kept the title as Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) came in…

St. Louis-Lambert Outlines Terminal Expansions Following the Addition of New…

While many terminals don’t get a second chance once they close, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is doing the opposite. The former TWA hub has seen great declines in air service compared to its 2001 performance, however the airport is seeing a slow rise in traffic thanks to Southwest Airlines. As…

How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With the Latest U.S.…

As numerous citizens of various predominately Muslim countries stepped off their flights at various U.S. airports on Saturday, they were greeted with the news they would no longer be able to pass through customs to enter the United States. As a result, they were detained, as airport, airline, and some law…

Photo Gallery: Planespotting from a Mountain at Vail Eagle County…

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail’s Eagle County Airport offers a scenic backdrop for those traveling into the small airfield. The airport only sees a few flights per day from major US carriers, such as American, United, and Delta. However, the airport also sees plenty of general…