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Doha is one of several cities that offer free city tours for connecting passengers (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Handy Tips for Aussie Frequent Fliers

Whether you’re a weathered business flyer or someone with a serious case of wanderlust, you know what it’s like for the average Australian: if you want to get anywhere, it’s going to take you a while. 6-hour flights are simple short-hauls in our world. This means that for the Aussie frequent flyer, the run-of-the-mill bag of tricks espoused by the average tourist is not enough. When you feel you spend more time in the clouds than on the ground, you’re…

Historic UK Airport May Accommodate Passengers Again From 2022

The congested airports in the south-east region of the United Kingdom may see some relief from 2022 with the announcement this week that Manston Airport in Kent is planned to reopen for cargo and commercial passenger operations. RiverOak Strategic Partners Limited (RSP) advised on Wednesday that it has exchanged contracts…

Brazil Opens Further Concessions for Airport Purchasing

As part of a growing business model intended to attract more investments in aviation infrastructure, the Brazilian government concluded on Friday one more round of airport concessions. The more friendly rules for concessions attracted many foreign investors generating $630 million in revenue, almost 10 times more than expected. The unexpected…

Jacksonville International Airport Announces Third Concourse

Jacksonville International Airport has announced plans for a third concourse to be built by 2022, reports the Jacksonville Daily Record. The new concourse would add six gates to the airport, bringing a total of 26 gates. The expansion plan is still in the early stages, as the Jacksonville Airport Authority…

Dispute Between Qantas, Passengers and Perth Airport Continues

Following several incidents, a dispute between Qantas and Perth Airport has continued to rage on. The dispute began late last year when the airport sued Qantas for an unpaid aeronautical services fee. Not long after, the airline complained that the airport had overcharged on its passenger fees. Nevertheless, the Australian Productivity…

How Airlines and Airports Keep Moving During Winter Weather

Just about anyone who has ever been to an airport has seen the vast array of lights, signs and people whose sole job is to keep aircraft at the airport itself running smoothly during un-ideal periods of operation. In the early days of aviation, nightfall was enough to discourage commercial…

More Problems for Istanbul’s Mega Airport?

Istanbul‘s new mega airport officially opened on October 29 of last year after only four years of planning and construction. Turkey‘s largest airline was supposed to become Turkey‘s largest airport‘s anchor tenant on Dec. 1, 2018. Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of ISL airport operator IGA, issued a statement in December saying…

France’s Vinci Takes Control of Gatwick Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Vinci Airports, the French conglomerate specialized in airport terminal management, has recently announced the acquisition of a 50.01 percent stake of London's second-busiest airport, Gatwick. The total cost of the operation is estimated in $3.7 billion. Serving 46 million passengers per year, Gatwick is the eighth busiest airport in Europe…

Disruptive Behavior, Abuse Experienced by 10 Percent of Passengers

U.K. independent consumer standards body Which? has released a report into disruptive airline passenger behavior. According to the results of a survey of airline passengers, 10 percent have said they have experienced ‘abuse, shouting or other obnoxiousness’ while traveling during 2018. In some cases, the behavior has been so disruptive…

U.K. Government Announces New Passenger Charter, Aims to Better Support…

Ahead of parliament’s crucial vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday, the U.K. government this week announced a new aviation passenger charter to “promote best practice ensuring improvements for passengers throughout their journey.” The proposed charter forms the first stage of a 16-week consultation process between the government, the…