Government, Business, Logistics

Thanksgiving Travel to Challenge Airlines as Demand Returns

Thanksgiving Travel to Challenge Airlines as Demand Returns Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Air traffic for the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to approach pre-pandemic levels and travelers are likely considering their plans with some dread, given fresh memories about thousands of canceled flights.

November 22, 2021
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Airports in West Deal With Shortage of Jet Fuel

Reno-Tahoe Airport Smoke hangs over Reno-Tahoe International Airport in 2014. (Martha Irvine/AP)

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West.

July 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Some Experts See Plane-Crash Risk Rising on Expansion of 5G Spectrum

FCC headquarters FCC headquarters. “I see a very significant safety issue here unless we find a way to mitigate it,” said Terry McVenes, president of RTCA Inc., a nonprofit that studies technical issues involving aviation. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A plan to redeploy spectrum for super-fast 5G wireless networks is sparking concern among aviation safety experts that it could result in interference with the electronics on aircraft, potentially leading to crashes.

December 7, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

North America’s Busiest Cargo Airports

Miami Airport A cargo terminal at Miami International Airport. (YouTube)

While it remains to be seen how the pandemic might shift air freight patterns over the long term, this listing of the 100 busiest cargo airports in North America provides an overview of the most important hubs for air freight.

November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

N.Y. Leaders Break Ground on Intermodal Hub at Long Island Airport

Groundbreaking at Long Island MacArthur International Airport Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken (from left), New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Regional Director for Empire State Development Cara Longworth at the groundbreaking ceremony. (Daniel Goodrich/Town of Islip)

New York officials recently announced the groundbreaking for a project to build an intermodal transportation hub at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business

Delta, American Join United in Dropping Most Change Fees for US Trips

Delta A Delta Airlines employee wears personal protective equipment after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, on May 28, 2020. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

This could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

American Airlines to Drop Flights to 15 Cities in October

Passengers wait at American Airlines ticket counter Travelers wear masks as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on June 16, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 20, 2020
Government, Business

US Air Travelers Dip Below 100,000 in Worst-Ever Free Fall

A mostly empty security area at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. A mostly empty security area at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Almost every day over the past three weeks the number of people flying in the U.S. has reached a record low as the pandemic kept people home. But on April 7, the levels crossed a stark dividing line: fewer than 100,000 people.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Best and Worst International Airlines and Airports? Here’s One Guide

airport Ellen Milligan/Bloomberg News

Had a bad experience at Newark Liberty Airport last year? You’re not alone, according to recent rankings.

Claire Ballentine | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Huntsville Airport Receives $29 Million Grant

Richard Shelby Sen. Richard Shelby. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

Huntsville International Airport will receive a federal grant of more than $29 million for improvements, including construction of a new taxiway, according to an announcement Sept. 17 by Sen. Richard Shelby.

Paul Gattis | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
September 19, 2018