Airbus A320neo

‘Our flight time will be 17.5 hours’ – the future of air travel

When the Airbus A380 was launched in 2007, it caused a sensation: a double-decker plane so big it can’t even land at some airports. In some configurations, it can seat more than 600 passengers. However, it now looks as though the trend is going in the other direction: smaller planes are increasingly being used for…
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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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Portland International Airport

The 10 Best U.S. Airports for a Stress-Free Trip

To help you smooth out the stress of air travel, MONEY analyzed 31 of the nation’s largest airports to pick the ones that offer the best, most drama-free destinations and layovers. Key factors included customer experience data from J.D. Power, on-time arrival rates, and ease of baggage pickup and security lines—as well as traveler amenities…
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Local airports need millions in infrastructure funding

Airports across the U.S. need to invest billions of dollars on “much-needed” infrastructure projects in the next five years, including local hubs in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. It’s estimated that airports will need nearly $100 billion in the next five years to accommodate passenger and cargo growth and to rehabilitate aging facilities, according to a…
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London'a Heathrow Airport

Airbus Sees Heathrow Gridlock Spurring Sales of A380 Superjumbo

Congestion at major airports like London’s Heathrow may be good news for Airbus Group SE. The planemaker expects rising numbers of passengers at hub airports to spur sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, which has seen demand slow because its size limits service on most routes. “Demand will widen progressively” as carriers seek to make…
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O' Hare Airport

Despite cancellations, O’Hare leads in flights

Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune on Wednesday, provides the strongest sign yet that airline flights in Chicago have bounced back…
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