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Newest addition to Heathrow airport opens for business

Fresh from this week’s opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 2, James Mellon from Flightglobal’s aviation research team reports on the newest addition to London’s biggest hub. The next chapter in Heathrow’s evolution has begun with the operational opening of the new Terminal 2. With an initial capacity for 20 million passengers per year, it is a […]

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How much is a slot at Washington National worth?

Slots at the some of the USA’s most popular airports rarely come up for sale, with mergers or similar deals often being the only time when they do. With this the case, it is far from surprising that JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and Virgin America scrambled to buy some of the 86 slots that American […]

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New York’s $5.6bn plans for LaGuardia and Newark airports

It looks like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is ready to finally move forward with some much needed terminal upgrades to New York LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports. The operator budgeted $5.6 billion for a new central terminal at LaGuardia and a new terminal A at Newark in its proposed […]

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Breaking down American’s Washington National changes

The planned schedule changes that American Airlines will make at Ronald Reagan Washington National will take a bite out of the small- and medium-size cities US Airways added after its slot swap deal two years ago. The Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld carrier announced on 15 January that it will end service to Augusta (Georgia), Detroit, Fayetteville […]

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Domestic terminal developments at LAX

Los Angeles International airport is undergoing a more than $1.4 billion upgrade – to its domestic terminals. The airline-led projects in partnership with operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will see significant passenger-facing improvements to terminals 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 by 2016. These are in addition to the $1.9 billion that is being […]

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San Diego’s new Mexican gateway: Tijuana

San Diego will get a direct connection to the Tijuana International airport when a new cross-border terminal facility opens in 2015, the first such facility in either Mexico or the USA. The project, which is being jointly constructed by airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) and privately held Otay-Tijuana Ventures, will connect the existing […]

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Go west, US airlines

US air carriers are beginning to duke it out (again) out west. Delta Air Lines especially is provoking the ire of its codeshare partner Alaska Airlines and competitor United Airlines along the west coast, as it builds up its focus city at Seattle Tacoma International airport. Citing the need to provide feed for its expanding […]

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A tale of airport rail connections on two sides of the Pacific

Australia and the USA are similar in many ways. Both are large, developed countries with air travel-centric national transportation systems and automobile-oriented cities. Rail transit connections to their respective airports are also similar – notably that they are few and far between. Only airports in Brisbane and Sydney are connected to rail networks – defined […]

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Delta’s Memphis in maps

Delta Air Lines will cut 12 destinations and about 30 flights from Memphis International this September, as it de-hubs the former Northwest Airlines stronghold. Gone are flights to Baton Rouge, Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas, Fort Lauderdale, Jackson, Knoxville, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Phoenix, St. Louis, Shreveport and Tulsa by 3 September. Remaining are 27 cities and […]

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United and Houston, one year later

United Airlines is making good on its threat to cut capacity at Houston Intercontinental, one of its largest hubs, finds a new Flightglobal Pro analysis. Capacity is down 11.4% this month compared to June 2012, Flightglobal/Innovata data shows. The Chicago-based carrier says that capacity is down 6% based on its internal data. The cuts come […]

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