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Dulles Airport Metro Link Opens

Washingtonians have pined for the day they can take the train to Dulles International Airport for nearly six decades. That day, finally, arrived last week. The local Metro system begins revenue passenger rail service to the airport around 2 p.m....

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AENA, Vinci See Strong Airport Rebounds

French airport operator Vinci, which owns terminals around the world, said passenger numbers "continued to accelerate in Q3" at almost all of its facilities. "Momentum was strong in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean," it said, adding that traffic volumes...

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Tijuana Airport is California’s Gateway to Mexico

Drive down San Diego’s Otay Mesa Freeway and suburban development gives way to a landscape of warehouses and logistics centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. But in the middle of this anywhere-and-nowhere landscape sits a stucco terminal building with a busy...

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Delhi’s Noida Airport On Plan for 2024 Opening

Zurich Airport, in its latest earnings call, gave an update on the new airport in India’s capital that it's helping to build. Development of Delhi’s new Noida International Airport is “proceeding to plan,” with scheduled completion targeted for the end...

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Heathrow and Frankfurt Cap Flights

New capacity caps at London Heathrow and Frankfurt airports are the latest blows to European air travel this summer. But the needed flight cancellations are small compared to what the industry has already undertaken, and may help drive some European airlines back...

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FAA’s Latest Airport Grants Come Up Short

The Federal Aviation Administration is doling out the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law airport funds one small project at a time. In the first round of competitive grant funding, unveiled July 7, the FAA divvied up $1 billion over 85 airports across...

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American Doubles Down on Charlotte and Dallas Hubs

Even before the pandemic began two years ago, American Airlines was committed to building its two largest hubs in Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth. That commitment has only grown. The availability of new gates — four today in Dallas, perhaps five...

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Heathrow Limits Capacity

Citing the impact of Covid-19 on its ability to "safely manage" operations, the operator of London Heathrow is implementing capacity restrictions on flights through Terminals 2, 3, and 5 at the airport through July 3. Passenger numbers will be limited...

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Much Ado About Newark

Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the three main gateways to New York City, is, for all intents and purposes, a fortress hub. United Airlines will operate 72 percent of all departures in the second quarter, with JetBlue Airways a...

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Phoenix Sets a Date

Southwest Airlines will get new digs at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport next month. The eight-gate expansion of the D Gates on the south side of Terminal 4 will open June 20, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on April 25....

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San Diego Airport Goes Multimodal

The days of trains passing one block from the end of the runway at San Diego International Airport may be nearing an end. The airport, along with the local transportation planning organization the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the...

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Frontier to Make Denver Move

At long last we know where Frontier Airlines will go at Denver airport. The hometown carrier has agreed to move to 14 ground-level boarding gates on the eastern end of Concourse A — gates that were built as a temporary...

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