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Much Ado About Denver

United Airlines is trying something new in Denver. With a rebuilt eastern extension of Concourse B — United's home at the airport — set to open early in 2022, the facility will stretch 4,346 feet — or nearly a mile...

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U.S. Airports Prep For Federal Infusion

“Infrastructure week,” the Trump administration tagline that became a standing joke for the lack of action in national political circles, has finally arrived. The Biden administration secured its first big non-pandemic legislative win with the passage of the more than...

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Airlines Resume New York Flights as Slot Waivers End

Following recent announcements from Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, anyone outside of the airline industry could be excused for thinking the travel recovery is roaring forward, with road warriors flocking back to planes. As those carriers put it, they...

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Lounges Are Coming Back

Discounter EasyJet and legacy United Airlines both opened new passenger lounges last week. For the former, it was its first foray into the category with a new The Gateway by EasyJet lounge at London Gatwick, its largest base. On the...

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United, Dulles Airport Talk Overdue Concourse Upgrades

United Airlines and the operator of Washington Dulles International Airport are in talks over a potential multi-billion dollar upgrade that could see the airport’s widely derided Concourse C/D finally replaced. The project, which Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) CEO Jack...

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LAX Approves New Terminal, Concourse for 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles International Airport's board has approved a $6 billion expansion plan that would allow the U.S.'s second-busiest airport to catch up with passenger growth and prepare it for 2028 Olympic Games. The Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project at LAX...

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U.S. Airlines Must Fly Domestic Slots

The good news is that the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) is extending slot waivers until March 26, 2022 for international flights. The bad news? The agency is considering ending the waivers for domestic flights. The waivers went into effect in...

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LAX Nears Olympics Expansion Plan

The dreams of a new terminal west of Sepulveda Boulevard are finally coming true at Los Angeles International Airport. Operator Los Angeles World Airports is set to add Terminal 9, located across the boulevard from the airport's terminal horseshoe, at...

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LaGuardia Train a Go

EasyJet and the operator of Berlin's Brandenburg Airport have reached a deal for a new maintenance hangar. Work on the new hangar, which will service EasyJet's European fleet, is scheduled to start this autumn with operations set to begin in...

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A Multimodal Washington National?

Local authorities in Arlington Country, Va., are moving forward with a study of a new connection between the National Landing neighborhood where Amazon is building its so-called HQ2 and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The pedestrian and bike connection —...

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United May Finally Get a New Concourse in Washington

Travelers have long derided the facilities at United Airlines’ Washington Dulles hub. The center of its hub, Concourse C/D, opened as “temporary” facilities in the mid-1980s and have improved little in the decades since. That may be about to change...

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Canada’s Airports Expect ’21 to Be Worse Than ’20

While the U.S. and much of Europe is looking forward to a vaccinated and post-Covid reopening, Canada lags behind. The country's airports could have a worse year this year than they did in 2020, with only 10 percent of their...

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