Airport

Singapore airport is first with VoIP lounge

Singapore’s Changi Airport, the sixth busiest airport in the world, has become the first to offer an Internet telephony lounge. While Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is available on any computer with internet access and a headset, this is the first airport lounge devoted to internet telephony. The lounge was launched through a partnership with Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority and …

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Salt Lake City Airport gets new shops for non-passengers

Salt Lake City International Airport will be adding On the Fly Urban Market stores in its non-passenger, ‘unsecure’ areas of its terminals. The store specializes in a range of products usually found at the supermarket, such as fresh-made sandwiches, soups, desserts, flowers, books and coffee. The concept is to offer something to those who are picking up a friend or …

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Ohio airport to clear space for deer

Ohio’s Akron-Canton Airport has announced plans to clear space near its perimeter so that white-tailed deer can graze. The airport is trying to prevent the deer from getting in the way of departing and arriving jets, which has been a growing problem recently.

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Columbus airport adds new restaurants

Port Columbus International Airport was previously known for its slim number of eating options, but those days appear to be over. Columbus has recently added a Starbucks, Cheryl & Co, Wolfgang Puck Express, Great American Bagel, Pizzeria Uno and a Freshens Frozen Yogurt.

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LA airports are the least safe

A report from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) has found that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and two others nearby have the worst safety record for the country’s largest airports. Of the 25 largest US airports, Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport and Los Angeles had the first, second, and third worst incursion rates. Nationally, the number of incidents has …

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Salt Lake City is most punctual airport

A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (B.T.S.) found that Salt Lake City International Airport has the highest on-time rate of the 33 largest airports in the U.S. The figures showed that 84 per cent of flights arriving in Salt Lake City were on time and 85 per cent of flights departing the airport left on schedule. …

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Several U.S. airports to get new runway safety

Following a summer of numerous accidents, some taking place on the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to take action. By January of next year 15 major U.S. airports will receive a state-of-the-art runway safety system. Called Airport Surface Detection Equipment Model X, the system helps air traffic controllers avoid possible collisions by combining information from a range …

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American starts operations from new Dallas terminal

American Airlines started flights this weekend from the new terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. Officials at the airport are calling the new international terminal the most easy-to-use and efficient in the country, hoping it will benefit passengers. They have also said that the terminal is already attracting new business and leisure travelers from around the world.

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Raleigh airport construction almost finished

Construction at Raleigh-Durham International Airport may be finally coming to an end after decades of renovations and restructuring projects. Since 1989 construction teams have been building new roads, air cargo warehouses and general aviation hangars. The project taking up the most time was the building of a new $350 million terminal, but this is close to completion and should be …

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