New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Jul 25, 2010
WorldOs Worst Airports Airports might be our gateways to travel, adventure and a little extra sunshine, but some of them, especially the bigger hubs, have been getting bogged down by the increased traffic and convoluted patchwork of add-on terminals that are supposed to be handling the growth. According to more than 2000 participants from over 80 countries who took the "World's Worst Travel Survey," here's the ranked list of top offenders. These airports are statistically the worst, there are certainly many others. 1. Heathrow, London 19.1 percent , 2. LAX, Los Angeles, 14.6 percent, 3. Charles de Gaulle, Paris 9.1 percent, 4. JFK, New York, 5.9 percent, 5. O'Hare, Chicago, 4.9& (tie with Sydney), 6. Kingsford Smith, Sydney, 4.9 percent, 7. Miami International, Miami, 3.8 percent, 8. Frankfurt Airport, 3.4 percent, 9. Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta, 3.2 percent. Jul 20, 2010
American Airlines American Airlines is moving into new facilities in Terminal 3 at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The first flight, from Delhi to Chicago, has departed from the terminal. Domestic flights will begin operating from the terminal Aug. 27.Starting in mid-August, First Class, Business Class, Emerald and Sapphire tier passengers departing on American will be able to use the new lounge of oneworld member-elect Kingfisher Airlines. Customers with a longer layover can take advantage of the airport's 60-room transit hotel facility, which offers day rooms. Additionally, the Airport Express Metro Line is due to open in September and will offer passengers improved connectivity to downtown New Delhi. Passengers will take 18 minutes to travel from the airport to the city in air-conditioned comfort. Airport officials are hopeful that Terminal 3 passengers will need at most, 45 minutes from touchdown to exit the airport. For more information, visit www.aa.com . Jul 22, 2010
Etihad Airways Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways is to open services to the South Korean capital Seoul at the end of this year. It will operate daily to Seoul Incheon Airport from its base in Abu Dhabi, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route. Jul 20, 2010
Gulf Air Gulf Air will resume Bahrain[ETH]Colombo service on Oct. 27 with five-weekly frequencies onboard an Airbus A320. Jul 23, 2010
Japan Airlines Japan Airlines and Finnair expanded their codeshare agreement to allow JAL to place its code on Finnair flights from...