UBC professor credits diversified revenue for success of world's top airports
The latest global survey of airports reveals that non-aeronautical revenue streams can help airports achieve higher efficiency so they can lower aircraft landing fees and attract more aeronautrical business.
Bees helping to monitor air quality at German airports
New ash risk closes British, Irish airspace
Britain and Ireland were closing parts of their airspace Wednesday after a fresh cloud of ash arrived from the Icelandic volcano that caused air travel chaos in Europe last month.
Airport security speedup program to relaunch
(AP) -- The Clear program, which allowed members to breeze through airport security before it abruptly shut down last year, is expected to be up and running again by the fall.
Eyjafjallajokull's Global Fallout
(PhysOrg.com) -- Eyjafjallajokull and its massive cloud of volcanic ash clearly have had an enormous impact on Europe and its airports, disrupting the mobility of millions and costing airlines more than a ...
Volcano ash airport gridlock may help travelers rediscover creative genius, says psychologist
(PhysOrg.com) -- The dark clouds of volcanic ash that have closed airports and stranded travelers for days on end may have a silver lining, suggests an expert on human creativity from Washington University in St. Louis.
Contraband could hide in plain sight, research shows
As airport security employees scan luggage for a large variety of banned items, they may miss a deadly box cutter if they find a water bottle first.
Airport body scanners spreading across US
(AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and ...
Airport security is a tech-firm gold rush
For airline passengers, the attempted Christmas Day attack and a directive by President Obama to pursue advanced screening technology will certainly mean added security procedures at airports.
Saying goodbye at airports the green way
Groundbreaking work is under way to establish just how big a carbon footprint is created by travel to and from airports.
Why we can't always find what we're looking for (and sometimes find what isn't there)
When people look for things that are rare, they aren't all that good at finding them. And it turns out that the reverse is also true: When people look for something common, they will often think they see it even when it isn't ...
160 flights disrupted after Tokyo airport glitch
More than 160 flights to and from Tokyo's Haneda airport were disrupted Thursday after a computer glitch hit a new air radar system hours after it was installed, the transport ministry said.
EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners
(AP) -- European nations were sharply divided Thursday over the need to install full-body scanners at European airports, with some EU members playing down the need for beefed-up security measures.
After foiled US plane attack, scanners revisited
As US lawmakers demand to know how a would-be attacker smuggled explosives aboard a plane on Christmas Day, the use of body scanners at airport security points is likely to be revisited.