Business

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London's Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it should scrap rules requiring most international ...

Business

EasyJet in talks with German govt for virus aid

British budget carrier EasyJet is in talks with the German government for aid to manage the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, its CEO said Thursday in an interview with a German business magazine.

Business

Nearly 200 European airports risk going bankrupt

Nearly 200 European airports risk insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not recover, a trade association warned on Tuesday, as nations contemplate further lockdowns to combat a second wave of the coronavirus ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers analyze the use of solar energy at US airports

By studying 488 public airports in the United States, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs researcher Serena Kim, Ph.D., found that 20% of them have adopted solar photovoltaic (PV), commonly known as solar ...

Business

Big airlines fight with smaller ones over airport rights

Federal regulators are proposing allowing airlines to hold on to their valuable takeoff and landing slots at several big U.S. airports, even if they are not fully using their rights due to lower traffic during the pandemic.

Business

Virgin Atlantic completes rescue plan; 1,150 jobs lost

Virgin Atlantic completed its 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) restructuring plan and cut 1,150 jobs Friday as the airline sought to rebuild following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business

High Court in London backs Virgin Atlantic's rescue plan

Virgin Atlantic's 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) restructuring plan was approved Wednesday by the High Court in London, allowing the international airline to continue rebuilding its operations after the devastation caused ...

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Airport

An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and land, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminal buildings.

Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport is known as an airbase or air station.

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