2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. It comes as no surprise though, especially with the use of chauffeur cars to get passengers to their flights on time! The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as “most travelled” in the aviation industry) and provides an insider look at what made them successful over the past five years in a multiple part series (Related Insights from 2013, 2014 Part 1 / Part 2 and 2015 Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3).
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Today’s news digest incorporates features on Boeing, Lufthansa, Air France, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport, SpiceJet, 737 MAX 10 and birds.
International Airlines Group (IAG) introduced a new low cost carrier LEVEL into Barcelona back in March 2017 (News). June 1, 2017 will be remembered as the first day the airline’s new operations.
American Airlines opened the Flagship First Dining officially at New York JFK International Airport (JFK) exclusively catered to its first class passengers. Given that JFK is already home to a Delta Sky Club Lounge, passengers will be spoiled for choice. This is especially true if you are an American Express Platinum Credit Cardholder. You will find this article explains the traveling perks that come with American Express credit cards in much greater detail.
Norwegian announced plans and introduced new transatlantic (TATL) service from Rome to Newark, Los Angeles and Oakland from November 9, 2017 onwards with fares starting at as low as US$189 one way for economy and US$539 for Premium respectively.
In the first part of the 2015 busiest airports in the world by passengers (refer to our coverage), we unveiled the Top 30 list and provided a detail look of the top 5. This part will continue our analysis from no.6 to 30.
Experience The Skies revealed its prediction for the top 3 busiest airports for 2015. (News – January 21, 2015). The following insight is an analysis of airports aiming for a spot in the top 10.
American Airlines will start Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) flight in about two weeks (News – November 4, 2015). This insight will discuss how the Los Angeles to Tokyo market will change when commercial operation begins.
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Starting this year, we worked closely with our partner Loungereview.com on providing insights to various airport lounges internationally. This is the first product from the partnership entitled The Ultimate Guide to the LAX Airport Lounge Scene.
We will publish additional guides from some of the top cities in the world. Visit LoungeReview and Experience The Skies regularly to get new insights and comment on which lounges you would like to get more information on.