[Philippines] Airport infra lack hampers long-haul expansion in PH: AirAsia

Maintenance vehicles are parked at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport tarmac in Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File SELANGOR, Malaysia — A lack of airports is preventing low cost airlines like AirAsia from operating long-haul flights from the Philippines, the carrier’s group CEO, Tony Fernandes, said. AirAsia’s long haul unit, AirAsia X, operates in Malaysia, Thailand and…

[Malaysia] Langkawi chases international airlines

LANGKAWI, 18 July 2018: Langkawi island is likely to see more international airlines start direct flights this year according to Langkawi Development Authority’s chief executive officer, Datuk Azizan Noordin. He was quoted by Benama, Malaysia’s official news channel, saying some international airlines, already serving Kuala Lumpur, were considering direct flights to the north Malaysian island.…

[USA] The airport robot that scans your boarding pass, carries your luggage to your gate and even stops off for duty free

Care-E, a new robot developed by Dutch airline KLM, aims to make passengers’ journeys through the terminal seamless. Photo / KLM Navigating an airport while trying to find your boarding gate and carrying heavy carry-on luggage can be stressful – even for frequent travellers. It’s something that Dutch airline KLM recognises and hopes it can…