DLD 115: The New(ark) World Order
Newark Airport is about to get a whole bunch more flights, and we’re not so sure that’s a good thing. London City Airport will also grow and Thai Airways is looking to return to the USA.
- Slot restrictions were removed at Newark in April, effective with the Winter 2016 schedule launching in October. A land-rush is on and, while more airlines & competition is good we’re skeptical of the ability for the airport to cope with the inflow.
- London City Airport is getting a new taxiway, paving the way for a significant increase in flight operations, just in time for the UK to leave the EU.
- Will Thai Airways really resume nonstop service to the USA? Which west coast city makes the most sense (as if any really do)?
- Manchester, England has a great plane spotting platform at the airport, is small enough to explore reasonably and Liverpool right nearby if you need a day-trip away. Also, the largest naan that Seth or Fozz has ever seen at Akbar’s.
Also in this show: JetBlue‘s Mint (and possible Europe) expansion, United’s Twitter team did something stupid again, and more.