Feature Stories

Airliner Tragedy Crushes Egypt Hopes Of Tourism Revival

November 9, 2015

Airliner Tragedy Crushes Egypt Hopes Of Tourism Revival

Tourism in Sharm al-Sheikh was picking up again after years of political turmoil, with so many Russians enjoying the sun and fun that local beach aerobics instructors used the visitors' own language rather than Arabic or English.


Jet Fuel All At Sea As Imports Overwhelm Europe

September 21, 2015

Jet Fuel All At Sea As Imports Overwhelm Europe

A jet fuel market in Europe saturated by imports from Asia and the Middle East has forced sellers to keep their oil offshore on tankers or choose longer voyages as they seek buyers.


Berlin Tegel: Still Open After All These Years

September 18, 2015

Berlin Tegel: Still Open After All These Years

Built in the 1970s, Berlin's Tegel airport should have closed years ago, but embarrassing delays to the city's new airport have forced its owners to resort to stop-gap measures to keep it going.


Low-Cost Carriers Confront Africa's National Airlines

September 16, 2015

Low-Cost Carriers Confront Africa's National Airlines

Before Fastjet launched low-cost flights between Harare and Dar es Salaam last year, Zimbabwean businessman Jonathan Jabangwe had to brave a three day bus journey to meet his clients in Tanzania.


India's Ghost Airports Highlight Investment Risks

August 18, 2015

India's Ghost Airports Highlight Investment Risks

Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new USD$17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty.