• US airports upgrade

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Tue Sep 20 10:13:20 2022
    President Joe Biden is not pleased with the quality of American airports. No US airport is in the top 25 best airports in the world. According to Biden, that is not possible and that is why he is investing $ 25 billion in American airports. Of that, 62 million will go to Boston Logan International Airport, the president announced at that airport last week.

    Passenger numbers at Boston Airport have quadrupled in fifty years. But according to Biden, capacity has not increased at the same rate, which has not benefited the quality of the airport. As examples, the president cited overcrowded gates, long queues and many delayed flights, resulting in missed transfers and lost luggage.

    The traffic jams on the taxiways also cause unnecessary air pollution. "It's frustrating, it's inconvenient and it's bad for the environment. And there is simply no good reason for this. This is the United States, for God's sake. Is this who we are? This shouldn't be the case. But we're finally going to do something about it," Biden said during his airport speech.

    With an investment of $62 million in Boston Logan Airport, 5,900 new jobs will be created. As part of the investment, there will be more gates, baggage belts and check-in counters. In addition, investments are being made in the accessibility of the airport, including new lifts and wheelchair-accessible buses. With a total of 25 billion dollars, comparable investments need to be made at other American airports.

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    * Origin: AVIATION ECHO HQ (2:292/854)