This week’s featured link:
Critics Take Aim at Mexico City’s Wild New Airport – CityLab
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that Mexico City needs more room at its airport. The place is bursting at the seams, and demand for new capacity is high. There’s a new mega-airport being built that will solve this problem… but one of the main candidates running for president wants to scrap it mid-construction and do something different. What a mess.
Two for the road:
French Minister Warns Air France’s Future Is Now in Jeopardy – Bloomberg
Oh, Air France. The CEO trusted his employees to vote for a package that would help the airline move forward. If they didn’t, he said he’d resign. They didn’t, and he did. That’s not the kind of leader that airline needs. But then again, can anyone fix that place? While government officials can talk about the airline being in jeopardy, they’d never let it die. Labor at Air France, meanwhile, continues to cripple the airline with obnoxious strikes.
The Forgotten Flights To Mauritius – KLM Blog
In the other half of the company, KLM continues to do what it does well. That means it has time to write blog posts with fun facts from history. Did you know KLM first flew to Mauritius in 1949 so it could get to Southeast Asia? This service even required a submarine. Confused? Just read this great story.