Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

John Gapper

Philip Stephens makes an interesting argument in his column this morning condemning BAA for the failure of Heathrow during the British snow – that the UK airport operator has invested more in providing shopping centres in its terminals than in critical infrastructure such as de-icing equipment.

I have  carelessly equated the two in my assessment of airports – that those with run-down and shabby terminals are probably bad airports per se. But this has made me reconsider US airports such as John F. Kennedy, which I passed through on the way to New Orleans yesterday. Read more