What we’re reading: US airport upgrades, European air rage, Air Nigeria shuts down


U.S. airport terminals upgrade to first class

Sacramento International Airport’s 44-year-old terminal has gotten an upgrade.

Now the old terminal is gone, replaced by a soaring structure filled with natural light and with restaurants, shops, artwork and a row of wooden rocking chairs where passengers can sit and watch planes take off and land.

Airport terminals built half a century ago are wearing out, and no longer meet security or passenger needs.

Air rage incident forces Beijing-bound Swiss airliner to return to Zurich

An air rage incident forced a Swiss International Airlines flight to return to Zurich.

The Beijing-bound Airbus A340, carrying 200 people, had been airborne around 4 hours before returning to Zurich after the fight between the two men spilled into the aisle, Agence France-Presse reported.

Nigeria: Air Nigeria suspends operations, sacks staff

Air Nigeria announced that it will suspend all operations effective September 10, 2012.

The suspension, according to the management of the frontline airline, is largely due to staff disloyalty and environmental tension, “which are not conducive for business in the aviation sector.”

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