All articles by Varsha Saraogi

Varsha Saraogi

Roundtable: how should air traffic control attract new talent?

A global shortage of air traffic controllers is being exacerbated by huge demand for flights, so how can new talent be attracted to an industry infamous for high stress levels but rich with rewards? In this roundtable, experts from across the industry give Varsha Saraogi their take on how air traffic controllers can persuade more young people to consider ATC as a career option.

Aviation projects taking off at airports in Australia

Australia is in the middle of an infrastructure boom with a slew of multimillion-dollar aviation projects underway to bolster connectivity with the rest of the world. Varsha Saraogi maps the biggest aviation projects on the island continent.

Fighting fatigue: can airlines help crew balance their body clock?

Flight crew are constantly changing time zones, causing an imbalance in their circadian rhythms and resulting in potentially lasting health problems. Varsha Saraogi investigates the risks involved, current guidelines and what airline companies can do.

Flying high: the aviation start-ups set to take off in 2020

An explosion in air traffic has caused an exponential increase in the number of start-ups sprouting across the globe with the aim of improving passenger experiences and solving the aviation industry’s biggest challenges. Varsha Saraogi takes a closer look at five start-ups looking to take off in 2020

French airport operator plans to end greenhouse gas emissions in a decade

The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group – which operates the Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports in France – has revealed its plans to emit zero greenhouse gases by 2030 – 20 years earlier than previously planned.

Heathrow airport installs anti-drone technology to detect threats

The UK’s London Heathrow Airport has installed an anti-drone system designed to block drones entering its airspace after a slew of attempts threatened the country’s busiest travel hub.

JFK Airport launches Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode at T4

New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Airport has partnered with Google to adopt Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode technology at its Terminal 4 with the aim to reduce language barriers for international tourists.

IATA reveals 50% decline in carbon emissions per passenger since 1990

Carbon emissions per passenger have more than halved since 1990 thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found.

Unveiling the biggest airport retail trends for 2020

From launching pop-up stores to using technologies like VR and AR, airport hubs are continually upgrading their space to improve their retail ecosystem. Varsha Saraogi asks three experts which trends are expected to dominate the travel retail sector in 2020.

Dubai Airports pledges to ban single-use plastic in 2020

Dubai Airports has set out plans to ban all single-use plastics across its terminals at Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) from 1 January 2020, it announced today.