Back in 2003 World Airport Codes was released into the wild. The team behind World Airport Codes has changed a little since then and so we can only imagine what it would have been like to launch the first site!
Last year was a massive year for World Airport Codes (WAC) and the team.
2013 saw an increase in the number of airports on our database, with more airports still to be added. WAC Mobile Apps were developed and released for all Android and iOS devices. Top Airports lists and other details were updated and/or built on. Features were enhanced. Facebook and Twitter accounts were created and maintained. And returning visitors to the site would of course already have noticed the complete overhaul to the website’s design:
We’ve kept that motivation to improve WAC over the Christmas holidays and all came back into work, full of energy and ideas, ready to continue with our plans.
What to expect in 2014?
We’re still working towards creating great and informative guides on useful local services, such as; Taxis, Hotels, Car Hire and Airport Parking from all major airports around the world.
We are also still trying to improve the functionality of the site further. By increasing the page load speed, tweaking the layout and improving the information we’re sure that we can make your (and our) experiences with World Airport Codes even better!
This blog will always be kept up to date as well, with all of our (and aviation or airports in general) latest and most exciting news… So, don’t leave luggage unattended and be sure to check-in with us again soon.
Please feel free to share any thoughts, ideas or suggestions you may have in the comments section below this blog post. Thanks for reading!
We are nearing the end of 2013 and we have seen many changes to World Airport Codes throughout the year with the launch of the new design and today, the first ever blog for the site! We plan on using this blog to share some of the most interesting airport related news stories, statistics, travel news, stuff of aviation geeks and developments with World Airport Codes.
To launch this new blog we thought it would be a great time to announce our new guides. These guides are to help those who are new to an airport and want to locate places to stay in the surrounding airport area and find out how on earth to get to and from the airport. The guides cover local taxi information and reliable drivers, the best hotels on offer, where to park at the airport and all the details you could need about renting a car at your airport destination.
Let’s start with the taxi guides; we had a think about what you would need when you arrive at the airport and realised: surely the easiest and quickest way to get away from the airport was to get a taxi! Taking a closer look at the taxi industry we discovered it was a minefield to get your head around all of the taxi options available and rules for getting a taxi, especially in the USA. Because of this we thought we would take off with taxi guides in US destinations. We contacted the leading taxi companies in New York and Chicago and added them to our guide, along with some in depth advice on getting a taxi, what taxis you can book and pick up, the average prices for a taxi and how much you should tip.
For those who prefer to drive themselves around town rather than being chauffeured, we put together a guide for car hire as well – it is only available for Malaga at the moment as we wanted to make sure we had the best guide possible. We think we have done this, including info on where to get your car hire at the airport, who to book with and even some fantastic Spanish phrases for those who want to learn a spot of local lingo.
Hotel was the the obvious next guide as passengers often need a place to stay. We got our in house travel experts to find the nearest hotels for the locations Chicago O’Hare International Airport and New York City JFK airports. You can view a map on the guide for all hotels in the area along with top information for each one.
The final two guides we created were parking guides for Chicago O’Hare Airport and New York City JFK airport. These guides should help you familiarise and plan your parking before heading to the airport.
You can check out all of our guides here:
Chicago O’Hare Airport – Taxi Guide
New York Airports- Taxi Guide
Chicago O’Hare Airport – Hotel Guide
New York JFK Airport – Hotel Guide
Chicago O’Hare Airport – Parking Guide
New York JFK Airport – Parking Guide
Malaga Airport – Car Hire Guide
We have just started with New York, Chicago O’Hare and Malaga airport transport and hotel guides for now but do not worry – your next destination will be there soon. What airport guide would you like to see next?