Once you finally get into the air, expect rougher rides. Stronger winds are creating greater shear in the jet stream. This will also affect flight times by making flying west even longer and flying east even shorter.
Low lying airports will be affected by rising tides. As the article points out -
many runways are in places they really shouldn’t be . . . many airports are built on flat, low-lying land, by the ocean or in drained swamps. Such places can be hard to drain and vulnerable to rising sea levels and more intense storms.
Water on La Guardia's runways closed the airport for three days after the 12 foot storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. Singapore is raising its latest terminal 5.5 meters above sea level. Hong Kong is constructing a 13 km wall around its third runway now being constructed in the sea off the existing runways.
Other major airports at risk are Suvarnabhumi, both Shanghai airports, London City and the Kansai airport in the sea off Osaka. After the 2011 floods closed Don Mueang, a wall was built around at least part of the airport.
Don Mueang - photo: Narong Sangnat/EPA
Is the AOT doing anything Suvarnabhumi? I've heard nothing.
Whether the threat is too much heat for take-off, too much ice to stay in the air or too much water to land, most airports and airlines are approaching climate change as a problem they will address as it arises. But the stark truth . . . is that the future is now
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... air-travel