Bing Maps updated to support detailed airport maps

By Tom Warren, on 30th Sep 11 10:18 am with 13 Comments

Bing Maps airports

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Bing venue maps feature has been updated to include detailed airport maps.

Bing’s airport maps include information on terminals, gates, parking spots, ticket counters, baggage claim areas and currency exchange points. Microsoft is also including a directory of airlines, cafes and restaurants alongside each airport map. The airport maps will be surfaced when a user searches for a particular airport on Bing or a flight number. Microsoft is supporting 42 airports in the U.S. initially, with additional airports being updated regularly.

The software maker announced the changes in a blog post on Thursday but did not disclose whether airport maps will be made available internationally. You can view all 42 U.S. airports from the links below:

1. Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque NM
2. Baltimore Washington International Airport Baltimore MD
3. Bob Hope Airport Burbank CA
4. Buffalo Niagara International Airport Cheektowaga NY
5. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Charlotte NC
6. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Cleveland OH
7. Columbus Airport Columbus OH
8. Denver International Airport Denver CO
9. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Detroit MI
10. Eppley Airfield Omaha NE
11. George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston TX
12. Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Atlanta GA
13. Indianapolis International Airport Indianapolis IN
14. John F Kennedy International Airport Jamaica NY
15. LaGuardia Airport Flushing NY
16. Logan International Airport East Boston MA
17. Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles CA
18. Manchester Boston Regional Airport Manchester NH
19. McCarran International Airport Las Vegas NV
20. Memphis Shelby County Airport Memphis TN
21. Minneapolis International Airport Saint Paul MN
22. Nashville International Airport Nashville TN
23. Newark Airport Newark NJ
24. Norfolk International Airport Norfolk VA
25. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose San Jose CA
26. Oakland International Airport Oakland CA
27. Ontario International Airport Ontario CA
28. Orlando International Airport Orlando FL
29. Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia PA
30. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix AZ
31. Portland International Airport Portland OR
32. Ronald Reagan National Airport Arlington VA
33. Sacramento International Airport Sacramento CA
34. Salt Lake City International Airport Salt Lake City UT
35. San Antonio International Airport San Antonio TX
36. San Diego International Airport San Diego CA
37. Seattle Tacoma International Airport Seatac WA
38. Southwest Florida International Airport Fort Myers FL
39. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage AK
40. Theodore Francis Green State Airport Warwick RI
41. Tucson International Airport Tucson AZ
42. William P Hobby Airport Houston TX
  • GP007

    How the hell do they not have one of the largest/busiest airports in the US ont he list from the get go?  Where’s Chicago O’Hare at MS?

  • Manuelcostajr

    Where are the biggest european airports? Come on Microsoft… If you want to catch Google you must expand your your products worldwide !!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/carlosrfonseca Carlos Ribeiro da Fonseca

    Oh look, another US only service from Microsoft.

    How does MS expect to compete with Apple and Google that way?

    • http://twitter.com/LachlanCMcLeod Lachlan C McLeod

      but if they have all these services in the US and cant even beat google there whats the point of pouring in tons of money to expand worldwide…

      i want them here in canada too but you have to look at it from microsofts point of view.. The sooner they get some traffic in the US then they will expand

    • Trythinkingfirst

      Bing is already losing nearly $4 billion a year. That’s twice Apple’s entire annual R&D budget, just to put that in perspective. Localizing every service for worldwide would probably double that cost. That’s not something a company with a stock that has already been dead for more than a decade can easily do.

      And the reality is that if they can’t make it in the US, the most lucrative search market in the world, where they have the most familiarity, a partner in Yahoo (for a while longer at least), and Google enjoys “just” 65% share, they’re not going to do better in the rest of world sans China where Google enjoys share of 90%+. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/carlosrfonseca Carlos Ribeiro da Fonseca

      @Trythinkingfirst & @twitter-205356758:disqus

      The thing is, there are a lot more Internet users outside the US than in the US. Actually, there are more Internet users in China than people in the USA.

      MS ignores us, and then wonders why its marketshare is so low?

      And why would I use Bing or Bing Maps when Google provides much better services?

  • Jason_324

    y r u just copying and pasting content from their official blogs?? 

  • Anonymous

    Another stupid move.. there is a whole world outsaide of America… No wonder you are becoming less relvant and Google is winnignon the search engine market.. HEATHROW IS BIGGER THAN ANY OF THESE AIRPORTS

  • http://twitter.com/jacksonlcg Jackson Loh

    Waiting for their services to be here in other regions other than US/UK….How long do we have to wait? 10 years?

  • phil jay

    From switzerland all these things sound like a proof of concept that could come to europe one day in the future.. but its all cool man!

  • Jinge

    What about france? :(

  • notePAD

    The Bing North America exclusives is becoming ridiculous, IMO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XW2LRIU5JTENMUQ63ZOJFACFVU MPrince

    Extend these services to Canada too!