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House Passes Aviation Security Bills
Jan 09, 2018 05:05 PM (ET)
House Democrats Introduce Airport ALERT Act
Jan 09, 2018 02:10 PM (ET)
FAA Suspends Contractor, CEO
Jan 09, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Jan 09, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jan 09, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)

Flying Domestic May Require You Get a New Driver's License
Bloomberg - Jan 09, 2018 01:04 PM (ET)
Four years after hijackers showed driver’s licenses to board planes used in the 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress passed the “Real ID” Act to force states to exert greater oversight of the primary identification Americans use when they fly domestically.

Dane County Regional Airport Announces New Non-Stop Flight to San Francisco
NBC 15 (Madison, Wis.) - Jan 09, 2018 12:29 PM (ET)
On Monday, the Dane County Airport announced they will start providing a non-stop flight from Madison to San Francisco.

Watertown Airport Gets $1.5M from the State to Build New Hangar
Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times - Jan 09, 2018 12:28 PM (ET)
Watertown International Airport will receive $1.5 million from the state to build a new hangar for air medical services based there.

Legislature Passes Tax Break for Aviation District at Atlantic City Airport
Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) - Jan 09, 2018 12:27 PM (ET)
A bill designating the area around Atlantic City International Airport as a Garden State Growth Zone passed the state Assembly on Tuesday and now heads to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk for final approval.

Airport Experiences Busiest November Ever
Henrico (Va.) Citizen - Jan 09, 2018 12:27 PM (ET)
Richmond International Airport experienced its busiest November on record last year, with a total of 316,622 passengers – exceeding the previous record for the month of 311,031 set in November 2007.

Cologne-Bonn Airport Landings Suspended for Runway Repair
AP - Jan 09, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
The Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany suspended landings for about three hours on Tuesday to repair minor damage to the runway.

Appleton International Airport Announces Nonstop Flight to Denver
WBAY (Green Bay, Wis.) - Jan 09, 2018 12:25 PM (ET)
Air travel from Northeast Wisconsin to the western U.S. is about to get a lot easier. The Appleton International Airport has announced a new nonstop flight to Denver.

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction
Skift - Jan 09, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
It’s not happening fast enough for many travelers, but many of the world’s airports have over several years morphed into community spaces, where travelers can spend time in a yoga room, beer hall, butterfly garden, or children’s playground before they fly.

Lawmaker Mulls T.F. Green Airport Name Change
WPRI (East Providence, R.I.) - Jan 09, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
T.F. Green Airport could get a new name.

Calicut Airport's Expansion Hopes Dashed
The Hindu (India) - Jan 09, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
In a setback to the Calicut airport’s development hopes, the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) ambitious plan to extend the runway has been grounded by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) citing the unsafe characteristics of the table-top runway.

Whatever Happened to German Efficiency? Berlin's New Airport Is a Contender for the World's Most Use
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jan 09, 2018 11:42 AM (ET)
Germany’s reputation for precision and punctuality is taking a battering thanks to the ongoing saga of its capital’s sparkling new airport.

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space
Wall Street Journal - Jan 09, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
Air cargo shipments are soaring due to surging demand for rapid delivery of everything from smartphones to paper towels.

Abbotsford Airport Traffic Surged More Than 25 Per Cent in 2017
Vancouver Sun (Canada) - Jan 09, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
Abbotsford International Airport officials say they’re busier than ever.

What to Expect in 2018
New York Times - Jan 09, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
The year ahead is shaping up to be one of more change for travelers, with new airport security procedures and identification requirements, airline routes and airports, high-speed trains; and the reopening of more hotels in the Caribbean after a brutal hurricane season. Below, a preview.

How the High-Flying Job of a Pilot Lost Its Glamour
CBC (Canada) - Jan 09, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
As a child, Troy Stephens was fortunate enough to spend many hours soaring across the Atlantic between Canada and the U.K. to visit family. Those flights piqued his interest in aviation.

Flying Restrictions at Delhi Airport for 7 Days Only
Economic Times (India) - Jan 09, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
The government on Monday decided to reduce the number of days of flying restrictions to 7 days from the earlier 9 days. The Delhi airport had announced closure of airport for 1 hour 45 minutes for nine days starting January 18, 2018.

United Airlines Adds Flight from Akron-Canton Airport to Houston Bush
Cleveland.com - Jan 09, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
United Airlines is adding a new nonstop flight from the Akron-Canton Airport to Houston, starting in June.

Man Gets Lost at Miami Airport, Ends Up on Tarmac
New York Post - Jan 09, 2018 11:25 AM (ET)
A man who was reportedly spotted running around a restricted area of Miami International Airport’s runway on Monday has been detained.

Rapid City Airport Adds Newark to List of Nonstop Destinations
Rapid City (S.D.) Journal - Jan 09, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
A new nonstop flight linking Rapid City and the Black Hills to major metropolitan destinations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states will start at Rapid City Regional Airport this summer.

Brisbane Airport Alleges Air Services Agency Failed to Clean Toxic Firefighting Foam
The Guardian (Australia) - Jan 09, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Brisbane airport said it warned the nation’s air services agency to clean up firefighting foam contamination six years ago it, but alleges it failed to act.

Modesto Admits Prospects for Commercial Flights Dim
Modesto (Calif.) Bee - Jan 09, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Modesto could give up its FAA certificate that allows it to have commercial passenger flights, a move that saves the city money, comes 3 1/2 years after the last commercial flight landed here, and is an acknowledgement that these flights will not be returning soon.

Qatar Airways Group Improves Environmental Performance
MENAFN.com (Jordan) - Jan 09, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways Group has demonstrated significant improvement in environmental performance across its business interests, including airline and airport operations, catering services, retail outlets and hotels.

Acapulco Airport Operator Has First Holiday Slump Since 2009
Bloomberg - Jan 09, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
A Christmastime dropoff at the resort city of Acapulco led Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB to its first decline in passenger traffic for the month of December since 2009.

Spokane Flights Diverted, Delayed as Heavy Fog Blankets Airport
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Jan 09, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
Heavy fog circling Spokane International Airport on Monday led to flight cancellations, delays and a number of passengers re-routed to Seattle.

Long Beach Airport Will Soon Offer Flight to Hawaii
Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.) - Jan 09, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
Hawaii-bound travelers can look forward to boarding outbound flights at Long Beach Airport later this year.

EL Al to End UP Budget Brand; Names New CEO
Air Transport World - Jan 09, 2018 11:02 AM (ET)
El Al Israel Airlines has confirmed it will discontinue its UP budget brand as the company revises its European market business to implement a new economy fare-structure system on European El Al mainline flights. The new product sale to Europe will launch April 30 on departing flights from Oct. 15.

No Major Injuries from WestJet, Sunwing 737s Gate Collision in Toronto
Air Transport World - Jan 09, 2018 11:01 AM (ET)
Calgary-based WestJet has confirmed that a WestJet Boeing 737-800 waiting to park at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) was struck by an unoccupied Sunwing Airlines 737-800 being towed back from a gate at Terminal 3 at 6:19 pm EST on Jan. 5.

Lufthansa Trials Service Innovations on A380 FlyingLab
Air Transport World - Jan 09, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Lufthansa has trialed a series of innovations aboard an Airbus A380 FlyingLab flight from Frankfurt to Houston following a futuristic travel experience competition—aimed at young developers—which was jointly run by Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom.

LATAM Predicts Surge in International, Brazilian, SSC Capacity in 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 09, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group plans to revive domestic capacity growth in its Spanish-speaking country (SSC) affiliates in 2018, projecting a 6%-8% rise in ASK growth for the sector following a [0%] halt in capacity growth during 2017. The company made its projections in preliminary guidance for 2018 released Jan. 5.

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