Jan 16, 2018 08:25 AM (ET)
As Airlines Post Big Profits, Small Communities Lose Service
Los Angeles Times - Jan 16, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
For 35 years, Transfer Flow Inc. has been manufacturing after-market fuel tanks for pickup trucks out of Chico, Calif., which means employees must make regular trips from the quiet college town to meet with clients and potential business partners.
$27 Million Renovations Underway for Scottsdale Airport
AZFamily.com (Phoenix) - Jan 16, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Scottsdale Airport is a general aviation airport, which means there is no commercial or airline service. You'll find single-engine aircraft and private planes used for corporate and exclusive luxury travel. But it's an airport in need of some upgrades.
Amsterdam Shows Size Matters as It Leads Europe's Airport Charge
Bloomberg - Jan 16, 2018 12:37 PM (ET)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport added 4.8 million passengers last year with the help of a six-runway setup that’s unique in Europe, putting it almost level with Paris Charles de Gaulle as the region’s second-busiest hub.
Rapid City Regional Airport Sets Passenger Record in 2017
AP - Jan 16, 2018 12:37 PM (ET)
Rapid City Regional Airport set a record for passengers last year.
Tuesday Storm: Airlines Waive Change Fees, Cancellations Top 800
USA Today - Jan 16, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Airlines were canceling flights and waiving change fees as wintry weather threatened airports across a large swath of the United States on Tuesday. Texas and the Northeast were the regions in the cross hairs of the latest winter storm to affect travel.
Houston Airports Launches Emergency Command Vehicle
Airport Technology - Jan 16, 2018 12:35 PM (ET)
Houston Airports has launched a new mobile incident command vehicle to deal with emergencies and keep its three airports running smoothly in case of disruption to communications.
Helena Regional Airport Hits Record Number of Passengers
KTVQ (Billings, Mont.) - Jan 16, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
In 2017 the Helena Regional Airport saw a record number of passengers with 209,000, making it one of the most successful years for the organization.
Airport Had Record Number of Passengers in 2017
Prince George Citizen (Canada) - Jan 16, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
A record number of passengers passed through the Prince George Airport in 2017. according to a statement issued by the Prince George Airport Authority.
With Only One Runway, Mumbai's Airport is a Traveller's Nightmare
Quartz - Jan 16, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
One of India’s busiest airports is turning out to be a nightmare for travellers.
Production Begins on Advanced XL-2
General Aviation News - Jan 16, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
Discovery Aviation has started production of its new advanced XL-2 with a three aircraft order from a current XL-2 operator in Seoul, Korea.
Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert to Tap into 'Tourism, Trade and Economic Growth'
Financial Review (Australia) - Jan 16, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
New Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert has signalled that he will work closely with authorities to boost tourism in NSW as he takes over from outgoing chief Kerrie Mather.
Interest-Free Loan Program Takes Off to Aid Japan's Future Pilots
The Mainichi (Japan) - Jan 16, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
Starting from next academic year, a select number of students dreaming of becoming airline pilots will be eligible to borrow a total of 5 million yen interest free under a new financial aid system called "mirai no pilot" (future pilots).
Airnorth Cancels Flights Across Northern Territory, Citing Pilot Shortage
ABC (Australia) - Jan 16, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Regional airline Airnorth has cancelled flights across the Northern Territory, forcing frustrated passengers to drive hundreds of kilometres to make connecting flights out of Darwin.
Akron-Canton Director Bleeds 'Airport Blue'
Canton (Ohio) Repository - Jan 16, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
There will be plenty to do over the next year, as Rick McQueen steers toward retirement as president and chief executive director at Akron-Canton Airport. One of those tasks will be helping the person selected as his replacement.
Auckland International Airport Finds Buyer for Cairns Airport Stake
Financial Review (Australia) - Jan 16, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
Auckland International Airport has found a buyer its 24.55 per cent stake in Cairns Airport owner North Queensland Airports.
Distress Call from Cargo Plane Prompts Landing at Dayton Airport
WHIO (Dayton, Ohio) - Jan 16, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
A FexEx cargo plane safely landed at Dayton International Airport following a report of a fire on board the plane, according to an airport spokeswoman.
Norwegian Air To End Bradley International Airport Service After Less Than A Year
Hartford (Conn.) Courant - Jan 16, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
Norwegian Air will shut down its Bradley International Airport service after just nine months, the discount European airline announced Monday.
Plane Collides with Parked Truck on Logan Airport Taxiway
Boston Globe - Jan 16, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
By Abigail Feldman GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JANUARY 16, 2018
An Alaska Airlines plane heading to Portland, Ore. collided with a parked de-icing truck at Logan Airport on Monday afternoon, Massport officials said.
Former Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson Opens Restaurant in DFW International Airport
WBAP (Dallas) - Jan 16, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson opened a new restaurant inside DFW International Airport Monday morning.
Measles Alert Issued for Chicago O'Hare Air Travelers
ABC News - Jan 16, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
New Court Ruling Casts Further Doubt on IAG-NIKI Deal
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)
An Austrian court in Korneuburg has ruled that the NIKI insolvency proceedings and asset sale should restart from scratch, further casting doubt on International Airlines Group (IAG) acquiring NIKI.
New Delhi to Allow Foreign Investment in Air India
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
The Indian government has eased ownership rules surrounding Air India, allowing up to a 49% stake to be held by foreign investors.
Xiamen Air to Buy 150 CFM LEAP-1B Engines for MAX Aircraft
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
China’s Xiamen Air has committed to purchase 150 CFM LEAP-1B engines and MRO support for 20 engines, valued at $2.05 billion. The MOU was signed in conjunction with French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China earlier this week.
All That Glitters…
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fueling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality each passenger is flying for less.
Kenya Airways to Launch First US Services in October 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:40 AM (ET)
Kenya Airways will launch daily Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta-New York JFK services on Oct. 28, becoming the first airline to offer a nonstop flight between East Africa and the US.
WestJet Adds Senior Execs to Prepare for Global Expansion
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:37 AM (ET)
WestJet has hired three new vice presidents to the senior leadership team as the Canadian LCC prepares for expansion.
Rolls-Royce Announces New US Facility
Air Transport World - Jan 16, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will operate a jet engine testbed at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.