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House Passes Four-Week CR But Measure Faces Uncertain Fate in Senate
Jan 18, 2018 07:41 PM (ET)
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TSA's Technology Acquisitions
Jan 18, 2018 06:53 PM (ET)
Delta Posts December Quarter, Full Year Profit
Jan 18, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
AAAE Names Members to IAAE, USCTA Boards
Jan 18, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Jan 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jan 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ET)

Fewer Federal Custom Officers Will Be Reassigned from Orlando Airport
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Jan 18, 2018 05:26 PM (ET)
Four federal customs officers will be reassigned from Orlando International Airport to the southwest border for 90 days, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy said this week.

After Flyers Delayed, TSA Aims to Improve at Atlanta Airport
AP - Jan 18, 2018 05:24 PM (ET)
After passengers waited well over an hour to get through security at Atlanta's airport as it struggled to recover from ice and snow, federal officials tried to avoid a repeat of lines that snaked through the airport's atrium and past its food court.

Water Woes in JP Cause Toilet Issues for New Orleans Airport
WDSU (New Orleans) - Jan 18, 2018 05:23 PM (ET)
Louis Armstrong International Airport officials said toilets cannot be flushed at the terminal because of the water issues in Jefferson Parish.

Second Measles Scare in a Week at Chicago's O'Hare Airport
CBS News - Jan 18, 2018 05:22 PM (ET)
Another case of measles exposure has been reported at O'Hare International Airport, the second instance there in recent days. This case involves a patient who was at the International Terminal on Jan. 9 and who may have exposed others to the highly contagious virus. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health insists there is no outbreak, CBS Chicago reports.

Norfolk International Airport Wants a $250,000 Break on City Fees. The Mayor Is Opposed
Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) - Jan 18, 2018 02:01 PM (ET)
Adding seven words to the state code could save Norfolk International Airport a quarter of a million dollars – and cost the city the same amount.

National Carriers Pursue Yukon Pilots Amid Canada-Wide Shortage
CBC (Canada) - Jan 18, 2018 02:00 PM (ET)
A shortage of pilots across Canada is affecting the Yukon's airline industry.

Australia's Airnorth Cancels Flights Over Pilot Shortage
CH-Aviation.com (Switzerland) - Jan 18, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
Airnorth (Australia) (TL, Alice Springs) has cancelled dozens of flights across Australia's Northern Territory due to the lack of qualified pilots to fly the airline's Embraer aircraft, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has reported.

New Flights at SLO Airport Mean Record Passengers, Plans for Bigger Planes
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Jan 18, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
If the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport seemed extra crowded last year, it wasn’t just the cramped, outdated terminal building that’s since been replaced.

Spirit Airlines Pays $82.9K in Overdue Fees Owed to Pittsburgh Airport
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Jan 18, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
Spirit Airlines owed the Allegheny County Airport Authority $82,914 in fees that were more than 90 days past due — an issue that the carrier said it resolved Wednesday evening after a Trib inquiry.

Chatbots, MVPs and Startups ­– Geneva Airport's Innovation Department Reveals Latest Plans
Future Travel Experience - Jan 18, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Geneva Airport has an impressive track record when it comes to trialling and adopting new and emerging technologies, and the innovation department has big plans in place for 2018.

New Jersey Bans Drunk Drone Flying
General Aviation News - Jan 18, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
On his last day in office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, according to a report from Reuters.

Alaska Aircraft Registration Proposal Is a Tangled Web in the Making
General Aviation News - Jan 18, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
“Oh, what a tangle web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

New Freight Terminal for Airport
Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - Jan 18, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
Transport Minister Marios Demetriades announced on Wednesday the creation of a new freight terminal at Larnaca airport, following a cabinet decision.

Airport's Run of 2 Million Passengers Annually Likely at End
New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) - Jan 18, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
2017 is likely to be the first time this century that yearly passenger traffic at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport dipped below 2 million.

Amsterdam Airport Cancels All Flights Due to Severe Storms
Independent (U.K.) - Jan 18, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands, toppling trees and causing traffic chaos. The airport said all take-offs and landings were halted “until further notice” because of the severe weather conditions.

Governor Will Be on Hand for South Bend Airport Announcement
South Bend (Ind.) Tribune - Jan 18, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will be on hand for an announcement Thursday afternoon at the South Bend International Airport.

Peoria Airport Reports Passenger Traffic Up 2 Percent Last Year
Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.) - Jan 18, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport on Wednesday reported a 2 percent increase in 2017 over 2016 in overall passenger traffic, the third busiest year ever at the airport.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Executive Director Dan Mann Leaving for Louisville Airport
Cola Daily (Columbia, S.C.) - Jan 18, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) Executive Director, Dan Mann, has announced his decision to accept the position of Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in Louisville, Ky., beginning in March.

Delta Wants Longer Lease at Salt Lake City Airport in Deal That Could Help Pay for Expansion
Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune - Jan 18, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines wants a 10-year extension on its lease at Salt Lake City International Airport through 2034, a long-term commitment that airport officials said Wednesday includes a pledge to cover any shortfall in debt payments on the airport’s $3.6 billion renovation.

Airport Challenge: Clearing Runways a Choreographed Snow Dance
USA Today - Jan 18, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
This is choreography on a grand scale.

Indigo Partners Carriers Frontier, Volaris to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Jan 18, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
Denver-based Frontier Airlines and Mexico City-based Volaris have entered into a codeshare agreement, signaling further cooperation between two carriers affiliated with private equity firm Indigo Partners.

Alaska Airlines Set to Anchor Paine Field Opening in Late 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 18, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is looking to solidify an anchor presence at the redeveloped Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington with the Jan. 16 announcement of 13 daily flights to eight cities set to launch in fall 2018.

Germania to Replace 737 Fleet with A320neos
Air Transport World - Jan 18, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
Berlin-based Germania is preparing its most comprehensive fleet renewal program beginning in 2020.

IATA: 2018 Passenger Growth to Stay Above Trend, But Slower Than 2017
Air Transport World - Jan 18, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
Worldwide air passenger traffic was up 8% year-over-year (YOY) in November, the sector’s strongest rise in five months, according to IATA’s November Air Passenger Market Analysis. For the first 11 months of 2017, passenger traffic increased 7.7% over 2016, considerably ahead of the 5.5% ten-year average pace.

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