Jan 23, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
PTI Is Keeping Its Name — For Now
Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal - Jan 23, 2018 05:29 PM (ET)
Piedmont Triad International Airport will keep its name for at least several months as the airport authority conducts a public study on whether to make a change.
Audit Report Reveals Charleston Airport's Finances 'in Great Shape'
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Jan 23, 2018 05:29 PM (ET)
Charleston International has taken a lot of heat lately over the aftermath of the recent winter storm, but one area with more glowing results is its bulging coffers.
Denver's Airport Hopes to Be a Worldwide Destination of Its Own
Herald-Times (Bloomington Ind.) - Jan 23, 2018 03:47 PM (ET)
The Denver International Airport hopes to become a worldwide destination in itself as airports nationwide adjust to shifting trends in air travel, according to the Denver Post.
Regional Airport Adds New Starbucks, Other New Dining Options
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Jan 23, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
John Glenn Columbus International Airport is adding another Starbucks location and several other new dining options for travelers.
Lansing Airport Urges Support for Renewal of Service to Washington, D.C.
Lansing (Mich.) State Journal - Jan 23, 2018 02:26 PM (ET)
The Capital Region International Airport is asking for help from the public to keep its daily flights to Washington, D.C.
National Guard Seeks Funding for $20 Million Airport Construction Project
Rapid City (S.D.) Journal - Jan 23, 2018 02:19 PM (ET)
The National Guard is asking the Legislature to help fund the construction of a $20 million building next to the Guard’s existing Army Aviation Support Facility at Rapid City Regional Airport.
New Orleans Airport Sets New Traveler Record in 2017, Sees 7th Consecutive Year of Growth
New Orleans Advocate - Jan 23, 2018 02:18 PM (ET)
Another year, another record at Louis Armstrong International Airport.
Quincy Aldermen Fund Airport Fire Protection, Seek Union Cooperation to Lower Costs
Herald-Whig (Quincy, Ill.) - Jan 23, 2018 02:18 PM (ET)
Aldermen on Monday agreed to boost the budget for Quincy Regional Airport by $23,740 to cover the added cost of fire protection through April 30, the end of the fiscal year.
Proposed Development Could Affect Portage Airport's Future
Daily Register (Portage, Wisc.) - Jan 23, 2018 12:33 PM (ET)
The city of Portage’s Airport Commission plans to land on the side that opposes a proposed residential and office development on property that commissioners hope can be acquired for the airport someday.
Tucson International Airport Passenger Count Rose 4.5 Percent in 2017
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Jan 23, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
Tucson International Airport saw 4.5 percent more airline passengers in 2017, with more than 3.4 million combined passenger departures and arrivals thanks to higher seating capacity and added flights.
TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at Hancock Airport Relocates
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Jan 23, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
The TSA PreCheck enrollment center at Syracuse Hancock International Airport has been moved due to the airport's renovation project.
National Pilot Shortage Could Affect WV Airports
WVNS (Beckley, W.Va.) - Jan 23, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
In a 2017 outlook by aircraft manufacturing company Boeing, a pilot shortage on a national and global scale that could shake the entire airline industry, with 60,000 needed within the next five years alone. West Virginia Airport Managers Association president Clint Ransom sees a glimmer of hope in this unfortunate trend.
Ryanair Mulls Four French Bases by 2020
CH-Aviation.com (Switzerland) - Jan 23, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) is in talks with French regional airports and may open up to four bases in the country by 2020, with the first one potentially operational already in winter 2018/2019, Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien said during a press conference in Paris.
New CA Driver's License Needed at Airport Gates by October 2020
Press Democrat (Sonoma County, Calif.) - Jan 23, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
A current California driver’s license will enable you to buy a drink at a bar, rent a car or open a bank account, but in about three years it won’t get you aboard an airplane for a domestic flight.
Las Vegas Airport Passenger Tally Sets New Annual Record
AP - Jan 23, 2018 10:55 AM (ET)
Las Vegas airport officials say the number of passengers using McCarran International Airport soared to a new record in 2017, with 48.5 million people coming and going.
Changi Airport Marks Record Traffic of 62.2m Passengers in 2017
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Jan 23, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Changi Airport saw a record 62.2 million passengers pass through its doors in 2017, it announced on Tuesday (Jan 23).
Israel's International Airport Set to Service 25m Passengers in 2019
Haaretz (Israel) - Jan 23, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Six years after the Open Skies aviation reform brought a surge of air travel to Israel, Ben-Gurion international Airports looks set to pass the 25-million mark for passenger traffic in 2019, making it one of the world’s busiest facilities, the Israel Airports Authority said on Monday.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Names Interim President and CEO
AL.com (Ala.) - Jan 23, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
The Board of Directors of the Birmingham Airport Authority has named an Interim President and Chief Executive officer of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Free Cat Snuggles Available at Calgary Airport to Calm Weary Travellers and Staff
CBC (Canada) - Jan 23, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Cats have a bit of a reputation for being stand-offish, or at least picky about whom they'll cuddle with and where.
Boeing 787-10 Certified by FAA
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
The Boeing 787-10, the third and largest 787 variant, has gained US FAA certification, clearing the way for first delivery to Singapore Airlines during the first half of 2018.
ATR Posts 'Outstanding' Results, Boosts Order Intake
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
ATR booked firm orders for 113 aircraft in 2017, a significant bounce-back from 2016’s figure of 36.
Silver Airways Firms ATR Order
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has firmed its intention to take an initial batch of 20 ATR turboprops, from an LOI for up to 50 of the aircraft signed in August 2017.
AerCap Orders Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN Engines for Up to 15 787s
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
Irish lessor AerCap firmed an order with Rolls-Royce to power 10 forthcoming Boeing 787-9s with Trent 1000-TEN engines—a transaction valued at $450 million at list prices—the UK engine manufacturer said Jan. 22. AerCap will also option Trent 1000-TEN engine purchases for an additional five 787s.
Port Authority Orders Improved New York JFK Emergency Operations
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Stakeholders at New York JFK International Airport were told to implement new interim emergency operational measures “immediately” to avoid a repeat of the calamities seen at JFK Airport during and after the Jan. 4 winter storm, according to directives issued Jan. 18 by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).
Libyan Airport Reopens After 5 Days After Deadly Civil War Clashes
Air Transport World - Jan 23, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, has reopened following a five-day suspension of flights amid fighting in the country’s civil war.