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Passenger Traffic Up at Norfolk International Airport
Jan 25, 2018 04:41 PM (ET)
Alabama's Birmingham Airport Names Interim President
Jan 25, 2018 04:14 PM (ET)
Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Cleared For Service
Jan 25, 2018 04:13 PM (ET)
Nominations Sought for Balchen/Post Snow Awards
Jan 25, 2018 08:30 AM (ET)
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Jan 25, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)

Palm Springs City Council Approves Airport Ride-Sharing Services
KESQ (Palm Springs, Calif.) - Jan 25, 2018 05:39 PM (ET)
People who fly in and out of the Palm Springs International Airport can now use ride-sharing services when being picked up. The Palm Springs City Council voted unanimously to allow people to use services like Uber and Lyft to allow drivers to pick them up at the curb.

Airport Will Have New Name
Green River (Wyo.) Star - Jan 25, 2018 05:38 PM (ET)
Starting Feb. 1, the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County will no longer be the name of the local airport.

Trump Infrastructure Plan: Potholes Ahead
Barron's - Jan 25, 2018 04:21 PM (ET)
The outline of President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated infrastructure plan has been leaking out this week, except for a couple of minor details: When is it actually going to come to fruition and how will it be paid for?

United Turnaround Plan: Bolster Hubs, Revive Smaller Markets
USA Today - Jan 25, 2018 10:46 AM (ET)
United Airlines executives plan to stop making "stupid" decisions as part of a renewed effort to turn around the carrier's fortunes.

Pilotless Planes on the Horizon if Public Acceptance Grows, Say Experts
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) - Jan 25, 2018 09:52 AM (ET)
Canadians may not be quite ready to fly on a pilotless aircraft but technological advances in self-driving vehicles are already opening the door to autonomous commercial flight, an increasingly attractive prospect for industry players facing a dearth of pilots.

County OKs Airport Project Work, Funding
Daily News (Batavia, N.Y.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
County legislators Wednesday approved capital projects and set funding for the reconstruction of a runway and a taxiway at the Genesee County Airport — projects to be paid for mainly with federal money.

McCarran International Airport Rolls Out New $30 Million Renovations
News 3 (Las Vegas) - Jan 25, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
Officials at McCarran International Airport cut the ribbon Wednesday afternoon and revealed the end result of their $30 million renovation project.

Airport's 2017 Passenger Count Sets Record
Traverse City (Mich.) Ticker - Jan 25, 2018 09:49 AM (ET)
Cherry Capital Airport had a record-setting year for passenger traffic in 2017, airport officials announced Wednesday.

Indianapolis Airport Has Record-Breaking 2017
WTHR (Indianapolis) - Jan 25, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Indianapolis Airport had more passengers this year than ever before.

SF City Attorney Sues Car-Sharing Company Over Airport Rides
The Recorder (Calif.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:28 AM (ET)
The San Francisco city attorney has sued online car-sharing company Turo, claiming it flouts rules designed to prevent congestion around San Francisco International Airport and provide funding for airport infrastructure.

Delta Boardings Soar as Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Traffic Climbs
Times Free Press (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, which boarded more people than ever in 2017, also saw its airlines gain passengers with Delta Air Lines surging and claiming nearly half of all traffic.

Officials: Passenger Growth Soars at Boise Airport
KIVI (Boise, Idaho) - Jan 25, 2018 09:26 AM (ET)
The Boise Airport set a new passenger record last year.

Glacier International Fastest Growing Airport in State
NBC Montana - Jan 25, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
Glacier Park International Airport had a record year. Administrators say it's the fastest growing airport in the state.

Billings Logan International Airport Officials Look to $40 Million Expansion for Future Growth
KTVQ (Billings, Mont.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
One only major renovation to the Billings Logan International Airport concourse has happened in the last 30 years.

Loaded Handgun Found in Break Room at Atlanta's Airport
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Jan 25, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
A handgun with 10 rounds was left in an employee break room at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

Rental Car Counters Moving at Hancock Airport as $49M Improvement Project Advances
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
The rental car counters at Syracuse Hancock International Airport are relocating, starting today, to the first floor of Terminal B as part of the airport's $48.8 million improvement project.

TripIt Will Now Tell You How to Beat Airport Security Waits
Conde Nast Traveler - Jan 25, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
The travel app TripIt will finally make it possible to know how long you’ll be waiting in that TSA line.

Airport Manager to Stay on as Firms Show Interest in Operations
Post Star (Glen Falls, N.Y.) - Jan 25, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Warren County’s former airport manager has agreed to work for the county for four more months on a part-time basis as the county figures out how to operate the airport going forward, with numerous private operators apparently interested in taking over the facility.

O'Hare Has a Record Year
Crain's Chicago Business - Jan 25, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
Passenger and cargo business at O'Hare International Airport hit record levels in 2017, according to preliminary figures released by the city today—news Mayor Rahm Emanuel promptly hailed as a sign his airport modernization plans are working.

Japan Airlines Appoints New President
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:56 AM (ET)
Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a transition in its senior leadership, which sees Yuji Akasaka appointed as the carrier’s next president.

ATR Hopes to Continue Iranian Business
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is hopeful that worsening relations between the US administration and Iran will not hinder its business relationship with Tehran.

Analysis: Elwell Takes Over at FAA as Reauthorization Fight Heats Up
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
Dan Elwell, who flew Boeing 757s, 767s, DC-10s and MD-80s over a 16-year commercial pilot career with American Airlines, heads into an uncertain flight path as he takes the captain’s seat at FAA.

Qatar Airways to Receive First Airbus A350-1000 in February
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:44 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways will transfer its first Airbus A350-1000 in February after a delay of several weeks.

China Express Airlines Wins IPO Approval for Fleet Expansion
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:35 AM (ET)
China Express Airlines has secured approval for an initial public offering (IPO) to expand its fleet, becoming the first regional carrier in China to launch an IPO.

GECAS Steadies the Course, Eyes Consolidation in 2018
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is attempting to steer a middle course between picking up new assets and portfolios of aircraft from competitors, while not allowing the thrill of the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) sector stampede it into unwise deals, president and CEO Alec Burger said Jan. 24.

Air Seychelles to Axe Key Paris Route, Aircraft & Jobs
Air Transport World - Jan 25, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
Fierce competition has forced Air Seychelles to cut its Paris route, which generates 30% of revenue, as well as two Airbus A330s and an undisclosed number of staff under a wide-ranging restructuring plan.

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