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Richmond Airport Sets Traffic Record
Feb 01, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
FAA Issues Revocation Order Against TapJets
Feb 01, 2018 10:24 AM (ET)
Delta to Add Pittsburgh-Salt Lake City Route
Feb 01, 2018 10:23 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Feb 01, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 01, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)

Moran Defies Trump, Says Private Air Traffic Control Would Harm Wichita Industry
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle - Feb 01, 2018 02:35 PM (ET)
Privatizing the nation’s air-traffic control system would end up putting commercial airliners ahead of private planes at airports around the country and in turn hurt Wichita’s aviation industry, Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday.

Airlines Donate $28 Million to the National Air and Space Museum for Makeover
Stars & Stripes - Feb 01, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
In a remarkable joint venture, nine commercial airlines have donated $28 million to the National Air and Space Museum to support the remaking of an exhibition that traces the history of commercial aviation, the museum announced Wednesday.

Passenger Traffic Up 5% at Cork Airport Last Month
Irish Times (Ireland) - Feb 01, 2018 01:37 PM (ET)
Cork Airport recorded a 5 per cent increase in passenger numbers last month compared to the same period in 2017.

What Does Myanmar's New Airport Mean for Travellers?
Telegraph (U.K.) - Feb 01, 2018 01:36 PM (ET)
A new international airport in Myanmar, the south-east Asian nation facing condemnation over the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya minority group, is to open by 2020, with construction plans to be finalised by next month, the country’s department of civil aviation has said.

MSP Airport Anticipates Busiest Day In Its History
CBS Minnesota - Feb 01, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
The Twin Cities are expected to host a lot of people over the next handful of days. And while they’re all likely to arrive at different times, odds are they’ll all be leaving at roughly the same time.

Do's (and Don'ts) of Flying with an Emotional Support Animal
USA Today - Feb 01, 2018 11:24 AM (ET)
Peacock owners beware: You may need a new emotional support animal to fly with.

TSA Asks Travelers to Get to Airports Early as Screening Changes
KFOR (Oklahoma City) - Feb 01, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
A heads up to travelers: starting next week, you'll want to get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight because changes are coming to the screening process and it may take longer than you're used to.

Tampa International Airport Moving Toward Building Big Office Project
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Feb 01, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Tampa International Airport has spent nearly a billion dollars so far on its ambitious expansion program, and it’s not nearly done.

United's Expansion Strategy Is Sound Planning
Forbes - Feb 01, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
“Because that’s where the money is.” According to lore, this was the answer when a reporter asked 1950s hold-up man Willie Sutton why he strictly targeted banks.

Asheville Airport Director Talks Future in Face of Growth
Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.) - Feb 01, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
Asheville Regional Airport officials said this week that 2017 marked the fourth consecutive year of record passenger numbers. Compared with passenger numbers five years ago, 2017's numbers showed a 50-percent increase.

Work Starts Feb. 26 on Redmond Airport Runway
Bend (Ore.) Bulletin - Feb 01, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
The secondary runway at Redmond Airport is undergoing reconstruction starting Feb. 26, the airport director announced Wednesday.

Avalon Airport Secures AirAsia to Operate First International Service
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Feb 01, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
Victoria could have a second international airport by the end of this year, with Avalon Airport securing AirAsia to operate its first overseas services.

Flying Right: The Pittsburgh Airport is on the Path of Progress
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 01, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
Every booster of the local economy can agree on the need for a modern and efficient airport serving the Pittsburgh area. People ranging from an importer of foreign goods to executives choosing the site for Amazon’s second headquarters expect an airport with direct connections to major destinations. By all measures, our airport is making major progress.

TSA Pledges to Get Sea-Tac Airport Back to 'Full Force' with Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
KIRO (Seattle) - Feb 01, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
The TSA’s administrator is pledging to get Sea-Tac Airport back to “full force” in bomb-sniffing dogs after the airport’s managing director sent a letter to Sen. Maria Cantwell saying he was “deeply concerned” about recent security waits.

FXE Is First GA Airport To Receive Automated CBP Kiosks
AIN - Feb 01, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has installed automated passport-control kiosks at its facility at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), making it the first dedicated general aviation (GA) airport in the country to be so equipped.

State Looks At MacArthur Airport In Ronkonkoma As Possible Superfund Site
CBS New York - Feb 01, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
Another Long Island location may be named a toxic superfund site – this time in Ronkonkoma.

Tampa Intl. Airport Hosting Job Fair Friday to Fill 300 Positions
WFLA (Tampa, Fla.) - Feb 01, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
Tampa International Airport is hosting a job fair on Friday to fill nearly 300 positions.

Op-Ed: Lambert Airport by the Numbers
NEXTSTL.com (St. Louis) - Feb 01, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
As we discuss selling our airport, one thing that seems to be missing from the public dialog are some basic facts.

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Nonstop Service From Bradley To Houston
Hartford (Conn.) Courant - Feb 01, 2018 10:36 AM (ET)
United Airlines is temporarily suspending nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to Houston, as of March 1, a move blamed on a deepening national shortage of pilots and not a lack of bookings.

TSA Changes Mean Longer Lines at the Spokane Airport
KREM (Spokane, Wash.) - Feb 01, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
The lines at the airport sometimes they can be a real pain.

Palm Springs International Airport Tops 2 Million Visitors in 2017
KESQ (Palm Springs, Calif.) - Feb 01, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
More than 2 million travelers took flights in and out of Palm Springs International Airport in 2017, a 5.1 percent increase over the previous year, it was announced today.

Boeing Projects Another Record Year of Aircraft Deliveries in 2018
Air Transport World - Feb 01, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Boeing expects to easily top the 763 commercial aircraft it delivered in 2017—an industry record—by delivering 810-815 aircraft in 2018.

Flybe Making 'Strong Progress' on Improvement Plan
Air Transport World - Feb 01, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
UK-based regional airline Flybe is feeling the benefits of a renewed focus on operating costs and fleet trimming.

ULCC Spirit Appears Close to Resolving Difficult Pilot Labor Situation
Air Transport World - Feb 01, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
Nearly three years of contentious negotiations between ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines and its pilots may be nearing an end as the carrier’s flight deck crew prepares to vote on a tentative agreement (TA) for a new, five-year labor contract.

Volotea Sees Passenger Loads Leap 42% in 2017
Air Transport World - Feb 01, 2018 10:17 AM (ET)
Spanish LCC Volotea recorded a 42% jump in passenger numbers in 2017, reaching 4.8 million, up from 3.4 million in 2016, beating the Barcelona-based airline’s predictions.

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