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Congress Facing Another Deadline to Pass Spending Bill
Feb 05, 2018 06:10 PM (ET)
DFW Designated TSA Innovation Task Force Site
Feb 05, 2018 06:10 PM (ET)
AAAE Again Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia
Feb 05, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
Frontier to Add Service from Michigan's Ford Airport
Feb 05, 2018 11:02 AM (ET)
Security Briefs: How Will You Or Your Staff Handle The Big One?
Feb 05, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)

IATA Warns Rising Costs for Airport Infrastructure Are Risk for Airlines
Reuters - Feb 05, 2018 02:26 PM (ET)
The growing cost of airport infrastructure poses risks to the airline industry’s profitability and growth, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said, adding there was an infrastructure crisis almost everywhere in the world.

Ryanair Announces Quarterly Profits Increase
Newstalk (Ireland) - Feb 05, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Ryanair has increased its quarterly profits - despite the pilot shortage that caused it to cancel a whole collection of flights.

The 10 Busiest Airports in the World
Independent (U.K.) - Feb 05, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
Dubai International Airport has released its passenger statistics for 2017, which confirm it has held onto its position as the world’s busiest airport for international travel.

Airport Authority Appeals Judge's Decision to Void Lotte Contract
Pacific News Center (Guam) - Feb 05, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
Both DFS Guam and the Guam International Airport Authority have reacted to Superior Court Judge Arthur Barcinas’ four decisions and orders in the long-standing disputes that involve a lucrative concession contract.

Moments After Super Bowl's 4th Quarter, MSP Ready For Travelers
CBS Minnesota - Feb 05, 2018 11:55 AM (ET)
Not everyone wants to linger after the Big Game — some fans are headed to the airport as soon as it ends, instead of paying for another night in a hotel.

Dubai Keeps Rank as World's Busiest International Airport
AP - Feb 05, 2018 11:54 AM (ET)
Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No. 1 ranking as the world’s busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017.

Airport Infrastructure Is the Starting and Ending Point of Every Journey
Business Times (Singapore) - Feb 05, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
The Singapore Airshow is a great reminder of the importance of the civil aviation industry.

Mumbai Airport Becomes World's Busiest Single-Runway Airport
The Hindu (India) - Feb 05, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
On January 20, Mumbai airport created a new world record for single-runway operations by handling 980 arrivals and take-offs in 24 hours, or almost one flight every minute!

Pike Airport Admin Sees Potential
Enterprise-Journal (McComb, Miss.) - Feb 05, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
Conner Burns, the departing McComb-Pike County Airport administrator, says the facility can grow if economic development spurs more business or cargo flights there.

This Is the Luxury Airport Lounge We All Want Access To
Travel & Leisure - Feb 05, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
American Express Centurion Lounges are the most luxurious lounges in the company's collection, and they're reserved exclusively for American Express Platinum card holders or Centurion members, regardless of the airlines on which they fly.

First Look Inside EasyJet's New 'Super Quiet' Eco Plane at Manchester Airport
Manchester Evening News (U.K.) - Feb 05, 2018 11:45 AM (ET)
This is a video tour of the new super quiet, super green easyJet plane - launched at Manchester Airport.

Third Runway of Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Complete in 2019
Tempo.co (Indonesia) - Feb 05, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Transportation Ministry targets to complete the construction of the third runway of Soekarno-Hatta Airport by June 2019. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi reported the progress in which it is still in the process of land clearance and taxiway construction.

Bird and Drone Early Detection Tech to Solve Acute Airport Problem
Israel Homeland Security (Israel) - Feb 05, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
Flight safety solutions available today, such as radars for early detection, are not sufficiently effective in preventing collisions with birds, due to their technological limitations. A major air safety technology will help keep airports secure.

New Cleveland Hopkins Director Predicts Growth, More Flights to Europe
Cleveland.com - Feb 05, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
Airport Director Robert Kennedy is predicting continued strong growth in passenger traffic at Cleveland Hopkins - including the possible addition of a third flight to Europe.

Uber, Lyft Can Pick Up Passengers at the Palm Springs Airport. Here's How and When It'll Happen
Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) - Feb 05, 2018 11:09 AM (ET)
The Palm Springs City Council’s decision to allow ride-booking services to pick up passengers at the airport was met with cheers from Uber and Lyft drivers and users – and disappointment from taxi and limo drivers.

Airport Terminals are Crawling with Germs, Study Says
Stuff (New Zealand) - Feb 05, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
You don't have to be mysophobic to want to slip on rubber gloves when you enter an airplane cabin.

Beijing on Track to Become World's Busiest Airport
Straits Times (Singapore) - Feb 05, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
Beijing has inched one step closer to taking the crown for the world's busiest airport.

More Flights but Fewer Noise Complaints for Auckland International Airport
Stuff (New Zealand) - Feb 05, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
Aucklanders living under flight paths are having to deal with increased noise pollution as more planes fly in and out of New Zealand's national gateway.

Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing At Sacramento International Airport
CBS Sacramento (Calif.) - Feb 05, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines Flight 1987 to Long Beach made an emergency landing at Sacramento International Airport at approximately 6:30 on Sunday evening after the flight crew reported a bird strike after takeoff. The flight left Sacramento International just after 6:10 P.M. The Boeing 737 was met on the ground by emergency crews on alert.

Sweden Implements New Rules for UAV Use
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
Sweden has become the latest country to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, covering both private and commercial operators.

Industry Condemns Video of Drone Close Encounter with Frontier Aircraft
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry and hobbyists alike have been quick to condemn an alleged close encounter with commercial airliner. News of the incident emerged after an undated video taken from the UAV, or drone, involved was posted on YouTube.

Air Senegal Firms A330neo Order
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
Air Senegal has firmed an order for two Airbus A330neos, following an MOU signed in November 2017 at the Dubai Air Show. The order makes the national carrier of Senegal the first airline in Africa to select the new re-engined A330 version, which is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

Vilnius Airport Begins Major Terminal Reconstruction
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
Lithuania’s largest airport at Vilnius is preparing to start a four-year makeover of its terminal building that will double its capacity.

IATA: Fuel Prices, Labor Costs Likely to Slow Passenger Growth in 2018
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
Worldwide passenger traffic grew 7.6% in 2017, outpacing the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%, as passengers responded to an overall improvement in the global economy and lower airfares, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market Analysis for December 2017, released Feb. 1.

Emirates to Launch Santiago de Chile Services in July
Air Transport World - Feb 05, 2018 10:57 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline is launching services to Santiago de Chile, the Dubai-based carrier’s fourth South American passenger route, starting July 8.

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