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Alaska, Virgin America Attendants Reach Agreement
Feb 20, 2018 09:56 AM (ET)
DOT: Airline Traffic Increases in November
Feb 20, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Vacation Express to Resume Summer MEM-Cancun Flights
Feb 20, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
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Memphis Airport Videos Detail Tongue-in-Cheek Efforts to Replace the Grindfather
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Feb 20, 2018 01:56 PM (ET)
Replacing the Grindfather is no slam dunk. Memphis International Airport has rolled out new videos that spoof the process of replacing former Memphis Grizzlies player Tony Allen as airport spokesman.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Lands $4 Million Grant to Redevelop Former National Guard Site
Times Free Press (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - Feb 20, 2018 01:38 PM (ET)
Air maintenance firm West Star Aviation is eyeing additional expansion at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to increase its footprint and employment, an official said Monday.

Airport Relations Discussed with Commissioners
Village Soup (Rockland, Maine) - Feb 20, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
An open forum including the Knox County Commission, Owls Head Board of Selectmen, and members of the Owls Head Airport Advisory Committee and the Knox County Airport Public Advisory Committee centered primarily on issues of transparency Feb. 15.

Drones Get OK to Fly Near Certain Areas of CVG Airport
River City News (Covington, Ky.) - Feb 20, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
Drone operators are now able to operate in certain areas within five miles of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. Prior to LAANC and other recent technology enhancements, drones were prohibited within five miles of any airport.

Unknown Substance Found on LAX Airplane Results in Evacuation but No Injuries
Los Angeles Daily News - Feb 20, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
A half ounce of an unknown dry powder found Saturday night, Feb. 17 on an airplane at Los Angeles International Airport led to the plane’s evacuation but no injuries, authorities said.

Humanoid Robot Hired by Airport in Germany to Help Flyers
Inquirer (Philippines) - Feb 20, 2018 10:00 AM (ET)
Over the next few weeks, flyers traveling through Munich Airport will be greeted by a humanoid robot named Josie Pepper, who will be able to field questions about flight operations, and the nearest restaurant or loo.

Man Arrested After Breaching Security at Illinois Airport
AP - Feb 20, 2018 09:59 AM (ET)
Several weekend flights were delayed or canceled at an Illinois airport after a man tried to use a stolen vehicle to ram the main terminal and breached security.

Suspicious Bag at OR Tambo Airport Was Not Part of Simulation Drill, Police Say
News24.com (South Africa) - Feb 20, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that an unattended bag found at OR Tambo International Airport was not part of the planned simulation exercises scheduled to take part on Monday.

Reagan National Airport Construction Expected to Cause Traffic Issues
WMAR (Baltimore) - Feb 20, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
Construction for a massive renovation project at Reagan National Airport is now underway. The work is expected to cause some delays and traffic problems.

Carry-On Begins Smoking Aboard MSP Flight
KARE (Minneapolis) - Feb 20, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
An electronic in a passenger's carry-on suitcase began smoking upon arrival in Appleton, Wisconsin on Sunday night.

Sofia Airport Has Served Half a Million Passengers in January
Novinite.com (Bulgaria) - Feb 20, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
In the first month of 2018, Sofia airport served a total of 499,688 passengers, representing an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period in 2017. 63% or 315,987 of all passengers passed through Terminal 2, and through Terminal 1 - the remaining 37% (183,681), reported Sofia Airport.

Bradley International Airport to Add Nonstop Flight to St. Louis
NBC Connecticut - Feb 20, 2018 09:49 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Aug. 7.

Transatlantic Budget Airline Has Cardiff Airport on Its Radar
Wales Online (U.K.) - Feb 20, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
The head of one of the world's biggest airline groups has raised the prospect of low-cost transatlantic flights out of Cardiff Airport.

Middletown's Airport Could See Millions in State Funds. Here's What the Money Would Do.
Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio) - Feb 20, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
The Middletown Regional Airport could see a sizable investment of tax dollars if lawmakers approve two capital budget projects proposed for a Statehouse bill expected to be introduced by the month’s end.

New Airlines Haven't Cut into Rival Carriers' Business at Charleston's Airport
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Feb 20, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Charleston International continues to add airlines to serve the growing tourism and business markets in the region, but the newcomers don't appear to be cutting into existing providers' passenger counts.

Mumbai To Get Another Airport: Five Things To Know
NDTV (India) - Feb 20, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport. The Airport will be the second international aviation hub for the financial capital, presently served by the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport that has almost reached saturation point.

Aseman ATR 72 Crashes in Iran
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
An Aseman Airlines ATR 72 crashed in Iran in the early hours of Feb 18; there are no reports of survivors among the 66 people on board, but the wreckage is in difficult-to-access mountainous terrain. According to unconfirmed media reports Feb. 19, the wreckage has been found.

SaudiGulf Goes Live with Onboard Wi-Fi
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian full-service carrier SaudiGulf Airlines has obtained regulatory approval to activate Wi-Fi services on board its domestic and international flights, and has brought the system online.

Eurowings to Open Nuremberg Base
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings will open a base in Nuremberg, Germany, at the end of March with a leased TUIfly Boeing 737-800.

UK Company Sees New Lives for Retired Etihad A340s
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
UK company European Aviation (EA) has agreed to a deal with Etihad Airways to buy 10 of the Abu Dhabi airline’s recently retired Airbus A340s.

EasyJet, Norwegian Still Working on Flight Connections
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:28 AM (ET)
European LCCs easyJet and Norwegian have yet to go fully live on their flight connections partnership, because of issues with booking on one another’s systems.

Ireland's ASL Aviation Closes Spanish Carrier
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings is ceasing operations of its Madrid-based operation, ASL Airlines Spain.

Ryanair CEO Warns Brexit May Force UK Shareholders to Sell
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Ireland-based LCC Ryanair may force UK shareholders to dispose of their shares in the airline in if Brexit talks breakdown between the UK and the European Union (EU) over the UK’s departure from the bloc, the airline’s CEO warned.

Local Chinese Government Injects New Capital into Tianjin Airlines
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:26 AM (ET)
HNA Group subsidiary Tianjin Airlines has received an additional CNY400 million ($63.3 million) investment from the Tianjin Bonded Zone Investment Co., representing Tianjin’s municipal government, to enhance the carrier’s competitiveness.

Air Arabia Cites 'Strong Fundamentals' as Annual Profit Rises
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:25 AM (ET)
UAE LCC Air Arabia posted a net profit of AED662 million ($180 million) for 2017, up 30% on its 2016 figure of AED509 million. It achieved the result on turnover fractionally down at AED3.7 billion.

Airbus Continues A350-1000 Asian Tour
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
Airbus hopes to generate more sales for its A350-1000 among Asia-Pacific airlines as it continues a 12-country tour through the Middle East and Asia-Pacific with one of the test aircraft, partly to showcase the aircraft in potential markets.

SIA Posts $532 Million Nine-Month Profit on Passenger, Cargo Growth
Air Transport World - Feb 20, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) reported a SG$711.1 million ($531.9 million) net profit for the first nine months of its 2017-2018 fiscal year, up 42.6% over SG$498.7 million over the same period a year ago. SIA cited strong passenger and cargo revenue partially offset by higher fuel expenses for the results.

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