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Miami Airport Expands Foreign Trade Zone
Feb 21, 2018 01:53 PM (ET)
Southwest Plans New Nonstop Routes
Feb 21, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Adds Automated Exit Lane
Feb 21, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Nominations Sought for Balchen/Post Snow Awards
Feb 21, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Part 139 Requirements for Self-Inspection
Feb 21, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)



2017 Was a Good Year for the Washington Region's Three Airports
Washington Post - Feb 21, 2018 06:39 PM (ET)
There is good news for the Washington region’s three airports, including beleaguered Dulles International: passenger traffic was up in 2017, mirroring a national trend that saw record numbers of people flying last year.

Earthquakes at DFW Airport Continued for Years After Oil and Gas Wastewater Well Was Shut
Dallas Morning News - Feb 21, 2018 02:50 PM (ET)
Earthquakes beneath DFW International Airport continued for seven years after an oil and gas company shut a nearby wastewater injection well that had been linked to the quakes, according to a new study by scientists at Southern Methodist University.

County Council Addresses Airport Modernization Plan Critics
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 21, 2018 02:24 PM (ET)
Allegheny County Council on Tuesday addressed a critic of the proposed $1.1 billion Pittsburgh International Airport modernization who was seeking more transparency on the project.

New Anchorage Airport Manager Looks to China for Growth
KTOO (Juneau, Alaska) - Feb 21, 2018 02:23 PM (ET)
The new general manager for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is looking to add more flights to China.

TSA Breaks Record for Most Firearms Found in One Week
The Hill (Washington) - Feb 21, 2018 01:52 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday announced that it has set a new record for the most firearms found in carry-on luggage during a one-week time frame.

'Your Face Will Be Your Passport': Sydney Airport to Trial Biometrics
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Feb 21, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
With a flash of their face, passengers flying overseas will be able to walk through Sydney Airport's international terminal to their waiting plane almost without showing their passport.

Saudi Arabia Terminates Jeddah Airport Deal with Changi Airport Group-Led Consortium
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Feb 21, 2018 11:30 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority has terminated an agreement with a consortium led by Changi Airports International to operate and manage the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in the city of Jeddah.

After Falling in 2016, Charlotte's Airport Set Another Record for Travelers Last Year
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Feb 21, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
If you feel like Charlotte’s airport has never been busier, you’re right.

Residents Near Calabro Airport Complain About Flight Noise
Newsday (Islip, N.Y.) - Feb 21, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
Some Shirley residents say their neighborhood is buzzed at all hours of the day and night by planes taking off and landing at nearby Brookhaven Calabro Airport.

Fire Forces Closure of Malta Airport
New Straits Times (Malaysia) - Feb 21, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Malta International Airport was brought to a standstill on Tuesday by a fire that left flights suspended and hundreds of passengers stranded.

Hollywood Burbank Airport to Send Joint Letter to FAA Regarding NextGen
Los Angeles Times - Feb 21, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration will soon receive a letter from the city of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority regarding what some residents perceive as increased noise generated by the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Sun Country Laying Off 350 Employees at MSP Airport
Fox 9 (Minneapolis) - Feb 21, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Sun Country Airlines announced Tuesday it is laying off 350 ground service workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Sydney Airport Profit Soars, Thanks to 1 Million Global Travellers
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Feb 21, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
An extra 1 million international passengers passing through Sydney Airport's gates last year has helped boost its annual pre-tax earnings by 8 per cent to nearly $1.2 billion.

Illinois Airports to Push for Taxing Authority Changes
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - Feb 21, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Three regional Illinois airports, including the Quad-City International Airport, are joining efforts to push for new state legislation that would expand their taxing authority.

'Black Panther': ATL Airport Promotes Flight To Wakanda
Patch.com - Feb 21, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
After a record weekend at the box office, lots of movie lovers may be ready to take off for Wakanda, the fictional African nation depicted in Marvel's "Black Panther." According to at least one tweet, Atlanta's airport has them covered.

Airport Ascends to Next Level
Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times - Feb 21, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
The Valdosta Regional Airport has taken its first steps to new heights by adding a portable staircase to its inventory.

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A350-1000
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:07 AM (ET)
Airbus has delivered the first production A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways on Feb. 20.

Italy's Meridiana to Rebrand as Air Italy
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
Leisure carrier Meridiana plans to rebrand as Air Italy, according to the Sardinia, Italy-based airline and Qatar Airways, which has a 49% stake in the carrier.

HNA Group May Sell More Subsidiary Shares After Tianjin Investment
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
HNA Group, struggling to raise cash, is likely to sell shares in more of its subsidiary carriers after securing further local government investment in Tianjin Airlines, industry sources close to the group say.

Air France-KLM Eyes Expanding Transavia France's Fleet
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM has started looking at how it could expand formerly loss-making Transavia France’s fleet beyond the 40 aircraft it is limited to by an agreement with labor unions. It hopes the subsidiary could help it stave off intensifying competition from other LCCs in the French market.

Southwest to Launch First International Cargo Services in May
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines plans to start rolling out international cargo shipments in May, with Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta at the top of the list, the carrier announced.

United's First 737-9 Routes to Include Houston-Anchorage
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:03 AM (ET)
United Airlines plans to place its first Boeing 737-9s into revenue service June 7 on routes connecting its Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub and five cities, including its summer seasonal-nonstop route to Anchorage, Alaska.

The Seinfeld Explanation for Sluggish Airline Stocks
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:03 AM (ET)
Invoking an old Seinfeld bit, investor Michael Rogus, writing in Seeking Alpha, concedes that much of what US airline executives like Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker are saying about the industry is true. US airlines are being well run these days and their balance sheets do look pretty good, Rogus admits. But he nevertheless will take a pass on Delta’s stock, explaining: “It’s not you Delta—it’s me.”

Emirates to Add New Auckland Service
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:02 AM (ET)
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is launching a new route from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand via Bali, Indonesia, as the second stage of the carrier’s overhaul of New Zealand services. The route is scheduled to begin June 14 with a Boeing 777-300ER.

Eurowings to Expand Dusseldorf Base
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:01 AM (ET)
Eurowings will expand services from its Dusseldorf base by 30%—to 1 million available seats per month—from summer 2018 when the Lufthansa LCC subsidiary will increase its based aircraft from 26 to 40. The expansion plan includes operating 250 daily flights to 95 domestic and international destinations.

SunExpress Reports Strong 2017 on Traffic Growth
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:01 AM (ET)
SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, reported a €1.2 billion turnover ($1.4 billion) for 2017, the highest turnover in its history.

Delta Cargo Adds Eight Airports to Pharmaceutical Shipping Network
Air Transport World - Feb 21, 2018 09:00 AM (ET)
Delta Cargo has expanded its Pharma 4 program, bringing the shipment method for room-temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products to an additional eight global destinations, the Atlanta-based carrier said Feb. 20.

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