Feb 23, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
Port of Seattle, Neighboring Cities Launch New 'Airport Round Table' Group
B-TownBlog.com (Burien, Wash.) - Feb 23, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase dialogue with airport communities.
MKAA President Marrison Announces Retirement, Effective Dec. 31
The Daily Times (Maryville, Tenn.) - Feb 23, 2018 10:10 AM (ET)
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority President William F. Marrison has announced he will retire from the position due to personal health reasons on Dec. 31.
Qantas Training Centre Would Be Welcome in Wagga: Mayor
Daily Advertiser (Australia) - Feb 23, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
Wagga has been encouraged to raise its hand for a large flying school, capable of training hundreds of pilots every year.
Passenger Traffic Continues to Rebound at Ontario International Airport
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Feb 23, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Ontario International Airport is starting 2018 on a positive note.
SkyWest Seeing Consistent Boardings During Its First Months at Scottsbluff Airport
Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) - Feb 23, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
For most of the week, staff at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport have been performing their regular duties as well as clearing snow and deicing the runways so that SkyWest can continue flying as close to its published schedule as possible.
WBS Airport Sees Slight Business Decline in January as Carrier Departs
Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - Feb 23, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
Business at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has always had its ups and downs, and January was a down month for air travel as a carrier departed.
Forgot About That Joint? Las Vegas Airport Lets People Dump Pot
AP - Feb 23, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.
Airport Responds to Federal Aviation Administration Inquiry
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Feb 23, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
The Peninsula Airport Commission has responded to the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent concerns about its spending on a 2014 loan to a start-up airline — contending that it made mistakes but has done its best to fix them.
Eugene Airport Takes Off to Brisk Start in 2018
Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) - Feb 23, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
After a record-breaking year, the Eugene Airport posted a hefty jump in travelers in the first month of 2018.
ATC Privatization Debate Continues
Flying Magazine - Feb 23, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
The Wall Street Journal ran a Valentine’s Day editorial that had nothing to do with love, at least not with folks on either side of the ATC privatization debate.
BWI Airport Adds Three New Eateries
Baltimore Sun - Feb 23, 2018 09:07 AM (ET)
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has added three new eateries.
Could the Trump Administration Really Sell an Airport to the Highest Bidder?
Washington Post - Feb 23, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
The proposal raised eyebrows around the Washington region: What if the government sold Reagan National and Dulles International airports and used the proceeds to fund other needs?
JFK Storm Crisis Prompts Better Communications Initiative
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
IATA is coordinating efforts to ensure airlines, airport authorities, air traffic control (ATC) authorities and other key aviation stakeholders communicate critical information better when there is an incident that causes severe operational disruption at a major airport.
Volaris Posts $30 Million Net Loss as Passenger Revenue Growth Stalls
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:47 AM (ET)
Mexico City-based ultra-LCC Volaris—faced with a very competitive low-cost market combined with fluctuating currency exchange rates—posted a MXP595 million ($30.2 million) full-year net loss for 2017, reversed from MXP3.5 billion net profit in 2016.
Airlines Should Give Real-Time Operational Data, NY Airports Director Says
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) aviation director Huntley Lawrence called on airlines to provide detailed, real-time operational data to the entity managing New York JFK, New York LaGuardia and Newark airports.
Biometric Facial Recognition Boarding Changing Airport Experience
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:44 AM (ET)
The biometric facial recognition trial at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) has proven so successful and popular that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is actively exploring how widely facial recognition can be used at airports, a senior CBP official said.
Flydubai 2017 Net Profit Up 18% as Emirates Partnership Strengthens
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:43 AM (ET)
Dubai-based hybrid carrier flydubai reported a full-year profit of AED37.3 million ($10.1 million) for 2017, up 18% on a net profit of AED31.6 million in 2016. It achieved the result on turnover of AED5.5 billion, compared to AED5 billion in the previous year.
Copa Posts $370 Million 2017 Profit on Passenger Rise, Cost Management
Air Transport World - Feb 23, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
A solid fourth-quarter performance in passenger revenue and cost containment pushed Panama City-based Copa Holdings toward a $370 million net profit for 2017, up 10.6% over the company’s $335 million net income in 2016.