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Denver International Now a Smoke-Free Facility
Mar 05, 2018 05:53 PM (ET)
Delta Issues New Policy on Traveling with Animals
Mar 05, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Frontier to Add Rhode Island-Myrtle Beach Service
Mar 05, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Mar 05, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Mar 05, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)

FAA Investigating Gyrocopter Crash at Beaufort Co. Airport; Pilot Hospitalized
Live 5 (Charleston, S.C.) - Mar 05, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
A gyrocopter crashed at Beaufort County airport Monday morning, according to airport officials.

California Buyer Snaps Up DFW Airport Properties
Dallas Morning News - Mar 05, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
A California investor has purchased a business park near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Nashville International Airport to Add New Airline with 5 New Destinations
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Mar 05, 2018 01:58 PM (ET)
A new airline will be added to the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, airport officials said Monday.

Hangars Being Removed From Former St. Clair Airport Site
The Missourian (Washington, Mo.) - Mar 05, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
The bidding process for items from the former airport has closed and contracts have been finalized according to City Administrator Travis Dierker.

Bill Would Expand Airports' Taxing Authority in Illinois
AP - Mar 05, 2018 11:54 AM (ET)
A proposed bill would allow the Chicago Rockford International Airport to expand its corporate authority and tax thousands of additional people in the county where it’s located.

Radio Antenna May Have Fallen Off Jet Northwest of Narita Airport
The Mainichi (Japan) - Mar 05, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
An aircraft radio antenna weighing 1 kilogram has been found in a hilly area northwest of Narita airport, leading authorities to suspect it fell off a jet flying over the area.

Why O'Hare Needs to Grow — and What We Can Learn from Other Mega Airport Expansions
Chicago Tribune - Mar 05, 2018 11:52 AM (ET)
If O’Hare International Airport goes ahead with plans for a massive $8.5 billion upgrade, it will join a host of other major U.S. airports that are completing or in the middle of big rehab projects.

No Southwest, No Problem at Dayton Airport
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Mar 05, 2018 11:51 AM (ET)
With construction underway at its terminal and passenger traffic increasing with its largest airlines, the Dayton International Airport is looking for a comeback in 2018.

Macon Airport Says Flights to D.C. Will Continue in 2018
WMAZ (Macon, Ga.) - Mar 05, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
The Middle Georgia Regional Airport says the number of people flying to D.C. has taken off since the inaugural flight back in August 2017.

New Airport Checkpoint Almost Finished
Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) - Mar 05, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
A simple modernization, long common at most airports nationwide, should finally arrive at the local airport in April.

Sangley Airport Proposal Submitted
Manila Times (Philippines) - Mar 05, 2018 11:42 AM (ET)
A consortium composed of All-Asia Resources and Reclamation, Corp. and Belle Corporation has submitted a $12-billion unsolicited proposal to finance, construct and develop an airport in Cavite that will be named the Philippine Sangley International Airport (PSIA).

Part of Roof Collapses at China's Nanchang Changbei Airport Amid Strong Winds
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Mar 05, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
Part of a roof at Nanchang Changbei International Airport in China collapsed on Sunday (Mar 4) amid strong winds and a torrential downpour, local media reports said.

Offshore Airport in Northern Bali Not Urgent: Minister
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Mar 05, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
The central government will not prioritize the development of an offshore airport in northern Bali as proposed by the local government, saying that such a project was not urgent, according to Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.

French Minister Says No Decision on Airport Operator Sale
Reuters - Mar 05, 2018 11:39 AM (ET)
The French government has yet to make a decision on whether to privatize Paris airport operator ADP (ADP.PA), which is a“strategic asset”, the transport minister said on Sunday.

'Pretty Much Everyone on the Plane Threw Up': Friday Was a Rough Day to Fly
Washington Post - Mar 05, 2018 11:36 AM (ET)
Flight cancellations, rough landings, upchucking passengers: It was a rough day for the airlines and their customers Friday.

Jetstar CEO: Increase in Changi Airport Fees Will Definitely See Demand Shift in Traffic Volume Hurt
The Online Citizen (Singapore) - Mar 05, 2018 11:35 AM (ET)
Changi Airport announced on Wednesday (28 Feb) a steep increase in its airport fees. From July 1 this year, passengers departing out of Changi Airport will fork out a new tax of $10.80 per passenger, while transit/transfer passengers will pay $6 for a round-trip ticket.

Airport Seeks Exemption to Open Stores on Holidays — Legally This Time
CBC (Canada) - Mar 05, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
For years, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport has been unknowingly violating Ontario's Retail Business Holidays Act by opening its nine stores and kiosks on holidays.

Rare Snowy Owls Have Made PHL Airport Their Winter Home
Billy Penn (Philadelphia) - Mar 05, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
Philadelphians are getting used to large avian visitors to the city.

Service Dogs Get Special Training at Harrisburg International Airport
Fox 43 (York, Pa.) - Mar 05, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Service dogs in training got some "paws on" experience on Saturday at Harrisburg International Airport.

Next Generation of Pilots Training in Denver
KDVR (Denver) - Mar 05, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
The next generation of commercial pilots is soaring into their careers thanks to Metropolitan University of Denver’s Mile High Flight Program.

Delta CEO Defends Removing NRA Discount
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian defended the Atlanta-based airline’s recent removal of a group discount for National Rifle Association (NRA) members, telling Delta employees in a March 2 memo “our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale.”

DOT Official Urges Removal of 'Onerous Regulatory Burdens'
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
Praising US airlines for product innovation, strong balance sheets and wise capacity discipline, a top US Department of Transportation (DOT) official said the government is inclined to stay out of the industry’s way and let the market play out.

New System Targets Advertising on Boarding Passes
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:51 AM (ET)
Passengers looking at their boarding passes may in the future find themselves also looking at advertisements tailored to their personal interests.

WestJet Names Former Scoot Executive to Head ULCC Swoop
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:50 AM (ET)
Calgary-based WestJet Group named Steven Greenway as president of WestJet’s forthcoming ultra-LCC Swoop. Greenway—formerly CCO for Singapore Airlines’ LCC subsidiary Scoot—takes over the Swoop helm from Bob Cummings, the WestJet executive in charge of Swoop’s launch. Cummings was named WestJet EVP, strategy and guest services. Both Greenway and Cummings will report directly to WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky.

Kerr Takes Over as CargoLogicAir CEO
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:49 AM (ET)
Former American Airlines and Etihad Aviation Group executive David Kerr has taken over as CEO of British all-cargo carrier CargoLogicAir, succeeding the airline’s founder Dmitry Grishin.

Austrian Airlines Expands Capacity to Tel Aviv
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines will fly 18X-weekly Vienna-Tel Aviv services from March 25, up four additional frequencies per week compared to the prior-year period.

Air China to Open Chengdu-London Route in May
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:48 AM (ET)
Air China plans to open service from Chengdu to London in May as part of a West China international expansion strategy after British Airways (BA) suspended the route in January 2017.

Aeroflot Group Sees January Traffic Growth
Air Transport World - Mar 05, 2018 08:47 AM (ET)
Aeroflot Group carried 3.7 million passengers in January, up 7.7% year-over-year (YOY). Aeroflot Airline carried 2.5 million passengers, a 6.6% YOY increase.

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