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Lambert St. Louis to Gain New Fuel Farm
Mar 08, 2018 03:14 PM (ET)
Delta to Add Salt Lake City, New York LaGuardia Flights
Mar 08, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Fraport to Assume Operations of JFK's Terminal 5
Mar 08, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Looking for Mentors for the AAAE Annual Conference
Mar 08, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
Mar 08, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)

Africa's Top Airports Revealed
CNN - Mar 08, 2018 03:14 PM (ET)
Which airports in Africa have the best security, check-ins and restaurants to make your travel totally stress free and chill?

Airport Authority on the Chopping Block
Voice of San Diego - Mar 08, 2018 03:13 PM (ET)
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has made a habit of proposing bills in Sacramento that would make big changes in San Diego.

Security Breach by SIA Cabin Crew at Hong Kong Airport Causes 3-Hour Flight Delay
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Mar 08, 2018 03:10 PM (ET)
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Hong Kong to Singapore on Feb 26 was delayed by almost three hours before takeoff, after some of its cabin crew members were found to have breached security procedures.

Oman Aviation Set to Soar as New Muscat Airport Terminal Ready to Welcome Fliers
Times of Oman (Oman) - Mar 08, 2018 03:09 PM (ET)
The first flights from the new Muscat International Airport Terminal will take off for Salalah, Dubai, Kuwait, and Riyadh on March 20.

Des Moines Airport Cuts Size of Proposed Terminal, but Remains $200 Million Short
Des Moines (Iowa) Register - Mar 08, 2018 03:05 PM (ET)
The Des Moines Airport board has cut the size of a proposed new terminal, but still finds itself $200 million short of the total cost.

Southwest Airlines Debuts "Louisiana One" at Armstrong Airport
WWL (New Orleans) - Mar 08, 2018 03:03 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has added a new paint scheme to one of its Boeing 737 aircraft that celebrates Louisiana. It made its debut today at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Haptic and Nordic to Build "Sustainable City of the Future" at Oslo Airport
Dezeen (U.K.) - Mar 08, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have released plans for a city next to Oslo Airport that is to be completely powered by self-produced energy and served by driverless electric vehicles.

Letter: Passenger Facility Charge Improves Air Travel
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) - Mar 08, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
In South Dakota, our airports are a cornerstone of the tourism industry. Having efficient and modern airports with robust air service is critical for travelers visiting our state. Knowing this, I was concerned about a recent letter that ignored the importance of having modern, secure airports to facilitate travel to South Dakota.

New Istanbul Airport to Host Major Aviation and Space Festival Before Opening
Daily News (Turkey) - Mar 08, 2018 10:06 AM (ET)
Istanbul’s under-construction new airport will host an aviation, space and technology festival weeks before its planned opening on Oct. 29, the anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

Terminal at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston Briefly Evacuated Due to Bag
KBTX (Bryan, Texas) - Mar 08, 2018 10:05 AM (ET)
Terminal C at Bush Intercontinental Airport was briefly evacuated Wednesday evening due to a suspicious bag.

Letter Seeks Tower Support; Coalition Wants Funds to Continue Operations
Brownsville (Texas) Herald - Mar 08, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
Each year, a coalition of aviation industry lobbying groups sends a letter asking U.S. House and Senate appropriations committee leaders to keep funding the Federal Aviation Administration Contract Tower Program, which makes it possible for airports like Brownsville’s to provide air traffic control services.

Auckland Airport Gets 'Digital' Biosecurity Officer
ZDNet.com - Mar 08, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
Auckland's International Airport has announced the addition of an artificial intelligence bot to assist Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff with simple biometric questions.

The Fight to Overhaul JFK Airport
Wall Street Journal - Mar 08, 2018 10:02 AM (ET)
A fierce competition between airlines, private equity, developers and terminal operators is nearing its climax as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey advances a $10 billion plan to overhaul John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Sanford Airport: New Allegiant Flights Added to Syracuse
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Mar 08, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
A route from Sanford to Syracuse is the latest flight service to be announced in Central Florida.

United, SkyWest Off to Strong Start in North Platte
KNOP (North Platte, Neb.) - Mar 08, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
United Airlines, operated by SkyWest, has been flying out of North Platte for just over a month; and, so far, the process has been smooth for airport management and many passengers alike.

Airlines Recruiting Like Crazy To Address Pilot Shortage
KUOW (Seattle) - Mar 08, 2018 09:44 AM (ET)
Last year, Horizon Air was forced to cut back the number of flights to many Pacific Northwest cities because it didn’t have enough pilots. The Alaska Air Group subsidiary has stabilized its ranks and is slowly rebuilding service.

San Antonio Airport Traffic Soars to Record in January as International Travel Spikes
San Antonio Express-News - Mar 08, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
San Antonio International Airport saw a spike in international travelers in January as passenger traffic set a record, airport officials said Wednesday.

Nobody Likes Airport Security, Here's How AI and Video Can Fix That
Futurism.com - Mar 08, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
There are few processes in life as nerve-wracking and tedious as going through security at an airport. Whether it’s adhering to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules of removing laptops from bags, or navigating the seemingly endless, winding queue, getting screened before a flight is time-consuming.

Ryanair Has Brighter Brexit Outlook
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair is more optimistic that flights between the UK and the European Union (EU) will not come to a grinding halt when the country leaves the bloc (Brexit) in March 2019.

Brazil's GOL Reports 2017 Net Profit Down 66% on Deferred Taxes
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
São Paulo-based LCC GOL reported a BRL378.2 million ($114 million) net profit for 2017, a 65.7% drop from BRL1.1 billion in 2016 net income, as the company paid BRL547 million in deferred income taxes during the year.

Aeromexico Set to Put First MAX into Service
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:26 AM (ET)
Aeromexico’s fleet transformation hit two major milestones in late February with the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX and the retirement of its last 777, leaving the carrier with three basic fleet types.

West Atlantic Reduces Deficit on Strong Revenue Growth
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:25 AM (ET)
Sweden-based cargo specialist West Atlantic reduced losses in 2017, ending the year with a net loss of SEK61.6 million ($7.5 million) compared to a deficit of SEK81.8 million for the previous year.

Spain Reduces Route Charges for Airspace Usage
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
In an opening address at the World ATM Congress on March 6, Spanish minister of public works Íñigo de la Serna announced that Spain will reduce the route charge airlines pay to use its airspace by 3% this year and 12% in 2019.

Norwegian Applies for Canadian Service
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
A procedural ruling by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has revealed that Norwegian Air has applied to serve Canada starting this summer.

Ryanair: Good Progress in Union Talks, but Strike Risk Remains
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has reported generally good progress in its negotiations with organized labor, following its December 2017 recognition of trades unions, although the risk of industrial action from some national groups cannot yet be ruled out, the airline’s COO said in London March 7.

British Airways Refreshes Cabins of Gatwick-Based 777s
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) has refreshed the cabins of its 10-strong Boeing 777 fleet based at London Gatwick Airport with World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats.

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