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Global Airline Traffic Starts 2018 with Slow Growth
Mar 09, 2018 06:47 PM (ET)
FBO Montgomery Aviation to Rebrand
Mar 09, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
DOT Reports January Airline Employment Figures
Mar 09, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Student Research Project Contest
Mar 09, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
AAAE Offers SSI Training Online Course
Mar 09, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)

Technical Glitch Hits Sydney Airport, Delaying Flights
Straits Times (Singapore) - Mar 09, 2018 06:51 PM (ET)
Sydney Airport said on Friday (March 9) a technical snag caused interruptions in passenger processing at two of its terminals, causing hours of delay for travellers.

TSA's New Screening Rules Take Effect at Peoria's Airport
Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.) - Mar 09, 2018 06:15 PM (ET)
Anyone flying out of Peoria’s airport should start getting there early — about two hours before takeoff.

Pittsburgh International Airport Might Use Natural Gas to Generate Power
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Mar 09, 2018 06:13 PM (ET)
The Allegheny County Airport Authority is exploring the idea of building a natural gas microgrid to power Pittsburgh International Airport and the manufacturing companies on its property.

Task Force Asks Community for Help Funding New Airline
Wyoming Business Report - Mar 09, 2018 03:18 PM (ET)
The Cheyenne Regional Air Focus Team is asking the community to help attract a new carrier to the Cheyenne Regional Airport - discussing the feasibility of a yearly goal between $4 million and $7 million to secure a mainstream commercial airline.

Juneau Airport May Increase Fines in Loading Zones
JuneauEmpire.com (Juneau, Alaska) - Mar 09, 2018 03:15 PM (ET)
Fines for those who are parking instead of actively loading or unloading in marked zones could increase at Juneau International Airport.

Charlotte Airport Guide: What Travelers Need to Know
WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) - Mar 09, 2018 03:14 PM (ET)
Airport travel doesn't need to be stressful. Flying into or out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in the near future? Use this handy Charlotte airport guide to make your travels a breeze.

British Airways Brings its Biometric Identification Gates to Three More US Airports
The Verge - Mar 09, 2018 03:14 PM (ET)
British Airways is expanding its biometric identification gates to new airports in New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), and Orlando (MCO). These “biometric e-Gates,” which have been in a trial at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) since November 2017, use facial recognition to match flyers with their passport, visa, or immigration photos and can remove the need to show a boarding pass or identification when getting on a plane.

Online 'Lost and Found' Saves Time, Hassle at Roanoke Blackburg Regional Airport
Roanoke (Va.) Times - Mar 09, 2018 01:21 PM (ET)
Some of the most important engines of mass transit in the region operate lost and found departments the old-fashioned way, which relies primarily on the phone.

Enplanements Flying High at Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
Parkersburg (W.Va.) News & Sentinel - Mar 09, 2018 01:09 PM (ET)
Enplanements were up in February at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, with carrier Via Air posting a 98 percent completion rate.

$150 Million Terminal Expansion Coming to SWFL Int'l Airport
NBC 2 (Fort Myers, Fla.) - Mar 09, 2018 01:08 PM (ET)
Significant changes will soon be arriving in Southwest Florida International airport.

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Making Upgrades, Extends Lease with Hallback's Bar and Grill
The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) - Mar 09, 2018 12:54 PM (ET)
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport continues to make improvements to airport property, including an updated lease agreement with the on-site restaurant, a taxiway expansion and a refurbished roadway.

Sea-Tac Airport Looking to Hire More TSA Officers
KIRO (Seattle) - Mar 09, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
Thursday was Day One of a three-day fast-track job fair near Sea-Tac Airport.

JCAC Considers Converting Acreage from Aeronautical to Commercial
Gardner (Kan.) News - Mar 09, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
The County Airport Commission met on Feb.28 to consider information on a environmental assessment and to review and consider approval of the 2019 Budget. Lee Harris, vice chairman, chaired the meeting by telephone. Harris began by noting that the reason for the absence of Brad Weisenburger, chairman, was due to his father passing away and expressed condolences.

MSP Airport to Build More Bathroom Areas ... for Animals
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Mar 09, 2018 12:34 PM (ET)
On Wednesday morning, pups Zoe, Shamus and Pal were hard at work offering harried travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport some soft ears to scratch, bellies to rub, and even a few doggy kisses, if needed.

Port Could Regain Control of Airport Under Gonzalez Fletcher Bill
San Diego Union-Tribune - Mar 09, 2018 12:33 PM (ET)
Control of Lindbergh Field would return to the port district under a bill to be introduced next week by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego.

Why Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Keeps Winning Awards
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Mar 09, 2018 12:32 PM (ET)
When I arrive at the airport, I check the giant electronic signs above the two main security checkpoints to see which one to choose; the relatively new signs announce how many minutes travelers have to wait in the lines.

Airport's $219 Million Concourse Modernization Draws Packed House
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - Mar 09, 2018 12:27 PM (ET)
More than 300 people crowded a ballroom at Holiday Inn University of Memphis Thursday to try to get a foot in the door on a massive construction project at Memphis International Airport.

WestJet CEO Steps Down in Surprise Leadership Change
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, made a surprise CEO change, announcing March 8 that Gregg Saretsky was stepping down “effective immediately” after eight years leading the company.

IATA: Europe, Asia Export Demand Drives Air Cargo Momentum into 2018
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
The global air cargo market produced a strong start to 2018, as traffic increased 8% year-over-year (YOY) in January, up from 5.8% annual growth in December. Per IATA’s January Air Freight Market Analysis, released March 7, global manufacturers continue to report strong demand for their exports, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Virgin Atlantic Cancels Its Airbus A380s
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic has canceled the six Airbus A380s that it originally ordered in 2001.

NokScoot to Boost Fleet Composition with 737s
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Thailand-based LCC NokScoot intends to add its first Boeing 737s this year, which will allow the carrier to downgauge some of its lower-demand widebody routes.

VietStar Targets 2018 Launch for LCC Service
Air Transport World - Mar 09, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Ho Chi Minh City-based VietStar Airlines is hoping to launch LCC operations this year, pending government approval.

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