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Senators Discuss Small Community Impacts of Administration's Infrastructure Plan
Mar 14, 2018 06:14 PM (ET)
AAAE Names Three New Members to Policy Review Committee
Mar 14, 2018 04:11 PM (ET)
Allegiant Airline to Add Summer Season Routes
Mar 14, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Mar 14, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 14, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)

Airports Getting Friendlier for Blind Travelers
USA Today - Mar 14, 2018 06:51 PM (ET)
A growing number of U.S. airports are embracing an augmented reality service that uses Google Glass-style technology or a just-released smartphone app to offer greater mobility and independence to blind passengers and those with low vision.

Those Airport 'Happiness Meters' Really Do Work
Stuff (New Zealand) - Mar 14, 2018 06:25 PM (ET)
Have you ever pressed one of those smiley face buttons in airports?

Aspen Airport Adds More Daily Flights
Denver Post - Mar 14, 2018 06:24 PM (ET)
The three commercial airlines serving Aspen will offer as many as eight daily flights from three hubs this spring, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport announced Tuesday.

Pilot Says She Was Raped, Drugged by Alaska Airlines Captain
KIRO (Seattle) - Mar 14, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
A pilot is suing Alaska Airlines after she said she was drugged and raped by the captain of her aircraft.

Hartsfield-Jackson May Not Build Planned Concourse G
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 14, 2018 11:54 AM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may not build a new Concourse G as it had planned as part of its $6 billion expansion and modernization plan.

Is This the Start of Better Airport Shopping in the U.S.?
Wall Street Journal - Mar 14, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
Here’s a little secret about airport shopping: You don’t have to hold an international ticket anymore to buy at many duty-free shops. And another: It actually can be a pretty good deal.

Iraq Will Reopen Kurdistan Region's Airports
Jerusalem Post (Israel) - Mar 14, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued an executive decree on Tuesday to allow international flights to land again in Erbil and Sulaimaniya, in the autonomous Kurdistan region.

Narita Airport Wins Approval to Expand Hours for Takeoffs and Landings as Noise Concerns Remain
Japan Times (Japan) - Mar 14, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
The operator of Narita airport reached an agreement Tuesday with the Chiba Prefectural Government, local municipalities and the transport ministry on a plan to expand the hours for landings and takeoffs in bid to improve the facility’s competitiveness as an international gateway.

Airports Getting Friendlier for Blind Travelers
WFAA (Dallas) - Mar 14, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
A growing number of U.S. airports are embracing an augmented reality service that uses Google Glass-style technology or a just-released smartphone app to offer greater mobility and independence to blind passengers and those with low vision.

Webcams Give Redmond Airport Users Parking Lot Status
Bend (Ore.) Bulletin - Mar 14, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
The Redmond Airport website now includes parking lot webcams and banner alerts that are updated every 30 minutes with parking availability. The parking updates are meant to assist travelers during spring break, when travel is expected to increase.

Investigating the Status of Development at Jack Brooks Regional Airport
KFDM (Beaumont, Texas) - Mar 14, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
Construction on Nederland Avenue is a sign of economic development. Workers are building a Weinerscnitzel, and across the street, a new Whataburger will soon rise at the site of a liquor store. Both are expected to be in business this summer.

Gary Airport Plans New $1.3 Million Corporate Hangar
Chicago Tribune - Mar 14, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority plans to build a new $1.3 million corporate hangar on the airport's east side for an undisclosed client.

Airport Cancels Route to South Carolina Before it Started
CBS 19 (Charlottesville, Va.) - Mar 14, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
Less than a month before service was to begin, a Virginia airport has lost a twice-weekly flight that would have been destined for South Carolina.

Alicia Crank Appointed to County's New Paine Field Airport Commission
My Edmonds (Wash.) News - Mar 14, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
Edmonds resident Alicia Crank has been appointed to serve on the newly-formed Snohomish County Paine Field Airport Commission, which will advise the county on multiple matters related to airport operations.

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis Reflects on First Three Years
Pittsburgh Business Journal - Mar 14, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Airport Authority CEO talks Pittsburgh International Airport, what it's like to move from New England to Pittsburgh, and the one thing that annoys her about flying.

Cargo Study Could Be Good for South Bend International Airport, Area Economy
WSBT (South Bend, Ind.) - Mar 14, 2018 09:28 AM (ET)
The St. Joseph County Redevelopment Commission approved funds for an air cargo study at South Bend's International Airport. This could put South Bend on the map internationally.

New MIA Director Wants to Clean Up Miami's Airport. He's Starting with the Bathrooms.
Miami Herald - Mar 14, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
Lester Sola doesn’t think much of the bathrooms at Miami International, and now he’s ready to do something about them.

Airport Legislation Expected to Streamline Hazard Plan
WV News (Clarksburg, W.Va.) - Mar 14, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Bipartisan legislation awaiting the governor’s signature would allow for the establishment of joint comprehensive hazard plans for the land near West Virginia’s airports to satisfy federal aviation law.

Amadeus Invests in Real-Time Technology to Improve Airport Passenger Flow
PhocusWire.com - Mar 14, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
To help expedite traveler movement through airports, Amadeus Ventures has invested in analytics software company CrowdVision.

Direct Bus Service from Pinellas County to Tampa International Airport Launching Soon
WTSP (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 14, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
For travelers in Pinellas County, getting across the bay to Tampa International Airport on public transportation is not an option – at least not until June.

Changi Airport, STB and Qantas in $5 Million Initiative to Grow Air Traffic Through Singapore
Straits Times (Singapore) - Mar 14, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Singapore's airport and tourism authorities have partnered Australia's Qantas in a $5 million marketing initiative to grow traffic to and through Singapore.

China Eastern: Give Beijing New Airport Priority on International Slots
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
China Eastern Airlines chairman Liu Shaoyong has requested Beijing New Airport be given priority when distributing international slots to open routes to developed countries, optimize domestic business trunk routes and encourage major carriers based there to allocate more capacity.

Embraer Rolls Out First Production E2 in Wideroe Livery
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Embraer’s first production E190-E2, painted in the livery of Norwegian regional launch customer Wideroe, left the assembly line March 12 and is slated for delivery April 4.

Austrian Airlines Completes Premium Economy Roll-Out
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines has finished installing premium economy seats on its 11 long-haul aircraft, as part of a €15 million ($18.5 million) investment.

British Airways Expands Biometric Boarding Technology
Air Transport World - Mar 14, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) is trialing biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in US airports at Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

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