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Record Number of Passengers Expected in March-April
Mar 20, 2018 08:19 PM (ET)
Sea-Tac to Offer Service to Blind, Low-Vision Travelers
Mar 20, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
Richmond Airport Revenue Bond Rating Affirmed
Mar 20, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
Security Briefs: How Will You Or Your Staff Handle The Big One?
Mar 20, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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Yes, Another Nor'easter; 3,720+ Cancellations (and Counting)
USA Today - Mar 20, 2018 08:26 PM (ET)
Airlines were again waiving change fees and cancelling flights as yet another winter storm threatened to make a mess of air travel along the East Coast.

Report: Package Found Near Austin Airport Was a Bomb
KHOU (Houston) - Mar 20, 2018 08:24 PM (ET)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said the investigation at the FedEx did not impact trips to and from the city. They did suggest travelers leave extra time for trips to the airport.

Airport Getting Vertical Guided Lighting
Tahlequah (Okla.) Daily Press - Mar 20, 2018 08:24 PM (ET)
The Tahlequah Municipal Airport began construction mid-March on the slated 2018 Vertical Guidance Lighting system that provides height guidance to the runway in inclement weather and flight at night.

Autonomous Snowploughs Make Their Debut at Norwegian Airport
International Airport Review - Mar 20, 2018 08:22 PM (ET)
A team of autonomous snowploughs have made history by taking on the elements at an airport in the midst of a Norwegian winter.

Top Lufthansa Boss Says New Berlin Airport Will Probably Never Open
Irish Times (Ireland) - Mar 20, 2018 07:57 PM (ET)
Berlin’s cursed international airport is almost six years late, and, according to a leading Lufthansa executive, will probably never open.

Uber, Lyft Start Picking Up Passengers at the Palm Springs Airport
Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) - Mar 20, 2018 07:56 PM (ET)
Almost two months after the Palm Springs City Council gave Uber and Lyft the thumbs up to start operating out of Palm Springs International Airport, the paperwork has been finalized and the companies have started picking up their first passengers at the terminal.

Self-Driving Cars Are Being Tested at London's Gatwick Airport
The Inquirer (U.K.) - Mar 20, 2018 07:54 PM (ET)
Driverless cars are coming, like it or not, and now London's Gatwick Airport has announced that it's putting self-driving vehicles to the test.

GSP OKs $30M for Cargo Jet Service Upgrades
GoUpstate.com (Spartanburg, S.C.) - Mar 20, 2018 07:31 PM (ET)
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Commission this week approved four projects totaling $30 million to boost the airport’s capacity to handle cargo flights.

Trees Are Blocking RDU Radar, So Down They'll Come
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Mar 20, 2018 07:30 PM (ET)
The radar that helps air traffic controllers track planes at Raleigh-Durham International Airport stands on a tower in the woods on the edge of the airport, and now the trees around it have grown too tall.

Airport Board Recommends Extending EAS Contract with ADI
Watertown (S.D.) Public Opinion - Mar 20, 2018 07:13 PM (ET)
That appeared to be the philosophy practiced by the Watertown Regional Airport Board Monday afternoon when the board unanimously recommended the Watertown City Council extend the Essential Air Service contract with Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI) for another two years.

Delta Mistakenly Sent Puppy to Airport More Than 600 Miles Away
ABC 15 (Phoenix) - Mar 20, 2018 10:04 AM (ET)
An Idaho man says his new 8-week-old puppy appears happy and healthy despite being flown across the country to the wrong airport -- landing in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City before finally arriving in his arms Sunday.

Atlanta Airport Considers Axing Parking as Ride-Hailing Apps Gain Favor
Curbed.com - Mar 20, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
The rise of ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber has been cited as the beginning of the end for personal vehicles. So far in Atlanta, however, little tangible evidence suggests the services are impacting the way we build out the city for cars.

Laws Passed to Pave Way for Airport Development Levy, Fines Against Tardy Airlines
Today (Singapore) - Mar 20, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Amendments to the aviation laws were passed in Parliament on Monday (March 19), paving the way for the new levy — announced last month — to be introduced to fund airport developments including Terminal 5 and related infrastructure in Changi East.

Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Manager Briefs County on Updates
Alamogordo (N.M.) News - Mar 20, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Manager Jim Talbert provided several airport updates at this month’s regular Otero County Commission meeting Thursday, March 8.

QantasLink Brings Back Key Flights on Sydney-Tamworth Route for Same-Day Business
Northern Daily Leader (Australia) - Mar 20, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
QantasLink has reinstated key Tamworth-to-Sydney flights, which will make it easier for people to conduct all their business in the one day, before flying home.

Thumbs Up from Airlines for Muscat International Airport New Terminal
Times of Oman (Oman) - Mar 20, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Representatives of major airlines flying into Oman are optimistic about the new airport passenger terminal opening in Muscat, saying the new airport is an upgrade in infrastructure and would improve the general flying experience.

Pacific Coastal Airlines in the Hot Seat at Council Meeting
North Island Gazette (Canada) - Mar 20, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
Pacific Coastal Airlines Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications, Kevin Boothroyd, sat down with Port Hardy Council to face some tough questions about the company’s business decision to cancel certain flights out of the Port Hardy airport (which were reinstated roughly a month later after public outcry).

SWFL International Airport in Fort Myers has First February Topping 1 Million Passengers
News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) - Mar 20, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
A total of 1,053,817 passengers used Southwest Florida International Airport in February.

Sisters Airport Sues ODOT over Demand to Repay Grant
Bend (Ore.) Bulletin - Mar 20, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
After a year of failed negotiations, the Oregon Department of Transportation demanded that the Sisters Eagle Airport repay more than $733,000 in grant money the state had deemed was misused — nearly double the amount ODOT previously wanted repaid.

First in the Nation, Drones to Take Flight at DFW Airport
WFAA (Dallas) - Mar 20, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
DFW Airport first responders have received special approval from the federal government to operate drones directly over the airfield.

Airport Runway Project Completed in Time for Major Airshow; Two More Runways Ready to Start
Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.) - Mar 20, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Officials at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport, busily preparing for a major air show this weekend, were able to pull off the re-opening of a 6,000-foot runway last week on time and under budget.

Pilot Union Signs Protocol to Unite Ryanair's European Pilots
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
The European Cockpit Association (ECA), which indirectly represents over 38,000 pilots across Europe, has signed a protocol, which it says will give pilots at Irish LCC Ryanair a pan-European voice.

Biometric Boarding Begins for Lufthansa LAX Departures
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Lufthansa has begun using biometric self-boarding gates at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the carrier said March 19.

Vietjet to Enter Nonstop Vietnam-Australia Market
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
Vietnamese LCC Vietjet plans to become the third airline to enter the nonstop Vietnam-Australia market, starting with a route not yet served by either of the incumbent carriers.

ICAO Reappoints Secretary General for a Second Term
Air Transport World - Mar 20, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
ICAO has extended secretary general Fang Liu’s mandate for a second three-year term, building on her initial appointment that started on Aug. 1, 2015.

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