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House Passes FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Package
Mar 22, 2018 06:47 PM (ET)
Sen. Jon Tester Goes One on One with AAAE
Mar 22, 2018 03:20 PM (ET)
Jackson, Mississippi, to Gain Sanford, Florida, Service
Mar 22, 2018 12:58 PM (ET)
View Now On Digicast: Technology and Other Innovations That Will Enhance Airport
Mar 22, 2018 08:12 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 22, 2018 08:12 AM (ET)

Pittsburgh Airport Honors Fred Rogers with Red Cardigans and Shoelaces
USA Today - Mar 22, 2018 05:54 PM (ET)
Travelers wearing red cardigan sweaters on Friday will fit right in at Pittsburgh International Airport, where a celebration will be underway honoring Fred Rogers, the beloved host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, the locally produced public TV show that debuted 50 years ago and aired nationally for 33 years.

Grand Island Airport Announces More Flights to Dallas
Nebraska.tv (Kearney, Neb.) - Mar 22, 2018 04:45 PM (ET)
Airport staff said there's another reason to "Fly GI" as the Central Nebraska Regional Airport announces more flights to Dallas.

Lufthansa Launches Year-Round San Jose-Germany Flights
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Mar 22, 2018 04:44 PM (ET)
Lufthansa will resume direct flights between Mineta San Jose International Airport and Germany on Sunday, the air carrier said Thursday.

New York-Area Airport Workers on Way to $19 Per Hour
New York Times - Mar 22, 2018 04:43 PM (ET)
After years of protesting in matching T-shirts before powerful people in business suits for better pay, workers at the airports that serve New York City are on the verge of securing one of the highest minimum wages in the country.

Airports Get $1B in Spending Bill, but Not Long-Sought Hike in the Cap on Construction Fees
USA Today - Mar 22, 2018 04:43 PM (ET)
Airports get a new $1 billion federal grant program, but not a long-sought hike in ticket fees to pay for construction projects, under a broad spending bill released Wednesday.

Old Airport Finds New Friends in Pacific City
Tillamook (Ore.) Headlight Herald - Mar 22, 2018 04:18 PM (ET)
The Pacific City Airport now has something it didn’t have before Monday – friends.

Airport Employees Trained to Handle Shooting Situation, Stop Bleeding
WNEP (Moosic, Pa.) - Mar 22, 2018 04:12 PM (ET)
Workers prepared for a worst-case scenario in Luzerne County.

RIC to Accept Bids for $45M Expansion This Summer
RichmondBizSense.com (Richmond, Va.) - Mar 22, 2018 04:12 PM (ET)
A commission tasked with overseeing Richmond International Airport’s growth and development is preparing to dole out a contract for an eight-figure expansion.

Airport Authority Approves Plans for Parking Lot Expansion
Jamestown (N.D.) Sun - Mar 22, 2018 02:30 PM (ET)
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority unanimously approved engineering plans and specifications Wednesday for expanding the airport’s parking lot.

Airport Meeting Focuses on Foreign Trade Zones
Marietta (Ohio) Times - Mar 22, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
The potential advantages of establishing a foreign trade zone at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport were outlined at a luncheon meeting Wednesday in the airport restaurant.

To Manage Storms, Airlines Try to Keep Passengers Away From Airports
Wall Street Journal - Mar 22, 2018 12:54 PM (ET)
Airlines have a new strategy for managing winter storms: keep more passengers away from snowbound airports.

A Massive Billboard for the City of Atlanta in Art at the Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 22, 2018 12:54 PM (ET)
You’re shuffling to baggage claim, or scrambling to make a flight, engaged in the anxiety-fueled grind that travel has become when you look up and see something beautiful, thought-provoking, a piece of art that maybe even challenges the way you think about the world.

Airport, Bristol Park Receive $1.5M in Grants
Bristol (Tenn.) Herald Courier - Mar 22, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
Tri-Cities Airport and a Bristol industrial business park have received a combined $1.5 million in site development grants from the state of Tennessee.

Orlando International Airport to Give Update on Possible Privatization of TSA
Fox 35 (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 22, 2018 12:52 PM (ET)
Airport officials are meeting on Wednesday, as the fate of the TSA is hanging in the balance. The decision about whether the airport should privatize security must still be made.

Major Grant Funds Airport Improvements
Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, Tenn.) - Mar 22, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)
The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport has been awarded a major grant that will help pay for an upgrade to its taxiway lighting system.

Shannon Airport Plans Radar Fence
The Times (U.K.) - Mar 22, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
Shannon airport will spend €150,000 on a radar system to prevent people from scaling its perimeter fence.

Accused Airport Attacker Hit with Terrorism Charge
Detroit News - Mar 22, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
Amor Ftouhi, a Tunisian national accused of stabbing a police officer at Bishop International Airport last summer, was charged with a terrorism-related crime Wednesday.

Airport Completes Upgrades to International Terminal Area
WSMV (Nashville, Tenn.) - Mar 22, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
Nashville International Airport announced on Wednesday it has completed the first project of the more than $1 billion renovation plan.

Norwegian Raises $168 Million to Lift Finances, Warns of 1Q Operating Losses
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:18 AM (ET)
Norwegian Air Shuttle said it raised NOK1.3 billion ($168 million) in a private share placement as the LCC pushes ahead with its expansion amid rising fuel prices and currency effects, which are making for a “challenging” first quarter.

XiamenAir Orders 30 Boeing 737 Family Aircraft
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:17 AM (ET)
China Southern subsidiary XiamenAir has ordered 30 Boeing 737 family aircraft, comprising 20 737-8s and 10 737-10s, according to a filing released through Shanghai Stock Exchange. The order is worth $3.24 billion at list prices.

Russia Restricts Saratov Airlines' AOC, Grounds An-148 Fleet
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:17 AM (ET)
Russian authorities have temporarily restricted Saratov Airlines’ air operator’s certificate (AOC) through April 27 and have grounded its Antonov An-148 fleet, following an unscheduled inspection, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, said in a statement.

Chorus Aviation Capital Grows Leasing Portfolio with CityJet CRJ900s
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:15 AM (ET)
Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), the aircraft leasing subsidiary of Halifax-based Chorus Aviation, has entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with Dublin-based regional carrier CityJet for two Bombardier CRJ900s, CAC said March 21.

Thai Lion Air Takes First Boeing 737-9
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:15 AM (ET)
Thai Lion Air took delivery of the first Boeing 737-9, setting the stage for the service entry of the second variant of the 737 MAX.

Calgary's Integra Air to Operate Orca Airways' Vancouver Island Routes
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
Following Transport Canada’s suspension of Vancouver-based Orca Airways’ air operator’s certificate (AOC) last week, Alberta carrier Integra Air will take over Orca’s scheduled passenger and cargo flights in British Columbia, Integra CEO John Macek said March 19.

Qatar Airways, Iberia Expand Codeshare Partnership
Air Transport World - Mar 22, 2018 08:13 AM (ET)
Oneworld members Qatar Airways and Iberia are expanding their codeshare partnership.

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