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DOT: Carriers Reach Record Total in Passengers in 2017
Mar 27, 2018 12:22 PM (ET)
American Taps Larger Planes for MEM-DCA Route
Mar 27, 2018 12:21 PM (ET)
Houston Airports Achieve Skytrax 4-Star Rating
Mar 27, 2018 12:20 PM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Looking for Mentors for the AAAE Annual Conference
Mar 27, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer ACE Security Review Course
Mar 27, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)

'All Clear' Given at Pensacola Airport After Suspicious Item Found; Flights Resume
Fox 10 (Mobile, Ala.) - Mar 27, 2018 02:05 PM (ET)
Flights resumed at Pensacola International Airport about 90 minutes after a suspicious item led to a shutdown, according to authorities.

JetBlue Takes Another Step Toward Expansion at JFK Airport
The Motley Fool - Mar 27, 2018 02:04 PM (ET)
JetBlue Airways is already one of the largest airlines at New York's JFK International Airport, thanks to its savvy moves to stake out a big claim there while other airlines were retreating in the aftermath of 9/11. Now it's looking to pave the way for future growth.

Airport Has Booming Year in 2017
My Columbia Basin (Walla Walla, Wash.) - Mar 27, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines had a booming year at the Walla Walla Regional Airport in 2017. Port of Walla Walla Commissioner Mike Fredrickson says 50,000 people flew in and out last year alone — a record for as far as back as he can remember. He says it’s due to the size of the plane, which is 76 seats.

Passenger Boost at Changi Airport in February Due to Chinese New Year
Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Mar 27, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
Changi Airport registered a 5.6 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger movements last month mainly due to the Chinese New Year holidays, which began on Feb 16.

Amazon, DHL Key in New CVG Strategy to Land Development
Cincinnati.com - Mar 27, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Cincinnati's regional airport wants to land more business with more than 1,000 acres of developable land.

Yeager Airport's Safety Overrun Area Rebuild to Start Thursday
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Mar 27, 2018 12:35 PM (ET)
A $23 million project to rebuild Yeager Airport’s collapsed safety overrun area will begin on Thursday, following a groundbreaking ceremony near the site of the March 2015 landslide.

Warsaw's Chopin Airport Bans Night Flights in Bid to Cut Noise
Radio Poland (Poland) - Mar 27, 2018 12:34 PM (ET)
The airport, the country’s largest, is the first in Poland to introduce such a “curfew.”

Great Lakes Airlines Suspends Operations
Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Mar 27, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
Great Lakes Airlines suspended all flight operations at midnight Monday.

App Helps Visually Impaired Navigate Sea-Tac Airport
KING (Seattle) - Mar 27, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
Navigating an airport can be confusing enough for people with normal vision. But for those who have trouble seeing, the new app from Aira can help do the navigating.

After Wait in the Wings, Michael Griffin Leads Fort Smith Regional
Arkansas Business (Little Rock, Ark.) - Mar 27, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
Before becoming chief of the Fort Smith Regional Airport, Michael Griffin was the airport’s director of operations. As airport director, he is responsible for administrative, technical and planning duties for the daily operation and long-range development of the airport.

Ford Airport Begins $30M Project
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Business Journal - Mar 27, 2018 11:39 AM (ET)
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is beginning its next construction project.

Airport Board to Hire Consultant to Lure New Airlines to Newport News
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Mar 27, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
The Peninsula Airport Commission on Thursday agreed to allow its top executive to negotiate with an aviation consulting firm to help in trying to land more airline traffic out of Newport News.

Aldermen OK Borrowing $4 Billion to Begin $8.5 Billion O'Hare Expansion Project
Chicago Sun-Times - Mar 27, 2018 11:37 AM (ET)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.5 billion O’Hare Airport expansion plan — and the $4 billion borrowing needed to get it started — are now cleared for take-off at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

Commissioners Announce Appointment to Airport Advisory Board
Cobb Business Journal (Marietta, Ga.) - Mar 27, 2018 11:36 AM (ET)
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners recently appointed Chip Kaczynski, managing partner of Atlanta Air Charter, to serve on the Cobb County Airport Advisory Board.

Ogden Airport Manager to Retire
Desert News (Salt Lake City) - Mar 27, 2018 11:35 AM (ET)
Jon Greiner, manager of the Ogden-Hinckley Airport, has announced he will retire once the city has found a candidate to replace him.

Mexican Government Raises $1.6 Billion in Shares of New Airport Trust
Wall Street Journal - Mar 27, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
The Mexican government’s airport company raised around $1.6 billion to partly finance the construction of the new Mexico City airport, a megaproject that the country’s leading presidential candidate threatens to cancel if he wins the July election.

San Antonio Airport Sees Record-Breaking Month of Travelers
KSAT (San Antonio) - Mar 27, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
The San Antonio International Airport recorded record-breaking traveler totals and cargo movement in February.

Vietnamese Startup Bamboo Airways Commits to A321neo
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 10:01 AM (ET)
Vietnamese startup Bamboo Airways has placed a tentative order for up to 24 Airbus A321neos.

ERA Seeks More Take Up for EU-Backed Regional Aircraft Financing
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 10:00 AM (ET)
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling on members to take advantage of European Investment Bank (EIB) funding for new aircraft purchases.

Ryanair to Launch 15 Routes to Ukraine in October
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 10:00 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair will begin flights to Ukraine from October 2018 with 10 new routes from the capital Kiev and five new routes from Lviv.

Irkut Corp. Assembles Second MC-21-300 for Test Flights
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
Russia’s Irkut Corp. has completed the assembly of a second MC-21-300 flight test aircraft at Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

Air Malta Expands Route Network, Lease Airbus A320neo
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 09:55 AM (ET)
Air Malta will launch 15 new routes this summer, marking its biggest growth ever. The Maltese national carrier has also secured the lease of one Airbus A320neo to help with the network expansion.

China Airlines Transfers a LAX Service to Ontario, California
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2018 09:54 AM (ET)
Taiwan’s China Airlines has moved one of its two daily Los Angeles International Airport [LAX] services to Ontario, California, in the eastern part of the metropolitan area, to get closer to ethnically Chinese people living there.

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