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Convenience, Efficiency Most Valued by Passengers
Mar 28, 2018 11:31 AM (ET)
Former FAA Contractor Convicted for Computer Crimes
Mar 28, 2018 11:30 AM (ET)
Environmental Meetings Set for Charlotte Douglas Runway Plan
Mar 28, 2018 11:29 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: American Flight #1418 Incident Review
Mar 28, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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Morris Airport Preparing for Increased Traffic, Improvements This Spring
Morris (Ill.) Herald-News - Mar 28, 2018 03:48 PM (ET)
Beginning this spring, there is going to be some construction in and around the Morris Airport.

Airport to Host New Bus Facility
Brownsville (Texas) Herald - Mar 28, 2018 03:03 PM (ET)
Greyhound Lines Inc. is planning to bring a bus refurbishing and final assembly operation to Brownsville that will create 73 direct jobs and entail $2.2 million in capital investment.

Airport Asks for Public Input on Expansion Project
WHO-TV (Des Moines, Iowa) - Mar 28, 2018 12:49 PM (ET)
Plans for a new airport terminal in Des Moines are almost finalized. The Des Moines International Airport just needs input from the public. There is an open, public meeting Wednesday 28th where planning consultants will present their findings and recommendations for the proposed new terminal.

Passenger Planes Collide on Tarmac at Israeli Airport
CBS News - Mar 28, 2018 12:48 PM (ET)
The Israel Airports Authority says a German plane collided with an Israeli plane on the ground at Ben Gurion airport, causing damage but no injuries.

Spirit Airlines' New Service Boosts Passenger Totals at John Glenn Airport
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Mar 28, 2018 12:47 PM (ET)
Though Spirit Airlines only launched at John Glenn Columbus International Airport mid-month, its passenger numbers helped the airport see a 7.9 percent surge in passengers in February. For the first two months of the year, passenger traffic is up 4.7 percent.

Better Pricing, Friendly Environment Lead GA Resurgence at John Wayne Airport
General Aviation News - Mar 28, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
100LL fuel sales at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) topped 316,000 gallons from April 2017 through January 2018 compared to over 220,000 gallons for the previous 10-month period.

FAA Forecast Shows Optimism for GA
General Aviation News - Mar 28, 2018 12:45 PM (ET)
The long-term outlook for general aviation is stable to optimistic, according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast for fiscal years 2018 to 2038.

Appeals Court Rules Against D.C. Residents in Fight Over Noise from National Airport
Washington Post - Mar 28, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration in its three-year battle with D.C. residents over noise from Reagan National Airport, handing the agency a significant victory as it moves forward with efforts to modernize the nation’s antiquated air traffic system.

Before Santa Monica Airport, There Was Clover Field
KCET (Burbank, Calif.) - Mar 28, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Before “Cloverfield” was a monster, it was an airfield. As early as 1917, aviators were landing atop a mesa just southeast of Santa Monica, touching their wheels down on a narrow, grassy strip surrounded by stalks of barley.

IATA Expands Montreal Head Office Operations
Travel Trade Daily - Mar 28, 2018 12:32 PM (ET)
International Air Transport Association (IATA) is increasing its Montreal, Canada headquarters operations by expanding its Financial and Distribution Services (FDS) division.

Plan to Build Airport in Leon County No Longer Taking Off
KBTX (Bryan, Texas) - Mar 28, 2018 11:34 AM (ET)
A proposed plan that would have brought an airport to Leon County is no longer taking off.

Inside the World's Best Airport
Vogue - Mar 28, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Air travel has a reputation for being quite the grind, with its outdated terminals, underwhelming food at overwhelming prices, and too many opportunities to see people without shoes on. Then again, most airports aren’t Singapore’s Changi.

National Airline Pilot Shortage Draws Local Pilots Into the Field
KSFY (Sioux Falls, S.D.) - Mar 28, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
The airline industry has faced a pilot shortage for years, but now, that shortage is reaching a crisis. That shortage is affecting airports both big and small. It’s just one reason why new pilots said they're getting into the industry.

Berlin to Ignore Vote on City Airport's Future
AP - Mar 28, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Berlin’s city government says it doesn’t plan to honor the result of a referendum in which a majority voted to keep open the German capital’s Tegel Airport, even after its much-delayed new international airport opens.

Airport Suspends Flights Over Ball Bearing Tester in Bag
AP - Mar 28, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
A suspicious item found in a checked bag at a Florida airport turned out to be a ball bearing tester.

Branson Airport Announces 2018 Direct Service to Three Major Cities
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader - Mar 28, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
In a statement released Tuesday, Branson Airport announced that Florida-based Silver Airways will begin offering "daily nonstop service" to Branson from three major airports.

HNA Group Cancels IPO for Gategroup at Last Minute
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:06 AM (ET)
China’s HNA Group canceled an initial public offering (IPO) for Switzerland’s Gategroup at the last minute because of a gap in valuation under current market conditions, dealing a blow to the debt-ridden Chinese company.

Air France Unions Call for Strike March 30
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
Air France flights face disruption on March 30, as several of the carrier’s trade unions take strike action, which will also affect schedules on the carrier’s LCC subsidiary Joon.

Delta, Qatar Airways Bring First A350 Scheduled Services to Atlanta
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:05 AM (ET)
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Doha-based Qatar Airways both introduced Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) over the March 24-25 weekend.

LOT's Long-Haul Service Gets 787-9 Boost
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airline’s first Boeing 787-9 will be used both to service the carrier’s flagship transatlantic routes and to open new sectors, the airline’s CEO Rafal Milczarski said as the first 787-9 arrived in Warsaw March 23.

EU Passenger Rights Audit to Be Completed in 2018
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
The application of Europe’s passenger-rights rules—often referred to as EU261—is being scrutinized by the European Court of Auditors, but a wider revamp remains in limbo.

Azul Eyes Regional, International Expansion
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
Brazil’s Azul plans to expand its regional and international route network to potentially 35 new cities in coming years, the São Paulo-based LCC said March 26.

Russian Passenger Traffic Up 12.6% in January-February
Air Transport World - Mar 28, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 14.3 million passengers for January and February 2018, up 12.6% year-over-year (YOY).

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