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Michigan's Ford Airport Begins Apron Rehab Project
Mar 29, 2018 05:26 PM (ET)
Delta Adds Biometric Entry at All Domestic Sky Club Sites
Mar 29, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
Bond Rating Assigned to Detroit Metro
Mar 29, 2018 11:58 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Advanced Airport Safety, Operations Specialist School
Mar 29, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 29, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)

Chicago O'Hare $8.5 Billion Expansion Plan Approved by City Council
Reuters - Mar 29, 2018 05:27 PM (ET)
Chicago’s City Council on Wednesday approved a multibillion-dollar expansion plan for O’Hare International Airport, after an earlier dispute between the airport’s two largest carriers had previously threatened to snarl the project.

OneJet Begins Flights Between Pittsburgh International Airport, West Palm Beach
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Mar 29, 2018 01:58 PM (ET)
Flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to West Palm Beach launched Thursday on startup carrier OneJet.

Your Sugar Bomb May Get Extra Scrutiny at the Airport: TSA Agents Ask Some Travelers to Remove Snack
Washington Post - Mar 29, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
You’ve taken off your shoes and removed your laptop from your carry-on bag to go through airport security screening. Your candy bar may be next.

Long Beach Airport Traffic Up
Orange County (Calif.) Business Journal - Mar 29, 2018 12:52 PM (ET)
Long Beach Airport traffic increased 11% in February compared with the same month last year to a total of about 306,000. Year-to-date the airport has seen about 627,000 passengers, up 9%.

Passenger Traffic Up +4.4% in Asia Pacific but Down -0.4% in Middle East in January
Moodie Davitt Report (U.K.) - Mar 29, 2018 12:51 PM (ET)
Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports rose +4.4% year-on-year in January. Middle East airports reported a decrease of -0.4%, according to the latest Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI Asia-Pacific) figures.

Petition Asks Horizon Air to Remain in Lewiston
Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune - Mar 29, 2018 12:41 PM (ET)
It took a matter of minutes for Amanda Collins to grasp how Horizon Air's withdrawal from Lewiston would make it even tougher for her family to juggle two full-time jobs and three children.

Airbus to Roll Out More Lakotas
Helicopter Investor - Mar 29, 2018 12:35 PM (ET)
Airbus will finally start delivering on a 16 UH-72A Lakota order with the US Army after rival manufacturer Leonardo dropped a lawsuit that had delayed the order for two years in February.

Airport Could Have New Terminal Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Moscow-Pullman (Idaho) Daily News - Mar 29, 2018 12:34 PM (ET)
Plans for a new terminal building at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport could move forward two years ahead of schedule if matching funds can be secured soon, airport officials said.

Hartsfield-Jackson to Spend Another $1.5 Million on Gate for Superjumbo Jet
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 29, 2018 12:33 PM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is seeking approval to spend another $1.5 million on a gate on Concourse F for the superjumbo Airbus A380 jet.

San Diego Intl. Airport Brings Aerial Artists to Terminals
NBC San Diego - Mar 29, 2018 12:17 PM (ET)
Just when you thought gliding through the air was only for planes, there's a different kind of flight happening at the San Diego International Airport.

New Employee Will Make Dogged Effort to Keep Yeager Airport's Runways Bird-Free
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Mar 29, 2018 12:17 PM (ET)
In mid-May, Charleston’s Yeager Airport will bring on board a new employee who will work for free while providing a valuable public safety role and be on call 24 hours a day from his living quarters in the airport’s operations office.

UPS Begins Regular Cargo Flights Out of San Bernardino Airport
Transport Topics - Mar 29, 2018 12:11 PM (ET)
San Bernardino now has a hand in getting e-shoppers their packages as quickly as possible.

Special Needs Travelers Rehearse Going Through an Airport
NBC Miami - Mar 29, 2018 12:10 PM (ET)
April marks the beginning of National Autism Awareness Month and Miami International Airport is doing their part to raise awareness.

City Considers Releasing Control of Springfield-Branson National Airport
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Mar 29, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
The Springfield-Branson National Airport has seen record growth in recent years. Now city leaders are considering a new plan that could lead to even more growth and more options for travelers.

Faster Airport Screening Sign-Up Scheduled for Eugene Airport
Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) - Mar 29, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
Air travelers from the Eugene area who want to move a little faster through airport security will be able to apply for expedited screening at the Eugene Airport.

Ford Airport's 20-Year Plan: More Parking, New Tower
WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - Mar 29, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
As one of the busiest seasons of the year for air travel approaches, we’re getting a closer look at some big plans for Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Las Vegas Airport Reports Increase in Passengers in February
AP - Mar 29, 2018 11:51 AM (ET)
The number of passengers using McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas increased in February compared with a year earlier.

Airport Summit Aims to Help Fauquier's Economy Take Off
Fauquier TImes (Warrenton, Va.) - Mar 29, 2018 11:50 AM (ET)
In a push to help new business growth take off, the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce will hold its first economic summit at the airport next week, featuring a “Fauquier is business friendly” message and offering a free trip to Martha’s Vineyard on a brand-new corporate jet.

Frontier Airlines Returns to Boise Airport
KIVI (Boise, Idaho) - Mar 29, 2018 11:49 AM (ET)
Frontier Airlines has returned to the Boise Airport.

Aegean A320neo Family Aircraft Order Aims to Expand Market, Lower Costs
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has signed an MOU to acquire 20 Airbus A320neos and 10 A321neos, plus 12 options.

United, Air New Zealand Expand Joint Venture
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Partners United Airlines and Air New Zealand are boosting capacity in the US-New Zealand market, including a new route between Chicago and Auckland to be operated by Air New Zealand.

EasyJet Adds New Connecting Partners and Airports
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will join the Worldwide by easyJet connecting platform, which is also being extended to include another seven airports.

Market Demand Growth Lifts Air China's 2017 Net Profit 6.3%
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:43 AM (ET)
Air China reported a 2017 net profit of CNY7.2 billion ($1.1 billion), up 6.3% over net income of CNY6.8 billion in 2016 as market demand continues to grow.

Finnair to Accelerate A350 Deliveries
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:42 AM (ET)
Finnair is speeding up the arrival of two of its remaining Airbus A350s to support its continued growth push toward Asia.

ANA Group: LCCs Peach, Vanilla to Retain Respective Hubs
Air Transport World - Mar 29, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group has confirmed it will retain the main hub operations of both its LCC subsidiaries Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air after the airlines are merged.

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