Apr 03, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
How to Adapt Airport Retail to Fit Modern Traveler Expectations
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 03, 2018 04:34 PM (ET)
The global retail industry has undergone significant changes in the past decade, in large part driven by the rise of online shopping and digital media in the United States. International e-commerce growth numbers are encouraging as well. Unfortunately, while consumers’ habits have changed, many airports and airport shops have failed to adapt their retail offerings accordingly. Airport products, layouts, and sales channels remain largely unchanged since the early 2000s, preventing them from capitalizing on the smart device-driven digital influence in retail.
DOT Seeks Great Lakes Service Replacements
Aviation Week (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 03, 2018 04:32 PM (ET)
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) is moving quickly to replace Essential Air Service (EAS) flights to two Arizona cities that abruptly lost it when Great Lakes Airlines abruptly shut down last month, even as DOT orders the carrier to resume flights because it did not provide the required advance notice of its changes. In a March 28 order DOT said Great Lakes failed to provide 90-day notices before terminating its services on March 26.
New Flights Launching from Bay Area Airports
The Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - Apr 03, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
Bay Area airports are adding more nonstop flights, potentially fueling the growing passenger traffic they have seen in recent years.
Invitation coming soon forBusinesses Eager to Operate in Concession-Friendly New Salt Lake City Inte
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Apr 03, 2018 04:27 PM (ET)
Concessions were an afterthought when Salt Lake City International Airport opened in 1961.
O'Hare's On-Time Performance Improves, Moves from Bottom of the Pile to Middle: FAA
Chicago Tribune (Chicago) - Apr 03, 2018 04:26 PM (ET)
More flights have been arriving on time at O’Hare International Airport over the last four years — moving O’Hare’s ranking from the bottom among large airports to the middle of the pack, according to federal statistics.
CLEAR Will Use Biometric Data Scanning to Help Fans Make it to Their Games on Time
CNBC - Apr 03, 2018 04:24 PM (ET)
This weekend, Major League Baseball officially kicks off its season. And with legions of fans trying to navigate enhanced security checkpoints, stadium attendees may experience their own delay of game just trying to get to their seat.
Routes: Delta, AA, United, Air France, Qantas, Qatar, China Airlines, Singapore. This Week's Most Im
San Francisco Gate (San Francisco) - Apr 03, 2018 02:06 PM (ET)
In route news this week, Delta expands its Delta One front cabin on domestic routes; American adds some Latin America routes (and trims others), and also starts a new Oakland route; United goes transatlantic from Denver and expands Cuba service; Air France comes to Seattle; Qantas kicks off a history-making long-haul route; Qatar Airways brings a new plane to Atlanta; an unlikely California airport gets transpacific service; and Singapore Airlines gets the newest model of Boeing’s Dreamliner.
Asheville GE Aviation Plant Powers Flight of World's Largest Jet Engine
USA Today - Apr 03, 2018 01:54 PM (ET)
As the world's largest aircraft engine took to the skies last month in California, components that made it possible traced back to Western North Carolina.
American Airlines Introduces Oakland–Dallas Nonstop
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 03, 2018 01:49 PM (ET)
On April 3, at Oakland International Airport (OAK), American Airlines commences daily nonstop service between OAK and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). The new link is significant for Bay Area residents, providing OAK with roughly 100 unique connections currently not possible through American’s Phoenix hub.
Airplanes Collide at Indiana Airport, Killing Two Firefighters
NBC News - Apr 03, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
The collision split the smaller plane in half, ejecting one person from the aircraft, who died on impact. The second victim died in a fire.
Jacksonville International Airport Lands Direct Flights to Two New Locations
Jacksonville Business Journal (Jacksonville, Fla.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:57 AM (ET)
Allegiant has announced direct flights to two cities previously unserved by Jacksonville International Airport.
New Airline Lands at Greenbrier Valley Airport
WVVA (Bluefield, W.Va.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
A brand new airline is scheduled to land Tuesday at Greenbrier Valley Airport.
Wi-Fi Restored at Atlanta's Airport Following Cyberattack
Fox 5 (Atlanta) - Apr 03, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
Travelers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport can once again use the airport's Wi-Fi.
Sweden Introduces Eco-Friendly Aviation Tax
The Local (Sweden) - Apr 03, 2018 11:40 AM (ET)
Sweden introduced a new aviation tax on Sunday that will add an extra charge to all passenger flights from the country in a bid to lessen air travel's impact on the climate.
Baltimore's GrandView Aviation Opens Private Jet Base in Texas
The Daily Record (Baltimore, Md.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:38 AM (ET)
Baltimore-based GrandView Aviation, one of the largest operators of Phenom 300 light jets for charter in the Northeast, is opening a new base at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this month.
McLarens Aviation Targets European Expansion
Intelligent Insurer (United Kingdom) - Apr 03, 2018 11:33 AM (ET)
McLarens Aviation, a provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has opened a new office in Frankfurt, Germany while hiring a team of aviation adjusters.
Regional Airlines Tap College 'Ambassadors' at OSU, Elsewhere, to Recruit Needed Pilots
The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) - Apr 03, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Too many jobs with too few qualified candidates is a common refrain today. In the aviation industry, the situation is particularly dire. The industry is seeing huge growth around the world and facing a wave of retirements in the U.S. that will leave airlines in need of pilots.
LAX Bathroom Lights Tell Travelers if Stalls are Free
USA Today - Apr 03, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
LAX will showcase technology that uses overhead lights to signal if a bathroom stall is occupied or not.
Alaska Airlines Ending Several California Routes
USA Today - Apr 03, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines is ending service on several California routes as it looks to both cut underperforming routes and harmonize its schedule with merger partner Virgin America
Delta March Results Lead Airline Shares Up After Only United Shows First Quarter Gain
Forbes - Apr 03, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Airline shares were gaining Tuesday morning as Delta reported positive March traffic numbers and the entire market sought to rebound from Monday's slide.
Tri-State Airport Implements New Security Process
The Herald Dispatch (Hungtington, W. Va.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation's airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to implement new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at airports across the country.
City Seeks Proposals for New Frederick Airport Hangar
The Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Md.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:10 AM (ET)
Frederick officials are soliciting proposals from people or companies interested in leasing land to build a new hangar at Frederick Municipal Airport.
Rochester International Airport Prepares to Wrap Up Upgrades
KAAL (Rochester, Minn.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:08 AM (ET)
The Rochester International Airport is getting ready to finish up enhancements it started about a year ago.
Ford Airport to Begin Construction on Runway
WLUC (Marquette, Mich.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:07 AM (ET)
Ford Airport will be unavailable to travelers starting at the end of April as they begin construction on their main runway.
Mass. State Police plan to restructure troop that patrols Logan Airport
WHDH (Boston, Mass.) - Apr 03, 2018 11:01 AM (ET)
The Massachusetts State Police troopers who patrol Logan Airport – Troop F – earned major overtime pay in recent years. So much so, that the Mass. State Police Department wants to make big changes to how the troop is staffed.