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Fitch: Passenger Growth Expected To Be 'Moderate' In 2018
Apr 04, 2018 01:17 PM (ET)
Rickenbacker Adds Fifth Scheduled Cargo Carrier
Apr 04, 2018 01:12 PM (ET)
David Staples, A.A.E., Is AAAE's Newest Accredited Member
Apr 04, 2018 01:11 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 04, 2018 01:06 PM (ET)
Security Briefs: How Will You Or Your Staff Handle The Big One?
Apr 04, 2018 01:05 PM (ET)

New Executive Director for Chennault International Airport Named
KPLC (Lake Charles, La.) - Apr 04, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
A new executive director of Chennault International Airport Authority is coming aboard in late April.

Alaska Airlines Adds New NYC Route Amid Virgin America Integration
USA Today - Apr 04, 2018 04:26 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines will add a new non-stop route between California and New York and bolster its existing New York service from its biggest hub in Seattle.

Philadelphia International Airport Continues Partnership with First Transit
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 04, 2018 04:02 PM (ET)
First Transit announced that the Philadelphia International Airport has renewed its contract to operate and provide maintenance for the entire airport passenger shuttle operation.

Jet Airways Orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 04, 2018 04:00 PM (ET)
Boeing and Jet Airways today announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes as India’s premier international airline looks to the new and improved 737 jet to power its future growth.

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet Wins Prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced this morning that the Cirrus Aircraft Vision® Jet has been awarded the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy for developing the world’s first single engine Personal Jet™ and implementing the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) on the aircraft.

Airlines, Not Boeing, Will Feel China Tariff Threat First
The Wall Street Journal - Apr 04, 2018 03:56 PM (ET)
Boeing might seem like the target of China’s tariff ire. But it is those who use the Boeing planes—airlines—that are the most immediately vulnerable.

Temple Airport Wins State Recognition
The Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Texas) - Apr 04, 2018 03:54 PM (ET)
The Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport was named General Aviation Airport of the Year at last week’s Texas Aviation Conference in Galveston.

Mom Praises TSA at Indianapolis Airport in Viral Post
Fox 59 (Indianapolis, Ind.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:52 PM (ET)
When Angie Solis took her 13-year-old son Zion to the Indianapolis International Airport last week, she wasn’t quite sure how he would handle airport security. Zion has autism, and it was his first time ever going to the airport.

Eugene Airport Passengers Sign up for Popular TSA Pre-Check Program
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
A month ago, the Eugene Airport announced a third lane dedicated to TSA pre-check flyers.

Sea-Tac Airport to Add More Automated Screening Lanes to Speed up Security Lines
KOMO News (Seattle, Wash.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:47 PM (ET)
Three automated screening lanes (ASL) have opened up at Sea-Tac Airport, part of a $17 million effort to speed up security checkpoints while making it easier for TSA to spot threats.

Allegiant Begins Flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Charleston
The Tribune- Review (Pittsburgh) - Apr 04, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
Allegiant's seasonal flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Charleston, S.C., start Wednesday and will run through October.

Storm's Microburst Destroys Hangar, Damages Airplanes at Hobby Airport
KHOU (Houston, Texas) - Apr 04, 2018 03:38 PM (ET)
Wind speeds in microbursts can reach up to 100 mph, or even higher, which is equivalent to an EF-1 tornado, says the National Weather Service.

United Airlines Tech Ops Tweaks Improve On-Time Performance
Aviation Week (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:34 PM (ET)
Last year was pivotal for improvement in United Airlines’ on-time performance, partly because of the dramatically better performance of its technical operations division. The airline set an all-time record in April of 145 consecutive days without a cancellation. It logged 59 days of 100% mainline completion—shattering the previous record of 21 days, recorded in 2016.

Augusta Airport Set to Impress Airlines During Tournament Week
WRDW (Augusta, Ga.) - Apr 04, 2018 03:32 PM (ET)
With the tournament going on, people from all over the world are flying into Augusta this week, bringing more traffic to local airports.

Inaugural American Airlines Flight From Amarillo to Phoenix
MyHighPlains.com (Amarillo, Texas) - Apr 04, 2018 03:29 PM (ET)
The City of Amarillo, along with the Convention and Visitor Council and Chamber of Commerce, are celebrating the inaugural American Airlines non-stop flight to Phoenix.

Frontier Airlines to Resume Flights from Spokane Airport
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Apr 04, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
After a three-year hiatus, Frontier Airlines is returning to Spokane.

American Airlines Lifts Curtain on Chicago-New York Shuttle Wednesday
Chicago Business Journal (Chicago) - Apr 04, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
The world's largest airline is making a major bid to capture market share on one of the nation's most heavily-trafficked airline routes, while United Airlines sticks to its existing game plan.

Alaska Airlines Adds Daily Flight from Seattle to New York
KING 5 (Seattle) - Apr 04, 2018 02:01 PM (ET)
Good news for Seattleites who travel to the Big Apple! Alaska Airlines announced they are adding a nonstop flight from Seattle to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

When Will Southwest Airlines Fly to Hawaii?
Forbes - Apr 04, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
If you’re a fan of both the Hawaiian Islands and Southwest Airlines, you’re in luck: the budget-friendly, no-bag-fee, and great cancellation-change policy airline has recently taken steps to establish brand new routes between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii. But when exactly can you expect these new Southwest routes to start running?

Low-fare Frontier Airlines Coming to Syracuse
Syracuse.com (Syracuse, N.Y.) - Apr 04, 2018 01:58 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines is bringing its low fares to Syracuse with flights to four cities.

All the Amenities Airlines are Offering for Healthier Flights
The New York Times - Apr 04, 2018 01:50 PM (ET)
From meditation apps to exercise videos, healthier snacks to gourmet meals, airlines both international and domestic are renewing their commitment to healthy passengers.

Air Belgium CEO Details Start-Up's Plans
Aviation Week (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 04, 2018 01:49 PM (ET)
Start-up airline Air Belgium hopes to have flights to seven destinations operating by this fall, CEO Niky Terzakis told Aviation Daily, as the carrier readies its first flight from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Hong Kong at the end of April and looks ahead to longer-term fleet expansion plans. Air Belgium is partly owned by Chinese tour operator UTour. Ownership stakes are also held by Belgian state investment companies and Russian interests

Florida's AirGate Aviation Eyes Scheduled Flights
CH-Aviation (Chur, Switzerland) - Apr 04, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
AirGate Aviation (New Smyrna Beach) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a commuter air carrier authority which would allow the airline to launch scheduled services between Florida and the Bahamas.

Latitude 33 Aviation Experiences Record Growth, Fleet Expansion
WLNS (Lansing, Mich.) - Apr 04, 2018 01:45 PM (ET)
Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company headquartered in Carlsbad, California, announced 50 percent growth in private jet charter hours in 2017. As one of the few private jet charter companies to receive the industry’s highest safety rating, ARGUS Platinum, Latitude 33 continues its significant growth by offering the newest and largest fleet of light jets available.

American Airlines Increasing Aircraft Size, Seating for Columbia to Dallas Flights
Cola Daily (Columbia, S.C.) - Apr 04, 2018 01:32 PM (ET)
American Airlines will double aircraft size and seating capacity on its flights between Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Dallas / Ft. Worth this summer.

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