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LAX Completes Screening Upgrade in Tom Bradley Terminal
Apr 05, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Nikolas Persson Named To Head San Bernardino Airport
Apr 05, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
Allegiant and Frontier Add Columbus-Austin Flights
Apr 05, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 05, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Advanced Airport Safety, Operations Specialist School
Apr 05, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)



Major Renovation, Expansion Planned for Spokane International Airport
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) - Apr 05, 2018 01:53 PM (ET)
Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.

K-9s, Live Music for San Antonio Airport's Record-High Travelers
KENS (San Antonio, Texas) - Apr 05, 2018 01:51 PM (ET)
With the Final Four in the books, fans crowded San Antonio International Airport in record numbers, but officials were ready for the exodus of tourists.

U.S. Airlines Make Renewed Bid For Cuba Routes Despite Trump Administration Chill
Forbes - Apr 05, 2018 01:49 PM (ET)
In a little-noticed Friday afternoon announcement last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation tentatively redistributed Cuba routes to five leading U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, United, Southwest and JetBlue. By an agreement reached between the U.S. and Cuba in 2016, there can be up to 20 daily flights between the U.S. and Havana. Although so far results have been disappointing after an initial flurry of interest, U.S. airlines may see the long-term potential of tourism to the island.

United Airlines Planting a Seed in Hands (and minds) of Lounge Visitors
Chicago Business Journal (Chicago) - Apr 05, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
It's Earth Month, and United Airlines is Doing something about it.

Frontier Airlines Adds Four Mid-Size Cities to its Route Map
USA Today - Apr 05, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines is making another tweak to its route map, squeezing in four medium-size markets.

Southwest Tries to Do More With Less Because of a Temporary Aircraft Shortage
Skift (New York) - Apr 05, 2018 01:46 PM (ET)
After Southwest Airlines permanently parked almost 90 of its smallest, oldest jets last year, it had a choice while it waited for Boeing’s new fuel-efficient replacements. It could cut its schedule, slashing flights and reducing revenues, or it could push existing aircraft harder.

LATAM Airlines Plans New Round of Las Vegas-Brazil Service
Las Vegas Review Journal (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
The first seasonal flights connecting Las Vegas and Brazil won’t take off until June, but LATAM Airlines announced plans Wednesday to add another round of service during the winter.

Bombardier and PSA Airlines Extend Heavy Maintenance Agreement for the Airline's Fleet of CRJ Series
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:32 AM (ET)
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Bombardier Services Corporation and PSA Airlines, Inc. (PSA Airlines) of Vandalia, Ohio recently signed a three-year extension to the parties' heavy maintenance agreement. Under this contract, heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet of Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft will be performed at Bombardier's West Virginia Air Center. Bombardier has conducted heavy maintenance for PSA Airlines since 2005

Florida Man Caught with Loaded Gun at National Airport
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:25 AM (ET)
A Florida man traveling through Reagan National Airport on Wednesday was cited for carrying a loaded gun through a security checkpoint.

Lufthansa Cargo, Brussels Airlines To Integrate On Cargo Side
Aviation Week (Washington, D.C.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Cargo will integrate cargo capacity with Brussels Airlines starting Sept. 1, 2018. Brussels Airlines, a Lufthansa Group subsidiary, will become the fifth Lufthansa Group airline to have its cargo operations marketed by Lufthansa Cargo, including Lufthansa (mainline), Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Sun Express. Brussels Airlines’ 17 destinations in West, Central and East Africa fit ideally into the existing group cargo network, Lufthansa Cargo said.

Aviation Company Expanding to Birmingham, Hiring up to 500
AL.com (Mobile, Ala.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:20 AM (ET)
Aviation company Stewart Industries International is expanding its operation to Birmingham and creating at least 200 new jobs.

LeTourneau University Aviation Responds to Pilot Shortage
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas) - Apr 05, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
LeTourneau University’s School of Aviation Dean Fred Ritchey speaks about the purchase of two new Piper PA-44 Seminoles in January. Though demand has increased for commercial airline pilots, Ritchey said LeTourneau has yet to see a great increase in enrollments in students in its pilot program.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to End Trans-Tasman Alliance
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 05, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia commenced the strategic alliance at the end of 2010 to cooperate on services between New Zealand and Australia.

Pocatello Airport Passenger Numbers Rise
KPVI (Pocatello, Idaho) - Apr 05, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
The addition of a fourth daily flight at Pocatello Regional Airport is sending passenger numbers skyward.

Eastern Airways to Operate Aberdeen – London City Route
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - Apr 05, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, is to take over operating the Aberdeen – London City route on May 7, 2018.

Pittsburgh International CEO: 'We'll be ready' if light rail to airport ever happens
The Tribune- Review (Pittsburgh) - Apr 05, 2018 11:04 AM (ET)
There might still be hope for a long-discussed idea to extend Port Authority of Allegheny County's light-rail system nearly 20 miles to Pittsburgh International Airport.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Mobile Regional Airport
WKRG (Mobile, Ala.) - Apr 05, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
A private plane made an emergency landing at Mobile Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.

Denver International Airport will begin vendor search for Great Hall renovation project
Denver 7 News (Denver, Colo.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
Under the iconic white peaks of the Denver International Airport, plans to revamp the Great Hall are moving forward

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Runway Resurfacing will Challenge Some Passengers
KBZK (Bozeman, Mont.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:56 AM (ET)
Runway resurfacing at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport may hinder some travelers this spring.

Faster Security Lines at Sea-Tac Airport Promised
KING 5 (Seattle) - Apr 05, 2018 10:54 AM (ET)
Security officials say the system will free up agents to check more bags and speed passengers through the lines 30 percent faster.

Abilene Regional Airport Serves as Hub for Firefighting Airplanes
KTAB/KRBC (Abilene,Texas) - Apr 05, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Planes tasked with dumping fire retardant on wildfires across the state have been using Abilene Regional Airport as a base of operations to refuel and embark on firefighting runs.

Inside Look: TSA Innovation Task Force
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration’s Innovation Task Force works with airports, industry partners and airlines to bring cutting-edge security screening technology to security checkpoints. Their efforts not only improve the passenger experience, but enhance TSA’s security capability.

Lawmakers Urge Feds to Allow Airport to Accept Direct International Flights
The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
Grand Junction Regional Airport should be able to accept direct international flights, federal lawmakers wrote to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Worcester Regional Airport is Expected to Announce a New Commercial Service on Monday
Mass Live (Worcester, Mass.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:47 AM (ET)
An announcement about a new airline flying out of Worcester Regional Airport is expected for Monday.

For TAC Air Centennial, Being Part of the Colorado Aviation Community Means Paying it Forward
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Apr 05, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
Centennial Airport is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018 and TAC Air APA (TAC Air), a Phillips 66® branded FBO, has been part of the thriving aviation community in Denver, Colorado for 18 years, playing an influential role in the continued business development and growth of the area. Nestled on the edge of the Denver Technological Center, only 30 minutes from downtown Denver and an hour north of Colorado Springs, TAC Air APA has an influx of executives and business clientele who make use of the 24/7 operations, executive terminal and impressive hangar space.

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