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Alaska Airlines Retains Top Position in Quality Survey
Apr 12, 2018 04:18 PM (ET)
Airline Passenger Traffic Rebounds in February
Apr 12, 2018 04:15 PM (ET)
Alaska Air to Institute New York-San Jose Nonstop Service
Apr 12, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
Apr 12, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 12, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)



How the Pilot Shortage is Taking Its Toll on Airlines and Passengers
Fast Company - Apr 12, 2018 05:06 PM (ET)
After a rough 2017, Emirates—the world’s largest long-haul airline—had hoped to make an earnings recovery this fiscal year, but it’s hit a stumbling block. It’s not a lack of passengers or too much competition from Etihad or FlyDubai. The airline just can’t find enough pilots to fly planes.

Dublin Airport Expecting Record Summer with 14 New Routes
Irish Times (Ireland) - Apr 12, 2018 04:20 PM (ET)
Dublin Airport has said the addition of four new airlines and 14 new routes will make the coming months a “record summer”.

Can Flying Be Fun? Alpha Priority's VIP Airport Service Provides a Major Upgrade
Forbes - Apr 12, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
Is airplane travel getting you down? Would you rather feel like a celebrity than someone in boarding Group 10? The solution to all over those endless security lines, surly airline staffers and flight surprises may just be a VIP airport concierge.

Aurora Seeks to Sell More Land at Airport
Chicago Tribune - Apr 12, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Aurora is looking at selling some land on the Aurora Municipal Airport periphery to a nearby farm family.

Loveland Is Home to the 'Most Female Friendly Airport'
KDVR (Denver) - Apr 12, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide has named the Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) the ‘Most Female Friendly Airport’ in the world.

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Marks 90th Year with New Park, Runway Project
GoUpstate.com (Spartanburg, S.C.) - Apr 12, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
South Carolina’s first commercial airport will celebrate 90 years of aviation history on May 1.

Pilot Shortage Forces World's Biggest Long-Haul Airline to Cut Flights
Bloomberg - Apr 12, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said a rebound in earnings over the past year faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies.

Airport Still Looking for Federal Help
Business Record (Des Moines, Iowa) - Apr 12, 2018 10:06 AM (ET)
Des Moines International Airport chief Kevin Foley told airport board members this week that the increase in passenger fees he has long sought to help pay for a new terminal fell out of a key spending bill in Congress at the last minute.

Oakland Airport Begins New Flights This Week
Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel - Apr 12, 2018 09:59 AM (ET)
Oakland International Airport continues adding to its roster of nonstop flights, with new destinations this week ranging from very distant — nonstop service to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris launched on Tuesday — to much closer to home with a new flight to Del Norte County Regional Airport in Crescent City beginning Wednesday.

Worcester Airport's $32M Landing System Won't Help American Airlines Flights
Telegram (Worcester, Mass.) - Apr 12, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
Officials touted the Category III landing system as a major investment that would draw carriers to Worcester Regional Airport and increase reliability. But the newest carrier, American Airlines, will not use the recently completed $32 million landing system when its jets fly into town.

TSA Pre-Check Is Not Always Open at Spokane Airport, Here's Why
KREM (Spokane, Wash.) - Apr 12, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)
Wait times to get through security at the Spokane Airport have been noticeably longer lately.

Will LAX People Mover Be a Game-Changer for Travelers Using the Airport? L.A. Hopes So
Los Angeles Times - Apr 12, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)
After decades of debate and failed plans, it appears L.A. will soon finally have a rail link to Los Angeles International Airport.

Carlsbad to Work with County on Airport Plan
San Diego Union-Tribune - Apr 12, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
Setting aside calls for a special ballot measure, Carlsbad city officials said this week they will continue to work with San Diego County to address residents’ concerns about a proposal to lengthen the only runway at McClellan-Palomar Airport.

EasyJet Revises its Alitalia Submission
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet has revised its expression of interest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia, acting together with unnamed consortium partners.

LaudaMotion, Condor to End Cooperation April 30
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Austrian startup LaudaMotion and German leisure carrier Condor will end their cooperation agreement by the end of April, both carriers confirmed April 9.

Lufthansa Nominates Alexis von Hoensbroech to Lead Austrian Airlines
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
The Lufthansa Group has selected Alexis von Hoensbroech for CEO of subsidiary Austrian Airlines as of Aug. 1, succeeding Kay Kratky, who will step down after three years in July when his contract ends. The appointment is subject to supervisory board approval.

Qantas to Sell Catering Operation to Emirates' Dnata
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
Qantas has struck a deal to spin off its catering division, as prospective purchaser Dnata looks to grow its presence in the Australian market and globally.

Qatar Airways Takes Stake in US Private Charter JetSuite
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Doha-based Qatar Airways has taken a minority stake in California-based jet charter company JetSuite.

Southwest, Mechanics Reach Agreement in Principle on 5-Year Contract
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:29 AM (ET)
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing over 2,400 Southwest maintenance technicians and related employees, reached an agreement in principle (AIP) April 10 for a five-year contract.

Wizz Air Selects Geven for A321neo Seats
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:28 AM (ET)
Central and eastern European LCC Wizz Air has selected Italian company Geven to supply seats for the 110 Airbus A321neos it has on order, marking Geven’s biggest contract to date.

Molon Labe Has Take-Off with New Seat Model
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Denver-based seat manufacturer Molon Labe Seating came to the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg in 2017 offering the Sideslip seat, where the aisle seat in a row of three could slide out and over the center seat, giving a wider aisle and speed up embarkation.

Afrijet is Launch Customer for Cabinstream Wi-Fi on ATRs
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:26 AM (ET)
ATR has a launch customer for the “bring your own device” IFE option it is offering with onboard Wi-Fi specialist Phitek.

Lufthansa Technik Reveals Cabin Lease Service
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Technik has unveiled a new service that aims to cut the costs for airlines that want to refresh their cabins, or to do so on a more frequent basis than before, at a more modest cost.

Panasonic's 'Next Cloud' to Offer Personalized Flights
Air Transport World - Apr 12, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
Panasonic Avionics believes the three new “value-added solutions” it is rolling out will make a passenger’s journey more enjoyable and frictionless, while allowing airlines to increase customer loyalty and ancillary revenues.

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