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Sea-Tac Installs Automated Screening Lanes
Apr 16, 2018 09:17 AM (ET)
American Selects Boeing Aircraft to Simplify Fleet
Apr 16, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
DFW Deploys Prepaid Parking Online Program
Apr 16, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
Digicast Presents 2018 FAA Headquarters Updates
Apr 16, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 16, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)

Monday Flight Woes: 985 Cancellations and 5,000 Delays
USA Today - Apr 16, 2018 04:40 PM (ET)
Air travelers faced travel headaches Monday as wintry weather pulled out of the Midwest and springtime storms fired up around airports in the Northeast.

The Changing Face of Nigerian Airports
Daily Trust (Nigeria) - Apr 16, 2018 12:35 PM (ET)
The importance of the aviation industry to national growth and greatness cannot be over emphasized. Indeed to put it aptly, aviation holds the ace for accelerated national growth.

Two Planes Crash in Midair Near German Airport – Multiple Deaths Reported
Daily Star (U.K.) - Apr 16, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
The planes, two small private aircraft, collided while attempting to land at Adolf Würth Airport in southern Germany, according to German media.

Residents Step Up Pressure on County to Investigate Airport Noise
The Examiner (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) - Apr 16, 2018 12:25 PM (ET)
County Executive George Latimer pledged to investigate why aggravating noise levels have increased at Westchester County Airport after an explosion of complaints from residents in New Castle and communities in close proximity to the site.

Allegiant Air Defends Safety Record After '60 Minutes' Report
USA Today - Apr 16, 2018 12:03 PM (ET)
Allegiant Air was on the defensive Monday after a scathing report on CBS’ 60 Minutes that blasted the airline’s safety record after reviewing 100 mechanical problems from January 2016 to October 2017.

Four Transport Routes Approved for New International Airport
The Nation (Pakistan) - Apr 16, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)
The regional transport authorities of Islamabad-Rawalpindi have approved four new public transport routes to link the twin cities with the new International Islamabad Airport and to facilitate commuters.

New Traffic Route at Airport to Be Tried from Today
The Hindu (India) - Apr 16, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)
Passengers travelling to the Chennai airport on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, between 2 to 5 p.m. will have to follow a new traffic route to reach the domestic and international terminals.

Laundromat Faces Possible Eviction Over Unpaid Wastewater Fees
Vineyard Gazette (Edgartown, Mass.) - Apr 16, 2018 11:59 AM (ET)
A dispute between the Martha’s Vineyard airport commission and the owner of Airport Laundromat came to a head last week when the commission voted to send a demand letter to business owner and leaseholder Nicholas Catt, seeking payment of $140,000 by May 3.

New Armstrong Terminal Should Mean New Flights, Say Airport Officials
WWL (New Orleans) - Apr 16, 2018 11:49 AM (ET)
New Orleans will put out a pretty fancy welcome mat next year for folks flying into the city.

Passengers Evacuated from Plane at Mitchell International Airport
WISN (Milwaukee, Wis.) - Apr 16, 2018 11:48 AM (ET)
Passengers were forced to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight at Mitchell International Airport early Monday morning.

$60M Airport Development Would Spark Perkasie Economy
Lehigh Valley Business (Bethlehem, Pa.) - Apr 16, 2018 11:47 AM (ET)
Courting high tech and big pharmaceutical companies, a Bucks County company wants to create a six-building, $60 million development on 260 acres at Pennridge Airport.

Airlines Are Making More Money Than Ever — But They're Facing a Mountain of Problems
Business Insider - Apr 16, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
The state of the airline industry is strong. Around the world, the number of people flying increased by 6.6% in 2017.

New Kansas City Airport Will Have 4 More Gates
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Apr 16, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
The new Kansas City International Airport will be bigger than originally planned.

Sioux Falls Regional Airport Reopens After 36-Hour Closure
KSFY (Sioux Falls, S.D.) - Apr 16, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
Travelers flying in and out of Sioux Falls are back at Sioux Falls Regional Airport Sunday following a nearly 36-hour closure.

Minneapolis Airport Reopens After Blizzard
AP - Apr 16, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Officials say one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hours after all flights were grounded during a spring blizzard.

Punta Gorda Airport Shatters Passenger Records
WWSB (Sarasota, Fla.) - Apr 16, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
The Charlotte County Airport Authority says March 2018 was the busiest month in the history of the Punta Gorda Airport. The airport experienced a 36.07% increase in commercial passenger traffic over March 2017.

Vietnam Airlines Continues to Dominate International Market
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:27 AM (ET)
Vietnam Airlines Group forecasts that its international share of traffic into Vietnam will slide a little by 2020, but it intends to maintain it above 30%, airline executives tell ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.

City Officials Back Boutique Air Bid for Prescott Airport Air Services
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:26 AM (ET)
A bid from San Francisco-based Boutique Air has been endorsed by Prescott, Arizona city officials to replace air services lost at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) when Cheyenne, Wyoming regional Great Lakes Airlines abruptly ceased operations last month.

Lessor Avolon's Fleet Up 6.2% in 2018 First Quarter
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:25 AM (ET)
Irish lessor Avolon closed out the first quarter of 2018 with an owned and managed fleet comprising 570 aircraft, with commitments for a further 333 aircraft, bringing its total fleet to 903, up 6.2% from 1Q 2017.

Russia's Simferopol Airport Set to Open New Terminal April 16
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Simferopol International Airport in Crimea will open a new terminal April 16, which will be able to handle 3,650 passengers per hour or 6.5 million per year. It is equipped with 55 check-in counters, eight jet bridges and eight standard gates. It is also equipped with 16 moving staircases and 28 elevators to create a barrier-free environment.

Kuala Lumpur Airport to Temporarily Close Runway for Maintenance Work
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) plans to close one of its three parallel runways from March 11-June 7 for maintenance work, which will affect the schedules of about 6% of daily movements, according to the airport operator.

Nepal Airlines' First A330 Will Expand International Network
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
Nepal Airlines Corp. (NAC) is preparing for the arrival of the first of two Airbus A330s in June, as the Nepal flag carrier aims to increase its international business, according to media reports.

Flydubai Expands European Network
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Dubai-based LCC flydubai has expanded its European network by launching 4X-weekly Dubai-Dubrovnik (Croatia) seasonal services through Oct. 25, as well as Dubai-Krakow (Poland) flights.

JAL, Russia's S7 Airlines to Expand Codeshare Agreement
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Oneworld members Japan Airlines (JAL) and Russia’s S7 Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement by adding two new destinations in Russia.

AviaAM Leasing Places A321 with Canada's Air Transat
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Lithuania-based lessor AviaAM Leasing has delivered its first aircraft to a North American client—Canadian LCC Air Transat—the company said April 13. The aircraft, an Airbus A321-200, was delivered ahead of schedule, AviaAM said, and is contracted for a 10-year operating lease. AviaAM Leasing VP sales Mantas Meizneris said the company is “already exploring other potential projects with the carrier.”

Virtual Reality Startup Secures Launch Customer
Air Transport World - Apr 16, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
Inflight VR, a startup company offering virtual-reality (VR) headsets for inflight entertainment (IFE), has found a launch customer after it conducted test flights with three carriers.

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