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House Passes Five-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill
Apr 27, 2018 06:01 PM (ET)
Tucson Airports Form Economic Development Alliance
Apr 27, 2018 08:56 AM (ET)
JetBlue Posts Improved Profit for First Quarter
Apr 27, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)
Security Briefs: How Will You or Your Staff Handle the Big One?
Apr 27, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Apr 27, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)

Narita Airport Sees Record Number of Flights for Sixth Straight Year
Japan Times (Japan) - Apr 27, 2018 06:08 PM (ET)
The total number of takeoffs and landings at Narita International Airport in fiscal 2017 rose 3 percent from the previous business year to 252,447, hitting a record high for the sixth consecutive year, the airport’s operator said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

Antique Plane Being Used to Inspire Next Generation of Pilots
WRDW (Augusta, Ga.) - Apr 27, 2018 06:08 PM (ET)
A blast from the past touches down in Daniel Field.

Reno-Tahoe Airport Officials Concerned With Proposed Construction
KTVN (Reno, Nev.) - Apr 27, 2018 06:05 PM (ET)
Officials with the Reno-Tahoe International Airport are concerned with a preliminary NDOT proposal that would affect access to the airport as part of the upcoming Spaghetti Bowl improvement project.

Greenbrier Valley Airport Welcomes SkyWest
Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.) - Apr 27, 2018 06:04 PM (ET)
“We’ve turned the corner,” a county commissioner proclaimed during Thursday's day-long open house celebration at Greenbrier Valley Airport.

Someone Takes Shots at Airport Equipment
Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) - Apr 27, 2018 06:02 PM (ET)
A guidance system used by pilots to land planes at the Kankakee Valley Airport was hit by gunfire earlier this week.

New Manager Sought for Airport Amid Growth
Salem News (Beverly, Mass.) - Apr 27, 2018 09:24 AM (ET)
Beverly Regional Airport is looking for a new manager at a time when the airfield is becoming an attractive choice for business travel in the region.

Eugene Airport Opens New Economy Parking Lot
KEZI (Eugene, Ore.) - Apr 27, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)
There's a new parking option that can save travelers some money if they're flying out of the Eugene Airport.

Airport Officials Appealing Narrower Runway
Salem News (Beverly, Mass.) - Apr 27, 2018 09:22 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration wants to narrow the main runway at Beverly Regional Airport, which could limit the size of aircraft able to land there.

Southwest Airlines Plans Flights to Four Hawaiian Airports
Dallas Morning News - Apr 27, 2018 09:21 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines’ long-awaited first flight to Hawaii is still months away, but on Thursday, the carrier offered an early glimpse at where it plans to fly in the Aloha State.

New Airport Terminal Project On Schedule
WNEP (Moosic, Pa.) - Apr 27, 2018 09:20 AM (ET)
Work on the new airline passenger terminal at Williamsport Regional Airport is underway and on schedule.

County Officials Break Ground for New Terminal at Marco Island Airport
Naples (Fla.) Daily News - Apr 27, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Marco Island Executive Airport improvements to bring it into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations are set to start.

What a Vertical Carousel-Shaped Airport for LA Would Look Like
Yanko Design - Apr 27, 2018 09:15 AM (ET)
A concept entry for the eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2018, Jonathan Ortega’s LAX 2.0 envisions creating a ground-breaking, space-saving vertical layout for one of America’s busiest airports.

Contracts Approved for Toledo Express Airport Runway Repair
Toledo (Ohio) Blade - Apr 27, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
More than $1.4 million in airfield work is on tap at Toledo Express Airport, although its timing depends on when Federal Aviation Administration grant money comes in to pay most of the cost.

No Charges for Packers WR Davis After False Threat at Airport
Fox Sports - Apr 27, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

Saratoga Airport Repairs Underestimated
Rawlins (Wyo.) Times - Apr 27, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
While expected to be completed on time, construction work on the Saratoga Airport runway has the manager concerned.

Southwest Reports 37% 1Q Profit Increase; Takes 40 737 MAX Options
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has exercised 40 Boeing 737-8 options, bringing its total 737 MAX firm orders to 280 aircraft, and plans to retire 40 737-700s as it takes delivery of the additional 737-8s from 2019-2022.

US Travel Advocates Applaud Pompeo as Next Secretary of State
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
Advocates for businesses tied to US travel applauded President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after he was confirmed by the Senate April 26, but said they expect him to keep to positions he testified he supported.

Norwegian Posts 1Q Net Loss on Rapid Expansion
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a first-quarter net loss of NOK46.2 million ($5.9 million), compared with a net loss of NOK1.5 billion in the year-ago period, helped by a NOK1.9 billion financial gain from reclassification of its investment in bank Norwegian Finans Holding.

Allegiant Air 1Q Net Profit Up 31% on Revenue Tools, MD-80 Retirements
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:04 AM (ET)
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of ultra-LCC Allegiant Air, reported 2018 first-quarter net income of $55.2 million, up 31% from $42.2 million in the 2017 first quarter. Operating revenue was $425.4 million, up 12% from the year-ago quarter.

Lufthansa Group Narrows Losses in 1Q; Eurowings Weighs Down Profits
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:03 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group reported a 2018 first-quarter net loss of €57 million ($70.2 million), narrowed from a net loss of €68 million in the year-ago quarter. Group revenue for the quarter was down slightly to €7.6 million, down 0.7% compared to the 2017 1Q.

Southwest Airlines' Marketing Activity Ceased Following Engine Failure
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:02 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines executives said they do not believe it is yet appropriate to resume television advertising in the aftermath of the April 17 Boeing 737-700 engine failure that resulted in a passenger fatality, conceding this may slow the carrier’s business recovery from a noticeable softening in bookings following the incident.

Air France Faces More Pilot Strikes in May
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:02 AM (ET)
Air France pilot unions have announced a further four days of strike action on May 3, 4, 7 and 8, adding to delays and disruption as workers and management are locked in conflict over pay.

Vietnam Airlines Sees Strong 1Q Profit on Demand Growth
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:01 AM (ET)
Vietnam Airlines has achieved strong profit growth in the three months through March 31, with its performance exceeding projections for the period.

Zodiac Aerospace Slowly Recovering from Production Issues
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:01 AM (ET)
Cabin equipment manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace is slowly pulling out of the production problems that have marred its relationships with aircraft manufacturers, according to the company’s first-half financial results (fiscal year 2017-18).

United Airlines Set to Open Second Polaris Lounge
Air Transport World - Apr 27, 2018 09:00 AM (ET)
United Airlines marks the next major milestone in its Polaris-branded customer experience initiative on April 30 with the opening of its new international business-class lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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