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Airline Bag, Ticket Fees Discussed at Senate Hearing on Customer Service
May 04, 2017 04:30 PM (ET)
AAAE's Innovative Airport TNC System Successfully Operating at World's Busiest Ai
May 04, 2017 04:27 PM (ET)
Senate Clears FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill for President's Signature
May 04, 2017 04:26 PM (ET)
89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition Starting Soon
May 04, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
May 04, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)

Columbus Airport Launches 2020 Campaign
WRBL (Columbus, Ga.) - May 04, 2017 09:07 PM (ET)
If you fly frequently out of the Columbus Airport you could soon see some changes. The airport has launched Vision 2020, a program focused on improving the airports products and services.

Kansas City Airport Stops Paper Screening Policy
Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World - May 04, 2017 09:06 PM (ET)
Kansas City International Airport has been asked to stop a recently added screening procedure that required passengers to remove all paper products from their carry-ons while going through security checkpoints.

$24M Taxiway Improvement Completed at Charleston International Airport
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - May 04, 2017 09:05 PM (ET)
The $24 million reconstruction and improvement of three taxiways at Charleston International is now complete after 17 months.

DFW Airport Faces $10 Million Shortfall as Uber, Lyft Hurt Parking Revenue
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - May 04, 2017 06:12 PM (ET)
Fewer travelers than expected are parking at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport this year, leaving a hole in the airport’s budget.

21 Airlines at LAX Will Change Terminals in May
Curbed - May 04, 2017 04:32 PM (ET)
Starting May 12, nearly two dozen airlines at Los Angeles International Airport—including the airport’s fastest-growing carrier, Delta—will shuffle to new terminals.

Atlanta Airport Boosts Efforts To Stop Human Trafficking
WABE (Atlanta) - May 04, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
Atlanta's airport is ramping up efforts to spot instances of human trafficking.

Ogdensburg Airport Exceeds 10,000 Passengers for 2017
WWTI (Watertown, N.Y.) - May 04, 2017 03:32 PM (ET)
The Ogdensburg International Airport has surpassed 10,000 outbound passengers in 2017. This represents the second consecutive year that the airport has achieved this important milestone.

Airport Commission Approves $240 Million Debt Refunding Deal
St. Louis Business Journal - May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
The St. Louis Airport Commission has approved a debt refunding plan that could providing savings of more than $31 million for St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Flights Resume at Edmonton International Airport After Air Traffic Control Problem
Global News (Canada) - May 04, 2017 03:30 PM (ET)
Some flights were temporarily halted at the Edmonton International Airport due to a problem with air traffic control Thursday morning.

County Budgeters Recommend Some Airport Improvements
Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun - May 04, 2017 12:25 PM (ET)
A proposed budget for Greene County fiscal year 2017-18 is getting closer, but even after an afternoon-long meeting of the county’s Budget and Finance Committee Wednesday pieces of the annual puzzle remain to be put into place.

Tampa International Airport Board Approves Next Part of Massive Expansion
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (ET)
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority voted Thursday morning to move forward with the first steps of phase two of the airport's massive master plan.

The Five CEOs Who Are Reinventing Industry Through Digital
Forbes - May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (ET)
As executives, entrepreneurs and investors seek significant growth the greatest return is often in reinventing an entire industry; the larger the industry, the greater the reward.

Of the 750 CEOs I’ve interviewed, I thought it would be important to highlight five – those who are reinventing entire industries. All have two things in common: large industries, and solutions now available because of emerging technology and ingenuity. These industries include: golf, travel, retail, online transactions, and even hair transplants! The five transformative CEOs are:

-Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon who pioneered biometric authentication, and will help remove the concept of passwords, while significantly enhancing security and increasing company online transactions.

Nine Entities Apply For Prequalification For Norman Manley Airport
The Gleaner (Jamaica) - May 04, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
Nine entities have applied for prequalification for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) public-private partnership in response to the government’s request, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) said.

Toxic Foam Lingers Around Brisbane Airport
9 News (Australia) - May 04, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Residents are still being urged to avoid eating seafood caught in waters near Brisbane Airport following a firefighting foam spill more than three weeks ago.

Gatwick Airport Entrance Closure from M23 Sparking Chaos for Holidaymakers
The Sun (U.K.) - May 04, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
Major delays at the entrance to Gatwick Airport from the M23 have caused travel chaos for holidaymakers.

Lounge For All Fliers Opens At BWI Airport
Patch (Odenton, Md.) - May 04, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Airport Lounge Development Inc. (ALD), the leader in independent shared-use airport lounges within the U.S., announced today the opening of its lounge, The Club BWI, at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Glasair Sportsman to Be Certified
General Aviation News - May 04, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
If you plan to build a Glasair Sportsman 2+2 from a kit, you should probably place an order sometime within the next year or so, according to company officials, who recently advised the FAA of plans to apply for certification of the popular plane under Part 23.

Duncan Aviation's Austin Facility Receives FAA Certification
General Aviation News - May 04, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Duncan Aviation’s Austin, Texas, workaway station is now a full-fledged, FAA-certified, Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop.

Morristown Airport, Police Preparing for President Trump This Weekend
Morristown (N.J.) Green - May 04, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Donald Trump has commuted from Morristown Airport in the past. But this weekend will be a little different.

Airport Law Enforcement Participate in National Conference to Improve Airport Security
KGUN (Tucson, Ariz.) - May 04, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Tucson International Airport's law enforcement is learning new security tactics to increase safety.

Airport Noise: Is There a Solution?
San Diego Free Press - May 04, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Airport NoiseSan Diego County operates eight county airports, not including San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field, which the San Diego International Airport Authority (SDRAA), an agency created by state law, operates. These airports share one feature: though state and local airport zoning laws control airport land uses, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) controls the airspace near airports.

Q-C Airport Board Mulls New Taxes, Expansion of Tax Base
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 04, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
The Quad-City International Airport staff unveiled a plan Wednesday for its governing board to consider new tax levies that would pump an additional $1 million into its budget and improve its financial picture.

Ready for Less Congestion at the Airport?
Good4Utah.com - May 04, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Out with the old and in with the new. Officials at Salt Lake International Airport say it's time to make way for the next generation of airport design to effectively address the nearly 23 million yearly passengers that walk through its doors.

Dane County Regional Airport Recognized for Its Food Offerings
Madison.com (Wis.) - May 04, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
The increased food offerings at the Dane County Regional Airport have been noticed by not only passengers but the industry.

Ontario Airport Not Yet Ready to Hire Master Plan Consultant
The Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.) - May 04, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
Completing Ontario International Airport’s long-term development plans are on hold — again.

Social Media Backlash Continues Over Glasgow Airport Drop-Off Charge
Sunday Post (U.K.) - May 04, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Author and journalist Muriel Gray has joined in the increasing backlash to Glasgow Airport’s introduction of a drop-off charge.

Lantana Airport Says No Jets Despite Pilot's Threat to File FAA Action
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - May 04, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
The decades-old ban on jets at Lantana airport remains in place, despite a determination by the Federal Aviation Administration this year that found small jets could safely land on one of the airport’s three runways.

Airport Training Targets Human Trafficking
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 04, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
A national effort to boost awareness of human trafficking and prevent it is enlisting airport and airline workers to spot victims.

Air France Pitches Boost Subsidiary Conditions to Pilots
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Air France has shared draft terms for its new Boost long-haul operation with pilot unions and set a May 31 deadline for their response.

Etihad Partner Air Serbia to Cut Abu Dhabi in Strategy Shift
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Air Serbia will axe its own flights to Abu Dhabi, the home base of its strategic shareholder Etihad Airways, as it shifts the focus of its five-year plan to denser short-haul flying.

New German Leisure Carrier Azur Air Delays Launch to June
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
New German airline Azur Air is preparing to start operations in June instead of April as previously announced, a company spokesperson confirmed to ATW. The Düsseldorf-based carrier plans to operate leisure flights.

Icelandair Group Widens Net Loss in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Icelandair Group reported a first-quarter 2017 net loss of $34.9 million, widened from the $17 million loss for the 2016 1Q.

Boom CEO Sees Market for 1,000 Supersonic Passenger Jets by 2035
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Denver-based Boom Technology founder and CEO Blake Scholl believes the company’s first supersonic passenger aircraft can enter commercial service as soon as 2023 and there is a market for as many as 1,000 supersonic airliners to be delivered by 2035.

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines Go Live with Paid Wi-Fi
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
GX Aviation broadband launch customers Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have completed their four-month Ka-Band internet trial on short- and medium-haul flights and have transitioned over to a paid service.

Turkish Airlines, Panama's Copa to Codeshare
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Panama-based Copa Airlines has signed a wide-ranging codeshare agreement with Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines. Both carriers are Star Alliance members.

Cargolux 2016 Profit Falls to $5.5 Million
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Cargolux Group reported a 2016 net profit of $5.5 million, down 89% from net profit of $49 million in 2015.

Turkish Airlines 1Q Traffic Down 8%
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Turkish Airlines carried 13 million passengers in the first quarter, down 8% compared to 14.2 million passengers in the year-ago quarter.

LOT Polish Airlines Launches Newark Services
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines launched 4X-weekly Warsaw-New York Newark services April 28, its fifth North American destination and second new route to the US (Los Angeles, California) within one month. The service will be increased to 5X-weekly starting in August.

Atlas Air Reports $0.8 Million 1Q Net Loss; Cathay Pacific ACMI Deal
Air Transport World - May 04, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings posted a net loss of $752,000 for the first quarter of 2017, reversed from the company’s $471,000 net profit in the year-ago quarter. Additionally, Atlas president and CEO William Flynn said the company has placed two Boeing 747-8Fs with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Cargo on an ACMI (crew, maintenance and insurance) basis, with service beginning in May.

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