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Airline Bag, Ticket Fee Collections Set New Record of $7.5 Billion in 2017
May 07, 2018 06:19 PM (ET)
TSA Adds Six Carriers to PreCheck Program
May 07, 2018 06:16 PM (ET)
Las Vegas McCarran Bond Ratings Affirmed
May 07, 2018 06:14 PM (ET)
Southwest Announces Plan for Hawaii Flights
May 07, 2018 02:56 PM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Basic ASOS School in Wisconsin
May 07, 2018 02:55 PM (ET)

A Big Year for Tulsa International Airport: New Destinations in 2017 and 2018
Fox 23 (Tulsa, Okla.) - May 07, 2018 04:57 PM (ET)
The last year has been a busy one for Tulsa International Airport. As they work on their Master Plan, approved in 2017, they have added several new nonstop flights and an entire new airline, complete with its own gate.

Airlines Had Second-Most Profitable Year Ever in 2017
USA Today - May 07, 2018 04:54 PM (ET)
Airlines scored their second most-profitable year ever in 2017, raking in nearly $15.5 billion, the Transportation Department announced Monday.

Airline Customer Satisfaction is Higher Than You Might Think, a New Survey Indicates
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - May 07, 2018 04:53 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue received the highest marks from customers in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index Travel Report. Budget carriers Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines were last

Passenger Traffic up at Lambert During the First Three Months of the Year
St. Louis Dispatch (St. Louis) - May 07, 2018 04:51 PM (ET)
St. Louis Lambert International Airport logged a 4.2 percent increase in passenger traffic during the first three months of this year.

United Airlines Sets Date for Daily Service Between Houston and Havana
Chicago Business Journal (Chicago) - May 07, 2018 04:48 PM (ET)
United's significant boost in capacity on the route is expected to benefit a city still in recovery mode from Hurricane Harvey.

American Airlines Moves CVG Gates to Concourse B
Cincinnati.com (Cincinnate, Ohio) - May 07, 2018 04:46 PM (ET)
American Airlines travelers in Cincinnati will board planes in a new spot starting Tuesday morning.

Nashville International Airport in Middle of $1.2 Billion Expansion
Fox 17 (Nashville, Tenn.) - May 07, 2018 04:45 PM (ET)
The expansion will include 5,000 new parking spaces, an on site hotel, more TSA lines and a new international terminal. It's all part of BNA Vision.

United Airlines Looks at Newark for Boeing 787-10 pilot Base, Report Says
USA Today - May 07, 2018 04:43 PM (ET)
Wondering where United’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners will fly once the carrier begins taking delivery of them this year? The airline’s Newark hub may be a good place to look.

Program May Offer Aviation Training in Wichita High Schools
The Seattle Times, (Seattle, Wash) - May 07, 2018 04:41 PM (ET)
Wichita students may soon be able to study aircraft production and maintenance in high school under a program that allows them to work toward professional certificates and possible jobs after graduation.

Airlines Land in Anchorage in Search of Pilots
KTVA (Anchorage, Alaska) - May 07, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
"We're looking for highly qualified pilots that like flying in the Northwest, like a technically complex airplane," April Eriksson, Horizon Air Seattle chief base pilot tells those interested.

California Capital Airshow Event Inspires Students to Explore Aviation, STEM Careers
ABC 10 (Sacramento, Calif.) - May 07, 2018 04:33 PM (ET)
K-12 students from the Sacramento region had the chance to meet professionals in the aviation industry at the 'Positive Altitude' event.

Liberty Wins Top National Collegiate Aviation Award Again
Liberty News (Lynchburg, VA) - May 07, 2018 04:30 PM (ET)
Liberty University School of Aeronautics NIFA Flight Team successfully defended its title as the Outstanding All-Around Collegiate Aviation Program in the United States, ensuring the prestigious Loening Trophy remains in Lynchburg for at least one more year.

Pickup Truck Strikes Southwest Boeing 737 at Baltimore Airport
USA Today - May 07, 2018 04:18 PM (ET)
A Southwest Airlines flight arriving to Baltimore-Washington International Airport was hit by a ground crew's pickup truck as the plane taxied to a gate after arrival early Monday morning.

Orlando Airport Announces New Summer Flights to Mexico
Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) - May 07, 2018 04:16 PM (ET)
In a post-Cinco de Mayo announcement, Orlando airport will be getting new service to Mexico, officials said Monday.

Airline's Inaugural London-Nashville Flight Ends in Party
New York Post (New York) - May 07, 2018 04:13 PM (ET)
Passengers on the inaugural British Airways’ flight from London to Nashville were surprised with what the Tennessee city does best: live music and whiskey.

Dubai Airport Show 2018 Opens
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 07, 2018 03:59 PM (ET)
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Patron of Airport Show, opened the 18th edition of Airport Show in Dubai on Monday.

Lufthansa Makes $2.5 Billion Plane Order in Light of Improving Results, Delivery Delays
Reuters (New York) - May 07, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
Germany’s Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) ordered up to 16 new planes worth 2.1 billion euros ($2.5 billion), including up to six Airbus (AIR.PA) A320ceos to make up for delivery shortfalls in a newer version of the jet and four long-haul Boeing (BA.N) 777s.

Atlantic County Renews Effort to Create Aviation Industry Around A.C. Airport
Press of Atlantic City (Pleasantvill, N.J,) - May 07, 2018 03:50 PM (ET)
Atlantic County is continuing efforts to create an aviation industry around the Atlantic City International Airport, despite a bitter setback in January by former Gov. Chris Christie.

New Parking Garage Rates Coming to Dayton International Airport
WDTN (Dayton, Ohio) - May 07, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
New parking garage rates will go into effect at Dayton International Airport May 14th.

W-B/Scranton Airport Wins Big with Uber, Lyft Contract
The Citizens Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) - May 07, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
Uber bested Lyft, but the local airport won big. More than 850 people called on the two ride-hailing services in March, the first month of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport’s first contract with both.

Rhinelander- Oneida County Airport Director Joe Brauer Retires After 28 Years
WJFW 12 (Rhinelander, Wisc.) - May 07, 2018 03:37 PM (ET)
A new face will take over the role of Rhinelander's airport director Sunday. However, not before the community said goodbye to the man who created a legacy in the position for more than two decades.

Rail Link to Sacramento Airport in Planning Stage
Tracy Press (Tracy, Calif.) - May 07, 2018 03:33 PM (ET)
A number of wide-ranging passenger rail projects between Fresno and Sacramento have been allocated $500.5 million in state funding. Whether any of the projects will reach Tracy is as yet unknown.

Ethiopian Airlines to Step up Expansion with More Deals and Jets
Reuters (New York) - May 07, 2018 03:31 PM (ET)
Even by its own standards, Ethiopian Airlines’ ETHA.UL recent growth has been fast — so fast that it revised the ambitious 15-year strategy set in 2010 and plans to buy more planes to step up its expansion.

EasyJet Europe CEO: Goal to be the Number One in Focus Cities
Air Transport World - May 07, 2018 02:49 PM (ET)
EasyJet is continuing its expansion out of Berlin, which has become a focus city for the UK LCC, and is part of its strategy to hold dominant market shares in the large European cities where it has bases.

American to Cut Beijing-Chicago Route, Cites Sino-US Overcapacity
Air Transport World - May 07, 2018 02:48 PM (ET)
American Airlines has decided to cut Beijing-Chicago service Oct. 22 because of overcapacity in the Sino-US market–which used to be one of the most lucrative markets worldwide.

Air France Strikes Continue; 80% of Flights to Operate May 8
Air Transport World - May 07, 2018 02:44 PM (ET)
Air France plans to operate 80% of its flights on May 8, the 15th in a series of day-long strikes over pay that have rocked the carrier and led to the resignation of Air France-KLM group CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac after employees voted against his pay proposal plan.

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