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San Jose Airport to Add Boarding Gates
May 08, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
American Orders Bombardier, Embraer Jets
May 08, 2018 02:06 PM (ET)
BWI Parking Revenue Bond Rating Affirmed
May 08, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Advanced Airport Safety, Operations Specialist School
May 08, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 08, 2018 02:01 PM (ET)

$20M in State Grants Available for Airport Safety Upgrades
US News (Washington, D.C.) - May 08, 2018 05:42 PM (ET)
Airports across New York state can apply for some of the $20 million in new state funding being made available for safety improvement projects.

EasyJet Named UK's Best-Value Airline for Short Haul Flights
Get.com (New York) - May 08, 2018 05:37 PM (ET)
EasyJet has been ranked for offering the best overall value for discounted air travel in the UK. This may come as a surprise to many people in this area who automatically assume that Ryanair is the least expensive airline to use.

Shreveport Lands New Jobs at Airport
Shreveport Times (Shreveport, La.) - May 08, 2018 05:22 PM (ET)
Western Global Airlines, a cargo freight carrier, will create 170 new jobs over the next decade at the Shreveport Regional Airport for a maintenance hub to tend to its fleet.

Southwest launches San Jose-Orlando flights
The Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - May 08, 2018 05:16 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines has launched new service that links San Jose airport with Orlando, trips that come just in time for spring and summer jaunts to the Disney World Resort in Florida.

Schumer, Gillibrand Call on DOT Officials to Help Return Air Service to County Airport
WRFA (Jamestown, N.Y.) - May 08, 2018 05:14 PM (ET)
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to urge her to provide the necessary waivers and approvals that could allow for a new air service provider to land at Chautauqua County’s Jamestown Airport.

Silver Airways Announces Daily Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston Startin
Business Wire (New York, N.Y.) - May 08, 2018 05:09 PM (ET)
Silver Airways announced that it is starting daily nonstop service between Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) and Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning July 1, 2018, for the summer season.

Emirates Launches Direct Flights From Edinburgh to Dubai
The Independent (London, U.K.) - May 08, 2018 05:05 PM (ET)
Emirates, the giant Dubai-based airline, is seeking to extend its dominance of the aviation market between the UK and the Gulf with a new route from Edinburgh to Dubai.

New Flight Restrictions for East Hawaii in Place Through May 14
Honolulu Star Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii) - May 08, 2018 05:01 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued another temporary flight restriction over the East Rift Zone area, effective until the night of May 14, due to unexpected volcanic activity.

It's Not Just Pilots. Labor Shortage Looms For Other Key Aviation Jobs
KUOW (Seattle, Wash.) - May 08, 2018 04:53 PM (ET)
It’s no secret that the aviation industry is facing a shortage of airline pilots. But that isn’t the only aviation career grappling with a labor shortage. Aircraft mechanics and flight simulator technicians are also in high demand.

Hurricane Hunting Aircrafts Visit McAllen Airport to Encourage Emergency Preparedness
The Herald (Brownsville, Texas) - May 08, 2018 04:46 PM (ET)
While there’s nothing that can be done to prevent a natural disaster, one can always be prepared.

JetBlue To Launch Fourth Nonstop Flight To Curaçao From New York
Curacao Chronicle (Curacao, Mexico) - May 08, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)

Tweed Airport Expansion Is a Step Closer to Taking Off
WVIT (West Hartford, Conn.) - May 08, 2018 04:40 PM (ET)
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport could be getting bigger in a move that city leaders hope will boost the airport’s business.

Via Airlines Makes Inaugural Trip from Tulsa to Austin
Tulsa World (Tulsa, Okla.) - May 08, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Tulsa International Airport’s first nonstop flight to Austin, Texas, in a decade took off Monday.

Uber Shows its Flying Car Prototype, Which Looks Like a Giant Drone
CNBC - May 08, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
Uber has unveiled its "flying car" concept aircraft at its second annual Uber Elevate Summit, which showcases prototypes for its fleet of airborne taxis.

Norwegian Air Adds Third Daily London to New York Flight
Get.com (New York) - May 08, 2018 03:20 PM (ET)
Norwegian Air has announced that beginning in late October, it will increase the number of daily flights to New York's JFK Airport from London's Gatwick Airport. The newest flight will have a mid-morning time slot and is anticipated to be a high demand flight.

Wow Air Set to Take off from CVG - Will More International Flights Follow?
Cincinnati.com (Cincinnati, Ohio) - May 08, 2018 03:13 PM (ET)
Icelandic discount carrier Wow Air touches down at CVG for the first time Thursday and will begin flying European-bound passengers four times a week.

Governor Walker Announces May as Aviation Appreciation Month in Alaska
Alaska Native News (Homer, Alaska) - May 08, 2018 03:09 PM (ET)
Recognizing the importance of aviation in the State of Alaska, Governor Bill Walker has signed a proclamation naming May as Aviation Appreciation Month. He noted that aviation provides a vital link for 82 percent of Alaskas communities, and contributes $3.5 Billion to the states economy.

Frontier Airlines Announces Two New Routes from Norfolk International Airport
WTKR (Norfolk, Va.) - May 08, 2018 03:01 PM (ET)
Frontier Airlines has announced two routes out of Norfolk International Airport – to Denver and Orlando!

Heathrow Signs Deal to Host One of the UK's Largest Electric Vehicle Fleets
International Airport Review (United Kingdom) - May 08, 2018 02:58 PM (ET)
Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow.

Women Remain Small Percentage of Commercial and Military Aviation Despite Gains
WFMY News 2 (Greensboro, N.C.) - May 08, 2018 02:57 PM (ET)
Female pilots still a small part of aviation

Invercargill Gets New Zealand's First Digital Air Traffic Control Tower
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - May 08, 2018 02:51 PM (ET)
The country’s air navigation services provider Airways issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a supplier of digital tower technology for Invercargill on Monday

Explosive-Detection Dogs Introduced in British Airports to Screen Cargo
International Airport Review (United Kingdon) - May 08, 2018 02:50 PM (ET)
The dogs have undertaken a rigorous new training programme set out by the UK Government to prepare them for cargo screening.

IATA: Passenger Traffic up 7.2% in 1Q 2018, Moderation Expected in 2Q
Air Transport World - May 08, 2018 02:17 PM (ET)
Global air passenger traffic in March grew at its fastest monthly pace in a year—up 9.5% year-over-year—driven by a generally strong global economic backdrop, according to IATA’s latest Air Passenger Market Analysis.

SAS Boosts 2018/19 Winter Capacity on Market, Demand Growth
Air Transport World - May 08, 2018 02:15 PM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is expanding capacity across its entire network by half-a-million seats for its winter 2018/19 season, on solid market growth and higher passenger numbers.

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