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Secretary Chao Announces Participants in UAS Integration Pilot Program
May 09, 2018 05:26 PM (ET)
U.S. Airlines Post Second-Most Profitable Year
May 09, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
American to Increase Flights to Hawaii, Caribbean
May 09, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer ACE Security Review Course
May 09, 2018 10:59 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 09, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)

Passenger Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport Up 16% in 2018
Globes (Israel) - May 09, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Almost 1.9 million passengers went through Ben Gurion Airport in April 2018, 7.5% more than in April 2017. The number of passengers in January-April was 6.1 million, 16% more than in the corresponding period last year.

Seattle Airport Exec Is Finalist for QC Airport Top Job
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 09, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
An Accredited Airport Executive with the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, could soon become the Quad-City International Airport's new executive director.

Senators Push For Airport Funding
Post-Journal (Jamestown, N.Y.) - May 09, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
New York’s U.S. Senators are asking the federal Transportation Secretary to help bring a new air service provider to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown.

Atlanta Airport Restaurant Spaces Remain Empty Amid Contract Delays
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 09, 2018 03:57 PM (ET)
At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, contracting for new restaurants and shops has been delayed since last year amid political turmoil at Atlanta City Hall.

Matt Smith Takes Over at Grand Canyon Airport
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) News - May 09, 2018 03:56 PM (ET)
The only state-owned airport in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Airport is home to six air tour operators serving hundreds of thousands of guests per year. The runways were completed in 1965, built on the site of the original 1925 airport. The terminal was completed two years later in 1967.

Pilot Shortage Hurting Airline, Travel Industry
ABC 15 (Phoenix) - May 09, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
A sky-high shortage is striking the airline industry. Pilots are taking off from the workforce as not enough people are taking their spot inside the cockpit.

The Sky's the Limit at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Leaders Say
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.) - May 09, 2018 03:48 PM (ET)
Things at Pittsfield Municipal Airport are really taking off, officials said during a Tuesday visit from Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack.

Airport's Fire, Rescue Facility Officially Arrives
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) - May 09, 2018 03:44 PM (ET)
The $3.8 million firefighting and rescue facility at Valley International Airport was officially christened yesterday after two years of construction, thrusting the second-busiest airport in the Valley into a new era.

Duty-Free Giant to Upgrade 21 Miami International Airport Stores
Miami Today - May 09, 2018 03:43 PM (ET)
The Western Hemisphere’s largest duty-free retailer is pledging to spend $17 million to upgrade its 21 stores in Miami International Airport in extending its leases at two of the airport’s three terminals to 2024 in a no-bid deal.

Airport Upgrade to Be Unveiled in Samoa
RNZ (New Zealand) - May 09, 2018 03:41 PM (ET)
Samoa's new airport terminals will be officially opened tomorrow by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

The World's Most Extreme Airports
CNN - May 09, 2018 03:33 PM (ET)
Commercial aviation has allowed access to pretty much every corner of our planet.

Passenger Numbers Continue to Soar at Hollywood Burbank Airport
Los Angeles Times - May 09, 2018 03:11 PM (ET)
Passenger numbers at Hollywood Burbank Airport climbed once again — by 12.3% — in March as officials reported another increase over last year's statistics.

Primary Runway at Long Beach Airport to Temporarily Close for Repairs, Will Change Flight Path
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) - May 09, 2018 03:10 PM (ET)
The primary runway for the Long Beach Airport will close intermittently for repairs over the next couple of weeks—forcing a change in flight paths that those living nearby could notice.

Emirates Is Running Low on Cabin Crew, Say Insiders
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - May 09, 2018 01:25 PM (ET)
Emirates is facing a cabin crew shortage and is struggling to fully staff some flights after a spate of resignations and other workforce constraints, several employees told Reuters.

$4.6 Billion in Baggage Fees, $2.9 Billion for Reservation Changes Collected by Airlines Read Newsm
Newsmax - May 09, 2018 01:24 PM (ET)
Airlines collected $4.6 billion in baggage fees in 2017, the most money ever from the charge, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and airlines reached into travelers’ pockets for another $2.9 billion in reservation change fees.

McCarran International: Airport, Technology Incubator
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 09, 2018 12:46 PM (ET)
A Clark County, Nevada, representative touted the role of McCarran International Airport as a technology innovator on Monday. The airport owns and operates all 20,000 pieces of hardware on site, which includes computers, signs, boarding passes and boarding gate scanners. The airport is used to test new technologies like bag tags that emit electromagnetic waves for tracking.

Australia to Spend A$300 Million to Upgrade Airport Security Amid Heightened Terror Fears
Reuters - May 09, 2018 12:17 PM (ET)
Australia announced plans in its annual budget on Tuesday to spend nearly A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened fears of lone wolf terror attacks.

Southwest Carried More Passengers in April, Despite Fatal Accident
CNBC - May 09, 2018 12:16 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines carried more passengers last month than in April 2017, but posted a slight decline in traffic, in the wake of a fatal mid-air engine failure in the middle of the month.

By 2030, Smart Gates Replace Passport Officials' Platforms in Dubai Airports
Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) - May 09, 2018 12:15 PM (ET)
Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA-D), said that by 2030, the smart gates at Dubai airports will replace passport officials' platforms with a view to reducing the human involvement factor in application of Dubai's 10X initiative.

Boise Airport Looks to Expand, Relocate Cell Phone Waiting Area
KTVB (Boise, Idaho) - May 09, 2018 12:14 PM (ET)
If you’ve picked up a friend or loved one from the airport, you may have noticed long lines and congestion at the Boise Airport’s cell phone waiting area.

American Airlines Flight Returns To Chicago After 'Possible Odor' In Cabin
CBS News - May 09, 2018 12:12 PM (ET)
An American Airlines flight to Dallas returned to O’Hare International Airport shortly after takeoff Tuesday, after the crew noticed “a possible odor” on the plane.

Lufthansa Group OKs Orders for Up to 16 Aircraft for Subsidiaries
Air Transport World - May 09, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board approved orders for up to 16 additional aircraft to be allocated among subsidiaries.

Angola's Air Connection Express Firms Q400s for TAAG Feeder Network
Air Transport World - May 09, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Air Connection Express—a consortium of Angolan airlines, airport oversight and operations entities—has firmed an order for six Bombardier Q400 turboprops, valued at $198 million at list prices.

SAS Boosts 2018/19 Winter Capacity on Market, Demand Growth
Air Transport World - May 09, 2018 11:17 AM (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.

IATA: Passenger Traffic Up 7.2% in 1Q 2018, Moderation Expected in 2Q
Air Transport World - May 09, 2018 11:16 AM (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.

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