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Video Highlights from the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition
May 10, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
Southwest to Add Cargo Service at Cincinnati/No. Kentucky
May 10, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
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May 10, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
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May 10, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
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CLE Director Named to International Board
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 10, 2017 03:39 PM (ET)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s (CLE) Director of Airports, Robert Kennedy has been named by the International Airport Professionals Community of Practice (IAP CoP) to the organization’s Board of Directors.

Southwest Airlines Turns on New Reservations System
The Fort Worth Star (Fort Worth, Texas) - May 10, 2017 03:17 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines quietly flipped the switch to a new reservations system Tuesday.

Airport Authority Hires Chip Gentry as New Air Service Research and Development Manager
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 10, 2017 03:13 PM (ET)
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) announced the addition of David “Chip” Gentry as its new air service research and development manager.

Sun Country Airlines to Fly Nonstop from MSP to Aruba
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) - May 10, 2017 03:09 PM (ET)
The Eagan-based carrier said Wednesday it will begin winter seasonal service to Aruba and Tucson in December.

WestJet Airlines Announces it is Returning to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in October
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 10, 2017 03:06 PM (ET)
WestJet, fresh off the completion of its successful inaugural season of service between Calgary, Edmonton, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport recently announced that the Canadian flights will be returning in October. These popular nonstop flights provide convenient and affordable access for the growing number of Canadians that visit the region and own homes in the Phoenix East Valley.

Sun Country Airlines to Return to Tucson International Airport
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 10, 2017 03:06 PM (ET)
Sun Country Airlines is returning to Tucson International Airport next winter giving southern Arizonans another opportunity to fly to the Twin Cities, but more importantly for Tucson’s tourism industry it will give Midwesterners more chances to escape the cold and come enjoy the sun.

JetBlue Enhances and Expands Mexico City Service
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 10, 2017 03:03 PM (ET)
JetBlue on May 9, announced new and improved flight schedules for service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Mexican capital, which will better accommodate the airline’s customers. Additionally, JetBlue will increase service to four daily roundtrips between Mexico City and the U.S. – two on the Fort Lauderdale route and two on the Orlando route.

Penrose Students Soar in Aviation Program
The Philadelphia Tribune (Philadelphia) - May 10, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
A school in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia is helping students soar through new, exciting experiences in aviation. Through a partnership with the Stratus Aviation Foundation (SAF), Penrose School is offering students the opportunity to build real planes and flight simulators through its aviation program.

Contracts Approved for New Vestibule at Unity Airport
The Tribune- Review (Pittsburgh) - May 10, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
The Westmoreland County Airport Authority is moving forward with construction of a new terminal vestibule that will provide a separate exit for passengers arriving at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.

CVG Installs Nursing Suites Throughout Airport
WLWT (Cincinnati, Ohio) - May 10, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has installed four nursing suites throughout the terminal, concourses and administrative headquarters for nursing moms on the go.

DIA Seeks Suggestions to Improve Airport Taxi Service
Denver Business Journal (Denver, Colo.) - May 10, 2017 02:47 PM (ET)
Denver International Airport is asking for ideas on how to better manage taxi transportation from the airport.

Missoula Airport to Stage Emergency Drill Thursday Morning
Missoulan (Missoula, Mont.) - May 10, 2017 02:40 PM (ET)
Expect sirens and plenty of emergency vehicles at Missoula International Airport on Thursday when more than 100 people take part in a full-scale emergency training exercise.

Why New Deal Could Bring More Flights to Sacramento Airport
The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) - May 10, 2017 02:38 PM (ET)
Sacramento International Airport officials announced a deal Tuesday with airlines that will give the airport more financial stability in tough times, but reduce the sky-high rents the airport has been charging airlines to help pay for Sacramento’s billion-dollar 2011 facility expansion.

Pittsburgh Airport Hires Sprys for Development Post
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh) - May 10, 2017 02:28 PM (ET)
Nearly two years after the man responsible for developing the land around Pittsburgh International Airport left for a new job, the Allegheny County Airport Authority has hired a replacement.

IndiGo Opts for Up to 50 ATR Turboprops
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo has signed a letter of intent for up to 50 ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.

Norwegian Pushes Ahead in Argentina
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier Norwegian has secured board approval on plans to launch Latin American startup Norwegian Air Argentina.

American Raises 2Q Unit Revenue Guidance
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
American Airlines has boosted its second-quarter unit revenue forecast after a strong traffic performance in April.

Avolon Predicts China Will Need 3,200 New Aircraft by 2026
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
China’s booming air travel market will require 3,200 new airliners over the coming decade, with more than 50% still to be ordered, according to a new study released by lessor Avolon.

AerCap 1Q Net Profit Up 17%
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
Ireland-based lessor AerCap reported net income of $261.2 million for 1Q 2017, up 17% compared with $223.1 million for the same period in 2016.

Kuwait Breaks Ground on New Airport
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
The Gulf state of Kuwait has begun heavy construction work on its new airport, designed to ease serious overcrowding problems.

United Airlines Boosts US Services from San Francisco
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
United Airlines will increase flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and eight US destinations.

Southwest Transitions to Amadeus System
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines began operating all of its flights under its Amadeus reservation system May 9, the airline said.

IAG Eyes Paris, Rome as Bases for New LCC Level
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) is considering Paris and Rome as potential bases for its new long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) Level, which plans to launch flights from Barcelona June 1.

The Face of an Airline
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?

Change in Accounting Rules Could Affect Operating Leases
Air Transport World - May 10, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
Lithuania-based lessor AviaAM Leasing has warned that airlines may have to list operating leases on their balance sheet, once new financial reporting standards come into effect in 2019.

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