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AAAE Elects Leaders for 2017-18 at 89th Annual Conference and Exposition
May 12, 2017 03:55 PM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to Gain Calgary Service
May 12, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Missouri Airport Managers Honor Six Individuals
May 12, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
AAAE Partner Company CEO Profiled In Forbes Magazine
May 12, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
El Al Plans Miami-Tel Aviv Nonstop Flights
May 12, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 12, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)

'Chaos' Reported at Birmingham Airport as Passengers Complain of 300m Queues
Birmingham Mail (U.K.) - May 12, 2017 05:44 PM (ET)
Fuming passengers demanded answers this morning amid reports of travellers missing flights because of long queues at Birmingham Airport.

Large Weekend Crowds Expected for Air Show Near Airport
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 12, 2017 05:44 PM (ET)
Whether you’re going to Pittsburgh International Airport or the nearby Wings Over Pittsburgh air show this weekend, the best advice is to leave a little early and be patient.

KC Renews Bid for New Airport — with Burns & McDonnell's Rare Privatized Plan
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - May 12, 2017 05:43 PM (ET)
Kansas City launched a new bid for a renovated, single-terminal Kansas City International Airport on Friday, hoping to win public approval with an unusual private proposal from the Burns & McDonnell engineering firm.

Medical Clinic Among Next Retail Outlets at Phoenix Airport
AP - May 12, 2017 05:41 PM (ET)
The next phase of an overhaul of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's busiest terminal will include a medical clinic and 15 additional retail outlets.

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump's First 100 Days
Skift - May 12, 2017 05:29 PM (ET)
U.S. leisure and hospitality job hiring has surged in recent months with 55,000 such jobs added in April.

U.S. Airlines Meet with Homeland Security on Expanding Laptop Ban
Reuters - May 12, 2017 05:28 PM (ET)
U.S. Homeland Security officials met with major U.S. airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said.

Middletown to Resurface Airport Taxiway
Journal-News (Butler County, Ohio) - May 12, 2017 05:27 PM (ET)
Work is expected to begin soon on improving the taxiway at the Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field.

US Airport Hires Miniature Horses to 'Ease Anxiety'
Telegraph (U.K.) - May 12, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
It’s that time of the year again: the start of the busy holiday season when airports across the US come up with novel ways to distract passengers from lengthy queues.

Airport Continues Land Purchase Pursuit
Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times - May 12, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority continued its quest to purchase land surrounding the airport to clear obstructions for flights this week.

Proposed International Airline Plans for Hub at Stewart International
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal - May 12, 2017 03:50 PM (ET)
A proposed new international airline might make Stewart International Airport its main hub, with plans to operate transatlantic flights from the Newburgh, Orange County airport to select European countries.

Column: Tampa International Airport Growing in Many Ways
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - May 12, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
With less than a year to go on construction of the first phase of the Tampa International Airport expansion, we are moving forward with the next phase: a curbside expansion with express lanes for travelers with no checked bags and a 17-acre real estate development. Our third and final phase, proposed for some time after 2020, will be a 16-gate airside.

Airlines to Relocate at Los Angeles International Airport
Fox News - May 12, 2017 03:48 PM (ET)
It's moving day at Los Angeles International Airport.

Midway Airport Modernization Project Begins Friday with Debut of New Eateries
Chicago Business Journal - May 12, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Midway Airport's $75-million, three-year modernization project begins Friday with the installation and unveiling of 21 new food and retail outlets at the the southwest side airport where Southwest Airlines is the dominant player.

Airport Reports 7.1% Increase in Passenger Enplanements for April
KCWY (Casper, Wyo.) - May 12, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
Casper / Natrona County International Airport announced that 7,379 enplaned passengers (passengers getting on aircraft) used the Airport in April, a 7.1% increase compared to April of 2016. “It’s exciting to see an increase, our second consecutive monthly increase,” said Glenn Januska, Airport Director.

Senate Budget Would Provide Money to Replace RDU Runway
Aviation Pros - May 12, 2017 02:47 PM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport would receive tens of millions of dollars from the state for capital projects under the state Senate's proposed budget.

Pilot Shortage, Predictable Funding Are Among Commercial Aviation's Most Pressing Issues
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) - May 12, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
Memphis airport chief Scott Brockman plans to spend his year as the nation's top airport executive pushing for solutions to a pilot shortage, funding uncertainties and too much red tape.

Manatee Planning Board Rejects High-Rises Near Airport
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.) - May 12, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
A high-rise condo development proposed for the site of a demolished trailer park at U.S. 41 and Bowlees Creek is encountering stringent opposition. The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and nearby neighbors contend that the 90-foot buildings would be an aviation hazard.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Taking Up Parking Spots Near Airport
KSTP (Saint Paul, Minn.) - May 12, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
Parking in the south metro is becoming a problem for families trying to get to their child's sporting events.

New Bridge Planned for Hong Kong Airport So Tall A380s Can Pass Underneath
South China Morning Post - May 12, 2017 02:41 PM (ET)
Boarding a bus to catch a plane at Hong Kong International Airport could soon be a thing of the past with plans afoot to build a bridge across the airfield.

ANA 787 with Engine Problem Makes Emergency Landing in Russia
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-9 made an unscheduled landing in Bratsk, Russia, after cockpit instruments warned pilots of an engine problem.

China's Lucky Air to Start Kunming-Moscow Flights in June
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier Lucky Air, a Kunming-based subsidiary of HNA Group, announced it will launch Kunming-Moscow services from June 12.

Brazil's GOL Posts $74 Million 1Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier GOL reported a BRL232.7 million ($74.4 million) net profit for the first quarter of 2017, down 69.3% from BRL 242.1 million in 1Q 2016.

Copa Posts $102 Million 1Q Net Profit; Operating Income Up 24%
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
Panama City-based Copa Holdings reported $102.3 million net profit for the first quarter of 2017, down 11.4% from $115.5 million net income for 1Q 2016.

Air Arabia Posts 10% Drop in 1Q Net Profit
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
Gulf low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a first-quarter net profit of AED103 million ($28 million), down 10% compared to net profit of AED114 million in the 1Q 2016. Revenue for the quarter was AED810 million, down 14% year-over-year.

Russian Carrier UVT Aero Increases Regional Flights
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
Russian regional carrier UVT aero will add five destinations from Gelendzhik in the south of the country.

JetBlue Boosts Florida-Mexico City Services
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
New York-based JetBlue announced new flight schedules from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, to Mexico City (MEX), following the news of a transborder joint venture between Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico.

Spirit, ALPA Agree to Uphold Restraining Order on Pilots
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
Spirit Airlines said it has reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to indefinitely extend a temporary restraining order compelling Spirit’s pilots to cease what the ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) has called “a pervasive illegal work slowdown.”

Boeing Breaks Ground on China's 737 Completion and Delivery Center
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
Boeing has broken ground on a 737 completion and delivery center in Zhoushan, China, which is in the Zhejiang Province, as the US manufacturer seeks to expand its global footprint and strategic partnership with China.

Delta Defers 10 of 25 A350s on Order; Will Still Take First This Year
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Airbus to push back deliveries of 10 of the 25 A350-900s the Atlanta-based carrier has on order.

ICAO Plans Worldwide Drone Management Framework
Air Transport World - May 12, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
ICAO aims to develop a common global framework for traffic systems for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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