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United to Expand Houston-Havana Service
May 14, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Tulsa International Launches New Website
May 14, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Okmulgee Regional Honored by Oklahoma Airport Operators Association
May 14, 2018 09:18 AM (ET)
Implementation of a Dedicated National Call Sign: Where Do We Go From Here?
May 14, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 14, 2018 09:16 AM (ET)

MH370 Experts Think They've Finally Solved the Mystery of the Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight
Washington Post - May 14, 2018 04:05 PM (ET)
All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Gates and Baggage Claim to Get New Numbers
KHON (Honolulu, Hawaii) - May 14, 2018 03:46 PM (ET)
The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division modernization plan is more than halfway complete with more than $3 billion in total improvements statewide.

Milwaukee County to Ask Airport Passengers for Spare Change to Help Homeless
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee) - May 14, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
Milwaukee County would ask passengers at Mitchell International Airport for their spare change to help the homeless, under a plan to place donation containers at security checkpoints.

Chattanooga Airport Launches New Non-Stop Flight to Nation's Capital This Fall
News Channel 9 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - May 14, 2018 03:35 PM (ET)
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has announced that United Airlines will begin non-stop, daily service between Chattanooga and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on October 4th.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Celebrates New Massive Baggage Claim Area for International Travelers
WPLG (Miami) - May 14, 2018 03:28 PM (ET)
International travelers are noticing some improvements at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where the newest customs facility in the country has opened.

New Metrolink Rail Station Connects Antelope Valley to Hollywood-Burbank Airport
ABC 7 (Los Angeles) - May 14, 2018 03:22 PM (ET)
A Metrolink rail station connecting the Antelope Valley with the Hollywood Burbank Airport officially opened Monday.

What O'Hare Airport's Five New Gates Mean for Travelers
Daily Herald (Chicago) - May 14, 2018 03:02 PM (ET)
Will five extra gates at O'Hare International Airport revolutionize flight operations, generate billions of dollars and end the dreaded "folks, we're going to have to sit tight while we wait for a gate to open up" announcement?

Digital-Keen Customers Put Airport Cyber Security at Risk
Financial Times (U.K.) - May 14, 2018 02:59 PM (ET)
Air passengers’ growing desire for a seamless digital experience is putting airports at greater risk of cyber attack, a new study has found.

Touring MSP Airport's Big Changes
KARE (Minneapolis) - May 14, 2018 02:58 PM (ET)
If you've been to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recently, you know there has been construction outside and inside. The airport is hoping to make things better for travelers since they've seen a lot of traffic this year. The growth is unlike anything the airport has ever seen. There's more shopping, new restaurants. The pace of change is picking up and the people who run the airport are trying to keep up.

Adi Soemarmo International Airport Increases Security Following Surabaya Bombings
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - May 14, 2018 02:56 PM (ET)
Security at Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Central Java, has been increased following the Surabaya bombings on Sunday and Monday morning.

Council to Consider Airport Lease
My Columbia Basin (Walla Walla, Wash.) - May 14, 2018 02:34 PM (ET)
The Hermiston City Council holds its regular meeting tonight at 7. One of the items on the agenda is a request to lease an acre of land at the Hermiston Airport.

Qantas 737 Held for Ransom at Canberra Airport
Australian Aviation (Australia) - May 14, 2018 02:33 PM (ET)
Qantas says one of its Boeing 737-800s was held for ransom in an unprecedented event at Canberra Airport in March 2017 following a diversion due to weather.

Digital Tower to Improve Service and Safety at Invercargill Airport
Stuff (New Zealand) - May 14, 2018 02:28 PM (ET)
The installation of the digital control tower at Invercargill Airport is an indication of the important place the airport holds in the region, and is in no way a step towards a reduction of services.

Two Routes Emerge as Top Tickets for Airport Rail
The Age (Australia) - May 14, 2018 02:28 PM (ET)
Planners of Melbourne’s proposed airport rail look to have a clear choice between two routes: through Sunshine, or through Highpoint and Maribyrnong.

Airport Traffic Sees 'Notable' Rise in First Quarter of 2018
Daily Star (Lebanon) - May 14, 2018 11:46 AM (ET)
Beirut’s international airport saw a “notable increase” in commercial flights and transits in the first quarter of 2018, while private flights have dropped compared to the same period last year, an airport source told The Daily Star.

Decision to Close Chandigarh International Airport Leaves Passengers High and Dry
India Today (India) - May 14, 2018 11:44 AM (ET)
The decision to shut down Chandigarh International Airport for 20 days has left the passengers high and dry. The airport has been closed for air traffic due to a runway expansion.

Asiana Jet Crashes into Turkish Airlines Plane's Tail at Istanbul Airport
Daily Sabah (Turkey) - May 14, 2018 11:42 AM (ET)
An Asiana plane collided Sunday with a Turkish Airlines jet during taxi on the runway of the Istanbul International Atatürk Airport.

Orlando International Airport Says They Are Ready for Upcoming Travel Season
Fox 35 (Orlando, Fla.) - May 14, 2018 11:41 AM (ET)
Going into the all-important summer travel season, airport officials are saying record numbers of passengers took to the skies from Orlando International Airport, which is Florida’s busiest airport.

Report: US, UAE Reach Deal on Subsidy Transparency
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
The US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to announce a deal that addresses longstanding concerns over alleged subsidies for Dubai-based Emirates Airline and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways as well as fifth-freedom flying to the state.

Brussels Airlines Pilots Call for Two Strike Days
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines’ pilot union has called for strike action on May 14 and May 16, which is expected to create significant disruption to flight operations, the carrier confirmed to ATW.

JetBlue, Pilot Union Reach Agreement in Principle
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
JetBlue Airways and its pilots union leadership have reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

Spirit Airlines, Thales Sign Fleetwide Wi-Fi Deal
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines will equip its entire fleet with inflight Wi-Fi capability by mid-2019 as part of an ongoing effort to revamp its image and improve the value proposition of its product.

Singapore Airlines to Offer Upgraded A380 on Zurich Route
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will switch out its Airbus A380 on the Zurich-Singapore route with an A380 version fitted with the latest onboard cabin productions and innovations, starting this summer.

Air Lease Corp.'s 1Q Net Profit Up 30% on Robust Growth
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
Air Lease Corp. earned a 2018 first-quarter net income of $110.6 million, up 30.3% compared to $84.9 million in the 2017 1Q. Revenues were up 5.8% year-over-year (YOY) to $381.2 million.

Better Yields Aid Air Arabia in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
After several years of shrinking margins in the Gulf region, an improvement in yield margins helped LCC Air Arabia to post profits of AED110 ($30 million) for 1Q 2018, up 8% compared to AED102 million for the year-ago quarter.

SmartLynx to Focus Expansion on North and Central America
Air Transport World - May 14, 2018 09:07 AM (ET)
Latvia-based ACMI and charter specialist SmartLynx Airlines plans to increase both its fleet and area of operations in 2018, as it reported turnover was up by more than 20% in 2017.

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