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House Appropriations Panel Clears FY 2019 DOT/FAA Spending Bill
May 16, 2018 06:05 PM (ET)
JFK Terminal 4 Opens New Security Operations Center
May 16, 2018 02:14 PM (ET)
Delta to Add Boston-Philadelphia Nonstop Service
May 16, 2018 02:13 PM (ET)
Congratulations to Two Newly Accredited Airport Executives
May 16, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Basic ASOS School in Wisconsin
May 16, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 16, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)

DOT Asks Advice About How to Regulate Animals Flying with Passengers on Planes
USA Today - May 16, 2018 02:25 PM (ET)
The Transportation Department announced Wednesday it was seeking comment for drafting rules for dealing with animals flying with passengers on planes.

Ford Airport Passes 1 Million Passengers Earlier Than Expected
WZZM (Grand Rapids, Mich.) - May 16, 2018 02:23 PM (ET)
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport breaks yet another record!

Mayor Carter Makes Unconventional St. Paul Pick for Airports Commission
Twin Cities (Minn.) Pioneer Press - May 16, 2018 02:22 PM (ET)
The communication from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s office to the St. Paul City Council adds up to little more than 200 words, but it packs a surprise.

Delta Gets $1.4B Loan for $4B LaGuardia Terminal Construction
Construction Dive - May 16, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
Construction on another $4 billion project is also underway at LaGuardia, and that is the replacement of the airport's Central Terminal B. The new terminal is being developed under a public-private partnership (P3) agreement between the Port Authority and LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), which took on design, finance and operation duties in addition to construction.

What Never to Say or Do at the Airport
Lifehacker.com - May 16, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
We all like to complain about how awful air travel is, but it can quickly get much, much worse if you don’t take the intense safety procedures seriously.

Centennial Airport Doesn't Have a Say on Whether New Neighborhoods Are Developed Nearby
9 News (Denver) - May 16, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Centennial Airport has no control over development near the 50-year-old airfield.

Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica First in the Region to Receive Airport Carbon Accreditation
Costa Rica Star (Costa Rica) - May 16, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
The Juan Santamaria International Airport became the first airport in Central America to get the Airport Carbon Accreditation in Mapping level, which is awarded by the Airports Council International and ratifying the commitment of the airport administrator, AERIS, with Costa Rica and the environment.

Airport Commission to Consider Naming SFO Terminal after Late Mayor Ed Lee
San Francisco Examiner - May 16, 2018 11:14 AM (ET)
Following the death of Mayor Ed Lee in December last year, Chinese community leaders came forward with a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport’s International Terminal.

Another Laser Strike Reported at San Francisco International Airport
NBC Bay Area (Calif.) - May 16, 2018 11:13 AM (ET)
San Francisco International Airport officials said a plane landing early Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel touched down safely despite someone pointing a laser at it.

$450M in Improvements Eyed at Little Rock Airport over Next 20 Years
ArkansasOnline.com (Little Rock, Ark.) - May 16, 2018 11:00 AM (ET)
A reconfigured passenger terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field that includes an arrival hall is the centerpiece of $450 million in capital improvements that officials at the state's largest airport envision building over the next 20 years.

Tampa International Calls for Infrastructure Investment as it Showcases Future International Airside
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Business Journal - May 16, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
Airport CEO Joe Lopano called for an increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), which is used to fund airport improvement projects approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Repairs Complete to Runways as Pitt-Greenville Airport Opens
WCTI (New Bern, N.C.) - May 16, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Repairs to the Pitt-Greenville Airport runways finished four days ahead of schedule, meaning the airport was open for business again Tuesday.

Airline Workers Planned to Smuggle Drugs onto Commercial Flights, Feds Say
Dallas Morning News - May 16, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Drugs were bad enough. But when FBI agents learned that an airline company employee offered to smuggle explosives on a commercial flight, they moved in to bust up the operation.

Airport Consultant Sees N.C. Flights in Future
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 16, 2018 10:50 AM (ET)
It won’t happen right away, but one day the Quad-City International Airport may offer direct service between Moline and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Residents Around Dutch Airports Start New Interest Group
NL Times (Netherlands) - May 16, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
The people living around six Dutch airports joined forces to fight against what they consider the undesirable growth of aviation in the Netherlands. On Tuesday they established a national residents' council on aviation called LBBL, ANP reports.

Transit Problems Around the Airport Aren't Going to Solve Themselves
Voice of San Diego - May 16, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
San Diego’s quality of life is being threatened by our inability to plan for long-term growth. It’s time to come together and find real solutions to traffic, transit and sea-level rise.

White House Trade Director Says UAE Agreement Includes Routes Freeze
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:41 AM (ET)
In what appears to be a divergence from the terms of the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) new Open Skies side agreement, a top White House official told industry stakeholders that there is a freeze on adding routes to the US.

Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM and Delta Finalize JV Terms
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:40 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM, UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic and US major Delta Air Lines said they signed “definitive agreements” for their transatlantic joint venture (JV) on May 15.

Pilot Strike Forces Brussels Airlines to Cancel 75% of Flights
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
A Brussels Airlines pilot strike on May 14 and May 16 has limited the Belgium carrier to just 25% of its normal schedule, disrupting flights for 50,000 passengers at an estimated cost of €4.7 million ($5.6 million) per day.

United Airlines Makes Network Adjustments at Newark, Dulles
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
United Airlines is adding flights on 17 routes out of Newark Liberty International (EWR) and shifting some regional-jet routes to its Washington/Dulles International gateway as part of its winter schedule.

Asia-Pacific Airlines Ride Global Economy Growth to $9 Billion Profit
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
Asia-Pacific airlines saw a collective 31.3 % rise in net profits in 2017, earning $8.8 billion in net profit during 2017, compared to $6.7 billion in 2016, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

WOW Air Confirms India in New Eastern Push
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:37 AM (ET)
Rapidly expanding Icelandic LCC WOW Air has started its strategic shift toward Asia, firming plans to launch flights between Reykjavik in Iceland and Delhi in India.

Finnair Deepens Cooperation with Widerøe
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Oneworld member Finnair will add nine new destinations to its codeshare agreement with Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, strengthening the airlines’ existing partnership.

TAP Air Portugal A330neo Completes First Flight
Air Transport World - May 16, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
The first Airbus A330-900 for launch operator TAP Air Portugal made its first flight May 15.

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