May 22, 2018 09:48 AM (ET)
United Is Offering High-Paying Customers Their Own Airport Terminal
CNBC - May 22, 2018 05:48 PM (ET)
How badly does United Airlines want high-paying travelers? It's offering them access to a private terminal.
Airport Authority to Sue City over Stormwater Fee
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - May 22, 2018 05:48 PM (ET)
The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Board of Governors unanimously authorized a lawsuit against Allentown Tuesday, saying the city’s new stormwater fee amounts to an illegal tax on the government entity.
A Record 1.2 Million People Traveled through the New Orleans Airport in March
NOLA.com (New Orleans) - May 22, 2018 05:46 PM (ET)
A record 1.2 million passengers traveled through the New Orleans airport in March, marking the busiest month in the airport's history. Airport officials say the bulk of the growth was driven by a single carrier - Spirit Airlines.
Laser Pen Attacks on Planes Landing at Birmingham Airport
BBC News (U.K.) - May 22, 2018 05:37 PM (ET)
A spate of laser pen attacks on aircraft landing at Birmingham Airport is being investigated by police.
Suffolk County Pitches Driverless Vehicles as a Rail-to-Airport Fix
Wall Street Journal - May 22, 2018 05:36 PM (ET)
Travelers taking the Long Island Rail Road to Long Island MacArthur Airport typically rely on taxis to travel the final 3-mile leg from the Ronkonkoma train station.
United Flight Evacuated after Newark Airport Landing Due to Smoking Engine
NJ.com (N.J.) - May 22, 2018 04:09 PM (ET)
A possible fuel leak and smoke coming from an engine of a United Airlines flight forced the immediate evacuation of a plane early Tuesday after it landed from a cross-country trip at Newark Liberty International Airport, officials said.
April Passenger Dip at Southwest Florida International Airport No Cause for Worry
News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) - May 22, 2018 04:09 PM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Airport saw its passenger count dip 9 percent year-over-year in April. But Lee County Port Authority isn’t sweating it.
Navarro Clashes with State Department over UAE Airline Deal
AP - May 22, 2018 03:57 PM (ET)
After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself.
Why Rising Fuel Prices Haven't Turned into Higher Airline Fares
Dallas Morning News - May 22, 2018 03:55 PM (ET)
The price of jet fuel is surging, but so far the airline industry has been so competitive that carriers haven't been able to pass on much of the cost to consumers.
Federal Law Leaves Marijuana in a No-Fly Zone
CityLab.com - May 22, 2018 03:27 PM (ET)
There’s still a lot of confusion around legal weed. Though banned federally, each state, and even county, decides what kind of weed is allowed, and users don’t always know what those lines are. One of the spaces that catches people by surprise? Airports. Commercial flights work under federal law, and boarding them requires passing inspection by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), another federal operation.
Airport Authorities Give New Timeline for Cecil Spaceport
News4Jax.com (Jacksonville, Fla.) - May 22, 2018 02:47 PM (ET)
Jacksonville could be one step closer to launching rockets.
'We're Ready to Go': New Bedford Airport Gears Up for Next Big Thing
South Coast Today (New Bedford, Mass.) - May 22, 2018 02:46 PM (ET)
After an Elite Airlines flight landed at New Bedford Regional Airport last winter, three administrators walked onto the runway with umbrellas.
Pilot Shortage in the U.S. Turns Into Flight Instructor Shortage
Wings Journal - May 22, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
Demand for pilots to fly aircraft operated by major American carriers has reached new heights, and flight training schools are now claiming that airlines are flying the unfriendly skies when poaching their instructors.
Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Killing 5 at Fort Lauderdale Airport
New York Times - May 22, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
A man who the authorities say fatally shot five people and wounded six others at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last year has agreed to plead guilty to several counts of committing violence in a deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty, according to documents filed in court on Monday.
MH370: Australian Official Rejects Theory That Pilot Ditched Aircraft
The Guardian (U.K.) - May 22, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)
The official in charge of Australia’s search for MH370 has rejected new claims that the pilot was conscious in the flight’s final moments, saying even with emergency oxygen, decompression sickness would have knocked him out within minutes.
Regional Express Announces a Reduction in Services Between Mt Gambier and Adelaide
Aviation Tribune - May 22, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Regional Express has announced that it will be reducing services between Mt Gambier and Adelaide in a bid to better utilize scarce resources amid a global pilot shortage causing widespread disruption across all levels of the aviation industry.
What Does the Future Look Like at Fort Lauderdale Airport?
Sun-Sentinel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) - May 22, 2018 10:18 AM (ET)
The Fort Lauderdale airport of the future will have millions of more passengers each year. But the time to get to ready for them is now.
Bees Delay Plane at Shreveport Airport
KSLA (Shreveport, La.) - May 22, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Crews had to work to remove bees from a plane at Shreveport Regional Airport Monday morning.
Q-C Airport Officials Look to Future after Taxing Authority Fails in Legislative Session
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) - May 22, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
Though a bill that would expand the Quad-City International Airport's taxing authority didn't take off as planned this legislative session, officials are hoping the issue isn't grounded.
Man Dies After Falling From Mezzanine Level to Baggage Claim at SFO
NBC Bay Area (Calif.) - May 22, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
A man fell from the mezzanine level down to the baggage claim level at San Francisco International Airport on Monday morning and died, according to airport officials.
Ryanair's Full-Year Profit Up 10% Despite Cancellations
Air Transport World - May 22, 2018 10:03 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair’s net profit for 2017-18 has risen 10% to €1.45 billion ($1.71 billion), delivering a 20% net margin, even after thousands of flight cancellations in fall 2017, but rising labor and fuel costs mean a weaker result is expected for 2018-19.
Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo to Move On
Air Transport World - May 22, 2018 10:02 AM (ET)
Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo is to step down by November 2018 to take up a position as CEO with Metso Corporation, a Finnish industrial machinery company that specializes in mining and related industries.
US Economist Says Open Skies Should Not Be Sought with “Foe” China
Air Transport World - May 22, 2018 10:01 AM (ET)
A US-China Open Skies agreement is an unlikely prospect in the near future, a Washington panel agreed Monday, but some welcomed the principle of such an agreement while one US economist said China should be treated “like we treated the Soviet Union.”
HNA Group Sells Stake in South Africa's Comair
Air Transport World - May 22, 2018 09:59 AM (ET)
HNA Group has sold its 6.2% stake in South African carrier Comair through its Netherland-based subsidiary as part of the Hainan, China-based company’s asset disposal plan, according to a Comair filing released through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Alaska Airlines to Eliminate Plastic Straws Systemwide
Air Transport World - May 22, 2018 09:58 AM (ET)
Alaska Airlines will eliminate plastic straws on aircraft and airport lounges across its domestic and international network from July 16, the Seattle-based carrier said May 21.