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Delta 'Catching Up' After Cancellations, Long Lines at Charlotte Douglas Airport
May 24, 2017 04:37 PM (ET)
Secretary Kelly Discusses Aviation Threats, Personal Electronic Devices with Avia
May 24, 2017 03:49 PM (ET)
Philadelphia International Announces Infrastructure Upgrade
May 24, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Bond Rating Assigned For Washington Airports
May 24, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
Albuquerque Sunport Bond Rating Affirmed
May 24, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
May 24, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)

Computers Back Up at Sacramento International, But Delays Continue
KXTV (Sacramento, Calif.) - May 24, 2017 06:40 PM (ET)
Don't stress about getting to Sacramento International Airport early for your flight today.

The TSA Is Testing New Ways to Make Airport Security Even Worse
The Verge - May 24, 2017 06:39 PM (ET)
Airport security: two words that can strike dread into the heart of any traveler. Largely due to the slow process of checking your bags, along with the added hassles of emptying pockets and removing shoes, belts, coats, and laptops into extra bins.

Airport Board Advances on Contractor Selection
KLFY (Lafayette, La.) - May 24, 2017 06:37 PM (ET)
The Lafayette Airport Commission is pushing ahead to hire a construction firm to build its $100 million airport terminal project.

Frontier Airlines to Serve Long Island MacArthur Airport, Officials Say
Newsday - May 24, 2017 06:35 PM (ET)
The low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines will become the fourth airline serving Long Island MacArthur Airport with a daily nonstop flight to Orlando International Airport, Islip Town officials said Wednesday at a press conference.

Indiana Airport Terminal to Get $12.4 Modern Upgrade
AP - May 24, 2017 06:35 PM (ET)
The Evansville Regional Airport is planning a nearly $12.4 million redesign of its airport terminal that will include a single security line, an updated food service area and more amenities for families and children.

$11.4 Million Grant Coming for Clarksville Regional Airport
Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.) - May 24, 2017 06:34 PM (ET)
Clarksville Regional Airport has secured an $11.4 million grant to resurface and upgrade its primary runway, improve safety by increasing taxiway clearances and upgrade runway markings, lighting and signage – "a major step that will bring the airfield into full compliance with current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards," said a news release.

Oklahoma Trooper Says 1 Dead After Truck Crosses Runway
AP - May 24, 2017 06:04 PM (ET)
The driver of a stolen utility truck crashed through a fence at a Tulsa airport and into oncoming freeway traffic, where it plowed head-on into a car and killed one person early Wednesday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

FAA To Investigate Cause Of Plane Engine Fire That Forced Emergency Evacuation At Newark Airport
CBS New York - May 24, 2017 06:02 PM (ET)
The FAA will be investigating why a plane’s engine caught fire at Newark Liberty International Airport, forcing an emergency evacuation of the flight and closing the airport for hours Tuesday night.

Could Stadium Security Turn Into Airport Security?
CNN - May 24, 2017 06:01 PM (ET)
As of Tuesday evening, 22 people -- including children -- are dead after an explosion outside an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England.

Crowds Expected at Airport for Memorial Day Travel
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 24, 2017 06:00 PM (ET)
As the busy Memorial Day travel weekend approaches, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport warn that the busiest day is expected to be this Friday, when more than 85,000 travelers are expected to pass through security checkpoints.

UPS Doubles Down on Local Facilities with $220M in Projects
Kansas City (Mo.) Business Journal - May 24, 2017 05:57 PM (ET)
United Parcel Service Inc. is beginning to deliver a $220 million investment in its Kansas City-area facilities.

SITA's Secure Payment Solution to Streamline Ancillary Revenues
APEX - May 24, 2017 04:10 PM (ET)
SITA AirportConnect Common Use Payment Service, which is currently being used by an unnamed European carrier, allows airlines to accept secure payments at common-use check-in desks, kiosks and bagdrop areas for baggage fees, upgrades and other ancillary charges.

China and Russia Are Coming for Boeing and Airbus
CNN - May 24, 2017 03:53 PM (ET)
China and Russia are teaming up to take on Airbus and Boeing.

Phillips 66 Aviation Offers EAA Flight Training Award
General Aviation News - May 24, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
Phillips 66 Aviation has unveiled the first Phillips 66 Flight Training Award.

Experts: Vigilance Can't End When Curtain Falls
Boston Herald - May 24, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
The U.K. concert bombing is putting focus on an often overlooked aspect of securing large venues like arenas and airports — keeping people safe as they exit, not just as they enter, and how far out security perimeters can reasonably be pushed.

Orlando International Airport Irons Out Details of Ride-Share Company Regulations
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - May 24, 2017 02:44 PM (ET)
Right now, passengers can get a ride from Uber or Lyft to Orlando International Airport, but if they want a ride home, they have to take a cab or the more expensive Uber Select.

Indonesia Airports Mobile App Provides Real Time Flight, Airport Information
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - May 24, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
Travelers can now utilize Indonesia Airports, a newly launched mobile application by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II to search for information about flights and airports in Indonesia.

Hong Kong Airport Reopens Runway Shut After Plane Skids in Rain
Bloomberg - May 24, 2017 02:42 PM (ET)
The Hong Kong International Airport reopened a runway that was closed temporarily after heavy rains caused a China Eastern Airlines Corp. jet to skid off the runway while landing.

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security
Wall Street Journal - May 24, 2017 12:59 PM (ET)
Changes are coming to airport security checkpoints: TSA wants you to declutter your bags.

Air Serbia Reports Strong Operational Performance in 1Q
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 12:56 PM (ET)
Air Serbia has announced what it describes as its strongest ever first-quarter operational results.

Newark Airport Reopens After United Airlines 757 Engine Fire
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 12:54 PM (ET)
New York Newark Airport (EWR) has reopened after a United Airlines Boeing 757 had a suspected engine fire while taxiing, leading to minor injuries during the ensuing evacuation.

AAPA Chief: Laptop Ban Brings 'No Tangible Security Benefits'
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 12:53 PM (ET)
As airlines and airports steel themselves for a possible widening of the US ban on laptops and similar-sized personal electronics in the cabin, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has warned against falling into “the trap of knee-jerk reactions.”

Emirates to Fly A380 on Beijing, Shanghai & Birmingham Services
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will begin a second daily Airbus A380 service to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong from July 1, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER on both routes.

Germania Opens Palma de Mallorca Base
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:55 AM (ET)
Berlin-based Germania opened a base in Palma de Mallorca, Spain May 19, and will operate daily flights between Palma de Mallorca and Friedrichshafen, Muenster/Osnabruck, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg for the summer season.

KLM and TUI Netherlands to Expand Cooperation
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Dutch flag carrier KLM and package holiday operator TUI Netherlands will intensify their existing cooperation agreement.

South African LCC Mango Mulls Future Fleet
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
South African low-cost carrier (LCC) Mango Airlines is starting to consider the future shape of its fleet, as aircraft leases approach an end.

Thales: Future IFE Includes Personalization, Revenue Opportunities
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
The future of IFE will involve seatback monitors that interface with passengers, customize content and generate ancillary revenue, according to Thales executives at the company’s new IFE final integration and test facility in Irvine, California, May 22.

Norwegian to Offer US Preclearance
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is to offer US preclearance on its new Irish transatlantic routes from Dublin and Shannon, which are set to launch in July.

Juneyao Airlines Becomes First Star Alliance Connecting Partner
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
China’s Juneyao Airlines has become the first Star Alliance connecting partner in an effort to facilitate its international expansion.

Ryanair to Sell Air Europa Flights
Air Transport World - May 24, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has struck an agreement to sell Spanish leisure airline Air Europa’s flights on Ryanair.com, paving the way for a connecting flight tie-up between the two airlines.

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