May 26, 2017 08:35 AM (ET)
Virgin Australia Begins Codeshare with Air Canada
Australian Aviation - May 26, 2017 05:30 PM (ET)
Virgin Australia has switched on its codeshare agreement with Air Canada, adding its VA airline code on flights from Los Angeles to Calgary, Montreal and Toronto.
UPS, SF Holdings Plan to Join Forces in Chinese Shipping Market
Reuters - May 26, 2017 05:29 PM (ET)
United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) on Thursday announced plans to form a joint venture agreement with Chinese express delivery firm SF Holdings (002352.SZ), laying the groundwork to expand shipping services from China to the United States.
The Seabee Keepers
Air & Space Magazine - May 26, 2017 05:29 PM (ET)
It was a special day. I was 10 years old, and my father had arranged for me to take my first ride in an airplane. My dad had a friend—a big, smiling ex-U.S. Army aviator—who owned a Republic RC-3 Seabee.
Revealed: Sergey Brin's Secret Plans to Build the World's Biggest Aircraft
Guardian (U.K.) - May 26, 2017 05:28 PM (ET)
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building a hi-tech airship in Silicon Valley destined to be the largest aircraft in the world, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the project.
Arriving at Columbia Regional: New Parking, More Seats and Security
Columbia (Mo.) Missourian - May 26, 2017 05:27 PM (ET)
Catherine Schiltz asked the young boy at the ticket counter in Columbia Regional Airport to provide his age.
American Unveils Renovated Flagship Lounge at JFK
Travel Weekly - May 26, 2017 05:26 PM (ET)
American Airlines on Thursday debuted its renovated Flagship Lounge at New York's Kennedy Airport, the first such debut for the new concept that the carrier is using for the Flagship product.
Changes Made to Airport Security
Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald - May 26, 2017 05:25 PM (ET)
Security at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport is more than just cameras and staff making sure the area is always secure.
Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions
Skift - May 26, 2017 05:24 PM (ET)
Every day, 10,000 customers contact Aeromexico to ask questions, and many — such as “Is there a charge for checking a bag?” — are so simple they don’t require a human response.
Video: Virginia Governor First to Flying in Autonomous Aircraft
General Aviation News - May 26, 2017 05:14 PM (ET)
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has become the first sitting governor to fly in a fully automated aircraft. The 8-minute flight took place May 19, 2017, following the opening of NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Research Center unmanned aerial systems (UAS) runway on Virginia’s eastern shore.
Currywurst Stand Fire at Berlin Airport Shuts Down Terminals
The Local (Germany) - May 26, 2017 05:10 PM (ET)
A fire outside a terminal building at Berlin Schönefeld airport led to the temporary evacuation of several terminals.
Cobb Airport Will Receive Its First Fire Station
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 26, 2017 05:09 PM (ET)
A new fire station will be built at Cobb County International Airport – McCollum Field.
IDOT Names Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Airport of the Year
WPSD (Paducah, Ky.) - May 26, 2017 05:08 PM (ET)
An airport many of you use has received state recognition. Illinois Department of Transportation named Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion the 2017 Primary Airport of the Year.
Plane Skids Off Runway at Sacramento International Airport
KCRA (Sacramento, Calif.) - May 26, 2017 05:07 PM (ET)
A plane skidded off the runway Friday morning at Sacramento International Airport, prompting one of the airport's two runways to be shut down, according to the airport.
Why Airport Lines May Be Even Longer This Summer
MarketWatch - May 26, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
With air travel hitting an all-time high and terrorism concerns complicating the airport security process this summer, long lines at airports could cause extra headaches for travelers.
The Latest Airport Amenity Has Four Paws and Barks
CNBC - May 26, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
You're at an airport and you see a dog. Nine times out of 10, the pooch is tethered to a stern-looking TSA agent, and you don't have to ask to know that you can't give the dog a pat. That dog is working.
Gatwick Airport Flights Depart Without Luggage
BBC News (U.K.) - May 26, 2017 05:02 PM (ET)
A fault with Gatwick Airport's baggage system meant flights were leaving without passengers' luggage.
Where to Eat at the San Diego Int'l Airport (SAN)
Eater - May 26, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
In 2016, the San Diego International Airport completed a comprehensive upgrade to its concessions offerings that was two and a half years in the making.
Stan the Robotic Parking Valet Gets to Work at Paris Airport
Fox News - May 26, 2017 10:44 AM (ET)
Hate giving your keys to a parking valet? Move to France.
S7 Airlines to Start Moscow-Tehran Service
Air Transport World - May 26, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Airlines will start 2X-weekly Moscow Domodedovo-Tehran Airbus A319 service June 22.
Bombardier's Cromer Defends Pricing of Delta's CSeries Order
Air Transport World - May 26, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Bombardier’s pricing on its sale of 75 firm CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines was “normal course” business and not improper, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer said.
US Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump's Revised Travel Ban
Air Transport World - May 26, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
A US federal appeals court has upheld the block on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, saying the executive order’s text speaks vague words of national security, but its context “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.”
Etihad Takes Delivery of 10th and Final A380
Air Transport World - May 26, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380.
Wizz Air Reports Net Profit for FY2017 Up 28%
Air Transport World - May 26, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air reported a net profit of €246 million ($258.3 million) for the financial year ended March 31, up 28% compared to net profit of €193 million in the previous financial year.