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Congress Faces Busy Calendar in June
Jun 04, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
DOT Seeks Comments on Service Animal Transportation
Jun 04, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
Republic Airways to Open Pilot Training Academy
Jun 04, 2018 11:21 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Training on Airport Self-Inspection
Jun 04, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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Kenya Airways Seeks to Run Main Nairobi Airport to Boost Earnings
Reuters - Jun 04, 2018 03:39 PM (ET)
Kenya Airways is close to winning approval to run the country’s main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday.

Griffith Mulls Offer to Buy Airport
Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Ind.) - Jun 04, 2018 03:36 PM (ET)
The Town Council is sizing up a lofty proposition to become new owners of the Griffith-Merrillville Airport.

Boutique Air Competes to Keep Airport Contract
Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press - Jun 04, 2018 03:35 PM (ET)
Local leaders attended presentations over the last two weeks from the two airlines bidding for the federal Essential Air Service contract to connect the Grant County Airport with larger hub airports — including current contractor Boutique Air. Complaints about long flight delays from Boutique Air earlier this year drove much of the conversation in both presentations.

Airports Develop Digital Transformation Roadmaps with Biometrics and Blockchain
HelpNetSecurity.com - Jun 04, 2018 01:49 PM (ET)
Increased passenger traffic and global capacity constraints will drive airport IT spending to $4.63 billion by 2023, according to Frost & Sullivan. Airports are developing their digital transformation roadmap in line with strategic planning activities to address key performance indicators across all areas of the airport operation.

Schaumburg Regional Named Airport of the Year by IDOT
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Jun 04, 2018 01:29 PM (ET)
The Schaumburg Regional Airport has received the 2018 Airport of the Year award from the Illinois Department of Transportation, village officials announced Monday.

Global Airport Capacity Crisis Amid Passenger Boom: IATA
Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) - Jun 04, 2018 01:05 PM (ET)
Governments need to urgently tackle a capacity crisis facing airports as demand for international travel grows, but they should be cautious about private sector involvement, airline industry group IATA warned on June 4.

United Opens New Polaris Lounge At Newark Airport Today
Forbes - Jun 04, 2018 01:04 PM (ET)
The rollout of United’s new Polaris business class and lounges has been slower than expected since the airline first announced in 2016 that it would be overhauling its business class seats and onboard amenities and creating a new network of Polaris-branded lounges at its major airport hubs both in the U.S. and abroad.

Emirates Confirms Grounding of 20 Aircraft
Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) - Jun 04, 2018 01:02 PM (ET)
Emirates airline president Tim Clark on Monday confirmed that the carrier has grounded about 20 aircraft due to lower demand, with plans to re-deploy those aircraft again by September or October.

Storm Inflicts Heavy Damage to Arkansas Airport, Officials Say; Winds Reached 100 mph
ArkansasOnline.com (Little Rock, Ark.) - Jun 04, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
High winds damaged homes and nearly destroyed a regional airport in east Arkansas early Sunday, officials said.

New Rules Coming for Aviation Businesses at the Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica (Calif.) Daily Press - Jun 04, 2018 12:48 PM (ET)
The Santa Monica Airport Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to debate new rules for leasing space to aviation-related businesses.

Akron-Canton Airport to Host Party for First Houston Flight
Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal - Jun 04, 2018 12:46 PM (ET)
The Akron-Canton Airport will host a gate party, ribbon/cake cutting, and water cannon salute Friday to celebrate the inaugural nonstop flight to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport aboard United Airlines.

Global Airline Group Takes Swipe at 'Bitter' Airport Experiences
Herald (New Zealand) - Jun 04, 2018 12:41 PM (ET)
A global airline body has taken a swipe at privatised airports, saying they have delivered 'far too many bitter' experiences.

New Sydney Airport to Take Off with Digital
CDO Trends - Jun 04, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Greenfield sites present an exciting opportunity to build new technology into major new pieces of infrastructure, and the planners for Sydney’s new airport are grabbing their chance.

Hamburg Airport Reopens after Blackout
DW (Germany) - Jun 04, 2018 12:38 PM (ET)
Hamburg Airport reopened early Monday morning after a blackout saw both terminals evacuated on Sunday. Travelers should still expect delays, with over 20 flights still canceled.

American Airlines Begins Jet Service at Tri-State Airport
Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) - Jun 04, 2018 12:33 PM (ET)
American Airlines is replacing its turboprop Dash 8 planes with regional jet service plans at Huntington Tri-State Airport, the airline announced this week.

American Airlines Assessing Impact of US-UAE Open Skies Deal
The National (United Arab Emirates) - Jun 04, 2018 12:31 PM (ET)
American Airlines’ boss is satisfied with a US-UAE deal to resolve a long-running dispute about allegations of government aid but relations with Arabian Gulf rivals are unlikely to thaw immediately.

Bristol Airport Flight Axed Over 'Disruptive' Passengers
BBC News (U.K.) - Jun 04, 2018 12:29 PM (ET)
A Bristol-to-Prague Easyjet flight with more than 140 on board was delayed and eventually cancelled on Friday night.

Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Eruption Kills 25, Injures Hundreds
Reuters - Jun 04, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
An estimated 25 people, including at least three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said.

Southwest Airlines Adds More Routes at Houston's Hobby Airport
Houston Business Journal - Jun 04, 2018 12:23 PM (ET)
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines — Houston’s second-busiest airline — has announced a host of new routes to and from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in preparation for the winter holiday season.

Pilot Shortage Forces PenAir to Abruptly End Service to Presque Isle, Bar Harbor
MaineBiz (Portland, Maine) - Jun 04, 2018 12:10 PM (ET)
PenAir has suspended, effective today, its flights to and from Bar Harbor and Presque Isle.

Air New Zealand & Qantas to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 11:19 AM (ET)
Air New Zealand and Qantas have revealed plans to begin codesharing in each other’s domestic markets, the two airlines announced June 1.

Air Europa to Lease Three 787-9s from BOC Aviation
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has agreed to purchase three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. The agreement will take the number of 787-9s in BOC’s portfolio—either in service or on order—to 14.

Lessor DAE to Sell 16 Aircraft Valued at $900 Million
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 11:18 AM (ET)
Aircraft lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Capital has signed agreements to sell 16 aircraft, valued at approximately $900 million.

Maintenance Events on SSJs Dent Brussels Airlines' Schedules
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
A series of maintenance situations with Sukhoi Superjets (SSJs) operated by an ACMI supplier to Brussels Airlines produced a rash of cancellations in the latter half of May, but the operator of the grounded aircraft has denied media reports they were caused by a shortage of spare parts.

IATA: Passenger Traffic Trending Up; Costs Likely to Raise Fares
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 11:16 AM (ET)
Global airline passenger traffic growth remained strong in April, with traffic demand up 6.2% year-over-year as capacity rose 5.9%, leading to an 82.3% passenger load factor—the third record-setting monthly load factor in a row, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market analysis released May 31.

Royal Air Maroc Adds Boeing 767-300BCF; Enters Alitalia Codeshare
Air Transport World - Jun 04, 2018 10:40 AM (ET)
RAM Cargo, the air freight entity within Royal Air Maroc, has added a Boeing 767-300BCF to its fleet, bringing in an additional 45 tons of capacity with the converted freighter.

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