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Senate Appropriations Panel Approves FY 2019 DOT/FAA Spending Bill
Jun 05, 2018 04:52 PM (ET)
Airline Passenger Traffic Increases in April
Jun 05, 2018 04:52 PM (ET)
Fentress Architects Announces Terminal Design Contest
Jun 05, 2018 04:51 PM (ET)
AAAE Named "Red Hot Association"
Jun 05, 2018 04:04 PM (ET)
AAAE to Offer Advanced Airport Safety, Operations Specialist School
Jun 05, 2018 09:23 AM (ET)

Asheville Regional Airport: Allegiant Adds Fort Lauderdale, Orlando Flights
Citizen Times (Asheville, N.C.) - Jun 05, 2018 04:58 PM (ET)
Allegiant Air again is expanding its flight schedule at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Frontier Airlines Adds 2 Nonstop Flights to San Antonio Airport
mySanAntonio.com - Jun 05, 2018 04:57 PM (ET)
Low-cost air carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its presence at San Antonio International Airport with two nonstop routes to destinations in the Western U.S., aviation officials said Tuesday.

Dublin Airport to Trial Honesty-Based Food and Drink Shop
Independent (U.K.) - Jun 05, 2018 04:56 PM (ET)
Dublin Airport is to trial an honesty-based food and drink outlet, with a view to rolling out such a scheme at locations throughout the international airport's two terminals.

Detroit Metro to Eliminate Poisonous Weed, Leafy Spurge, Found on Airport Land
AP - Jun 05, 2018 04:55 PM (ET)
Officials at Detroit Metropolitan Airport are working to wipe out a poisonous weed known as leafy spurge that turned up on airport property.

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet Approves New Runway Plan
BBC News (U.K.) - Jun 05, 2018 03:58 PM (ET)
Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by ministers.

Hawaiian Airlines CEO on Staying Small While Withstanding Competition
Skift - Jun 05, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
To thrive as a full-service U.S. airline, a carrier must be all things to all people, taking customers everywhere they want to go, on their own aircraft or through partners, with enough frequency to satisfy business travelers.

Cruise Ship Industry May Help Buoy Airport
Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune - Jun 05, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
The 500 tourists per week arriving or departing from Clarkston on cruise boats might help the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport boost its passenger numbers.

Southwest Says Bookings Down Following Fatal Accident
USA Today - Jun 05, 2018 12:07 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines announced Monday that reduced bookings would cause a 3% drop in a key revenue figure this quarter, compared to a year earlier, after the carrier’s first passenger fatality in April.

Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Lands New American Flight to Texas
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.) - Jun 05, 2018 12:06 PM (ET)
After years of rejection, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has finally landed nonstop westbound air service.

Emirates Wants Amazon-Like Robots Sorting Out Airport Baggage
Bloomberg - Jun 05, 2018 12:05 PM (ET)
Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier, can’t understand why robots -- like the ones used by Amazon.com Inc.’s warehouses -- aren’t handling airport baggage yet.

Emirates President Won't Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights
Skift - Jun 05, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Emirates President Tim Clark on Tuesday would not rule out his airline adding more nonstop routes between Europe and the United States, despite recent assurances from U.S. airlines and American diplomats that the three biggest Gulf carriers would not launch new transatlantic routes for the foreseeable future.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Discussing New Service Routes
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Jun 05, 2018 10:05 AM (ET)
Big changes could be coming to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Next Austin Straubel Airport Director Nominated
Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.) - Jun 05, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
The assistant director of Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport has been nominated to take charge of the airport later this month.

Bonds for Los Angeles Airport People Mover Test the Market
Bond Buyer - Jun 05, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)
Developers of an automated people mover for Los Angeles International Airport test the market Tuesday with $1.2 billion of low-investment grade bonds.

Warren County Brings Back Former Airport Manager
Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.) - Jun 05, 2018 09:46 AM (ET)
When Don DeGraw left his job as Warren County airport manager in 2011, he and his wife decided not to sell their home in western Vermont.

Potential Offshore Wind Farm at Quonset State Airport Would Require Eliminating 1 Runway
Turn to 10 (Providence, R.I.) - Jun 05, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
Citing the potential for thousands of jobs, and limited port terminals available for such activity, the state of Rhode Island is looking at Quonset State Airport as a possible site for construction facilities to support a new potential offshore wind farm.

3 Local Airports in Danger of Losing Support for Commercial Flights
WJAC (Johnstown, Pa.) - Jun 05, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
Three local airports have been been sent tentative notices that they are in danger of being withdrawn from the Essential Air Service Program.

Cape Town Airport Renaming Meeting Descends into Chaos
IOL (South Africa) - Jun 05, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
A meeting meant to get some clarity about the way forward for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport had to be called off after it descended into chaos.

$1.5B Denver Airport Expansion Underway
Construction Dive - Jun 05, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
Construction crews at Denver International Airport have started work on a $1.5 billion gate expansion, the airport authority announced last week.

IATA Lowers 2018 Profit Forecast 12% as Fuel Costs Rise
Air Transport World - Jun 05, 2018 09:33 AM (ET)
IATA downgraded its 2018 profit forecast for the global airline industry, projecting airlines will collectively earn $33.8 billion this year, down 12% from the $38.4 billion predicted in December 2017.

HNA Group Signs Strategic Agreement with COMAC
Air Transport World - Jun 05, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Despite its debt, China’s HNA Group is looking to acquire 100 COMAC ARJ21s and 200 C919s after signing a strategic cooperation agreement with COMAC June 2.

Wizz Air to Open More Than 100 New Routes in 2018-19
Air Transport World - Jun 05, 2018 09:32 AM (ET)
Wizz Air’s fleet has reached 100 aircraft, a milestone the fast-growing Central and Eastern European LCC celebrated by unveiling a special livery on an Airbus A321 in Budapest.

Saudia Steps Up Cargo Activity at Jeddah
Air Transport World - Jun 05, 2018 09:31 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian Airlines’ freight arm, Saudia Cargo, has signed agreements that will see it more than double the size of its cargo base at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).

Aeroflot to Codeshare with Aerolineas Argentinas
Air Transport World - Jun 05, 2018 09:30 AM (ET)
Russia’s Aeroflot Airline inked a codeshare agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas, launching a joint daily Moscow-Buenos Aires service June 1. The flights are operated with a transfer in Madrid.

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