Jun 06, 2018 09:19 AM (ET)
Austin Airport Sets All-Time Passenger Record: 1.32 Million in April
Statesman (Austin, Texas) - Jun 06, 2018 04:28 PM (ET)
More than 1.3 million fliers — a total of 1,324,938 passengers to be exact — made April the busiest month ever at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, officials said this week.
Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage
Reuters - Jun 06, 2018 03:38 PM (ET)
A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits.
Airport Budget Soars with Fuel Sales Added
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide - Jun 06, 2018 02:52 PM (ET)
Elected officials signed off this week on Jackson Hole Airport’s more than $30 million operating budget, a total that more than triples the financial scope of the 50-year-old public institution.
Elmira-Corning Regional Airport Seeks More Money to Finish Renovations
WENY (Horseheads, N.Y.) - Jun 06, 2018 02:46 PM (ET)
With the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport renovation project needs more money to be finished, the Chemung County Budget Committee approved more than five million dollars in extra cash for the renovations.
Bomb Scare at Bush Airport Blamed on 'Impatient Passenger'
ABC 13 (Houston) - Jun 06, 2018 02:45 PM (ET)
The bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious bag in the south ticketing area of Terminal D at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Sam Samaddar Elected Chair of the Canadian Airports Council
Travel Daily News - Jun 06, 2018 02:43 PM (ET)
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) announced that Sam Samaddar, airport director of the Kelowna International Airport, has been elected as its new chair. Mr. Samaddar, who has served as the council's vice chair since 2016, succeeds Howard Eng, president and chief executive officer of Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots
Skift - Jun 06, 2018 02:42 PM (ET)
Many retail operations would kill for the kind of captive audience that airports enjoy, especially as flying becomes more accessible via low-cost carriers and basic economy. But the audience that’s sitting by the gate — wondering where to buy a croissant, neck pillow, or moisturizer — is now less likely to spend money out in the parking lot, according to a webinar presented on Tuesday by CB Insights.
Fryeburg Airport Votes to Change Bylaws
Conway Daily Sun (North Conway, N.H.) - Jun 06, 2018 02:42 PM (ET)
In a rare open-door Eastern Slope Airport Authority board meeting last week, members passed a wide-ranging motion that amends the bylaws to cut the number of directors by more than half, add a fifth member to the executive board and eliminate the general membership category, among other things.
Reno-Tahoe Int'l Airport Holds Active Shooter Exercise for Employees
KTVN (Reno, Nev.) - Jun 06, 2018 02:41 PM (ET)
Reno-Tahoe International Airport held training exercises for employees Tuesday, to better prepare for an active shooter incident in the airport.
$7.5M in Federal Funding to Be Used for Improvements at Griffiss Airport
LocalSYR.com (Syracuse, N.Y.) - Jun 06, 2018 02:40 PM (ET)
The Griffiss International Airport in Rome was granted over $7.5 million in federal funding to use fo improvements to the runway.
The Airport Control Tower Is No Place for Racial Redress
Wall Street Journal - Jun 06, 2018 02:39 PM (ET)
Andrew Brigida is the son of a former New York City police officer. When he was 12, his family moved to a suburb of Phoenix, and at the urging of a neighbor he decided to become an air-traffic controller.
In Trend Reversal, Traffic at Midsized Airports Growing
Travel Weekly - Jun 06, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)
Midsize U.S. airports are now growing at a faster rate than their larger rivals, a reversal from just a few years ago.
Turner Starts $374M Reagan National Airport Expansion
Construction Dive - Jun 06, 2018 02:18 PM (ET)
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has given Turner Construction authorization to begin construction on a three-level, 230,000-square-foot, $374 million concourse, which is part of a larger $1 billion terminal redevelopment plan at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, according to a company press release.
JetBlue Joins Other Airlines in Restricting Support Animals
AP - Jun 06, 2018 02:16 PM (ET)
JetBlue is joining the pack of airlines that are making it harder for passengers to bring emotional-support animals on board.
North American Airlines Continue to Be Most Profitable
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:44 AM (ET)
Airline profitability remains uneven geographically, with carriers in much of the world struggling to earn a profit even as the overall industry continues to generate record revenue and earn robust annual income.
IATA Trials Technology to Speed Passenger Border Processing
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:43 AM (ET)
The airline industry is pushing for new technology and initiatives to streamline border processing for passengers, with trials underway at some airports.
Concerns Grow Over CORSIA Timetable
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
Finalizing and formally adopting regulations later in June for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions for the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is critical to keep the ICAO program on track to start on time, according to the head of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
Boeing NMA 'Hard to Define,' Emirates' Clark Says
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:41 AM (ET)
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is cautious on the prospects of Boeing’s proposed new middle-of-the-market airplane (NMA).
Lufthansa's Spohr Sees No Hurry for NMA
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr believes Boeing’s proposed new middle-of-the-market aircraft (NMA) will not arrive before “the end of the next decade”, several years behind Boeing’s own preliminary timeline.
CEO: New Jeddah Terminal Puts Saudia on Global Alliance Map
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:38 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)—which began operations from Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport May 29—is set for growth opportunity at the new terminal, Saudia CEO Jaan Albrecht told ATW on the sidelines of this week’s IATA AGM in Sydney.
Cathay Pacific Set to Take First A350-1000 for Washington DC Route
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:37 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific Airways—which is preparing to take its first of 20 Airbus A350-1000s on June 19—is planning additional long-haul destinations that would be a good fit for the type.
Iran Air to Launch Tehran-Sydney Flights
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:36 AM (ET)
Iran Air is planning to launch Tehran-Sydney services later in 2018, using Airbus A330-200s.
Japan Air Commuter ATR 72-600 to Better Serve Regional Communities
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
Toulouse, France-based turboprop manufacturer ATR said Japan Air Commuter’s (JAC) decision to convert one of the ATR 42-600s it has on order into an ATR 72-600 would allow for the ATR 72’s arrival in Japan for the first time.
Two Former Singapore Airlines' A380s to Be Parted Out
Air Transport World - Jun 06, 2018 09:34 AM (ET)
Two ex-Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A380s should be dismantled for spares, according to Dr. Peters Group, which had hoped to sell the two aircraft.