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DOT Announces $677 Million in AIP Grants
Jun 08, 2018 03:45 PM (ET)
Boseman Yellowstone to Gain Service
Jun 08, 2018 08:56 AM (ET)
Embraer to Locate Maintenance Facility at Middle Georgia Airport
Jun 08, 2018 08:55 AM (ET)
Fresno Yosemite, Bradley Airport Bond Ratings Affirmed
Jun 08, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Security Program for Airport Public Areas
Jun 08, 2018 08:52 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jun 08, 2018 08:51 AM (ET)

Changi Airport Offers Airlines Short-Term Rebates to Help Offset Higher Airport Charges
Business Times (Singapore) - Jun 08, 2018 04:46 PM (ET)
Changi Airport is rolling out a one-year rebate package for airlines to help them cope with the increase in landing charges as well as parking and aerobridge fees which kick in from July 1 to partly fund the development of Terminal 5.

MSP Airport Remodeling Amid Busy Travel Season
CBS Minnesota - Jun 08, 2018 04:44 PM (ET)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting ready for its busy summer travel season.

Norwegian Air Faces Social Media Turbulence from Local Activist
Boston Globe - Jun 08, 2018 04:44 PM (ET)
After being stranded for hours at the gate on a Norwegian Air layover between London and Boston, a local activist is leveraging his social media muscle to push the low-cost carrier to “treat customers like humans.”

Ryanair Fined Almost €2m by Italian Competition Authority for Failing to Properly Inform Travellers
Irish Mirror (Ireland) - Jun 08, 2018 04:43 PM (ET)
Ryanair has been fined almost €2m for failing to properly inform travellers it was cancelling thousands of flights last year due to the pilot shortage fiasco.

Montgomery Regional Airport Opens Direct Flights to Washington, D.C.
WSFA (Montgomery, Ala.) - Jun 08, 2018 04:42 PM (ET)
Montgomery Regional Airport now offers a direct flight to and from Washington, D.C.

No More Flights from Sri Lanka's Second Airport
Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) - Jun 08, 2018 04:41 PM (ET)
Sri Lanka’s jinxed second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday after the only airline using the remote facility scrapped its daily service.

Director of Dane County Regional Airport Retiring
Channel3000.com (Madison, Wis.) - Jun 08, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Dane County officials announced Friday that Brad Livingston, the director of the Dane County Regional Airport, will be retiring Aug. 31.

Record Numbers Expected at Nashville Airport after CMA Fest, Bonnaroo
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Jun 08, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Record-setting passenger volume is expected at Nashville International Airport as visitors leave in droves from the CMA and Bonnaroo music festivals.

The Cost of Free Shipping: Cargo Pilots Claim Amazon is Driving Down Air Cargo Industry Standards
Airline Geeks - Jun 08, 2018 04:37 PM (ET)
As the old saying goes, “if it’s free, it’s for me,” and for most American consumers, nothing beats free. E-commerce giant Amazon understands this well and is known for providing its Amazon Prime customers with 2-day shipping on products and effectively wiping out the retail industry in the United States, as people prefer to have things delivered to them for free instead of going to the store directly.

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization
TravelPulse - Jun 08, 2018 03:54 PM (ET)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments around the world to use caution when considering the privatization of airports.

Ryanair Flight to Budapest Diverted to Vienna Following Airport Closure
Irish Times (Ireland) - Jun 08, 2018 03:53 PM (ET)
Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin to Budapest on Thursday night were left stranded in Vienna after their flight was diverted.

3 Local Airports Enter Interline Agreement with American Airlines
WJAC (Johnstown, Pa.) - Jun 08, 2018 03:51 PM (ET)
Southern Airways announced Thursday the launch of an interline agreement with American Airlines at the airports in Altoona, Johnston and DuBois.

George Latimer Ushers in New Era of Openness for Westchester County Airport Planning
LoHud.com (White Plains, N.Y.) - Jun 08, 2018 03:50 PM (ET)
A new era for Westchester County Airport dawned Wednesday night in Rye Brook, where a standing-room-only crowd voiced their views about the transportation hub's future to a county administration that welcomed what they had to say.

Feds Green Light Trenton-Mercer Airport Plans That Outline Growth
NJ.com (N.J.) - Jun 08, 2018 03:49 PM (ET)
Plans for the future of the Trenton-Mercer Airport that caused debate between residents and county officials were accepted and approved Thursday afternoon, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced.

American Airlines Returns to South Bend International Airport
ABC 57 (South Bend, Ind.) - Jun 08, 2018 03:48 PM (ET)
More wheels are hitting the runway at South Bend International Airport. American Airlines is returning to the airport for the first time since 2003.

Flight 3407 Families Unhappy with Transportation Secretary's Comments
WGRZ (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Jun 08, 2018 02:43 PM (ET)
Family members of Flight 3407 crash victims and lawmakers are not happy about the Transportation Secretary's comments about rolling back training for pilots.

United's First 737 MAX 9 Enters Service at Houston Hub
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
United Airlines debuted its first passenger service utilizing a Boeing 737 MAX 9 with UA flight 686 between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) June 7.

Flybe CEO Addresses Sexism in the Airline Industry
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
UK regional Flybe CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener outlined the scale of inequality facing women in the airline industry in London June 7.

Lufthansa Warns on Airport Capacity Crunch
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
Tensions between increasing passenger numbers and limited airport expansion will lead to airport-based services being further decentralized, according to Lufthansa Group senior director-product management ground & digital services Bjorn Becker.

JetBlue Seeks Partners for Innovation Network
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:10 AM (ET)
US LCC JetBlue Airways is looking to team up with other players throughout the travel journey to offer a joint platform for innovation tests. JetBlue would use the network as an extended test platform for the startup projects that it is backing, to give them wider reach and exposure to the industry.

CEO: South African Airways to Implement Tough Restructuring Measures
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana said the airline has identified necessary measures needed to restructure the loss-making national carrier. “It is [crystal clear] now what is needed and we have begun to make tough decisions,” he told ATW in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the recent IATA AGM in Sydney.

RwandAir to Add Airbus A330neo, Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
RwandAir will take delivery of two Airbus A330neos and two Boeing 737 MAX 8s in 2019 and has confirmed new services to the US and China.

Russia's Passenger Traffic Up 12.4% in January-April
Air Transport World - Jun 08, 2018 09:08 AM (ET)
Russian airlines carried 30.5 million passengers in January-April 2018, up 12.4% year-over-year (YOY).

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