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Senate Panel to Consider DHS Appropriations Bill
Jun 18, 2018 03:02 PM (ET)
Spirit to Expand Service from Orlando
Jun 18, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
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Jun 18, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
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Jun 18, 2018 10:10 AM (ET)
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Vancouver Airport Kicks Off CA$9B Expansion Program
Construction Dive - Jun 18, 2018 06:01 PM (ET)
Vancouver International Airport officials on Thursday announced that crews had started construction on the first of 75 projects, all part of a two-year, $9.1 billion Canadian dollars (U.S. $6.8 billion) expansion.

Air Canada Inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon Flights
TravelPulse - Jun 18, 2018 03:05 PM (ET)
Air Canada inaugurated today new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal.

Here's What Passengers Think About Oversold Flights
TravelPulse - Jun 18, 2018 03:04 PM (ET)
A new survey revealed passengers have widely divergent views on what might constitute fair compensation when their flights are oversold.

Hamburg Launches 'Gate Delivery' Test for Food and Drink
International Airport Review - Jun 18, 2018 03:04 PM (ET)
Hamburg Airport is the first commercial airport in Germany to launch a test phase for the new “Gate Delivery” service: passengers can order snacks and drinks online to be delivered directly to their departure gate.

American Airlines to Increase Number of Flight Attendants Standing By on Reserve
Frequent Business Traveler - Jun 18, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
American Airlines said it plans to increase the number of flight attendants who are on what is known as reserve in the industry. Reserve crewmembers are those on call, usually by phone but sometimes at the airport, to cover trips that are unassigned or not covered due to disruptions in the course of daily operations.

New York Lawmakers Press for LaGuardia Airport Rail Link
Wall Street Journal - Jun 18, 2018 01:54 PM (ET)
LaGuardia Airport is pushing ahead with plans for a Queens rail link that would hasten travel to Midtown Manhattan, and a bill introduced in the legislature would authorize New York to use public land for the project.

Evacuation at Winnipeg Airport Over Following 'Possible Security Incident'
Chronicle Herald (Canada) - Jun 18, 2018 01:29 PM (ET)
The Winnipeg Airport was evacuated because of a "possible security incident" on Sunday morning before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later.

Planned Polish Hub Airport Opposed in Local Vote
Radio Poland (Poland) - Jun 18, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
Eighty-four percent of voters taking part in a local referendum have opposed an ambitious plan to build a large new airport in the centre of Poland, according to reports.

Ryanair Calls for Restricted Airport Alcohol Sales
BBC News (U.K.) - Jun 18, 2018 01:01 PM (ET)
Ryanair has called for more restrictions on alcohol sales at airports.

11 Flights to Dubai International Airport Diverted
Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) - Jun 18, 2018 01:00 PM (ET)
Eleven flights to Dubai International Airport were diverted on Sunday evening due to an electrical problem at the airport, operator Dubai Airports confirmed.

Mexican Presidential Front-Runner Vows to Consult Public About Airport's Future
Reuters - Jun 18, 2018 12:37 PM (ET)
Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that if he wins the July 1 election, he will aim to hold a public vote before taking office on whether to finish building a $13 billion airport outside Mexico City.

How a $60M Renovation Should Transform Hancock Airport
Spectrum News (Buffalo, N.Y.) - Jun 18, 2018 12:36 PM (ET)
Construction at Hancock Airport won't be complete until the fall, but officials say guests are handling temporary detours well.

Kansas University Partners with Airlines for Pilot Program
AP - Jun 18, 2018 12:28 PM (ET)
Several airlines are combating a nationwide pilot shortage by partnering with Kansas State University to guarantee jobs to graduates.

Terre Haute Regional Airport to Bid Up to 6 New Hangars
AP - Jun 18, 2018 12:27 PM (ET)
An Indiana regional airport is shaping up a new project that will build up to six hangars.

Myrtle Beach Flights from NCWV Airport Remain Popular, Director Hopes to Extended Offerings
Exponent Telegram (Clarksburg, W.Va.) - Jun 18, 2018 12:26 PM (ET)
For many people in North Central West Virginia, no summer is complete without at least one trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

World's Busiest Airport in Atlanta Plans Series of Upgrades
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Jun 18, 2018 12:24 PM (ET)
Atlanta's airport is aiming to add staff and make upgrades so it can handle the crowds of travelers expected for big events such as the upcoming Super Bowl.

Hawaiian Airlines, JAL Seek to Expand Partnership
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:31 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have taken a major step to expand their partnership by applying to operate a revenue-sharing joint venture (JV) in the busy Hawaii-Japan market.

COMAC Grounds C919 Flight-Test Aircraft to Modify Prototypes
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has grounded the C919 flight-test aircraft for modifications, costing about three months in the flight-testing schedule.

Italy Fines Ryanair $2.1 Million for Flight Cancellations
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
The Italian Competition Authority has fined Irish LCC Ryanair €1.85 million ($2.1 million) for mass cancellations of flights because of personnel rostering problems in the fall 2017 and early 2018.

Delta, Korean Air Expand JV Codeshares, Add New Transpacific Routes
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines expanded its transpacific partnership with Korean Air June 14 as the Atlanta-based carrier announced a new nonstop route between Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International (KIX) starting in 2019. Specific schedule details were not released.

Canada ULCC Flair Airlines Expands Domestic Network
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Canadian ULCC Flair Airlines on June 15 launched flights from three new airports—Calgary International (YYC), Halifax Stanfield and Victoria International—stretching its all-domestic network from coast-to-coast, and setting up more direct competition with other carriers.

Brussels Airlines Cancels Sharm-el-Sheikh Services
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has scrapped a series of planned charter services to the Egyptian holiday resort Sharm-el-Sheikh.

EasyJet Readies to Take First A321neo at Farnborough
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
UK LCC easyJet plans to take delivery of the first of the Airbus A321neos it has on order at the Farnborough Air Show in July, easyJet France director Francois Bacchetta said at a June 14 media briefing at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

International Premium Traffic, Fares Steady in 1Q, IATA Says
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
The share of traffic and revenue coming from international premium passengers held steady in the first quarter compared to year-ago figures despite apparent sluggishness in the key North Atlantic and Europe-Asia markets, IATA said.

Wizz Air Uses A320 to Open Vienna Base
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air launched operations at its Vienna, Austria base on June 14, with one Airbus A320.

Swiss Regional SkyWork Airlines Adds Sixth Saab 2000
Air Transport World - Jun 18, 2018 10:25 AM (ET)
Swiss regional SkyWork Airlines plans to add a sixth Saab 2000 turboprop to its fleet, which will be used on the carrier’s regional network from its Berne home base.

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