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TSA PreCheck Reaches 5 Million Enrollments
Jul 06, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
MIA to Rededicate Military Hospitality Lounge
Jul 06, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
Living in the Age of Airplanes Discount
Jul 06, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 06, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)

Hong Kong Airport Profits Fall for First Time in 13 Years Amid Soaring Tax Bill
South China Morning Post - Jul 06, 2017 06:34 PM (ET)
Profits fell at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) despite ­record income and rising passenger numbers, snapping a 13-year run of rises in earnings.

SFO Reopens After Traveler Ditches Bag, Prompting Terminal Evacuation
ABC 7 (San Francisco) - Jul 06, 2017 06:33 PM (ET)
San Francisco International Airport officials reopened Terminal 1 Wednesday after a traveler ditched a piece of luggage in a baggage terminal, prompting an evacuation.

Pilot Training, Supply Dispute Spills Into Senate Authorization Bill
Bloomberg BNA - Jul 06, 2017 06:32 PM (ET)
Senators have waded into the dispute between pilot organizations and the aviation industry in a federal aviation authorization bill, despite a looming Sept. 30 deadline.

Travelers, Here's Oakland Airport's Latest European Connection
Mercury News (Silicon Valley, Calif.) - Jul 06, 2017 06:30 PM (ET)
Oakland International Airport continues to add to its roster of nonstop international flights, and soon, it will start service to one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations.

New Bedford Airport Given All-Clear to Accommodate Larger Aircraft
WPRI (East Providence, R.I.) - Jul 06, 2017 06:08 PM (ET)
Travelers in Southern New England may soon have another option when it comes to flying.

Man Loses Thousands in Scam Using Grand Rapids Airport
MLive.com (Mich.) - Jul 06, 2017 06:06 PM (ET)
A 55-year-old man says he was taken for about $2,500 from someone claiming to be an employee of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

TSA Failed to Detect 95 Percent of Prohibited Items at Minneapolis Airport: Report
Washington Times - Jul 06, 2017 05:59 PM (ET)
Undercover federal agents successfully snuck drugs and explosives past security screeners at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last week, according to the local Fox affiliate.

Trump Plan to Overhaul Air Traffic Control Has Key Opponent: Mario Diaz-Balart
Miami Herald - Jul 06, 2017 02:08 PM (ET)
One month ago, Donald Trump publicly backed an overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control system during a White House speech, the first major policy proposal announced by the president during “Infrastructure Week.”

Styrofoam is Departing Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jul 06, 2017 01:49 PM (ET)
The world’s busiest airport plans to roll out a long-awaited step in its environmental efforts by requiring concessionaires to go Styrofoam-less and to use compostable materials starting in October.

Video Shows Fatal 2013 Asiana Airliner Crash in San Francisco and the Rescue Efforts in Aftermath
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jul 06, 2017 12:48 PM (ET)
A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a rescue response to the incident that killed three passengers and injured 200 other people.

Airport Fitness Studios Are Opening All Over and It's Kind of Amazing
Self - Jul 06, 2017 12:31 PM (ET)
Airport fitness studios are the new airport Shake Shacks.

Denver International Airport Adds New Direct Flight to Zurich, Switzerland
Denver Post - Jul 06, 2017 12:24 PM (ET)
Denver International Airport and Swiss airline Edelweiss Air announced Wednesday a new series of seasonal direct flights between Zurich, the most populated city in Switzerland, and Denver.

American Airlines Begins Flights at Appleton Airport
Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.) - Jul 06, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
American Airlines has begun service to and from the Fox Valley.

Longer Runways A Ways Off for Chicago Executive Airport
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Jul 06, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
Longer runways at Chicago Executive Airport could mean more business. The airport could accommodate more planes, increase fuel sales and remain competitive in the Chicago market.

HEICO Acquires Composites Manufacturer
General Aviation News - Jul 06, 2017 12:09 PM (ET)
HEICO Corporation‘s Flight Support Group has acquired 100% of Carbon by Design, a manufacturer of composite components for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), rockets, spacecraft and other specialized applications. The purchase price and financial details were not disclosed.

China Eastern Assigns 150-200 Aircraft to New Beijing Airport
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
China Eastern Airlines plans to allocate 150-200 aircraft to Beijing’s new airport in Daxing, which is expected to open in 2019. The airport has not yet been named.

Fastjet Acquires Full Brand Rights for $2.5 Million
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet has paid $2.5 million to acquire the full intellectual property rights behind its brand from UK company easyGroup.

United Adds 777-300ERs to New SFO, Newark-Based International Routes
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
United Airlines is boosting its long-haul service from San Francisco (SFO) and New York/Newark (EWR) with three additional flights, as the Chicago-based carrier continues to enter into service its first group of Boeing 777-300ERs delivered since December 2016.

UK Cautious on US Demands for Enhanced Security
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
The UK has given a noncommittal response to US demands that security on US-bound flights be stepped up in the face of mounting terrorist threats to civil aviation.

Lufthansa, Fraport Strengthen Partnership
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Lufthansa and Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport have agreed on an initial deal for short-term cost savings, which aims to create conditions for Lufthansa’s further growth at the German airport.

Qatar Airways Continues to Expand Despite Sanctions
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways has announced two new destinations, even as the airspace blockade on its territory by neighboring nations was restated July 5.

Edelweiss Air to Expand Summer 2018 Network
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) subsidiary Edelweiss Air announced plans to expand its network by 20% in summer 2018, adding 11 new destinations and reaching a total of 62 destinations in 28 countries.

Etihad, China Southern to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines have begun a new codeshare partnership.

IATA: Global Air Freight Growth Period May Have Peaked
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Global air cargo demand grew 12.7% in May compared to a year ago, reflecting ongoing improvement in world trade, IATA said in its May Air Freight Market analysis, but the cyclical growth period may have peaked.

StandardAero in Talks to Buy Vector Aerospace from Airbus
Air Transport World - Jul 06, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company StandardAero has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire MRO business Vector Aerospace Holding from Airbus.

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