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FY 2018 Appropriations Process Picks Up Steam
Jul 10, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
San Diego International Revenue Bonds Rated
Jul 10, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
Delta to Increase Service from Boston
Jul 10, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Global Airline Passenger Traffic Gains in May
Jul 10, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
New Programming from AAAE's ANTN Digicast
Jul 10, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)

Airport Planning One of City's Biggest Construction Projects
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle - Jul 10, 2017 05:38 PM (ET)
Wichita Eisenhower National Airport officials are in the early stages of what will be the airport’s largest project since construction of the $200 million terminal building and parking garage two years ago.

Kalispell Considering Deal to Hand Over Management of City Airport
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Mont.) - Jul 10, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
The city of Kalispell has drafted a tentative plan to hand over management and maintenance responsibilities of the municipal airport to an independent association of users.

Florida Jumps Texas for Second-Highest Number of Airline Passengers
WCTV (Tallahassee, Fla.) - Jul 10, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
Governor Rick Scott announced Friday that Florida’s airports are now second in the nation for the most amount of airline passengers.

Here's How Designers Are Working to Take the Stress Out of Airports
Dallas Morning News - Jul 10, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
For all but the most experienced travelers, navigating the airport can be the most unpleasant part of a trip, filled with stress and potential pitfalls.

Dubai Airports Has the Fastest Free Wi-Fi in the World
Khaleej Times (UAE) - Jul 10, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
If you happen to be in the Dubai International Airport availing its free Wi-Fi facility, you can reach your friends or kin the fastest than from any other airport across the world.

Utah Universities Investing in Planes Amid Pilot Shortage
AP - Jul 10, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
Southern Utah University in Cedar City has spent $3.8 million to buy 10 new airplanes to try and lure students amid a pilot shortage.

John Glenn Airport to Hold Workshop on Flight Anxiety
Fox News - Jul 10, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
An airport named for one of Ohio's most famous flyers is planning a workshop to help people face their fears of airports and flying.

Fog Grounds Flights in Christchurch
Stuff (New Zealand) - Jul 10, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Flights have resumed after fog caused delays and cancellations in Christchurch.

Airport Hires New Director
Natchez (Miss.) Democrat - Jul 10, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
The Natchez-Adams Airport Commission has hired a new airport manager to replace Bob Hawk, as his last day will be July 20.

Pilot Camp Gives Young People a Taste of Aviation World
Brentwood (Tenn.) Home Page - Jul 10, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Twenty students ages 13-18, including eight from Williamson County, participated in the 2017 Nashville Pilot Camp hosted by Nashville Flight Training.

Shirdi, Nanded Flight Connections to Mumbai Airport Yet to Take Off
Indian Express (India) - Jul 10, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Flight services from Nanded and Shirdi to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) have still not started. By the first week of July, Nanded airport was to be connected to CSIA under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), while Shirdi airport was to start several airline services to Mumbai.

Cab Drivers Protest at Airport
WSLS (Roanoke, Va.) - Jul 10, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Some taxi cab drivers that have been upset about their lack of access to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport are now protesting.

Group Presses TSA Not To Expand Use Of Biometrics
Law360 - Jul 10, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has asked the Transportation Security Administration to consider other options rather than expanding the use of passengers' biometric identifiers collected in connection with its PreCheck program, saying increased gathering and storage of this sensitive information heightens privacy and security risks.

Wellington Airport a Finalist at World Architecture Festival in Berlin
Stuff (New Zealand) - Jul 10, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Wellington Airport's terminal extension has been recognised in global architecture awards.

Gate Delivery Could Be Game-Changer for Airports
USA Today - Jul 10, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
An app-powered service debuting this week at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) — and a similar one set to roll out at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in August — allows passengers to order food, drinks and products that are for sale anywhere inside the airport and have the items delivered to them at the gate.

First Ever Drone Olympics Set for July 21-23
General Aviation News - Jul 10, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Drone U, an internet-based drone training company, will hold its first ever fly-in at its Albuquerque headquarters July 21-23.

Edinburgh Airport Unveils Plan for Major New Home and Business Complex
The Scotsman (U.K.) - Jul 10, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
Edinburgh Airport is to sacrifice its secondary runway to build a massive business and housing complex.

EasyJet Works to Firm New AOC and Connecting Flights
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet is staying silent on its application for a European Union (EU) air operator’s certificate (AOC) and discussions over connecting flights until they are finalized.

Yunnan's Hongtu Airlines Names Strategic Investor
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Kunming-based Hongtu Airlines has introduced China’s online travel agency Tongcheng Tourism Group as a strategic investor in an effort to enhance its competitiveness.

Germany's Azur Air Launches Operations
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
New German airline Azur Air has begun operations and launched its first flight from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 3.

EU Court: Airlines Must Not Charge Cancellation Fees
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:53 AM (ET)
The European Court of Justice (EJC) has ruled that airlines cannot levy additional charges if a consumer cancels a flight. German judges had asked the court to rule on airberlin’s refund policy and disclosure of additional taxes.

Make It Easy; Make It Different
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
More and more passengers are looking for ‘business as unusual’ from companies. They want their experience to be easy, different, human…and cheap.

South African Government Bails Out SAA
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
The South African government has had to step in to pay a looming loan repayment from South African Airways (SAA) to prevent the national carrier from defaulting.

Eurowings Names Munich as Second Long-Haul Base
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings will base three Airbus A330-200s in Munich from April 16, 2018, as the fast-growing European carrier continues its long-haul expansion. The first flight will operate to Las Vegas, Nevada.

LOT to Launch First Nonstop Flights from Hungary to the US
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Warsaw-based LOT Polish Airlines plans to launch its first transatlantic services from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare, starting from May 2018.

Wait-and-See Approach Is Still Best on New US Security Requirements
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
The new security requirements for all US-bound flights—affecting 180 airlines and 280 airports worldwide—announced June 28 by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appear to be largely benign for the global airline business…at least for now. However, the foundation is in place for the new standards—which have not been publicly defined—to be problematic for airlines down the road.

Boeing Leads Airbus in Half-Year Orders and Deliveries Tally
Air Transport World - Jul 10, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
At the 2017 half-year mark, US manufacturer Boeing is outperforming its European rival Airbus in both orders and deliveries for commercial aircraft.

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