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U.S. DOT Announces $659.8 Million in AIP Grants to 390 Airports in 47 States
Jul 16, 2018 06:31 PM (ET)
Houston, Chicago Airport Bond Ratings Assigned
Jul 16, 2018 06:30 PM (ET)
Delta Posts Profit For Second Quarter
Jul 16, 2018 06:30 PM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 16, 2018 02:21 PM (ET)
Digicast Presents Program on Dealing with Change
Jul 16, 2018 02:20 PM (ET)

Suburban Indianapolis Airport Gets $1.5M in Improvements
The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:51 PM (ET)
About $1.5 million in improvements at a suburban Indianapolis airport have wrapped up ahead of schedule.

Billings-Airport Expansion Update
KULR-8 Television (Billings, Mont.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:49 PM (ET)
The Billings City Council will hear an update on the Billings Logan International Airport expansion plan, Monday night.

Additional Flights Coming to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Crains Cleveland Business' (Cleveland, Ohio.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:43 PM (ET)
United Airlines will expand service between Cleveland and its key hubs in Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It will also increase flights to Florida.

Southwest Airlines is Taking its Cargo Business International
Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:40 PM (ET)
Four years after it started ferrying passengers across the border to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Southwest Airlines is taking its cargo business international as well.

MSP Airport Remodels Food Courts to Update Quick Meal Options
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:38 PM (ET)
Dining at the airport in recent years has taken on an increasingly rarefied air, with coal-fired pizzas and pastries from an award-winning bakery.

Peter D'Errico, 'Father' of Bangor International Airport, Dies at 87
Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine) - Jul 16, 2018 05:34 PM (ET)
Peter R. D’Errico, the longtime Bangor International Airport director who shepherded the fledgling airport to commercial success in the wake of the Dow Air Force Base closure, died at his Bangor home on Wednesday. He was 87, according to his obituary.

Grand Rapids Airport to Offer Direct Flights to Miami
MLive (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:24 PM (ET)
Beginning this winter, West Michigan residents will have an easier time traveling to Florida and Latin America.

Southwest Airlines Launches New Nonstop Routes at Oakland International Airport
NBC Bay Area (San Francisco, Calif.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:21 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines on Sunday launched nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Indianapolis.

Beijing Airport Cancels 670 Flights, as Heavy Rain Wreaks Havoc Across Northern China
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong, China) - Jul 16, 2018 05:20 PM (ET)
Transport networks across northern China were in chaos on Monday as torrential rains caused the cancellation of hundred of flights in Beijing, and left roads cracked, crumbled and submerged.

Interjet Signs Partnership with Lufthansa
TravelPulse (Westampton, N.J.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:13 PM (ET)
After coming to an agreement in May, the paperwork between Interjet and Lufthansa has been signed and the partnership is now official.

Preserving the Passenger Experience During Terminal Dining and Retail Enhancements
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:12 PM (ET)
Aupgrades that can offer travelers unique shopping and dining experiences with a local flavor and feel.

Airbus Partners with European and Asian Aviation Bodies on Rules for Urban Drones
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 16, 2018 05:11 PM (ET)
The development of safety regulations concerning unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments has brought together The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus. The document they have all signed sets up the standards and requirements for the use of drones.

CVG and Losant Partner to Communicate Wayfinding Info to Passengers
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:10 PM (ET)
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) partnered with Losant to build an innovative solution to continue to enhance and streamline the travel experience. Large-screen monitors are now placed above the passenger train doors displaying real-time data and wayfinding information on where the train is located and which direction it is going.

Safety Series: UK Airports Safety Week More Ambitious than Ever
International Airport Review (Westerham, United Kingdom) - Jul 16, 2018 05:08 PM (ET)
Based on the theme ‘promoting safety together’, and with events taking place at over 50 UK airports, Safety Week drew interest from airports in seven other countries who took the opportunity to visit airports across the UK to see how it is done.

Peoria Airport Cites Solid Numbers But Focuses on New Challenges
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:04 PM (ET)
A recent growth report is good news for the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, but not enough reason to relax about the future, says airport director Gene Olson.

La Crosse Airport Lands Federal Grant in Bid to Restore Service to Detroit
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - Jul 16, 2018 05:03 PM (ET)
The La Crosse Regional Airport has received a $750,000 federal grant to help land air service to Detroit.

United Airlines Announces Order for Four Boeing 787 Dreamliners
AviationTribune (Tallin, Estonia) - Jul 16, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
Boeing and United Airlines announced the carrier has expanded its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner program with a repeat order for four more 787-9 airplanes.

EWA Air Signs Commitment for Two ATR 72-600s
AviationTribune (Tallin, Estonia) - Jul 16, 2018 04:58 PM (ET)
Mayotte-based carrier EWA has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of two ATR 72-600s.

Singapore Airlines To Launch Non-Stop Service to Los Angeles
AviationTribune (Tallin, Estonia) - Jul 16, 2018 04:54 PM (ET)
Singapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November.

EU Urges Greater Cooperation, SES Progress to Reduce Flight Delays
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 04:40 PM (ET)
The European Union (EU) has called for greater cooperation and progress the Single European Sky (SES) framework to help reduce to flight delays, as the busy European summer vacation period highlights the disruption travelers regularly face.

Austrian Expects Flight Cancellations, Delays July 25 as Staff Meet
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 04:39 PM (ET)
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines expects flight cancellations and interruptions July 25, as flight attendants and staff meet to consider a new collective wage agreement, which was announced May 1.

ATR Announces Small Orders Ahead of Farnborough
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 03:26 PM (ET)
European turboprop manufacturer ATR announced a batch of orders and commitments for a total of nine aircraft from five airlines July 13.

EU Approves LaudaMotion Takeover by Ryanair
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 03:25 PM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair said it welcomed the European Union Commission’s decision to approve Ryanair’s proposed acquisition of a 75% interest in Austria-based LaudaMotion July 12.

UK Aviation Regulator Prepares for 'Disorderly' Brexit
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 03:23 PM (ET)
The UK’s aviation regulator has given details of the work it is undertaking in the event of a “disorderly” Brexit, where the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without an agreed deal between the two parties.

Spirit 2Q Revenue Projections Rise; Improved Costs, Completions Cited
Air Transport World - Jul 16, 2018 02:54 PM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines said it will report better-than-expected revenue for the 2018 second quarter, and has adjusted its 2Q total RASM guidance to reflect a 6.8% year-over-year (YOY) drop—at the lower end of Spirit’s previous 2Q guidance issued in April.

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