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TSA Implements New Carry-on Bag Screening Procedures
Aug 01, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
Alaska, SW, Hawaiian, SkyWest Report Second-Quarter Profits
Aug 01, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
FAA to Test Remote Tower at Colorado GA Airport
Aug 01, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
Frontier Route Additions Benefit Small/Midsize Hubs
Aug 01, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 01, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)

TSA Needs a Budget Boost to Increase the Protection of 'Soft Target' Areas in Airports
Federal News Radio - Aug 01, 2017 12:53 PM (ET)
After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, airports and the U.S. government spent billions of dollars to increase security of ticketed passengers. However, the public use areas, or soft target areas, of the airport — baggage claim, check-in areas, parking lots and curbside drop-off areas — did not experience the same extensive security enhancements.

Korean Airport to Mail Banned Carry-on Items to Passengers
KBS Radio (South Korea) - Aug 01, 2017 12:52 PM (ET)
It is not an uncommon experience at international airports around the globe to get personal items confiscated at security checkpoints. More than 100 milliliters of liquids or cosmetic products, pocket knives, or over three batteries cannot be carried on to a plane.

TSA Pre-Check Travelers Will Only Need ID at Austin Airport
KXAN (Austin, Texas) - Aug 01, 2017 12:51 PM (ET)
If you use TSA Pre-check, you’ll notice a change when you go through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

FAA Awards $20 Million Grant to Reduce Airport Noise in Inglewood Homes
Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.) - Aug 01, 2017 11:47 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $20 million grant to Los Angeles International Airport to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on Inglewood residents.

White House: Infrastructure Bill Remains Trump Priority
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 01, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
President Trump remains committed to working with Congress on a massive infrastructure bill, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.

Richardson International Soaring
Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) - Aug 01, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
The Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is flying high these days.

Trump's Air Traffic Overhaul Struggles to Take Off
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 01, 2017 11:42 AM (ET)
President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control is struggling to get off the ground.

'Marmite Amnesty' Under Way at London City Airport
The Guardian (U.K.) - Aug 01, 2017 11:40 AM (ET)
A UK airport has declared a “Marmite amnesty” today, after the popular savoury spread was found to be the number one branded food item confiscated from passengers’ hand luggage.

Investigation Begins into Hector Airport's First Ever Fatal Runway Crash
WDAY (Fargo, N.D.) - Aug 01, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Fargo's Hector International Airport is investigating the first fatal crash it's ever experienced on the runway.

Flights Delayed at Ontario Airport After Suspicious Device Discovered
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Aug 01, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
Two departing flights out of Ontario International Airport were delayed Monday afternoon when a TSA agent spotted a suspicious item in the security checkpoint.

Airport Employee Punches an EasyJet Passenger Who Was Holding a Baby
Fox News - Aug 01, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Airport officials in Nice, France, have confirmed that an employee at the Nice Airport has been suspended after punching a passenger who was holding a baby at the time.

Strong Air Freight Recovery in North America
STAT Trade Times - Aug 01, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
After a period of economic uncertainty regarding the US trade policy and risks related to Brexit, global commerce is no longer sidelined. The rise in business confidence is translated into a robust recovery in air freight volumes in 2017 and North America is recording the highest growth rates.

Riga Airport Handles More Than 40% of the Baltic Region Passengers in the First Half of 2017
Travel Daily News - Aug 01, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
In the first half of 2017, Riga International Airport has convincingly retained its leading position among Baltic airports, servicing more than 40% of the region's passengers.

McGhee Tyson Building New, Longer Runway to Attract More Airlines
WATE (Knoxville, Tenn.) - Aug 01, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
Some big changes are in the works at McGhee Tyson Airport. A multi-year project will end with a few new things, including a runway that’s brand new and longer.

Amazon Prime Pilots Launch Tuesday Protest
24/7 Wall St. - Aug 01, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
When Amazon.com Inc. initiated its Prime Air cargo service, it contracted with two existing cargo carriers to supply both the planes and all the pilots, training, crews, and maintenance for the service. The contract carriers, however, are having a difficult time meeting the initial goal of having 40 Prime Air planes in the air by 2018.

Royal Jordanian Reports $37 Million 1H 2017 Net Loss
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian (RJ) incurred a net loss of JD26.3 million ($37.1 million) in the 2017 first half, a figure the airline said was driven by seasonality and a decline in average fares because of over-capacity in the industry.

Icelandair 2Q Net Profit Falls to $11.3 Million
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Icelandair Group recorded a net profit of $11.3 million in the 2017 second quarter, less than half of the $26.2 million in net income earned in the year-ago quarter.

A4E: Security Measures Causing Flight Delays at European Airports
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
A combination of more stringent European Union (EU) immigration checks and under-staffing at border control points is causing flight delays across the continent, according to industry group Airlines For Europe (A4E).

Schiphol and Gatwick Detail Large Investment Plans
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
Dutch airport Amsterdam Schiphol is pressing ahead with plans for a new pier and expanded terminal, while London Gatwick has announced it will invest £1.15 billion ($1.5 billion) to increase capacity over the next five years.

Russia's VIM Airlines Mulls A320neo Order
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
Russia’s VIM Airlines is considering ordering the Airbus A320neo, the carrier said in a statement.

Former TAAG Angola Leader Returns to Role Following Emirates Pull-Out
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:19 AM (ET)
Former chairman and CEO of TAAG Angola, Joaquim Teixeira da Cunha, has been reinstated to his old posts following the sudden departure from the carrier of the Emirates Airline management team.

Fraport Firms Operation of Brazil's Fortaleza, Porto Alegre Airports
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
Frankfurt-based Fraport AG has signed concession agreements with the Brazilian government for managing and developing Brazil’s Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) airports. Fraport won concession rights for the two airports March 16, as part the Brazilian government’s airport privatization public auctions.

Airberlin to Launch Toronto, Chicago Routes in 2018
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:18 AM (ET)
Oneworld member airberlin will expand its North Atlantic network in 2018 with the launch of 4X-weekly Düsseldorf-Toronto Pearson International Airport services starting May 1 and 5X-weekly Düsseldorf -Chicago O'Hare services from May 2.

Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines Set Up Codeshare
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines have initiated a codeshare partnership, effective July 31.

Air Seychelles Reduces European Network
Air Transport World - Aug 01, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
Air Seychelles will adjust its European route network, the Indian Ocean Mahé Island-based airline said July 30, with plans to suspend its 2X-weekly Mahé-Dusseldorf route from September 10. Additionally, Air Seychelles’ Mahé-Paris Charles de Gaulle operation will be reduced from four to 3X-weekly flights from September 12.

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