Aug 02, 2018 09:35 AM (ET)
American Adding Flights Between Japan, Las Vegas for CES 2019
TravelPulse - Aug 02, 2018 03:18 PM (ET)
American Airlines announced Wednesday a special nonstop flight between Narita International Airport in Tokyo and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
One Overheated Laptop Battery Could Down an Airliner: Study
Bloomberg - Aug 02, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research.
DOT Making Airline On-Time Stats More Thorough
Travel Weekly - Aug 02, 2018 01:49 PM (ET)
Consumer-friendly changes are coming to the Department of Transportation's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report.
Appleton International Airport Sees Record Traffic in June
Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.) - Aug 02, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
June was the busiest month in Appleton International Airport's history.
Mass Airport Brawl Between Rap Stars Closes Terminal and Delays Flights in Paris
Euronews (France) - Aug 02, 2018 11:27 AM (ET)
Two of France's biggest rap stars were arrested after a mass brawl forced a terminal to close at Paris' Orly airport.
Airbus Launches Pilot Training to Help with Pilot Shortage
UK Aviation (U.K.) - Aug 02, 2018 11:25 AM (ET)
Airbus has launched a programme aimed at helping to curb the global pilot shortage by offering training courses for new pilots.
Pilot Shortage Could Affect Eastern Iowa Airports Sooner Rather than Later
KCRG (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Aug 02, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
A new study shows the demand for pilots will increase drastically- with a desperate need to fill those spots.
Erie Airport to Shift Portion of Main Taxiway in 2019
GoErie.com (Erie, Pa.) - Aug 02, 2018 10:36 AM (ET)
The Erie Regional Airport Authority is accepting bids to reroute a section of Erie International Airport’s main taxiway.
Delta Employee Allegedly Smuggled Cash through Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 02, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
A Delta Air Lines employee and his wife allegedly smuggled hundreds of thousand of dollars in cash through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
New Scanner at Hobby Airport Could Change the Way You Travel
ABC 13 (Houston) - Aug 02, 2018 10:34 AM (ET)
A new scanner arriving at Hobby Airport could mean leaving your laptops and liquids in carry-on bags.
Chico Airport Manager Working on Updating Leases
Enterprise-Record (Chico, Calif.) - Aug 02, 2018 10:33 AM (ET)
After an initial firestorm over introducing reversionary clauses to leases at the Chico Municipal Airport, the city is moving slowly forward with updates of leasing matters.
John Glenn Airport's Fares Top National Average but Could Be Headed Down
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Aug 02, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
Average airfares nationally have fallen in recent years, but the places they’ve fallen the most are those served by “ultra-low-cost” airlines such as Frontier, Allegiant and Spirit.
Airplane's Mechanical Problems Believed to Have Started Fires Near CDA Airport
KXLY (Spokane, Wash.) - Aug 02, 2018 10:32 AM (ET)
Several fires near the Coeur d'Alene Airport Monday were believed to have been started by a departing airplane that experienced mechanical problems during takeoff.
San Diego International Airport Joins Suit Against Port, Angering South Bay Leaders
Voice of San Diego - Aug 02, 2018 10:20 AM (ET)
The Port of San Diego gained a new opponent to its plan to use a fee on rental cars to build a parking structure in Chula Vista: the San Diego International Airport.
Richmond International Airport's President and CEO Plans to Retire Next Year
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch - Aug 02, 2018 10:19 AM (ET)
Jon E. Mathiasen, who led Richmond International Airport during a period of significant infrastructure expansion and upgrades and attracted new airline carriers here since being named the airport’s president and chief executive officer in April 2000, is planning to retire next year.
Paulding Airport Fate Up in the Air after Runoff Election
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 02, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
The fate of Paulding County’s tiny airport could shift, now that residents have voted out several commissioners who were opposed to a plan to add commercial flights.
Logan Airport Steps Up Food Game With More Than a Dozen Local Favorites
Eater.com - Aug 02, 2018 10:07 AM (ET)
Flying through Boston may soon be a much more pleasant and food-filled experience.
Ryanair's Belgian, Swedish Pilots Vote to Strike Aug. 10
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:51 AM (ET)
Ryanair’s Swedish pilots have voted to strike Aug. 10 and a Belgian pilots’ union advised its members to do the same, as long-running tensions between the Irish LCC and its workforce lead to more industrial action.
Investigation Starts Into Aeromexico E190 Crash
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
An investigation has begun into what caused the crash of an Aeromexico Embraer E190 in Durango Tuesday evening, while the airline confirmed all 107 people onboard survived.
Bombardier Wins Approval for 90-Seat Q400, Eyes More Orders
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
Transport Canada has certified Bombardier's 90-seat Q400 configuration, clearing the way for deliveries to launch customer SpiceJet starting later this year, and the manufacturer said more orders are on the way.
JAL 1Q Net Profit Down 10.3% on Rising Costs
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
A significant rise in traffic and revenue could not offset higher fuel prices for Japan Airlines (JAL), with the carrier reporting a drop in net profit for the three months through June 30.
Virgin Australia Steps Up Product Offerings on New Zealand Routes
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Virgin Australia is taking steps to ramp up its product offering on Australia-New Zealand routes, in preparation for increased competition when its partnership with Air New Zealand ends.
Qatar Airways to Fly A350-1000 on New York JFK Route
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:40 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways said an Airbus A350-1000 would operate on its Doha-New York JFK route from Oct. 28, marking the aircraft’s first commercial route to the US.
Wizz Air, easyJet Launch New Services from UK
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 09:39 AM (ET)
LCCs Wizz Air and easyJet said they were launching new routes from UK airports as their expansion plans continue.
Indonesia's TransNusa Leases More ATR 72-600s to Expand Network
Air Transport World - Aug 02, 2018 08:53 AM (ET)
Indonesia’s TransNusa is leasing three ATR 72-600 turboprops, part of the airline’s renewal and expansion plans. Currently operating three ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42, the domestic airline will also phase out two of BAE 146 and a Fokker 70 jets.