Aug 06, 2018 09:50 AM (ET)
Stennis Airport Completes $4.85M Runway Improvement Project
WLOX (Biloxi, Miss.) - Aug 06, 2018 04:31 PM (ET)
Nearly $5 million worth of improvements are now finished at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County.
Taiwan to Target Airlines That Say Island Belongs to China
Bloomberg - Aug 06, 2018 04:29 PM (ET)
Taiwan is looking at ways to hit back at foreign airlines that recently caved in to pressure from Beijing to refer to the island as part of China.
TSA Looking at $300 Million in Cuts, Including Air Marshals and Employee Benefits
CNN - Aug 06, 2018 04:22 PM (ET)
A new internal document obtained by CNN shows the Transportation Security Administration's proposal to eliminate screening at more than 150 small to medium sized airports is just one of several cost-saving measures the agency is discussing.
Exit Strategy: How Airplane Passengers Evacuate in an Emergency Is Getting a Closer Look
Dallas Morning News - Aug 06, 2018 04:21 PM (ET)
On Oct. 28, 2016, American Airlines Flight 383 sped down the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for a flight to Miami when the Boeing 767 aircraft came to a sudden stop and a fire erupted around the right engine.
Hume Named New Airport Administrator
Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News - Aug 06, 2018 04:20 PM (ET)
Andy Hume, who has been serving as acting administrator at Las Cruces International Airport for the past eight months, has been named as the new airport administrator.
Authorities Investigating Plane Crashes at 2 N.J. Airports
NJ.com (N.J.) - Aug 06, 2018 02:10 PM (ET)
Authorities were investigating two plane crashes at small airports in Ocean and Burlington counties Saturday afternoon.
Investigation Under Way into Accident at Riyadh Airport
Saudi Gazette (Saudi Arabia) - Aug 06, 2018 02:10 PM (ET)
Saudi aviation security authorities have started an investigation into an incident involving an Indian carrier at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Friday.
Airports Find a New Source of Revenue: Attaching Hotels to Terminals
CNBC - Aug 06, 2018 02:08 PM (ET)
Recently, Twin Cities officially cut the ribbon on a new four-star hotel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). It gives travelers new accommodations that let them skip a hectic commute to a hotel, and go straight to a comfortable bed with all the perks.
Airport Readies for Future
International Falls (Minn.) Journal - Aug 06, 2018 01:52 PM (ET)
A Falls International Airport “needs meeting” Tuesday with Minnesota transportation officials is a normal part of the operations.
Silver Airways Suddenly Cancels Planned Branson Airport Service
KY3 (Springfield, Mo.) - Aug 06, 2018 01:51 PM (ET)
Branson Airport (BKG) regrets to announce today that the anticipated scheduled service launch on August 30th 2018, has been cancelled by Silver Airways.
Loaded Gun Found by TSA at Columbus Airport for 19th Time This Year
ABC 6 (Columbus, Ohio) - Aug 06, 2018 01:50 PM (ET)
For the 19th time this year, Columbus Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found a loaded handgun during the screening process.
Man Accused of Scaling Fences at Evansville Airport
WEHT (Evansville, Ind.) - Aug 06, 2018 01:45 PM (ET)
A Newburgh man was arrested after authorities said he scaled multiple fences at Evansville Regional Airport and was spotted running down the runway before entering the fire station.
New Airport Executive Director Has High Hopes for the Airport's Future
LocalDVM.com (Hagerstown, Md.) - Aug 06, 2018 01:44 PM (ET)
Nick Sabo has always been drawn to aviation.
Heathrow's Tech Trial Puts an End to You Taking Liquids Out Your Bag
Wired - Aug 06, 2018 11:53 AM (ET)
In airports, efficiency matters. Small delays in loading baggage, cleaning planes, or restocking airplane meals can have knock-on effects that cause havoc for hundreds of passengers. For frequent flyers, the difficulty comes with baggage.
Charter Flight from China Makes Historic First Landing at Pittsburgh Airport
TribLIVE.com (Pittsburgh) - Aug 06, 2018 11:52 AM (ET)
Pittsburgh International Airport welcomed its first nonstop flight from China on Friday.
Should Chico Airport Be Rebranded?
Enterprise-Record (Chico, Calif.) - Aug 06, 2018 11:03 AM (ET)
Airport commissioner Michael Antolock thinks that the Chico airport needs a new name — one that stresses its regional quality.
Kansai Airport to Give Souvenirs for Unwanted Suitcases
Asahi Shimbun (Japan) - Aug 06, 2018 11:02 AM (ET)
Kansai International Airport will offer ballpoint pens, notebooks and other small souvenirs to travelers who turn in their unwanted suitcases instead of simply dumping them around the facility.
United Airlines Plane Backs into Truck at Newark Liberty Airport
NJ.com (N.J.) - Aug 06, 2018 10:58 AM (ET)
A United Airlines plane backed into a service truck Friday afternoon at Newark Liberty International Airport.
IAG Reports 1H Profits Up 24% on Strong Revenue, Traffic
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
International Airline Group—parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level—reported strong half-year profits Aug. 3, despite the dual headwinds of rising fuel prices and continuing strikes by French air traffic controllers.
Ryanair's Spanish Pilot Union Files Lawsuit Over Contracts
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:35 AM (ET)
Spanish pilots’ union SEPLA has filed a lawsuit against Ryanair in a bid to get the airline to apply Spanish labor law to its members’ contracts.
Brazil's GOL Posts 2Q Net Loss on Currency Depreciation
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
São Paulo-based LCC GOL reported a BRL1.3 billion ($329.1 million) second-quarter 2018 net loss, deepened from a BRL409.5 million net loss a year ago, largely attributable to a steep 16% drop in the monetary exchange rate between the Brazilian real and the US dollar during the three-month period ended June 30.
Atlas Boosts 2Q Net Income on Strong Demand; Raises Full-Year Guidance
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:15 AM (ET)
Cargo operator Atlas Air Worldwide (AAW), continuing to reap benefits from strong demand across its businesses, increased adjusted net income 71% year-over-year (YOY) in the second quarter and has raised its full-year revenue and profit forecasts.
Government Puts Air Moldova Up for Sale
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:13 AM (ET)
The small southeastern European state of Moldova has put the national carrier, Air Moldova, up for privatization. The airline is one of 12 state-owned enterprises that have been offered for sale.
Oman Air Boosts Ground Cargo Capacity
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
Omani national carrier Oman Air said its upgraded cargo hub facility at the new Muscat International Air Cargo Terminal is already seeing a significant uptick in business.
Luxair to Increase Frequencies and Destinations
Air Transport World - Aug 06, 2018 10:01 AM (ET)
Luxair Group is to make extensive additions and changes to its route network over the coming northern winter season and into summer 2019.