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Richmond International Reports Record Traffic in June
Aug 07, 2018 01:34 PM (ET)
Joel Szabat Named to DOT Position
Aug 07, 2018 08:26 AM (ET)
Miami-Dade County Aviation Bonds Rated
Aug 07, 2018 08:25 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Program on Charlotte Douglas Airport Hangar Fire
Aug 07, 2018 08:24 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 07, 2018 08:24 AM (ET)



Airlines, Consumer Groups Ready for Fight over Proposed Bill
AP - Aug 07, 2018 02:35 PM (ET)
As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket.

Southwest Struggles With Denied Boardings, But Others Are Worse
The Cranky Flier - Aug 07, 2018 02:32 PM (ET)
Yesterday I wrote about the denied boarding trends at Alaska, American, Delta, and United. Today, I’m going to start with Southwest and work my way through the rest of the branded airlines that report their numbers.

Demand for In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Driving Airline Loyalty Among Passengers
International Airport Review - Aug 07, 2018 02:31 PM (ET)
In-flight Wi-Fi is now a key driver in forming customer loyalty and satisfaction among today’s airline passengers, according to a leading poll of passenger attitudes.

'One Too Many' Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness of Flying Responsibly
International Airport Review - Aug 07, 2018 02:30 PM (ET)
The ‘One Too Many’ campaign is the first-of-its-kind to bring the main Aviation Industry partners together to raise awareness of the need to fly responsibly.

Global Passenger and Cargo Volumes Grew in 2018 Despite 'Geopolitical Tension'
International Airport Review - Aug 07, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global passenger traffic grew by 5.6 per cent while cargo volumes were up 5.1 per cent in May on a year-over-year basis.

Airport's Amenities Fail to Live Up to Passenger Traffic
Times of India (India) - Aug 07, 2018 01:40 PM (ET)
The flyers’ overall experience at the Pune airport has gone up a notch, but a lot more is desired.

Wildlife Smuggling through Airports Found on the Rise: Report
China Global Television Network (China) - Aug 07, 2018 01:39 PM (ET)
The smuggling of endangered wildlife through airports is witnessing an unprecedented rise. Illegal rhino horn seizures at air entry points tripled last year alone, a new report has revealed.

San Jose Airport Shows Off Facial Recognition for International Flights
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Aug 07, 2018 01:38 PM (ET)
Mineta San Jose International Airport demonstrated a facial recognition system Monday that will make it the first West Coast airport to launch, for all international flights, a technology that officials said has already slashed the processing time for travelers.

Anchorage First Half Airport Volumes on Top of the World
Air Cargo News - Aug 07, 2018 01:29 PM (ET)
Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) reported a 5.2% rise in first half 2018 cargo volumes to more than 1.34m tonnes.

Orlando International Airport Traffic Up Almost 7 Percent
AP - Aug 07, 2018 01:28 PM (ET)
Passenger traffic at Florida’s busiest airport is up almost 7 percent in the first six months of 2018.

Don't Fear the TSA Cutting Airport Security. Be Glad That They're Talking About It.
Washington Post - Aug 07, 2018 01:28 PM (ET)
Last week, CNN reported that the Transportation Security Administration is considering eliminating security at U.S. airports that fly only smaller planes — 60 seats or fewer. Passengers connecting to larger planes would clear security at their destinations.

Erie International Airport Taking Bids to Update Taxiway A and Holding Bay
YourErie.com (Erie, Pa.) - Aug 07, 2018 09:14 AM (ET)
The Erie International Airport is looking to make improvements to one of its taxiways.

PLD Space Signs 25-Year Lease at Spanish Airport for Engine Test Facilities
Space News - Aug 07, 2018 09:13 AM (ET)
Spanish launch startup PLD Space plans to quadruple the size of its engine test facility at Spain’s Teruel Airport following a new 25-year lease that began this month.

Metro Council to Select Airport Director
Business Report (Baton Rouge, La.) - Aug 07, 2018 09:12 AM (ET)
The Baton Rouge Metro Airport could have a new director as soon as Wednesday.

9 More Things You Need to Know about New Orleans' New Airport Terminal
Times-Picayune (New Orleans) - Aug 07, 2018 09:11 AM (ET)
New Orleans' new airport terminal is set to open in February 2019, fully replacing the existing airport facility and introducing a range of updated food options and amenities for travelers.

Airport Continues to Grow with New Hangar
Brookings (S.D.) Register - Aug 07, 2018 09:09 AM (ET)
The Brookings Regional Airport is an increasingly busy place as it expands, and the latest sign of growth at the local airport is a hangar that’s being built.

Air France-KLM, Air Europa to Form Joint Venture
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:34 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM and fellow SkyTeam member Air Europa intend to extend their existing codeshare into a joint venture (JV), covering flights between Europe and Central and South America.

Alitalia Sees Increase in Digital Revenues in 1H; Future Still Uncertain
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
Alitalia said its strategy of investing in improving passengers’ digital experience was paying off, with a double-digit increase in digital revenues in the first half of the year, even as uncertainty reigned over the carrier’s future.

IAG to Sell Norwegian Shares if Acquisition Deal Falls Though
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:32 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh has said the group has no plans to retain its shares in Norwegian, should it fail to acquire the LCC.

Korean Air to Expand to Boston
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:32 AM (ET)
Korean Air is boosting its already extensive US network with a new route to Boston next year, which will also strengthen its transpacific joint venture with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

Star Alliance Brings Passenger Connection Service to Toronto
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)
Star Alliance opened its passenger and baggage expedite service at Toronto Pearson International Airport last month, bringing personalized and streamlined transfer handling to passengers with tight connections between two Star Alliance member airline flights to its fifth network hub.

Ameco in 'Normal Operation' after CAAC Suspension
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)
Chinese maintenance operator Ameco, owned by Air China and Lufthansa, is operating normally, a month after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered it to suspend most activities because of alleged safety violations.

Russia's Pobeda Airlines Increases Regional Frequency
Air Transport World - Aug 07, 2018 08:28 AM (ET)
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Airlines will increase its share of domestic regional flights to 46% during the 2018/2019 IATA winter season.

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