Aug 08, 2018 08:14 AM (ET)
Istanbul's Huge New Airport Opens in October and Is Expected to Become the World's Busiest Airport
Lonely Planet - Aug 08, 2018 03:22 PM (ET)
The first phase of Istanbul’s new airport is due to open in October 2018, and once it is complete, it is expected to become the world’s busiest airport.
Loan Will Help Airport Afford Hangar
News Sun (Kendallville, Ind.) - Aug 08, 2018 03:22 PM (ET)
Like a family sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to swallow a new, large, unexpected expense, Kendallville’s Board of Aviation Commissioners formed a plan for how to pay for it’s pricier-than-expected jet hangar.
Nearly Half of All Flights at Barcelona Airport Delayed in Peak Holiday Season
El Pais (Spain) - Aug 08, 2018 03:18 PM (ET)
Barcelona’s El Prat airport is one of the worst offenders in Europe when it comes to delays. Almost one in two flights that left the airport in July were delayed by more than 15 minutes, according to Flightstats, the leading authority on airline statistics.
Lynchburg Regional Airport to Get First Passenger Bridge
News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.) - Aug 08, 2018 03:17 PM (ET)
Boarding airplanes at Lynchburg Regional Airport will become a bit more convenient next year with the addition of the airport’s first passenger loading bridge.
TSA Chief Says No Airport Passenger Screenings Will Be Eliminated
The Hill (Washington) - Aug 08, 2018 01:28 PM (ET)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske said Tuesday that the agency will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airports after reports that such a proposal was under consideration.
Aviation Industry Urged to Attract More Female Pilots
Financial Times (U.K.) - Aug 08, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
The male-dominated aviation industry must attract more women into the workforce to avoid the “impending crisis” of not having enough pilots, a senior executive has said.
Warning of Geopolitical Pressure on Global Airline Passenger Growth
Travel Weekly (U.K.) - Aug 08, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
Global airline passenger traffic grew by 5.6% in May over the same month last year but the sector faces a period of market instability.
Hartsfield-Jackson Seeks Entrepreneurs' Ideas in Hackathon
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 08, 2018 10:55 AM (ET)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is inviting entrepreneurs to propose ideas for tackling several different challenges ranging from how to produce renewable energy at the airport to how to design an airport beehive honey house.
This Airport Is Treating Passengers to Comfort Kittens for Pre-Flight Cuddling
Travel & Leisure - Aug 08, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has figured out the purrr-fect way to travel.
Paulding Airport Commercialization Opponents Need Not Reveal Backers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 08, 2018 10:53 AM (ET)
Opponents of the commercialization of Paulding County’s airport do not have to reveal who is financially backing their effort, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled.
Airport Board Preparing Capital Budget
Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune - Aug 08, 2018 10:52 AM (ET)
Reconstruction of one of the Lewiston airport’s two runways is the largest item in the transportation hub’s draft capital budget of $9.86 million for the coming fiscal year.
Valet Parking Now Open at the Myrtle Beach International Airport
WBTW (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Aug 08, 2018 10:51 AM (ET)
Valet Parking in now available at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).
Security Lapse Sparks Evacuation at Frankfurt Airport
Reuters - Aug 08, 2018 10:49 AM (ET)
Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday following a lapse in security in which a French family of four were allowed to leave the secure zone despite testing positive for explosives, federal police said.
QantasLink to Bring in Overseas Pilots and Instructors
Australian Aviation (Australia) - Aug 08, 2018 10:48 AM (ET)
Qantas has secured approval from the federal government to recruit up to 76 overseas pilots and instructors for its regional wing QantasLink to help with pilot training.
3 Local Airports Granted Waiver to Keep Support for Commercial Flights
WJAC (Johnstown, Pa.) - Aug 08, 2018 10:44 AM (ET)
Three local airports that were in danger of losing support for commercial flight services have been granted waiver by the United States Department of Transportation.
Jet Airways to Lease Seven ATR-72 Planes to TruJet to Cut Down on Costs
Business Standard (India) - Aug 08, 2018 10:43 AM (ET)
Jet Airways plans to wet lease seven ATR-72 planes to TruJet to cut down on costs. Under a wet lease, a lessor provides pilots, maintenance, cabin crew and aircraft to a lessee.
Saudia Halts Canadian Services in Diplomatic Dispute
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia is suspending services to and from Toronto following a diplomatic spat with Canada.
Aviation Groups to US Senate: Do Not Include Noise Mandates in FAA Bill
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
A coalition of aviation stakeholders is urging the leadership of the US Senate Commerce Committee to refrain from attaching additional amendments regulating aircraft noise to the chamber’s version of the FAA reauthorization bill.
Officials Investigate WestJet Encore Q400, UAV Near-Miss at Edmonton
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:32 AM (ET)
Edmonton, Canada police are investigating a near miss involving an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, and a WestJet Encore Q400 twin turboprop on approach to Edmonton International Airport July 31.
Belgium's VLM Airlines Cuts Most of Route Network
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:31 AM (ET)
Belgian carrier VLM Airlines will suspend all but two of its scheduled routes, intending to concentrate instead on charter and ACMI work.
Oman Air Expands Lufthansa Codeshare
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:30 AM (ET)
Oman Air is increasing its exposure to the European market by extending its existing codeshare agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa.
Mexico's Interjet Expands Interline Agreements with JAL
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)
Mexican LCC Interjet Airlines expanded its passenger connections across the Pacific Aug. 7 with the announcement the carrier has established a bilateral interline agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL). The development comes almost a month after Interjet agreed to bilateral interlinear connectivity with Lufthansa Group.
Israeli Airport Opens Cyber Defense Center
Air Transport World - Aug 08, 2018 08:28 AM (ET)
The Israel Airport Authority has opened a cyber defense center at Ben Gurion International Airport following a dramatic increase in the number of cyberattacks on airport systems.