Aug 09, 2018 10:16 AM (ET)
People Are Understandably Distressed About This Diabolical Airport Power Outlet Prank
Time - Aug 09, 2018 05:02 PM (ET)
Basically anyone who has ever been to an airport knows that finding an open power outlet can be one of the most stress-inducing aspects of flying. So it should come as no surprise that people are freaking out over this power outlet sticker prank.
New Terminal Planned for Harrison County Airport
The News Center (Parkersburg, W.Va.) - Aug 09, 2018 05:02 PM (ET)
More than 9,500 people flew through the North Central West Virginia Airport last month, and officials say those numbers will grow. With all the growth, the airport needs more space and newer facilities.
Carry-On Bag Catches Fire at the Savannah Airport. Here's What Happened
Island Packet (Bluffton, S.C.) - Aug 09, 2018 05:01 PM (ET)
When a carry-on bag started smoking last month at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, quick action by a Transportation Security Administration officer kept passengers and screening equipment safe, a news release said.
Feds OK Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport Runway Extension
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Aug 09, 2018 05:00 PM (ET)
Federal approval has been given to a plan that includes extending the runway at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport.
Pilot Strike Prompts Hundreds of Ryanair Flight Cancellations
TravelPulse - Aug 09, 2018 03:01 PM (ET)
Ryanair is canceling hundreds of flights across Europe Friday due to a pilot strike in several countries, including Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, and Germany.
Government Documents Delay American Airlines Flight
TravelPulse - Aug 09, 2018 02:59 PM (ET)
An American Airlines flight was literally weighed down by too much paperwork Monday.
American Airlines Has Added Close to 50 New Routes in the Last Three Months Alone
FlyerTalk.com - Aug 09, 2018 02:58 PM (ET)
American Airlines isn’t slowing down when it comes to adding new direct routes between popular hubs both in and out of the United States. The airline has added an astonishing 43 new routes to its roster within just the last three months.
$1.5 Million Customs Facility at Gary Airport 'Game Changing;' $2.5 Million Corporate Hangar Planned
Chicago Tribune - Aug 09, 2018 12:50 PM (ET)
One jet landed and another took off Wednesday as speakers gathered on a dais to open the Gary/Chicago International Airport’s $1.5 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.
Harrisburg International Airport Back to Normal After Temporary Evacuation Due to Unattended Bag
Fox 43 (Harrisburg, Pa.) - Aug 09, 2018 12:49 PM (ET)
An unattended bag forced a temporary evacuation of the baggage claim area at Harrisburg International Airport Wednesday afternoon, the airport announced via Twitter.
How Lufthansa Is Empowering Passengers to Self-Manage Disruption at the Airport and In-Flight
Future Travel Experience - Aug 09, 2018 10:43 AM (ET)
The very nature of the air transport industry means some level of disruption is inevitable. While a variety of factors – ranging from extreme weather conditions to security alerts – means disruption cannot be entirely eliminated, plans can be put in place to manage it and ensure that the impact on the passenger experience is minimised. To this point, Lufthansa is taking a number of steps.
SkyWest Service Seeing Full Flights
North Platte (Neb.) Telegraph - Aug 09, 2018 10:42 AM (ET)
After just six months at Lee Bird Field, North Platte’s airport manager says, SkyWest Airlines is producing a rare sight: full 50-seat jets.
Moody's Upgrades St. Louis Airport Bonds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug 09, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
Moody's, which has steadily downgraded St. Louis' credit rating in recent years, has nicer things to say about the city's airport revenue bonds.
New Akron-Canton Airport Head Wants Community to Help as Airport Faces Challenges
Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal - Aug 09, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
The new head of the Akron-Canton Airport wants to know what businesses and residents want from their regional airport.
Facing a Critical Pilot Shortage, Airlines Scramble to Hire New Pilots
Wall Street Journal - Aug 09, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Airlines are boosting salaries and setting up training centers to combat what is projected to be one of the biggest-ever pilot shortfalls.
Local Airports Granted Subsidy Waivers
Altoona (Pa.) Mirror - Aug 09, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
The U.S. Department of Transportation granted waivers Tuesday to 21 airports, including the Altoona-Blair County Airport and the John P. Murtha Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, to remain in the Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes the cost of providing daily passenger flights.
TSA Looks at Separate Lines for Fliers 'Swept' by Canines
USA Today - Aug 09, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Passengers at the USA’s smallest airports will continue to go through security checkpoints just as they have for years. Passengers who've been sniffed by bomb-sniffing dogs may soon get a separate security line at some U.S. airports.
Ryanair's German Pilots to Strike Aug. 10
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:14 AM (ET)
Ryanair’s German pilots, represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, have called for a 24-hour strike Aug. 10, becoming the latest European pilot union to announce strike action.
WTO Asked to Verify Compliance on Airbus Subsidies
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
The European Union (EU) has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to confirm that it is complying with WTO rulings on subsidies to Airbus, in the latest step in a 14-year-old dispute between the US and the EU over alleged subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.
New Chadian National Carrier Set to Launch Operations
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:12 AM (ET)
The central African nation of Chad will launch its new national airline Oct. 1 after documents setting it up were signed by the nation’s government and Ethiopian Airlines.
Japan's ORIX to Acquire 30% Stake in Irish Lessor Avolon
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:11 AM (ET)
Japanese financier ORIX is set to acquire 30% of Irish lessor Avolon from China’s Bohai Capital for $2.2 billion, with completion expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Germany's Fraport to Sell 30% Stake in Hanover Airport
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:10 AM (ET)
German airports operator Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (Fraport AG) plans to sell its 30% stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen (FHLG) to iCON Flughafen (iCON), part of the iCON Infrastructure Group.
Air Italy Increases Frequencies on Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:09 AM (ET)
Newly rebranded Air Italy plans to increase frequencies this winter on its new long-haul network because of strong demand.
Inmarsat: Wi-Fi 'Crucial' to 74% of Business Travelers
Air Transport World - Aug 09, 2018 10:08 AM (ET)
A survey by aircraft-connectivity supplier Inmarsat has revealed that 83% of business travelers would rebook with airlines that offer high-quality connectivity and 74% of business travelers now see inflight Wi-Fi as “crucial.”