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Southwest Changes Service Animal Rules
Aug 14, 2018 02:24 PM (ET)
Sea-Tac's New Smartphone App Offers Multiple Features
Aug 14, 2018 01:56 PM (ET)
SkyWest to Operate Cheyenne-Dallas Fort Worth Service
Aug 14, 2018 01:55 PM (ET)
Digicast Presents 2018 FAA Headquarters Updates
Aug 14, 2018 08:31 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Aug 14, 2018 08:31 AM (ET)



Ethiopian Airlines Has Put in a Bid to Run Nigeria's New National Carrier
CNN - Aug 14, 2018 02:29 PM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines is the frontrunner to manage Nigeria's new national carrier, its chief executive has announced.

Seattle Airplane Theft Prompts Review of Security Measures
AP - Aug 14, 2018 02:26 PM (ET)
The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take.

System Outage Causes Delays for Spirit Airlines Passengers
TravelPulse - Aug 14, 2018 02:12 PM (ET)
Travelers flying with Spirit Airlines are dealing with delayed boarding and check-ins after a system outage Tuesday morning has created headaches across the United States.

Dublin Airport Creates Facility Specifically for Transferring Flights
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:10 PM (ET)
Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another.

Rwandan CAA to Partner with IATA to Improve Aviation Safety
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:10 PM (ET)
A commitment to African aviation safety, by the Rwandan CAA, will see the establishment of a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Investment and Commitment Key to Sustainable Air Travel in America and Caribbean
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:08 PM (ET)
Speaking to the Directors General of Civil Aviation in the UN Agency’s North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Region, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, has emphasised that concrete financial and political commitments are urgently needed to safeguard the important contributions of tourism and aviation growth to their States’ sustainable development.

Sun Country Airline Enters Nashville Market with 6 Nonstop Flights
Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:07 PM (ET)
Sun Country, a Minnesota-based airline, is expanding to Nashville, adding six nonstop flights to the Nashville International Airport, with flights launching in November.

New Food Hall Opens at Midway Airport
NBC Chicago - Aug 14, 2018 02:06 PM (ET)
New flavors were celebrated Tuesday at Midway International Airport with the official grand opening of a new food hall.

Syracuse Hancock Airport Conducting Emergency Drills This Weekend
WSYR (Syracuse, N.Y.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:06 PM (ET)
If you see a plane on fire this weekend, no need to panic.

Hate the Traffic Around Love Field? Airport Officials Eye New North Entrance to Ease Congestion
Dallas Morning News - Aug 14, 2018 02:05 PM (ET)
Since flight restrictions at Love Field were lifted in 2014, passenger traffic at the Dallas airport has nearly doubled, bringing with it a surge of vehicles that pile into the entrance off Mockingbird Lane and Cedar Springs Road each day.

Latimer: Airport Privatization in the Legislature's Hands
LoHud.com (White Plains, N.Y.) - Aug 14, 2018 02:03 PM (ET)
The county announced a slew of new initiatives at the airport today, but the status of privatization is unclear.

Orlando Airport Bursting with More Flights, Passengers and Foreign Destinations
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Aug 14, 2018 02:02 PM (ET)
Orlando International Airport has been bursting its terminal seams with growth in passengers and flights, especially to other countries.

JetBlue Relaunching St Maarten, St Thomas Flights from Boston
Caribbean Journal (Miami) - Aug 14, 2018 01:59 PM (ET)
JetBlue is relaunching two of its more popular Caribbean routes for the upcoming winter season, both to islands making a comeback from Hurricane Irma.

Hawaiian Airlines Launches All-Cargo Neighbor Island Service
Maui (Hawaii) Now - Aug 14, 2018 01:57 PM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines today celebrated the launch of all-cargo service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Lihu‘e Airport and Hilo International Airport.

RDU Plans a 'Refresh' That Could Slow Your Trip through the Airport
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Aug 14, 2018 01:53 PM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is beginning a series of home improvement projects, some of which might temporarily make a trip through the airport a little slower in the coming years.

PDX Improves Security Measures for Employees
KATU (Portland, Ore.) - Aug 14, 2018 01:52 PM (ET)
While no device can scan for a person's intentions, Portland airport managers say employees undergo rigorous background and criminal checks and receive training once a year or every two years, depending on their roles.

Those Long Security Lines at Airports? They May Move Quicker Soon
New York Times - Aug 14, 2018 01:50 PM (ET)
There is a glimmer of hope that the frustrating, slow airport security experience will get a little smoother over the next few years.

75% of Airports in Malaysia Not Commercially Viable
The Star (Malaysia) - Aug 14, 2018 11:17 AM (ET)
More than 75 per cent of airports in Malaysia are not commercially viable and are managed on a cross-subsidisation model to provide the Malaysian people with the required connectivity among its smaller towns and rural outposts.

Fewer Freighters Fuel Frankfurt's 6.4% Cargo Decrease in July
Air Cargo News - Aug 14, 2018 11:15 AM (ET)
A decrease in freighter flights contributed to Frankfurt airport's 6.4% decline in cargo traffic (airfreight + airmail) last month to 75,960 tonnes, the only business to falter during a busy July at the hub.

Virgin Atlantic Wants UK to Address Heathrow Immigration Waits
Air Transport World - Aug 14, 2018 08:42 AM (ET)
Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing list of airlines expressing concerns about immigration queues at London Heathrow Airport.

Extraordinary Professionalism of Seattle Air Traffic Controllers
Air Transport World - Aug 14, 2018 08:41 AM (ET)
There are lots of questions to be answered about Friday night’s bizarre incident in Seattle when a Horizon Air employee stole and crashed a Q400, but for now let’s acknowledge the incredible job done by the Air National Guard pilots and the air traffic controllers who handled the situation.

Ethiopian Increases Profit, Revenue; Eyes Network, Fleet Expansion
Air Transport World - Aug 14, 2018 08:37 AM (ET)
Continued rapid expansion saw Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline group, report a satisfactory 2017-18 financial year.

Travelport: Over Half of Business Travelers Willing to Pay for Extras
Air Transport World - Aug 14, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
A Travelport study has revealed that 55% of US business travelers are willing to pay for travel upgrades out of their own pocket and 80% prefer to have direct control over their plans.

EgyptAir Updates Freighter Fleet
Air Transport World - Aug 14, 2018 08:36 AM (ET)
EgyptAir Cargo has taken delivery of the first Airbus A330-200 to be converted to a freighter by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus that manufactures passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion.

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