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Commerce Department: Visitor Totals Decline In 2016
Aug 15, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
United to Add Denver, San Francisco Flights
Aug 15, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
Norfolk Airport Traffic Up in July
Aug 15, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
L'Engle Joins Jacobsen | Daniels
Aug 15, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
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MSP Airport Has 11 New Local Eateries. Here's What They Offer
Twin Cities (Minn.) Pioneer Press - Aug 15, 2017 02:38 PM (ET)
As the 16th busiest airport in North America, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport continues to spread its wings.

IATA: Air Travel Records Fastest First-Half Growth in 12 Years
Breaking Travel News - Aug 15, 2017 02:36 PM (ET)
The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres) rose by 7.8 per cent compared to last year.

25 Airport Attractions That Can Actually Make a Layover Fun
Business Insider - Aug 15, 2017 02:35 PM (ET)
On the spectrum of fun, airport layovers fall somewhere between visiting the dentist and doing your taxes. They're an occasionally necessary, but often dreadfully boring part of the travel experience. Although it doesn't have to all be that bad — if you know a few layover secrets and tricks.

Good Riddance to Airport Landing Cards
Financial Times (U.K.) - Aug 15, 2017 01:37 PM (ET)
When the UK government announced last week that it planned to scrap paper landing cards for non-EU visitors, some tried to scare us with the security risks.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport Adds Several Flights for Winter
News 4 (Reno, Nev.) - Aug 15, 2017 12:41 PM (ET)
Snowflakes have yet to fly, but the airlines serving the Reno-Tahoe International Airport have added several flights to their winter schedules to make it easier to reach the slopes of the Sierras this upcoming ski season.

The BZN Yellowstone International Airport Continues to Adapt to the Growing Population
KULR (Billings, Mont.) - Aug 15, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
United Airlines is expanding its winter season service at Montana’s busiest airport, this expansion is expected to have a 30 percent increase in service to Bozeman during the winter season.

Badgerys Creek Airport: Operator IFM Investments Still Up in the Air
Daily Telegraph (Australia) - Aug 15, 2017 12:21 PM (ET)
Australia's biggest airport operator is ready to make a move on the new $5.3 billion Badgerys Creek Airport — just as soon as it is up and running and risk-free.

City Council Clears $1.8 Billion Terminal Partnership for Takeoff at Denver International Airport
Denver Post - Aug 15, 2017 12:20 PM (ET)
The vast spaces beneath Denver International Airport’s signature tented roof will be in for massive changes after the City Council signed off early Tuesday morning on a controversial $1.8 billion, 34-year public-private partnership contract for the terminal.

Wiggins Named Airport Executive of the Year
Yuma (Ariz.) Sun - Aug 15, 2017 12:14 PM (ET)
Yuma International Airport Director Gladys Wiggins has been named as the 2017 Airport Executive of the Year by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives at its annual summer conference held this year in Newport Beach, Calif.

Airport Implements Restrictions for the Eclipse
NBC Nebraska - Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
To ensure safety, the Central Nebraska Regional Airport will only allow pilots with confirmed reservations and prior permission to land August 21st between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pilots should check Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) that could affect their flights on that day.

Woodbine Airport Receives Funds for TERP Surface Obstruction Removal Construction Project
Cape May County (N.J.) Herald - Aug 15, 2017 11:59 AM (ET)
The Woodbine Municipal Airport has been selected to received grant funding in the amount of $74,593.89 (Grant) from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s FY2017 Airport Improvement Program for 20:1 TERP Surface Obstruction Removal Construction project.

Long Beach Looks to Crack Down on Airport Noise
KPCC (Los Angeles) - Aug 15, 2017 11:58 AM (ET)
As Long Beach Airport has added flights and passengers, airport managers and the city prosecutor recently announced separate actions aimed at curbing an increase in late-night jet noise violations.

Lift Off for Africa's First Airport Brewery
Voice of America - Aug 15, 2017 11:57 AM (ET)
There is a new addition to Africa’s busiest air transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg: the continent’s first airport-based brewery. Airport Craft Brewers is a reflection of South Africa's burgeoning independent beer sector, with growing numbers of beer drinkers not satisfied with industrial, mass-produced beverages.

Two New Breweries Are Coming to PDX Airport… and One Is Leaving
Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.) - Aug 15, 2017 11:56 AM (ET)
The airport consistently voted best in the nation keeps getting better.

High Temps Cause Changes in Las Vegas Airport Schedules
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Aug 15, 2017 11:54 AM (ET)
The extreme summer heat in Las Vegas prompted one airline to suspend service for the season, another carrier to adjust its departure schedule and caused an undetermined number of delays and cancellations at McCarran International Airport.

India To Sri Lanka: Forget China, We Want Your Empty Airport
Forbes - Aug 15, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
An Indian company has emerged with a bold plan for taking over Sri Lanka's struggling Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). The proposal, which would see India pumping $205 million into the airport for a 70% share for 40 years, was approved by Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and sent on to the country's cabinet for review. While Sri Lanka has received a total of eight proposals from various other parties -- including China -- to take over the airport, the Indian plan is reportedly being reviewed separately.

Pittsburgh International Airport Gets $12.3 Million FAA Grant
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 15, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $12.3 million grant for the rehabilitation of one of four deicing pads at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Passenger Stats Soar Despite Pilot Shortage
Mail Tribune (Southern Ore.) - Aug 15, 2017 11:52 AM (ET)
The Medford airport’s five commercial carriers reported 89,948 passengers in July, snapping the single-month record of 88,828 set in June.

Ryanair Calls for New Measures as Drink Disturbances Rocket
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:50 AM (ET)
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has called for strict limits on the amount of alcohol passengers can be served at UK airports, following a spike in the number of people arrested for drunken behavior at airports or on flights.

Azul Optimistic Post-IPO; Touts New Aircraft
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:49 AM (ET)
São Paulo-based Azul Brazilian Airlines views more efficient aircraft joining its fleet—specifically the Airbus A320neo and Embraer E195-E2—and new revenue streams from ancillary fees as keys to what it is characterizing to investors as a “ton of upside” going forward.

Russian Court Declares Aeroflot Subsidiary Donavia Bankrupt
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:48 AM (ET)
A Russian court has declared Aeroflot Airline subsidiary Donavia insolvent following a bankruptcy filing in January when Aeroflot filed on behalf of its two subsidiaries—Orenburg-based Orenair and Rostov-on-Don-based Donavia.

US Lessor ACG Reports $891 Million Benefit from Tax Status Conversion
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
California-based aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group’s (ACG) tax status conversion in late March provided a substantial tax benefit to its overall equity, propelling ACG to an $887.5 million net profit for the first half of 2017, compared to $37.6 million in net profit for the same period in 2016.

Scottish Regional Loganair to Strengthen Ties with British Airways
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
Scottish regional airline Loganair is in discussions with British Airways (BA) on an expanded codeshare agreement.

Ethiopian Upgrades Boeing 767 Fleet
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines Group has refurbished its Boeing 767-300ERs with new seating and inflight entertainment systems.

Hainan Airlines to Boost Shenzhen Services
Air Transport World - Aug 15, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Hainan Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and the Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality in an effort to enhance its position in the Shenzhen market.

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