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American Plans European Network Expansion in 2019
Aug 22, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Ted Kitchens, A.A.E., Selected For Manchester-Boston Post
Aug 22, 2018 12:39 PM (ET)
Norfolk Reports Highest July Traffic Since 2005
Aug 22, 2018 08:17 AM (ET)
New Look Coming to Aviation News Today on Wednesday, August 29
Aug 22, 2018 08:16 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Program on Charlotte Douglas Airport Hangar Fire
Aug 22, 2018 08:16 AM (ET)

How the Pilot Shortage Could Change the Way We Fly
Conde Nast Traveler - Aug 22, 2018 04:59 PM (ET)
igher airfares. More delays and cancellations. Fewer flights at smaller airports. It's hard to imagine, but air travel could soon get even more frustrating—and it’s not for the usual reasons, like packed-to-the-gills planes or airlines’ penchant for overscheduling flights at big airports.

Delta Launching New International Flights to Amsterdam via Tampa International Airport
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times - Aug 22, 2018 04:56 PM (ET)
Tampa International Airport brought out the tulips, bicycles and stroopwafel cookies Wednesday to celebrate news that it’s getting nonstop flights to Amsterdam.

New Memorial to 1985 Manchester Airport Disaster Victims
BBC News (U.K.) - Aug 22, 2018 04:55 PM (ET)
A new memorial has been unveiled to the 55 people who died in the 1985 Manchester airport disaster.

TSA Finds Grenade-Shaped Novelties in Checked Luggage at Newark Airport
Fox News - Aug 22, 2018 04:53 PM (ET)
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration have determined that two suspicious items found in a female passenger’s checked bag were actually novelty bottle openers shaped like hand grenades.

CAA Promotes 'Share the Air' Campaign to Make Drone Use Safer
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 22, 2018 12:54 PM (ET)
The CAA continues its national ‘Share the Air’ campaign, aiming to improve relations between drone users and other airspace users.

Dublin Airport Welcomes New Route to Dallas Fort Worth
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 22, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
The daily service will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American Airlines’ largest hub for connecting traffic. It will improve connectivity from Ireland to Texas and also to a large number of onward destinations in the United States and Latin America.

London Stansted Launches Public Consultation on Noise Action Plan
International Airport Review (U.K.) - Aug 22, 2018 12:53 PM (ET)
The Noise Action Plan (NAP) will set out the airport’s approach to managing aircraft noise and reducing its impact on the local community.

Flying with These Airlines Will Cost You More
TravelPulse - Aug 22, 2018 12:43 PM (ET)
For travelers who take to the sky often, it was revealed that several airlines will be adding fees in the coming months that could make your next flight more expensive.

Airlines Seeing Record Numbers of Passengers but Fewer Flights
Travel Weekly - Aug 22, 2018 09:47 AM (ET)
In 2017, the number of passengers who flew domestic U.S. flights broke all previous records for the third straight year, and 2018 appears poised to smash the record yet again.

Leesburg's Coffman Named Airport Manager of the Year
Loudoun Now (Leesburg, Va.) - Aug 22, 2018 09:45 AM (ET)
Leesburg Executive Airport Manager Scott Coffman is the best in the state.

New Routes Help Sacramento International Set Record with 1.1 Million Passengers in July
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee - Aug 22, 2018 09:44 AM (ET)
A record-high number of passengers made last month the busiest in Sacramento International Airport’s history.

San Jose Airport Celebrates History with Small-Town Heart
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Aug 22, 2018 09:42 AM (ET)
Amid jets landing and taking off and passengers dutifully removing their shoes at security, Mineta San Jose International Airport took a little time out to pay tribute to its history.

New Spaceport License for Adams County Means New Name for Front Range Airport
Denver Post - Aug 22, 2018 09:06 AM (ET)
Hand in hand with Front Range Airport’s new role as home to Colorado’s first and only spaceport, the nearly 35-year-old general aviation facility got a new name Monday: Colorado Air and Space Port.

Engineer Says Airport to Benefit from Grain Elevator Razing
AP - Aug 22, 2018 09:05 AM (ET)
A grain elevator that's hampered operations at a west-central Iowa airport will be coming down.

KLM Rejects Pilot Demands; Pilots Vow to 'Take Action'
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:57 AM (ET)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and its pilots have hit an impasse in their collective-labor agreement (CLA) talks, after carrier failed to agree to pilot demands by an Aug. 17 deadline.

ULCC Frontier Grows and Expands Loyalty Benefits
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:47 AM (ET)
Denver-based ultra-LCC Frontier Airlines is “changing a lot,” almost doubling its number of destination cities, introducing a new loyalty program, and making it easier for passengers to achieve elite status.

ANA Reduces International Capacity 4% in 2H for 787 Engine Inspections
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:46 AM (ET)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has adjusted its six-month flight schedule that should allow it to operate without more disruptions because of Boeing 787 engine checks.

Ethiopian Airlines Invests in New Zambian National Carrier
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:45 AM (ET)
The Zambian government and Ethiopian Airlines have formalized an agreement to form Zambia Airways.

ICAO to Schedule North Korea Oversight Safety Audit
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:33 AM (ET)
ICAO is holding discussions with North Korean authorities with the aim of scheduling an aviation safety oversight audit of the country.

SkyWest Plans to Keep Flying Large Number of 50-Seat Regional Jets
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)
SkyWest Inc. plans to maintain up to 50% of its fleet as 50-seat regional jets (RJs), projecting sustained demand in markets that cannot support larger aircraft, CEO Chip Childs said.

United Plans to Introduce 737-10 Lie-Flat Premium Seat in 2020
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:29 AM (ET)
United Airlines is working on a lie-flat premium-cabin seat and plans to have the first ones in service on Boeing 737-10s sometime in 2020, United president Scott Kirby said.

Ryanair Partners with Air Malta to Sell Flights
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:28 AM (ET)
Irish LCC Ryanair has started selling Air Malta flights through its own website, as part of a drive to improve the passenger experience, including website improvements, flight partnerships with other airlines and connecting flights.

Finnair Expands US Services
Air Transport World - Aug 22, 2018 08:27 AM (ET)
Finnair will launch 3X-weekly Helsinki (HEL)-Los Angeles (LAX) services from March 31, 2019. The new route will be the Finland flag carrier’s first US route to be regularly operated with the Airbus A350-900.

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