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Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Airport Employees
Aug 31, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
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How Airports Get Their Codes
Condé Nast Traveler - Aug 31, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
You may have noticed a three letter acronym on your plane ticket, or next to your departure and arrival city when you’re booking your flight online. Maybe you even refer to your airport as a three-letter code—JFK in New York, or LAX in Los Angeles. After all, every official airport in the world—from the largest, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), to the smallest, Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on the Caribbean island of Saba (SAB)—is assigned a three-letter code. But what does that code mean, and how are they assigned?

After 30 Years, City Airport In London Takes Off In New Directions
Forbes - Aug 31, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
This October marks 30 years since the start of flights from City Airport, London’s smallest but most central airport. Located in London Docklands, it offers easy access to London’s twin financial hubs of Bank and Canary Wharf with direct access by Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Harvey: After 11,000+ Cancellations, a Sign of Hope for Fliers on Thursday
USA Today - Aug 31, 2017 05:36 PM (ET)
Airline have canceled more than 10,000 flights across the nation since Hurricane Harvey first began affecting schedules along the Gulf Coast. But after a full week of disruptions, things may finally be starting to look up for air travel in the region.

Tulsa Airport Raises Glass to Local Brewer, Other New Restaurant and Retail Options
Tulsa (Okla.) World - Aug 31, 2017 05:36 PM (ET)
When Dead Armadillo Brewing Co. founder Tony Peck was offered the opportunity to burnish his local brand at Tulsa International Airport, he seized it.

Private Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing at Luxembourg Airport
Luxemburger Wort (Luxembourg) - Aug 31, 2017 05:35 PM (ET)
Findel airport's runway was forced to close late on Tuesday and some of the 300 passengers whose flights were cancelled had to sleep in the building.

Airport Contract to Be Reviewed
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Aug 31, 2017 05:33 PM (ET)
David Burt has renewed the Progressive Labour Party’s election pledge to review the airport redevelopment contract.

Behind the Scenes: What Happens at an Airport Overnight?
USA Today - Aug 31, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
Airports have been compared to miniature cities, and even after the last flight of the day, the work is never over. Overnight teams scramble to clean and service aircraft, while airline operations work to ensure the last passengers make it out and the first flights of the next day take off on time.

Operations Return to Normal at Mumbai Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Aug 31, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) restored normalcy on Wednesday with very little impact on flight operations, a day after Mumbai witnessed heavy downpour.

Pilots and Planes Needed to Rescue Animals from Harvey
General Aviation News - Aug 31, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, PilotsNPaws, a non-profit organization that uses volunteer general aviation pilots and planes to transport rescued animals, has put out a call for larger airplanes to help rescue animals caught in the hurricane and flooding.

Why Not Build an Airport at Sea? Long Beach Bosses Once Wondered This
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) - Aug 31, 2017 05:17 PM (ET)
Yes, there were plenty of complaints about airport noise 50 years ago. It’s not a new thing. Noise, air pollution, the all-around ever-present danger of jets falling from the sky. All those headaches made Long Beach look toward the sea as the solution to the problems in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Lubbock Airport Could Get a Facelift Next Year
KCBD (Lubbock, Texas) - Aug 31, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
It's the first impression for anyone traveling into Lubbock by plane, the Preston Smith International Airport.

Airline Baggage Co. Says Shipping App Is Swiping Its Tech
Law360 - Aug 31, 2017 05:14 PM (ET)
An airline bag delivery company has accused a rival transportation startup of developing an app that infringes its patent for dropping off and picking up shipments, telling a Florida federal court that the software and server the startup uses runs afoul of its patented processes.

London Southend Rated Best Airport Serving the Capital by Customers in Study by Which?
Evening Standard (U.K.) - Aug 31, 2017 05:14 PM (ET)
London Southend is the best airport in the capital, according to a surprising new study.

Airport Officials Hope for New Executive Director by October
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Aug 31, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
The leadership at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport hopes to have former executive director Ken Spirito’s replacement by the end of October.

Purdue University Airport: We Want to Bring Commercial Air Service to Greater Lafayette
Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) - Aug 31, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
For the first time in years, Purdue University Airport leadership says it's ready to land a commercial airline.

Aeronautics Commission Presents New Air Service Model
Sheridan (Wyo.) Press - Aug 31, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
The Wyoming Aeronautics Commission met Monday via teleconference to discuss a proposed air service model.

Oakland International Reducing Carbon Footprint with $3.2M FAA Grant
Aviation Pros - Aug 31, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced Aug. 30, that it has received $3.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which allocates federal funding to US airports. The AIP will fund infrastructure improvements at 67 airports in 29 states. The discretionary funds for OAK will be awarded in the form of a Volunteer Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant.

Battle Over Air Traffic Control Comes to SD
Capital Journal (Pierre, S.D.) - Aug 31, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
A private, non-profit corporation could run America’s air-traffic-control system far better than the Federal Aviation Administration, or so says a member of former President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

Airport Director Talks McCarran's Capacity, Goal of Efficient Passenger Experience
Las Vegas Sun - Aug 31, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
A trio of airport executives addressed issues they’re set to face, ones that could prevent them from spreading their wings and soaring.

AirAsia 2Q Net Profit Down 53% on One-Off Tax Charge
Air Transport World - Aug 31, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
AirAsia Group reported a 2017 second-quarter net profit of MYR140 million ($33 million), down 53% from net profit of MYR298 million in the year-ago period. The company said the decline was mainly because of a one-time tax charge of MYR212 million “from the group’s participation in the Indonesia tax amnesty program.”

Air Tahiti Nui to Replace A340s in 2018
Air Transport World - Aug 31, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
French Polynesian carrier Air Tahiti Nui is preparing for a major upgrade of its long-haul international fleet in 2018, when it will begin the replacement of its Airbus A340s with Boeing 787-9s.

Rockwell Collins to Provide US CBP with Passenger Data Processing System
Air Transport World - Aug 31, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins has won a contract from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Rockwell’s ARINC Border Management Solutions platform to process Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from airlines serving the US.

Singapore Airlines Expands Virgin America Codeshare to Alaska Airlines
Air Transport World - Aug 31, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines has reached an agreement with Alaska Air Group to extend a codeshare agreement it had with Virgin America and expand it to include Alaska Airlines.

Finnair to Boost Summer 2018 Capacity 14%
Air Transport World - Aug 31, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Helsinki-based Finnair plans to increase capacity by 14% on popular European and Asian routes from summer 2018, according to CCO Juha Järvinen.

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