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AAAE Contributes $50,000 to Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Sep 05, 2017 04:52 PM (ET)
Airports Urge Congress to Pass Long-Term FAA Extension, Raise PFC Cap
Sep 05, 2017 02:13 PM (ET)
Trump Make Nomination for ICAO Representative
Sep 05, 2017 11:53 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Sep 05, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Sep 05, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge
Skift - Sep 05, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
As friction is being removed from the check-in process and security with programs in the United States including Clear and Pre-Check (as well as their local counterparts), travelers are increasingly spending less time at airports before they fly.

American Waiving Change Fees for Caribbean Cities in Irma's Path
Miami Herald - Sep 05, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
Some American Airlines passengers with tickets for Tuesday or Wednesday to destinations in the path of Hurricane Irma can change their tickets without change fees, the airline announced Monday.

Athens International Airport Turns to IoT for Environmental Monitoring
InternetofBusiness.com - Sep 05, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Last year, the number of passengers travelling in and out of Athens International Airport (AIA) grew by more than 10 percent, surpassing 20 million for the first time.

Small Plane Crashes at Regional Airport
Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pa.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
A Williamsport area man piloting a single-engine Cessna aircraft escaped injury when he made a rough landing Monday afternoon on a runway at the Williamsport Regional Airport, causing moderate damage to the airplane, according to Jonathan Baker, the airport’s director of operations and safety.

Newark Airport Has a Secret Restaurant
New York Post - Sep 05, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Plush airport lounges are a longtime perk for deep-pocketed travelers — but now, Newark Liberty International Airport has revealed a next-level experience for select United frequent fliers.

Chicago Set to Raise Airport Workers' Pay, Clear Path to a Union
Chicago Tribune - Sep 05, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Edith Alvarenga has spent the past 12 years picking up trash, sweeping up crumbs and mopping up spills — and occasional bodily fluids — that passengers leave behind on airplanes. And she loves it.

Orlando Airport Works to Prevent Tram Troubles
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
Officials at Orlando International Airport want to spend nearly $1 million on a plan partially aimed at avoiding more tram delay troubles.

Six Flights to Operate Daily from Shirdi Airport
Times of India (India) - Sep 05, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
As many as six flights will operate daily from Shirdi airport initially, connecting the temple town with Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Anti-Uber Protest Blocks Access to Chile's Main Airport
ABC News - Sep 05, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
An anti-Uber protest by taxi drivers caused a huge traffic jam that blocked the main road to the airport in Chile's capital, forcing passengers to walk several miles along the highway.

Russian Experts Give Positive Assessment of Cairo Airport Terminal
Asharq Al-Awsat (U.K.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Russia’s Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov announced on Monday that Russian experts have given a positive assessment of one of the buildings at Cairo International Airport, reported the TASS news agency.

Year On, Night Flights Yet to Take Off from Srinagar Airport
Greater Kashmir (India) - Sep 05, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Despite nod by the Union Defence Ministry, operation of night flights is still a distant dream at Srinagar International Airport as the authorities blame lack of response and decline in tourist influx for delay.

Pilots Complain Over Kites Around Soekarno Hatta Airport
Jakarta Post (Indonesia) - Sep 05, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has launched a campaign to warn residents living near Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, to avoid flying kites around the flight zone.

Architecture Firm Says City Legal Advisor Has Conflict of Interest in KCI Bidding Process
KMBC (Kansas City, Mo.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
KMBC 9 News has learned the Burns & McDonnell architecture firm wants one of the city's outside legal advisors removed from the process.

Christchurch Airport Posts a $64.6m Profit Thanks to Tourism, Freight and Property Development
Stuff (New Zealand) - Sep 05, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
Christchurch Airport's $64.6m net annual profit was up 50 per cent off the back of record passenger numbers, and growing returns from its property portfolio.

Swissport Worker Protests Block Traffic at Pearson Airport
CTV News (Canada) - Sep 05, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Police say union protesters who blocked traffic access to two of the busiest terminals at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Sunday afternoon left peacefully in the evening.

Citizens Group Seeks to Redefine Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Noise Contours
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Sep 05, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
For years, the roar of aircraft arriving and departing from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was mostly contained to neighborhoods in south Minneapolis — the unavoidable byproduct of a busy airport situated so close to the city.

Event at Airport Helps People with Special Needs Prepare to Travel
Pittsburgh Tribune - Sep 05, 2017 09:11 AM (ET)
A trip to the airport promises to be less daunting for a group with special needs and their families, thanks to a program they participated in Aug. 26 at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

It's One of Busiest Weekends of Year at Reno Airport
KOLO (Reno, Nev.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
The huge cardboard bins are out and there's dust everywhere outside Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It's that time of year again: the end of the Burning Man Festival and one of the busiest weekends of the year at the airport.

DIA in Talks to Allow Bison to Graze on Airport Land
KOAA (Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo.) - Sep 05, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Denver airport officials say a deal is in the works to allow wild bison from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to roam on 200 acres of airport property.

Ghana: Airport Company Gets New Board
AllAfrica.com (Africa) - Sep 05, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
A nine-member newly constituted board of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) was inaugurated recently with a call on the board to provide strategic direction for the company towards the realisation of its vision.

Higher Fuel Prices Drive Down Air China, China Southern 1H Profits
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 09:05 AM (ET)
Air China and China Southern Airlines were impacted by higher fuel prices in the 2017 first half as the two carriers reported year-over-year (YOY) six-month net profit decreases of 3.8% and 11.6%, respectively, to CNY3.3 billion ($486 million) and CNY2.8 billion.

Cathay Pacific Adds Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen to Network
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Cathay Pacific will launch three new nonstop routes to Europe from Hong Kong starting with its summer 2018 schedule.

Brisbane Named Second Qantas 787-9 Base
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Australian flag-carrier Qantas is to base four of its forthcoming Boeing 787-9s in Brisbane, Australia.

BA Adds Ramp Transfers for Short-Connecting Premium Passengers
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
As part of its premium-product revamp, British Airways (BA) is to offer airside transfers for business-class passengers who are at risk of misconnecting.

SAS Agreement to Boost Aarhus Traffic by 50%
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is to launch a large number of European routes from Aarhus Airport in Denmark, under a new agreement that will boost the airport’s traffic by more than 50%.

Nordica Nudges Capacity Upwards as Presidential Traffic Peaks
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
A surge in traffic into Estonia during the Baltic nation’s presidency of the EU has necessitated an increase in capacity at the national carrier.

S7 Airlines Buys Embraer E170 Full-Flight Simulator
Air Transport World - Sep 05, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Russia’s S7 Airlines has ordered a full-flight simulator (FFS) for the Embraer E170 from FlightSafety International. Delivery and installation at S7 Training are scheduled for the end of 2018.

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