Sep 12, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
$1.1 Billion Upgrade Set for Pittsburgh International Airport
PennLive.com (Pa.) - Sep 12, 2017 06:07 PM (ET)
The plan to upgrade Pittsburgh International Airport was unveiled Tuesday morning, which includes $1.1 billion in improvements to the 25-year-old facility.
Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership
Skift - Sep 12, 2017 04:49 PM (ET)
Alaska Airlines this year has been making dramatic changes to Mileage Plan, its loyalty program, as its integration of Virgin America takes shape, and competing airlines make moves on the west coast.
Seaports Re-Opened After Storm, King Airport Still Limited
Virgin Islands Daily News (U.S. Virgin Islands) - Sep 12, 2017 04:44 PM (ET)
Ports have largely re-opened, according to a press release issued by the Virgin Islands Port Authority on Monday. Airports, however, remain somewhat hamstrung, according to the release.
New Landside Terminal To Be Built At Pittsburgh International Airport
CBS Pittsburgh - Sep 12, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
The Pittsburgh International Airport is about to undergo a major renovation.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport Is Up and Running; Delta Flights Resume
Florida Today - Sep 12, 2017 04:07 PM (ET)
Orlando Melbourne International Airport is fully operational.
Trolley Dash at Hong Kong Airport as New Monitoring System Ensures Passengers Never Left Holding The
South China Morning Post - Sep 12, 2017 12:06 PM (ET)
Airline passengers arriving at Hong Kong airport may never again have to worry about the availability of baggage trolleys thanks to the development of a real-time artificial intelligence-based monitoring system by engineers at Chinese University.
TSA Approves 3-D Bag Screeners Designed to Speed Up Airport Security Lines
CNBC - Sep 12, 2017 12:05 PM (ET)
The long, slow process of going through airport security is one step closer to speeding up.
Airlines, Not Taxpayers, Will Fund $30 million Eagle County Airport Terminal Expansion
Vail (Colo.) Daily - Sep 12, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
County commissioners on Monday voted to spend $29.5 million of the airlines' money to expand the Eagle County airport.
Contract Awarded for Woodbine Municipal Airport Taxiway Rehabilitation
Cape May County (N.J.) Herald - Sep 12, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
The Woodbine Borough awarded a contract for the Woodbine Municipal Airport Taxiway A Rehabilitation-Stage II Construction Project at its Sept. 7 meeting.
Nashville's Airport Lets You Carry Craft Beer on Your Flight
Food & Wine - Sep 12, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
As we’ve reported in the past there are well over 5,500 breweries in the United States right now, a massive number. And that means that almost anywhere you travel in the country, you can pick up a quality brew. But, one problem any beer tourist runs into is flying home with brews from all the places they visit.
Stemme Twin Voyager Gets FAA Nod
General Aviation News - Sep 12, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
The FAA has awarded a Type Certificate to the Stemme Twin Voyager S12 powered glider.
Why a Pasadena Resident Cares If You Travel Out of Ontario Airport
San Gabriel Valley (Calif.) Tribune - Sep 12, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
As part of a plan to woo San Gabriel Valley residents to Ontario International Airport, a Pasadena resident has taken a seat on its five-member governing body.
Antitrust Org Tells 11th Circ. Airline Fee Win Spurs Collusion
Law360 - Sep 12, 2017 09:09 AM (ET)
Antitrust advocates urged the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to overturn a lower court's decision that allowed Delta and AirTran to escape from a suit brought by passengers who alleged that the airlines colluded to institute a first-checked baggage fee, arguing that failing to do so could encourage other companies to exploit a legal gap.
Turkey's Pegasus Plans Major Base at New Istanbul Airport
Bloomberg - Sep 12, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines plans to establish a major base at the new Istanbul airport scheduled to open late next year, helping the discount specialist to attract passengers from the European side of the city where state-owned rival Turkish Airlines currently dominates.
RIAC Offers to Reduce Efforts to Allow Instrument Landings at Westerly Airport, Eliminate Trees
Westerly Sun (Pawcatuck, Conn.) - Sep 12, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
Three sets of options for the future of Westerly State Airport have emerged after a meeting between town officials and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, the state agency that manages the facility.
Plane Crashes Near Robertson Airport in Plainville
WTNH (New Haven, Conn.) - Sep 12, 2017 09:04 AM (ET)
Emergency crews responded to a plane crash in Plainville Monday morning.
STL Airport Conducting Live Fire Training This Week
KSDK (St. Louis) - Sep 12, 2017 09:03 AM (ET)
Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke in the air near St. Louis Lambert International Airport this week.
Houston-Area Airports Receive Part of FAA's $318M in Infrastructure Grants
Houston Business Journal - Sep 12, 2017 09:02 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration will award $318.1 million in airport infrastructure grants to 78 airports nationwide, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Sept. 8.
Taxi Company Reduces Service at Syracuse Airport in Traffic Dispute
Syracuse.com (N.Y.) - Sep 12, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Syracuse Regional Taxi has stopped staffing its booths at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in a dispute over traffic issues related to a construction project that began Monday.
Cancellations Mount as Irma Winds Affect ATL; Airports Assess Damage
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:58 AM (ET)
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines canceled about 900 flights Sept. 11 as crosswinds from Tropical Storm Irma are expected to impact Delta’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Delta said the expected strong winds will exceed operating limits on select mainline and regional aircraft.
Airberlin to Cut All Caribbean Long-Haul Routes
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:57 AM (ET)
German carrier airberlin, which filed for bankruptcy last month, is to close all of its long-haul routes to the Caribbean from Sept. 25 because of cuts to its long-haul fleet.
SAS Faces Norwegian Pilot Strike
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
Pilots working for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in Norway have rejected a pay offer and called for strike action, just days after the airline sealed an agreement with its Danish flight-deck crews.
Aer Lingus Joins 'Basic Economy' Movement
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:56 AM (ET)
Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus, is introducing a “bare bones” transatlantic fare as it fights off growing competition on the North Atlantic run, notably from long-haul, low-cost carriers.
Inmarsat Names New Aviation Head; European Satellite Ready for Service
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:55 AM (ET)
Inmarsat Aviation appointed chief strategy officer Philip Balaam to lead the Aviation Business Unit, succeeding Leo Mondale, who plans to retire in early 2018 after 13 years at the satellite communications specialist.
Ryanair Boosts Maltese Involvement
Air Transport World - Sep 12, 2017 08:54 AM (ET)
Europe’s largest LCC, Ryanair, is holding talks with Air Malta over future areas of cooperation as the Irish airline steps up its involvement in the small Mediterranean island.