Sep 13, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Life Slowly Returning to Normal at Florida Airports Impacted by Hurricane Irma
Flying Magazine - Sep 13, 2017 05:53 PM (ET)
Florida airports were slowly resuming operations yesterday in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread devastation in the Caribbean and Florida Keys, but not as much destruction as feared elsewhere thanks to building code improvements and residents who heeded warnings before the massive storm.
A New Surprise Airline Fee
Wall Street Journal - Sep 13, 2017 04:04 PM (ET)
There’s a new snag at the airport catching fliers by surprise: the gate-service fee.
In Mexico City Mud, Pena Nieto's $13 Billion Airport Project Bogs Down
Bloomberg - Sep 13, 2017 03:47 PM (ET)
Outside Mexico City, on a muddy stretch of land about the size of Manhattan, plans to build a shiny, new airport at a breakneck pace are at risk of unraveling.
What the World's Emptiest International Airport Says About China's Influence
New York Times - Sep 13, 2017 03:45 PM (ET)
The four-lane highway leading out of the Sri Lankan town of Hambantota gets so little traffic that it sometimes attracts more wild elephants than automobiles. The pachyderms are intelligent — they seem to use the road as a jungle shortcut — but not intelligent enough, alas, to appreciate the pun their course embodies: It links together a series of white elephants, i.e. boondoggles, built and financed by the Chinese. Beyond the lonely highway itself, there is a 35,000-seat cricket stadium, an almost vacant $1.5 billion deepwater port and, 16 miles inland, a $209 million jewel known as “the world’s emptiest international airport.”
Airlines to Pay for $30M Eagle County Airport Terminal Expansion
Denver Post - Sep 13, 2017 03:44 PM (ET)
County commissioners on Monday voted to spend $29.5 million of the airlines’ money to expand the Eagle County airport.
Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Loyalty and Low-Cost Competition
Skift - Sep 13, 2017 11:57 AM (ET)
A little more than 30 years ago, a young, brash British entrepreneur named Richard Branson set out to create a fun, irreverent airline that would disrupt the established players — namely British Airways — and make air travel fun again.
Airport Sleep Pods Are Here for Stranded Passengers
Bloomberg - Sep 13, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
For decades, a thunderstorm or missed connection meant you might have to sleep in the airport, leaving frustrated travelers with a truly tired dilemma: Is the boarding gate chair-curl worth a try, or is it better just to grab some floor?
Balfour Beatty to Sell Its Stake in Blackpool Airport
Financial Times (U.K.) - Sep 13, 2017 10:22 AM (ET)
Balfour Beatty, the UK infrastructure and construction group that has undergone major reconstruction work since new management took the helm two years ago, is selling its majority stake in Blackpool airport.
Navi Mumbai Airport Unlikely to Be Functional Before March
Economic Times (India) - Sep 13, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
The much-delayed Navi Mumbai airport is unlikely to commence operations before March 2024, by which time congestion at the existing airport in the city will become much severe, a report said.
Tips When Flying in Support of Relief Efforts
General Aviation News - Sep 13, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Want to help in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey? While general aviation pilots are being sought to provide relief efforts, it is imperative that these missions are performed safely.
Lost Nation Airport Master Plan: Public Input Sought
News-Herald (Northeast Ohio) - Sep 13, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
Lake County residents will get the chance to weigh in on Lost Nation Airport’s master plan Sept. 20.
Price Tag for Rochester Airport Upgrade Soars $25 Million
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) - Sep 13, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
With work already underway, the cost of the showy upgrade at Greater Rochester International Airport has suddenly jumped $25 million to a projected total of $79 million.
Tampa International Airport Aims to Be Fully Operational by the Weekend
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Business Journal - Sep 13, 2017 09:30 AM (ET)
Tampa Bay area airports and the port are slowly coming back to life Tuesday morning.
This New Airport Security Scanner Treats Everyone Like They're TSA PreCheck
Travel & Leisure - Sep 13, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Everybody at the airport could soon pass through security like they’re enrolled in TSA PreCheck.
Council to Decide on Funds Transfer
Daily Star (Hammond, La.) - Sep 13, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Hammond City Council will consider today the $353,000 budget transfer that would go toward a potential settlement with former police chief Roddy Devall, who took the city to court over his termination.
Airport Authority Signs Off on Slight Tax Increase
Norfolk (Va.) Daily News - Sep 13, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
The Norfolk Airport Authority’s newest budget includes a slight property tax increase — but airport representatives say it is for good reason.
The World's Biggest Airport is Opening Soon
Travel at 60 - Sep 13, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
It’s no secret that China is a country with a population almost unfathomable to us in Australia and the United States — it has a population of 1.38 billion people — and its growth rate is enormous, too.
Training Program in New Bern Aims to Address Pilot Shortage
WNCT (Greenville, N.C.) - Sep 13, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
A recent study by Boeing shows a staggering pilot shortage in the United States over the next two decades.
Medford by Air — It's a Thing
Mail Tribune (Southern Ore.) - Sep 13, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
The Medford airport surpassed 90,000 passengers in August, a new one-month record.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Wants to Sue the FAA Over Airport Noise
Washington Post - Sep 13, 2017 09:01 AM (ET)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday directed the state’s attorney general to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over increases in airplane noise tied to the agency’s efforts to modernize air traffic operations at the region’s airports.
Hurricane Irma: Naples Airport Slammed, Causing Millions in Damages
Naples (Fla.) Daily News - Sep 13, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
With winds that maxed out at 143 mph, Hurricane Irma tore through the Naples Municipal Airport on Sunday, causing millions in damage and delaying operations indefinitely.
Airberlin Cancels 100 Flights as Pilots Call in Sick
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:52 AM (ET)
Airberlin canceled more than 100 flights Sept. 12 after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers fearing possible redundancies at the bankrupt German carrier. If the situation does not change in the short term, airberlin said it will be forced to suspend operations.
Norwegian to Recruit Boeing 737 Pilots for Dublin Base
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
LCC Norwegian is recruiting an additional 40 Boeing 737 pilots for a new base in Dublin, Ireland, which will open later this year.
Ryanair Announces Major Frankfurt Expansion
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will base another three Boeing 737-800s at Frankfurt Main Airport, taking it to 10 aircraft at the German hub, and add another five routes from its Madrid base.
Japan Airlines, Vistara Enhance Commercial Partnership
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Delhi-based Vistara signed an MOU “pursue enhanced cooperation, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements to leverage each other’s network, expertise and assets,” the two carriers said in a statement. The partnership is subject to necessary approvals.
United Adds European Flights from Summer 2018
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
United Airlines is adding new nonstop seasonal service to four European destinations, including Reykjavik, Iceland; Porto, Portugal; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Zurich, Switzerland.
Schiphol Management Selects New Terminal Design
Air Transport World - Sep 13, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design for a new terminal, as it moves ahead with expansion plans to increase capacity.