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Airlines Report 22 Lengthy Tarmac Delays in July
Sep 19, 2017 08:43 AM (ET)
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American Airlines CEO Says Airlines, Airports 'Not Going to Agree' on Higher Ticket Fees
Dallas Morning News - Sep 19, 2017 06:35 PM (ET)
Airlines and airports are split over whether to raise passenger fees to fund airport improvements, a divide that American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Tuesday he doesn't see going away.

No Boarding Pass at Indian Airports Soon?
Condé Nast Traveler - Sep 19, 2017 01:26 PM (ET)
First, they came for the baggage tags; now, they’re going for the boarding pass. If India’s airport security agencies in India have their way, the boarding-pass collection system could soon make an exit from various airports across the country, with a biometrics-powered ‘express check-in’ replacing it.

How Food Delivery Services Are Moving into Airports
JLL Real Views - Sep 19, 2017 01:25 PM (ET)
Queues at airport restaurants and food outlets are a common sight, especially at peak travel times, as transport hubs around the world deal with surging numbers of travelers.

FAA Director Tours Rogers Airport
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Sep 19, 2017 01:24 PM (ET)
Fortune 500 companies need to avoid congested airports, the director of the Federal Aviation Administration said this morning while touring the Rogers Executive Airport.

More Than 40,000 Aircraft Now Equipped with ADS-B
General Aviation News - Sep 19, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
As of Sept, 1, 2017, rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board more than 40,000 aircraft flying in the United States.

Nok Air to See Overhaul
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Sep 19, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Nok Air's new supremo says his task is to stop losses at the cash-strapped budget airline and turn its business around in no time.

San Diego International Airport Hosts Airport-Wide Oktoberfest Celebration
NBC San Diego - Sep 19, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
German flare returns to San Diego International Airport this fall.

Pop-Up Check-In Stands Aim to Consign Airport Hassles to History
Bloomberg - Sep 19, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
Airline passengers will be able to avoid the pre-flight ritual of lugging heavy bags to the airport and around the departure terminal as the world’s first pop-up check-in system enters service.

Malaysia Airlines Selects Boeing's Global Fleet Care Service
MRO Network - Sep 19, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
Malaysia Airlines has selected Boeing's Global Fleet Care service to maintain its current and future fleets of Boeing aircraft.

US Still Fighting Boeing Subsidy Ruling At WTO
Law360 - Sep 19, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Despite scoring a near-total win in the European Union’s World Trade Organization challenge of subsidies and tax breaks given to aircraft titan Boeing, the U.S. government has nevertheless lodged an appeal looking to undo adverse portions of the decision, according to WTO documents circulated Monday.

Rolla's Front Door: Rolla National Airport
Rolla (Mo.) Daily News - Sep 19, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
Rolla’s front door is newly renovated and open for businesses. The Rolla National Airport, located in Vichy, welcomed the community to celebrate a ribbon cutting for their new building on Friday, September 15.

Family or Friend Stuck at Fresno Airport? It Could Be a Scam – Here's What to Do
Fresno (Calif.) Bee - Sep 19, 2017 10:51 AM (ET)
If you receive a call from a family member or friend stuck at Fresno Yosemite International Airport asking for money, chances are it’s a scam.

Darwin Simpson Retiring from Spartanburg Downtown Airport
GoUpstate.com (Spartanburg, S.C.) - Sep 19, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
Darwin Simpson’s fascination with aircraft began as a child, fashioning model planes out of small sticks.

When Your New Airport Is Six Years Late, a '70s Relic Looks Good
Bloomberg - Sep 19, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
What is it with Berlin and airports? The city, whose new Willy Brandt international is more than six years late with no arrival in sight, is debating whether to keep the Cold War-era Tegel operating even after the new facility opens. That question will be on the ballot in Berlin on Sept. 24 when Germans vote in parliamentary elections.

20-Year Expansion Plan Released by Eugene Airport
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Sep 19, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The Eugene airport is asking for the community's feedback on it's new 20-year plan, which includes possible changes to terminal capacity, parking, airplane traffic and airport gates.

Ryanair Cancellations: Shannon Airport Unaffected
Limerick Leader (Ireland) - Sep 19, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Ryanair services from Shannon are set to run as normal, with the airline’s daily services from the airport not included its cancellation list.

Report: Noise Complaints at East Hampton Airport Up 130%
Newsday - Sep 19, 2017 10:47 AM (ET)
Noise complaints at the East Hampton Airport increased by more than 130 percent in the first seven months of 2017, even as the number of flights increased only slightly, officials said Monday.

DOTr, SMC in Talks on Bulacan Airport Plan
Inquirer (Philippines) - Sep 19, 2017 10:43 AM (ET)
The Department of Transportation is in ongoing talks with conglomerate San Miguel Corp. for the latter’s proposed “aerotropolis” in Bulacan province, keeping alive the possibility for a new international airport to eventually replace Manila’s congested gateway.

Airport Gets Ready for New Terminal Opening
Oman Tribune (Oman) - Sep 19, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
The new Muscat International Airport terminal, to be opened by the end of this year, is finalising customer service operations.

Sacramento Airport Adds Electric Buses and an On-Site Solar Farm
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee - Sep 19, 2017 10:41 AM (ET)
Sacramento International Airport took another step this month in its effort to transition its operations to clean energy use, winning a federal grant for a fleet of electric shuttle buses.

British Airways Tries Again on Waste-Based Biofuels?
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
UK carrier British Airways (BA) has partnered with renewable fuels company Velocys, after an earlier waste-to-fuel initiative—named GreenSky—with Washington-based Solena Fuels fell through.

Russia's Azimuth Airline to Launch First Flight Sept. 21
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Russian startup Azimuth Airline will begin operations Sept. 21 with daily services to Moscow Vnukovo and Omsk Tsentralny airports after receiving an air operator’s certificate at the end of August.

XiamenAir Accelerates Fleet Expansion Pace
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
China Southern subsidiary XiamenAir plans to grow its fleet to more than 200 aircraft—and expand its widebody aircraft to 18—in 2018 to keep up with international market demand. The carrier is scheduled to open intercontinental routes to Paris and Toronto by 2020.

AIA Names Defense Official Fanning New CEO
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which represents the interests of US aerospace manufacturers in Washington DC, has named Eric Fanning its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Geneva Airport Partners on Renewable Jet Fuel
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Switzerland’s Geneva Airport is planning to introduce renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations, targeting at least 1% of annual jet fuel consumption from late 2018.

US Customs to Launch Revised Trusted Traveler Website in October
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will launch a new website in October to incorporate a branding transition from Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) to the Trusted Traveler Programs System, the agency said Sept. 18.

Thomas Cook Launches Economy Plus
Air Transport World - Sep 19, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will launch Economy PLUS service on its short- and medium-haul flights from Nov. 1. The new product offering includes services such as priority boarding, an increased luggage allowance and complimentary drinks inflight.

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