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AAAE, Airports Participate in TSA Planning Session
Nov 01, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
NTSB Nominee Questioned About 1,500-Hour Rule
Nov 01, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
American to Expand Myrtle Beach-Washington Service
Nov 01, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Central Europe/North American Airport Issues Conference Held
Nov 01, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Nov 01, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)

TSA Administrator: No Need for Airport-Like Security for Rail Travel
CNBC - Nov 01, 2017 06:23 PM (ET)
Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the new head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday, speaking a day after eight people were killed in a truck attack in Lower Manhattan.

Map: Airport Delays in Major U.S. Cities
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Nov 01, 2017 03:08 PM (ET)
Forty airports including San Francisco and San Jose are included on the map of delays updated by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center. The status indicates general airport conditions, usually as affected by weather, rather than individual flights.

Pittsburgh International Airport Schedules Public Meetings on $1.1B Project
TribLive.com (Pittsburgh) - Nov 01, 2017 03:07 PM (ET)
Pittsburgh International Airport has scheduled two public meetings about a $1.1 billion airport plan to rebuild its landside terminal and parking garage.

Going Direct: The Agony And Ecstasy Of Flying
Plane & Pilot - Nov 01, 2017 03:04 PM (ET)
We pilots know that our airplanes are an integral part of our lives in ways large and small.

American Express Lounge at Miami International Airport Gets an Upgrade
Miami New Times - Nov 01, 2017 12:58 PM (ET)
For frequent flyers, hopping on a plane isn't as pleasant as it used to be. Large crowds and long lines, along with tight spaces and shrinking leg room, are enough to make many of us rethink a trip.

DFW Airport Gets Sports Training Complex
Financial News (U.K.) - Nov 01, 2017 12:58 PM (ET)
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is the first airport in the United States to offer a high-tech sports training complex for top-tier athletes and customers as part of its growing portfolio of commercial developments, the company said.

Airport Authority Carries On
Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun - Nov 01, 2017 12:52 PM (ET)
It was business as usual for the Greeneville-Greene County Airport Authority on Monday even though the county decided to end its partnership in the airport.

Denver Airport Employees Wear T-Rex Costumes on Halloween
Fox 13 (Tampa, Fla.) - Nov 01, 2017 12:51 PM (ET)
The Denver International Airport looked prehistoric on Halloween.

Indonesia to Team Up with New Zealand to Develop Smart Airports
AntaraNews.com (Indonesia) - Nov 01, 2017 12:50 PM (ET)
The Indonesian Government through the Transport Ministry will develop smart airports in cooperation with the government of New Zealand.

Thanksgiving Flights: Expect Record Crowds at U.S. Airports This Year
USA Today - Nov 01, 2017 12:49 PM (ET)
Air travelers should expect record crowds at U.S. airports this Thanksgiving.

Future Airports to Rely on Technology to Reduce Delays and Improve Security, Expert Says
KMBZ (Kansas City, Mo.) - Nov 01, 2017 12:48 PM (ET)
Technology will enable passengers of the future to reduce wait times and other headaches at airports, an airport expert believes.

Airport Shoeshine Stands Still on Their Feet
USA Today - Nov 01, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
In the days when people dressed up to fly, shoeshine stands were an airport staple.

Shreveport Airport Authority Names New Airport Police Chief
KSLA (Shreveport, La.) - Nov 01, 2017 10:11 AM (ET)
Shreveport Airport Authority announces the new Chief of Airport Police Wednesday morning.

The World's Best Airport Has a New Nature-Inspired Terminal
Quartz - Nov 01, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Singapore, considered to have the world’s best airport, isn’t resting on its laurels.

Hurricane Irma Interrupts John Glenn Airport's Steady Passenger Growth
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Nov 01, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Hurricane Irma took a bite out of passenger traffic at John Glenn Columbus International Airport in September, leading to the first year-over-year dip in passengers in three and a half years.

5 Most Anticipated Airport Cargo Capacity Expansions
Air Cargo World - Nov 01, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
As demand continues to increase for air cargo and e-commerce, the world’s airports are preparing to expand where possible to handle the expected load. Here is a list of some of the most eagerly awaited airport projects that will help expand global airfreight capacity.

Airport Breaks Its Summer Passenger Record
Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.) - Nov 01, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Summer air travel was brisk at Glacier Park International Airport, with passenger numbers up 13.9 percent from last year.

Travelers Might One Day Bet Online at Erie Airport
GoErie.com (Erie, Pa.) - Nov 01, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
Travelers one day may be able to bet online while waiting for flights at Erie International Airport.

Storms Cut September Volume by 10 Percent at Charleston's Airport
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - Nov 01, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Hurricanes took some of the tailwind out of the region's air travel industry last month.

New CEO Has Looked at Ontario Airport from Both Sides Now
Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.) - Nov 01, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
When he was hired by Los Angeles World Airports nearly 15 years ago, Mark Thorpe came out to Ontario International Airport and was wowed by the two terminals, then only five years old.

New 4th Terminal to Make Cancun Mexico's No. 2 Airport
AP - Nov 01, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
The Cancun International Airport has inaugurated a new terminal projected to make it Mexico's second busiest, with an estimated 31 million passengers per year.

Our Unabashed Love Affair with Long Beach Airport
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) - Nov 01, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
We love the Long Beach Airport. Not the way you love a certain restaurant or shop. That’s more of a “like” situation. No, we love LGB the way you love your sweet mother. We would follow the airport into the terrifying abyss of hell.

South Korea's Incheon Airport Is Opening a Cosmetic Surgery Center
Allure - Nov 01, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
If you've ever found yourself wondering what to do during an annoyingly long layover (hi, hello, all of us), "get Botox" will soon join your list of possibilities — at least if you're traveling in South Korea. One airport has plans to open a cosmetic surgery center that has experts alarmed.

Uber, Lyft, Wingz Ridership at Seattle Airport Spikes 200% as Port Raises Per-Trip Fee by $1
GeekWire - Nov 01, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Letting Uber and Lyft pick up passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport seems to be a net positive for both consumers and the Port of Seattle.

American Orders 10 More Embraer E175s
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
American Airlines has placed a firm order for 10 additional Embraer E175s valued at $457 million at list prices.

SkyWest: 3Q Profit, Revenue Up on Fleet Transition
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, again cited the company’s ongoing fleet transition as the primary source of improved revenue and profits, posting $53.7 million in net profit for the 2017 third quarter, up 30% from $41.3 million in 3Q 2016.

Russia's UTair Aviation Rebrands to 'Utair'
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Russia’s Utair Aviation unveiled a new corporate identity on a Boeing 737-800 at Moscow Vnukovo Airport Oct. 31. The new design, which features a lower-cased “t” in Utair, was developed by Friends Moscow agency.

LOT to Take First Leased 737 MAX 8 in December
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
LOT Polish Airlines expects to receive its first leased Boeing 737 MAX 8 in early December and launch scheduled services on the Warsaw-London Heathrow route in the same month.

Lufthansa Technik Sofia Expands Bulgarian Maintenance Facility
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Lufthansa Technik Sofia (LTSF), a joint venture (JV) of Germany’s Lufthansa Technik and the Bulgarian Aviation Group, is expanding its Sofia Airport facility in Bulgaria into a new narrowbody eight-bay hangar.

Germania Expands Berlin Operations
Air Transport World - Nov 01, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Berlin-based Germania will expand operations in Berlin by 400%, responding to market changes and a greater presence at Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports, Germania COO Clauspeter Schwarz said in a statement.

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