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Wednesday's Aviation Agenda on Capitol Hill
Nov 07, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman LoBiondo to Retire
Nov 07, 2017 05:12 PM (ET)
Southwest Announces Service Changes
Nov 07, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeks Accredited Members for Board of Examiners
Nov 07, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Learn the Latest on Emerging Airport Technology
Nov 07, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)

Poland Approves Plan to Build $9.6 Billion Central Airport
Bloomberg - Nov 07, 2017 06:02 PM (ET)
Poland will build central airport for as much as 35 billion zloty ($9.6 billion) by 2027, reversing a strategy based on expanding smaller regional ports with the help of funds provided by the European Union.

Jet Service from NP Airport to Begin Feb. 1
North Platte (Neb.) Telegraph - Nov 07, 2017 06:01 PM (ET)
United Express has announced it will begin daily non-stop service from North Platte to Denver on Feb. 1.

NASAO Supports Changes to Flight Time Requirements for ATP Certification
Transportation Today - Nov 07, 2017 06:00 PM (ET)
As work continues on an FAA reauthorization bill in the Senate, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) advocated on Friday for changes to a rule requiring 1,500 hours of flight experience for airline transport pilot (ATP) certification.

America's Top 15 High Tech Airports
ATTInternetService.com - Nov 07, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
Say hello to the future of travel. From live security wait time trackers to customer service robots to free wi-fi, these innovative high-tech airports go above and beyond to keep travelers comfortable and connected.

Bennington Airport Officials Upset with State Over Budgets, Plans
Bennington (Vt.) Banner - Nov 07, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Concern is mounting in some quarters over Vermont's aviation program and the schedule for airport upgrade projects — especially those that would support businesses based at state-owned facilities.

Glacier Park International Airport Sets Summer Passenger Record
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Mont.) - Nov 07, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Glacier Park International Airport is on track to set another passenger record after an unprecedented summer.

Florida Airport Offers Direct Flights from Windsor to Less-Touristy Options
Windsor Star (Canada) - Nov 07, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
Windsorites who soon fly directly to Florida will find options a little off the beaten track.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Negotiates for Customs Site with Mexico
AZcentral.com (Ariz.) - Nov 07, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority is negotiating to develop 360 acres at the airport. The project could station Mexican customs officials at the airport togrow and expedite American goods headed to Mexico.

Profits Soar as Knock Airport Has Record Year
Independent (Ireland) - Nov 07, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Pre-tax profits at the company that operates Ireland West Airport Knock last year increased more than fivefold to €642,788.

Alamance County Helps with Regional Airport Growth
Times-News (Burlington, N.C.) - Nov 07, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Alamance County is participating in the effort to expand Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport to the tune of $100,000 to connect it to Burlington’s sewer system.

Killeen Council to Discuss Fiscal Policy Tuesday
Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald - Nov 07, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Financial policy and how best to track and spend public money will be a focus Tuesday for the Killeen City Council on Election Day.

Cleaning Services Agreement Reached for Airport Taxi Lot
Rivard Report (San Antonio) - Nov 07, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
After suspending cleaning services at restroom facilities in a waiting lot near the San Antonio International Airport, Aviation Department officials on Monday reached a new services agreement with local taxicab drivers.

Man Crawls Through Baggage Carousel and Sneaks Onto the Airport Tarmac, Video Shows
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Nov 07, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
A man pretending to talk on a cellphone made it past Miami International Airport security Saturday, jumped onto a luggage carousel, and sprinted onto the tarmac, exclusive video shows.

'It's Kind of Our Turn': Lafayette Airport Commission to Unveil New Terminal Design Details
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) - Nov 07, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Development of a new $90 million terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport is proceeding, with new design details being unveiled this week and a key personnel decision likely to follow the week after.

State Considers a Sponsor for Birchwood Airport
KTUU (Anchorage, Alaska) - Nov 07, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
The State of Alaska's Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is in discussions about obtaining a sponsor for the Birchwood Airport.

Runway-Light Outage at Tucson Airport Blamed on Construction Mishap
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Nov 07, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
A power outage that shut off runway lights and affected more than 15 flights at Tucson International Airport Friday night was caused by a construction mishap, the Tucson Airport Authority said Monday.

Airline Chief: Ask Investors To Help On Airport Upkeep
Tribune 242 (Bahamas) - Nov 07, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
A Bahamian airline executive yesterday said the Government should ask major Family Island investors to contribute to maintaining airports, arguing that it is challenged in meeting international standards.

Residents Oppose Acquisition of Land for Airport Expansion
The Hindu (India) - Nov 07, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Residents of Pattathammal Street situated near the international airport here have stoutly opposed the acquisition of their lands by the revenue authorities for the airport expansion project on the grounds that it would severely affect their livelihood.

World's Top 50 Cargo Airports — Part III: What Can We Learn About Trade Flows?
Cargo Facts - Nov 07, 2017 09:21 AM (ET)
Today we continue our multi-part series of posts analyzing freight flows through airports in 2016. In Part I we looked at the overall state of the air freight market in 2016, and provided chart showing the top 50 airports worldwide, ranked for international freight, domestic freight, and total freight handled. Yesterday, in Part II, we backed out into space and looked down for a high-level analysis, breaking down the data by continent and by country.

Qatar Airways to Buy Stake in Cathay Pacific
Air Transport World - Nov 07, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways has announced it is taking an almost 10% stake in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways.

Airlines Need to Master the Art of the Upsell
Air Transport World - Nov 07, 2017 09:13 AM (ET)
As airlines continue to roll out product segmentation—offering passengers tiered fare options starting with basic economy—upselling is becoming a critical element of the air transport business.

Southwest Launches New International Flights from Fort Lauderdale
Air Transport World - Nov 07, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Southwest Airlines launched three new nonstop international routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Nov. 5, including its first daily service to British Overseas Territory Turks and Caicos Islands’ Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

Edelweiss Air to Lease A320s from Macquarie Group
Air Transport World - Nov 07, 2017 09:12 AM (ET)
Swiss International Air Lines’ (SWISS) subsidiary Edelweiss Air will add three leased Lufthansa Airbus A320s from Macquarie Group as part of its expansion plans. The Swiss airline will take delivery of two A320s in April 2018 and the third aircraft in June 2018.

IATA: September Storms Hit Global Passenger Growth, Albeit Temporarily
Air Transport World - Nov 07, 2017 09:10 AM (ET)
Global air passenger traffic slowed in September to a 5.7% year-over-year increase, its weakest growth rate since February, but largely a temporary lapse attributable to the impacts of hurricanes on Latin and North America and a typhoon on Japan, according to IATA’s September Air Passenger Market Analysis.

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