Nov 21, 2017 08:29 AM (ET)
San Diego International Airport Working on Runway Upgrades
AP - Nov 21, 2017 06:06 PM (ET)
San Diego International Airport officials say they do not expect flights coming in and out of the airport will be affected as they work on repaving the facility's only runway.
More Thanksgiving Travelers Could Mean More Crowds, Confusion at Airports
NBC News - Nov 21, 2017 03:02 PM (ET)
If you’re traveling this holiday weekend, you already know you'll be hitting the crowds. But this year the roads and skies will be even busier than usual — and new rules at the airport could slow things down even more.
Air Traffic Control Privatization Is Just an Airline Power Grab
Washington Examiner - Nov 21, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
For millions of Americans, the upcoming holidays mean flying home, often to a small town served by a small airport. While Americans make their holiday plans, what they may not know is that the big airlines are demanding Congress pass a bill that would likely threaten needed upgrades at airports in small towns and communities across the country.
From Toilets To Takeoff, Dubai Airport Charters Splunk For Digital Growth
Forbes - Nov 21, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
With over 100 million passengers expected to pass through its terminals by 2020, Dubai International Airport is a massive still-growing transport hub. Now bordered by highways and the city itself on all aspects of its perimeter, the organization explains that it can’t “just use up a bit more desert” and grow bigger when it needs to. So how does it seek to improve?
American Airlines Looks To Ditch Toxic Uniforms Suit
Law360 - Nov 21, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
American Airlines asked an Illinois federal court Friday to toss a proposed class action over a new batch of chemically treated uniforms that’s allegedly led to a “cascade of health problems” among flight attendants and pilots, saying the tort claims are clearly preempted by workers’ compensation laws.
How Airports Are Tracking Travellers' Smartphones to Reduce Queuing Times
Independent (U.K.) - Nov 21, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
If only we could zip through the necessary but tedious checkpoints at the airport without waiting – at check-in, bag drop, passport control, security. There would be more time to spend in the oyster bar or browse the latest “bargains” in those natty airside boutiques. Airports are equally keen to speed you through the bottlenecks, for every minute spent queuing is a minute that could be spent in retail therapy, which generates around half of all airport revenue.
'Flying People' Art Exhibit Headed Back to Eugene Airport
Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) - Nov 21, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
The popular and whimsical “flying people” art exhibit is returning to the Eugene Airport, city officials announced Monday.
Ford Airport Hires COO
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Business Journal - Nov 21, 2017 10:48 AM (ET)
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has named its new chief operating officer.
EasyJet Shares Up After Results Reveal £5bn Revenue
Portfolio Adviser - Nov 21, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Budget airline EasyJet has bounced back from a troubled year in its industry, posting record passenger numbers and more than £5bn in revenue.
Technical Problems Delay Flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Reuters - Nov 21, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
Technical problems at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport delayed dozens of flights to one of Europe’s busiest airports on Tuesday, the national air traffic controller said.
Electeds Back Airport's Purchase
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News and Guide - Nov 21, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)
A $26 million purchase that will allow Jackson Hole Airport, rather than a pair of competing private businesses, to manage its noncommercial aviation services took a step forward Monday.
Homebuilt Accidents Drop to Historic Lows
General Aviation News - Nov 21, 2017 10:33 AM (ET)
Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, particularly amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the FAA’s 2017 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, falling to historic lows.
For 50 Years, He Has Solved Problems at Columbus Airport
Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch - Nov 21, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Joe Farmer has the right temperament for addressing the kinds of problems that arise in airports: torn passports, irate passengers, anxious basketball coaches.
United Returning to Elmira Airport
Star-Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:49 AM (ET)
Elmira Corning Regional Airport will be hanging a "Welcome Back" sign for United Airlines in April.
440 Guns Found at Florida Airport Checkpoints in 2017
News 13 (Orlando, Fla.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:48 AM (ET)
A reminder for those flying this Thanksgiving week -- make sure the guns are not in the carry-on luggage.
ILM Lands Nonstop Flights to Chicago, Washington-Dulles
Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:47 AM (ET)
Wilmington International Airport is spreading its wings to the Windy City and the nation’s capital.
New Tucson International Airport Eateries Make You Wish Your Flight Was Late
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Minutes after noon last Friday, as travelers gathered around the baggage-claim carousels at Tucson International Airport and a couple gave their tearful young grandson a final hug, Carmen and Ernie Schank were kicking back on the patio of the months-old Noble Hops brew pub not far from the American Airlines ticket counter.
Columbia Regional Airport Reports Record Numbers, Plans New Daily Flight
Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune - Nov 21, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
More fliers are using the Columbia Regional Airport this year than ever before and the airport still has two more months to track in its already record-breaking year.
Fresno Airport Announces New Non-Stop Flights to Chicago
KFSN (Fresno, Calif.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:42 AM (ET)
The City of Fresno announced Monday the launch of daily non-stop air service between Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning June 7, 2018.
Palm Springs International Airport Opening Economy Lot for Thanksgiving Travelers
KESQ (Palm Springs, Calif.) - Nov 21, 2017 08:41 AM (ET)
Palm Springs International Airport will open its temporary economy parking lot starting Tuesday in anticipation of increased holiday traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Latest Plane Crash Near San Jose Reid-Hillview Airport Renews Calls For Its Closure
CBS SF Bay Area (San Francisco) - Nov 21, 2017 08:40 AM (ET)
A small plane crash into a San Jose home is the latest incident at a local airfield where neighborhood residents say it is a tragedy waiting to happen.
Delta-Korean Air JV Cleared by US DOT; Awaits South Korean Approval
Air Transport World - Nov 21, 2017 08:39 AM (ET)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the Delta Air Lines-Korean Air transpacific joint venture (JV).
Avolon Finalizes Order for 75 Boeing 737 MAXs
Air Transport World - Nov 21, 2017 08:38 AM (ET)
Dublin-based lessor Avolon has finalized a firm order for 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, plus options for 20 MAX 8s, valued at nearly $11 billion at list prices.
AFRAA Appoints New Secretary General
Air Transport World - Nov 21, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has named former Air Burkina and Air Mali CEO Abderahmane Berthé as secretary general, succeeding Elijah Chingosho.
Russia's S7 Engineering, Air Astana Sign MRO Deal
Air Transport World - Nov 21, 2017 08:37 AM (ET)
Russia’s Engineering Holding, an MRO member of the S7 Group, will repaint narrowbody aircraft for Kazakhstan’s Air Astana at the Mineralnye Vody Airport paint center. The deal, which was signed in early November, will remain in force for six years.
Russia's New Platov Airport Welcomes First Flights
Air Transport World - Nov 21, 2017 08:36 AM (ET)
Russia’s new Platov International Airport, which will serve Rostov-on-Don, welcomed its first flights from Azimuth Airline and Rossiya Airlines Nov. 18, ahead of its official opening Nov. 27.