Dec 08, 2017 09:08 AM (ET)
TSA PreCheck Program to Speed Security Lines Needs More Workers Doing Background Checks, Report Says
Los Angeles Times - Dec 08, 2017 03:14 PM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration’s push to enroll 25 million people in its expedited screening program has fallen short, mainly because the agency failed to assign enough workers to review applications, a federal report found.
Betong Airport to Open in Early 2020
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Dec 08, 2017 03:14 PM (ET)
The transport minister on Friday laid a foundation stone for 1.9-billion-baht Betong airport, which is expected to open in early 2020 to boost economic development and security in the far South.
Delta Cancels 375 Flights as Snowstorm Hits Atlanta's Airport
Bloomberg - Dec 08, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
Delta Air Lines Inc. canceled 375 flights at its Atlanta hub, the world’s busiest airport, amid a winter storm expected to drop as many as four inches of snow on the city.
Why You Shouldn't Overlook Smaller Airports
Condé Nast Traveler - Dec 08, 2017 02:32 PM (ET)
Flying from hometown airports doesn't always mean paying high prices for airfare.
Yeager Airport Celebrates 15 Years of Nonstop Flights to Houston
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Dec 08, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Yeager Airport on Thursday celebrated 15 years of nonstop flights to Houston by offering mechanical bull rides, raffling off airline tickets to the Texas city, and announcing the move to an all-jet fleet of aircraft serving airport passengers on all 18 daily flights starting in January.
Ryanair Threatens to Punish Irish Pilots If They Walk Out
Bloomberg - Dec 08, 2017 10:42 AM (ET)
Ryanair Holdings Plc has threatened to freeze benefits for pilots in Dublin and move aircraft to other Irish airports if staff go on strike.
Old Runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Get Overhaul
AP - Dec 08, 2017 10:38 AM (ET)
A runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport that dates back nearly seven decades is set for a major overhaul.
O'Hare Airport Workers Organize Strike
CBS St. Louis - Dec 08, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Workers at restaurants, bars and coffee shops at O’Hare International Airport have voted to authorize a strike amid ongoing contract negotiations.
Private Sector Financing Sought for Airport Terminal
Newsday (Trinidad and Tobago) - Dec 08, 2017 10:32 AM (ET)
Government is seeking private sector investment through a Build Own Lease Transfer (BOLT) arrangement to build the new airport terminal at the ANR Robinson International Airport in Crown Point.
$2B Newark Airport Project Gets Big Chunk Of Funds Approved
Patch.com - Dec 08, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Port Authority officials approved a big chunk of the $2.3 billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport this week. The financial approvals come amidst an "unprecedented growth in passenger traffic" at the busy airport, officials said.
Hundreds of Items Unclaimed Nearly 1 Year After Fort Lauderdale Airport Shootings
Sun Sentinel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) - Dec 08, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Almost a year after the Jan. 6 shootings at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, hundreds of personal items left behind in the chaos remain unclaimed.
Helena Regional Airport Applying for Grant to Attract New Flights to Seattle, Portland
KTVH (Helena, Mont.) - Dec 08, 2017 10:30 AM (ET)
The Helena Regional Airport is preparing to turn in an application for a federal grant that could help bring in additional flights.
Newcastle Airport Flying High After Winning Yet Another Award
ChroncileLive (U.K.) - Dec 08, 2017 10:29 AM (ET)
Newcastle International Airport is flying high after being named ‘Airport of the Year’ at the North of England Transport Awards.
Airport Land to Anchor New Conservation Area
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) - Dec 08, 2017 10:28 AM (ET)
Virginia officials want to create a huge new conservation area in York County, anchored by 390 acres of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport land, to protect a rare type of wetlands and a Civil War battlefield site.
Stillwater Regional Airport Holding Christmas Food Drive
O'Colly (Stillwater, Okla.) - Dec 08, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
As the holidays approach, the Stillwater Regional Airport is hosting its first food drive to help feed Stillwater residents. The airport paired with the American Airlines envoy team, which supports the airport's operations.
Airport Authority Seeks Removal of Lovell Member
Conway (N.H.) Daily Sun - Dec 08, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Members of the Eastern Slope Regional Airport Authority are seeking to remove activist board member Steve Bender of Lovell, Maine, because of his recent criticisms of the authority's executive board.
Airlines Expected to Need 117K Pilots Over Next 20 Years
Fox 4 (Dallas/Fort Worth) - Dec 08, 2017 09:20 AM (ET)
American Airlines recently had to overcome a computer glitch that let too many pilots have vacation time around the holidays.
Congressional Action Needed to Replace San Diego's Aging Airport Terminal
San Diego Union-Tribune - Dec 08, 2017 09:19 AM (ET)
When you think about the region’s economic prosperity — today and tomorrow — all roads lead to San Diego International Airport. Tourism, business, global trade, the innovation economy, even the defense sector all depend on it.
How the House Tax Bill Could Complicate Tampa International's Master Plan
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Business Journal - Dec 08, 2017 09:18 AM (ET)
The elimination of a tax break for private activity bonds could complicate the next phase of Tampa International Airport’s massive expansion as well as the financing of projects at other airports throughout the United States.
Land-Air LLC Breaks Ground Near Toledo Express Airport
Toledo (Ohio) Blade - Dec 08, 2017 09:17 AM (ET)
Land-Air LLC, along with state, county, and Regional Growth Partnership officials, ceremonially broke ground Thursday on a 100,000-square-foot “speculative building” near Toledo Express Airport.
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Installs Private Area for Moms to Breastfeed
Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal - Dec 08, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport announced Thursday the installation of a “lactation suite” to offer mothers a private area to breastfeed if they so choose.
British Airways Flight Returns to Sky Harbor Due to Technical Issue
Fox 10 (Phoenix) - Dec 08, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
A British Airways flight had to return to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport late Wednesday night due to what BA officials said was a "technical issue".
Lessors Dominate Airbus, Boeing November Orders
Air Transport World - Dec 08, 2017 09:07 AM (ET)
Boeing dominated November’s new order tally, booking 159 commercial aircraft by six customers, valued at approximately $21 billion at list prices. Boeing’s November sales included major orders by Ireland-based subsidiaries of two Chinese aircraft leasing companies.
Air Transport World - Dec 08, 2017 09:06 AM (ET)
“A big part of our mission here is making the world a smaller and smaller and smaller place.” —Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, Oct. 18, 2017. This quote from Bastian, uttered as he fielded questions from reporters in Atlanta to witness the public debut of Delta’s first Airbus A350-900 in mid-October, reverberated after Delta and WestJet announced their preliminary agreement to form a US-Canada transborder joint venture.
Arab Carriers Sign Up for Decade of Distribution Services
Air Transport World - Dec 08, 2017 09:00 AM (ET)
A group of 15 airlines from the Middle East & North Africa has signed a 10-year framework agreement with Amadeus for distribution services. The deal was negotiated and led by the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), which represents 34 airlines in the region.
PA Consulting Acquires Aviation Specialist Nyras
Air Transport World - Dec 08, 2017 08:59 AM (ET)
UK-headquartered consultancy firm PA Consulting Group has acquired aviation consultancy specialist Nyras for an undisclosed sum.