Dec 11, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Myrtle Beach Airport Sees Record Increases in Air Travel
Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - Dec 11, 2017 05:43 PM (ET)
The Myrtle Beach International Airport reported an increase of nearly 23 percent of passengers in November compared to November 2016, airport officials said in a statement Monday.
Eugene Airport to Celebrate 1 Million Passenger Milestone
KVAL (Eugene, Ore.) - Dec 11, 2017 05:42 PM (ET)
Eugene Airport officials announced Monday morning that the airport has surpassed the one million annual passengers mark for the first time in its history.
Aberdeen International Airport Traffic Continues to Rise
BBC News (U.K.) - Dec 11, 2017 05:42 PM (ET)
Passenger numbers at Aberdeen Airport have risen for the seventh consecutive month, despite a sharp drop in helicopter traffic.
Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow
New York Times - Dec 11, 2017 05:41 PM (ET)
For many air travelers, getting to and from the airport has long been part of the whole miserable experience. Do they drive and park in some distant lot? Take mass transit or a taxi? Deal with a rental car?
Port Authority Authorizes $1B Construction Spend on NYC Regional Airports
ConstructionDive.com - Dec 11, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
The decision-making process behind determining which projects the Port Authority will fund has historically been a contentious one. Last year, Port Authority commission members were at odds over who would pay for a new Manhattan bus terminal. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eventually came to an agreement, though the commission's split views and other issues caused the Port Authority to delay a vote on a $31 billion, 10-year infrastructure initiative.
Cherokee Honors Pilot-Businessman Who Ran County Airport
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Dec 11, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution giving the Cherokee County Regional Airport the honorary name of Coleman D. Sutton Airfield after the pilot, instructor and aircraft mechanic who for 30 years was fixed-base operator there.
Dublin Airport Opens New €22m Boarding Gate Area
RTE (Ireland) - Dec 11, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Dublin Airport has opened a new €22m boarding gate area as part of a major investment programme.
Bourbon County Families Fighting Airport Expansion
Lex18.com (Lexington, Ky.) - Dec 11, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Land owned by families and farmers for generations is in danger of being condemned.
Lebanon Municipal Airport Offers Free Scenic Flights on Cape Air
Valley News (Lebanon, N.H.) - Dec 11, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Melanie Matulonis’ remembers the tales her dad, a former pilot, would tell her about the “tiny” planes that pulled up next to him on the runway. Some of these planes, the family story goes, belonged to Cape Air.
Stanfield International Airport Introduces New Automated Inspection Kiosks
CTV (Canada) - Dec 11, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Tourists and others arriving at Halifax's Robert Stanfield International Airport from the United States and overseas are discovering something new.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, United Airlines Showcase the Passenger Experience at Was
Airline Geeks - Dec 11, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Think about your home airport. Do you get excited when a new airline is announced? When a new, modern jet like the Dreamliner starts service to your hometown? This was the mood walking into “Passport to Dulles 2018” on Tuesday.
Historic Month to Continue as Cairns Airport Starts to Spread its Wings Again
Cairns Post (Australia) - Dec 11, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
From the pilots’ dispute of 1989 to major international airline coups, Cairns’ aviation history has been paved with setbacks and success.
Storm Causes Delays at Logan Airport
NECN (Boston) - Dec 11, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
The first snowfall of the season in New England has caused frustration for travelers at Boston's Logan Airport.
First Glimpse of New $55 Million Airport Upgrade
Cayman Compass (Cayman Islands) - Dec 11, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Airport bosses unveiled the first element of the facility’s $55 million upgrade Friday, and then targeted completing the job by next Christmas.
Airports Forced to Extend Runway Closure as Snowfall Batters Britain
The Star (U.K.) - Dec 11, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
A spokesman for East Midlands Airport said snowfall has forced them to close their airfield until late this afternoon.
Australian Airport Security Details Stolen after Computer Systems Hacked
9News (Australia) - Dec 11, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
An Australian airport had sensitive security details and building plans stolen after its computer systems were hacked.
New Oman Airport Terminal to Open This Year
Brazil-Arab News Agency (Brazil) - Dec 11, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
After an initial test flight due December 23, a new facility at the Muscat International Airport will increase annual passenger capacity by as much as four times.
Small Plane Catches Fire While Landing at California Airport
AP - Dec 11, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Authorities say a pilot escaped serious injury when his small plane caught fire during an emergency landing at a California airport.
TSA Changes at Durango Airport Cause Slight Delays
The Journal (Cortez, Colo.) - Dec 11, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at security checks to be more efficient during the Christmas travel season.
Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
CBS Miami - Dec 11, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Authorities have confirmed that the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday did not survive.
DOT Axes Proposed Rules for Ancillary Revenue, Baggage Fee Disclosure
Air Transport World - Dec 11, 2017 09:29 AM (ET)
Critics of perceived federal government overreach regarding US airline industry regulation were handed a victory Dec. 7 as the US Department of Transportation (DOT) withdrew two proposed rules that would have forced US airlines to collect and publish detailed data on ancillary revenues and disclose baggage fees to passengers at point-of-sale, respectively.
Ryanair to End GDS Partnership with Amadeus
Air Transport World - Dec 11, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Ryanair will end its partnership with global distribution system (GDS) provider Amadeus on Dec. 15, after both parties were unable to reach a renewed commercial agreement, the Irish LCC announced Dec. 8.
Germany's LGW Begins Airbus A320 Operations for Eurowings
Air Transport World - Dec 11, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Germany-based regional carrier LGW has begun wet-lease Airbus A320 operations for Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings as part of Lufthansa Group’s €210 million ($247 million) bid to take over a large part of bankrupt airberlin assets, which includes Austria’s NIKI and LGW.
Belavia to Add One Embraer E195 for Route Expansion
Air Transport World - Dec 11, 2017 09:27 AM (ET)
Belavia Belarusian Airlines has ordered another Embraer E195 jet, scheduled for delivery in 2018. The firm order has a list price value of $53.5 million.
Azul, Turkish Airlines to Codeshare
Air Transport World - Dec 11, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Azul Brazilian Airlines and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement.