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Holiday Passenger Traffic Projected to Rise 3.5 Percent
Dec 12, 2017 04:19 PM (ET)
DFW, Philadelphia Airport Bonds Rated
Dec 12, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Delta, WestJet Announce Transborder Agreement
Dec 12, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
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New Owners Taking Over Kalispell City Airport
KULR (Billings, Mont.) - Dec 12, 2017 04:18 PM (ET)
Kalispell city council voted to lease the municipal airport property to an independent group. This lease will terminate the cities financial obligations and liabilities to the property and a new group of owners will assume responsibility.

Clayton Fights Loss of Hartsfield-Jackson Jet Fuel Sales Tax Revenue
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Dec 12, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
A fight over who gets to keep Clayton County sales tax revenue from jet fuel at the world’s busiest airport started with Delta Air Lines arguing that the airport should by law get the money, and led to a clarification of a federal policy affecting airports across the nation.

Tokyo Airport to Be 'Scattered' with Robots for 2020 Olympics
Phys.org - Dec 12, 2017 04:16 PM (ET)
Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official said Tuesday as he unveiled seven new machines to perform tasks from helping with luggage to language assistance.

Delta Plane Damaged After Collision with Tow Tug at Detroit Metro Airport
WXYZ (Detroit) - Dec 12, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
A Delta plane getting ready to take off at Detroit Metro Airport was sent back to the gate after it was damaged in a collision with a tow tug.

Wayne County Airport Authority CEO to Leave for Columbus
Crain's Detroit Business - Dec 12, 2017 04:02 PM (ET)
Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Joseph Nardone is leaving his post at the governmental agency, which operates the Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports.

GOP Under Pressure on Bond Issue in Tax Bill
The Hill (Washington) - Dec 12, 2017 10:31 AM (ET)
Groups representing affordable housing, hospitals, airports and colleges are intensely lobbying House Republicans to defer to the Senate and retain a critical financing tool scrapped in their own tax plan.

Paperless Boarding, Virtual Lounge in Works for Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton Journal (Canada) - Dec 12, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
The elimination of paper boarding passes and a virtual “pop up” passenger lounge are on the horizon as Edmonton International Airport continues to navigate the aviation technology revolution.

Airport Evaluates Benefits of East Side Hangar Expansion
Herald and News (Klamath Falls, Ore.) - Dec 12, 2017 10:18 AM (ET)
Airport officials had to make some new plans for the east side hangar expansion once commercial air services left Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport.

Bank Manager Appointed to Airport Authority
Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Ind.) - Dec 12, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
A new member has been appointed to the local airport authority to fill a vacancy left by a retiring board member.

Berlin Airport Plans 'Soft Launch' Without Main Terminal Building
DW (Germany) - Dec 12, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Berlin International Airport's chief hopes to save the country from further embarassment with his "BER Lite" project. The plan would see the airport open "metal boxes" instead of the elegantly designed main terminal.

The Airport Lounge Business — An Insider's View of How It All Works
Skift - Dec 12, 2017 10:02 AM (ET)
Few things excite casual travelers as much as an airport lounge with free pretzels, cookies and — often — mediocre beer, wine and spirits.

Fix U.S. Airport Security Before It's Too Late
The National Interest - Dec 12, 2017 10:01 AM (ET)
The same security flaws that allow drugs into the United States can be exploited by terror groups and may eventually lead to another 9/11-type mass terror attack. It is time to close that gap by focusing on illicit cargo with the same intensity that we do on dangerous passengers.

Fliers May Have to Shell Out More to Fund Metro to Airport
Economic Times (India) - Dec 12, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Passengers using the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) may have to shell out more as air fare in order to fund the construction of a metro line from the city to the airport.

'Outages' at New Passport Machines Lead to Christmas Airport Fears
Irish Times (Ireland) - Dec 12, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Glitches and teething problems with new passport-reading machines could make life a misery for the large number of people expected home for Christmas through Dublin Airport this year, as passenger throughput at the airport is expected to hit a record 30 million for 2017.

Chaos Hits European Flights as Snow Snarls Major Hubs
USA Today - Dec 12, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Air travelers in Europe faced more disruptions Monday after a winter storm snarled flights at several hub airports this weekend.

Airport Authority Wins USDA Grant
The Journal (Martinsburg, W.Va.) - Dec 12, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
The Eastern Regional Airport Authority has been awarded a $30,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture rural business development grant to help pay for a strategic business plan, according to Jim Klein, chairman of the Airport Authority.

OSU Airport Master Plan Should be Finished by Fall
This Week News (Ohio) - Dec 12, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Residents were offered an update Dec. 5 on a plan that will shape the Ohio State University Airport over the next 20 years.

Airport Could Benefit from Collaboration
IllinoisHomepage.net (Champaign, Ill.) - Dec 12, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
The park district and ADM are joining forces to renovate the airport.

Pilot Shortage Alive and Well in Vietnam: Jetstar Pacific
FlightGlobal (U.K.) - Dec 12, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
A shortage of qualified pilots remains an issue for Vietnam low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific.

Missoula City Club Talks Changes at Airport
NBC Montana - Dec 12, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Big changes are happening at the Missoula International Airport. That was the topic at the Missoula City Club meeting Monday.

Flying for the Holidays? Here's What You Need to Know About the TSA's New Security Rules
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee) - Dec 12, 2017 08:51 AM (ET)
On the same day a terror attack was reported in New York City, officials at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee were reminding air travelers of new security measures being rolled out at the airport Monday.

Supervisors Hear Airport Success Story from Western New York Official
Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.) - Dec 12, 2017 08:50 AM (ET)
Warren County leaders heard Monday from a western New York official who told how his county took over operations of its airport, cut its losses and essentially breaks even on the airstrip after years of losses.

Weekend Snowstorm Forces 1,375 Delta Flight Cancellations
Air Transport World - Dec 12, 2017 08:46 AM (ET)
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines canceled 1,375 flights Dec. 8-9 as an early winter storm brought over two inches of snow to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Delta’s largest hub.

Qatar Airways A321 Damaged by Fire During Maintenance
Air Transport World - Dec 12, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 has been badly damaged by fire during maintenance at the airline’s home hub at Hamad International Airport, Doha.

Rolls-Royce Wins Approval for ITP Acquisition
Air Transport World - Dec 12, 2017 08:45 AM (ET)
Rolls-Royce has secured the authorizations it needs to acquire the remaining 53.1% of Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP) from Spanish engineering and construction firm Sener Grupo de Ingeniería.

London Gatwick to Boost Capacity with Larger Pier
Air Transport World - Dec 12, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
London Gatwick Airport plans to more than double the size of its North Terminal’s Pier 6 to keep pace with the airport’s growing number of passengers.

Etihad Introduces Buy-on-Board Refreshments
Air Transport World - Dec 12, 2017 08:44 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will continue offering complimentary meals in economy class, but is to add buy-on-board drinks, snacks and amenity kits as the airline continues to experiment with new products.

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