Dec 13, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
City Could Save Time, Money with New Airport Plan
Missourian (Columbia, Mo.) - Dec 13, 2017 06:30 PM (ET)
A new terminal for the Columbia Regional Airport is coming in for an expedited landing, and the project could be under budget and ahead of schedule, Mayor Brian Treece announced Wednesday morning from Hangar 350 at the airport.
Homeless Man Steals $350,000 from Paris Airport
CNN - Dec 13, 2017 06:27 PM (ET)
A homeless man stole 300,000 euros ($353,000) from an unlocked room in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday.
Aldermen Want Chicago Airport Security to Be Designated "Police" Again
Chicago Tribune - Dec 13, 2017 06:27 PM (ET)
Chicago aldermen are again fighting city Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans’ decision to remove the word “police” from airport security officers’ titles after an infamous dragging incident on a United Airlines flight at O’Hare airport.
India is Buying World's Emptiest Airport in Its Battle for Territorial Dominance with China
Business Insider - Dec 13, 2017 06:24 PM (ET)
India plans to buy the world's emptiest airport in an effort to limit China's influence in the Indian Ocean.
Vietnamese Hacker Breaks Into Airport System, Finds His Way to Prison
DigitalTrends.com - Dec 13, 2017 06:23 PM (ET)
Hacking takes all kinds of forms, and sometimes it’s not personal data that’s at risk but rather sensitive commercial or government data that’s the target. That’s particularly true for companies and agencies that run important public services such as transportation, where information like security protocols could be valuable to certain nefarious parties. That’s what makes the theft of sensitive information from Australia’s Perth Airport so scary, and the arrest of the guilty hacker so encouraging.
Spirit Airlines Names Next CEO as It Tries to Fix Old Problems
Skift - Dec 13, 2017 06:20 PM (ET)
When Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza left abruptly in January 2016, as the airline struggled with on-term performance woes and customer service issues, the carrier’s public relations team tried to spin his departure like it had been planned all along.
Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin's Niki After European Union Pressure
Bloomberg - Dec 13, 2017 06:20 PM (ET)
eutsche Lufthansa AG dropped its plan to buy Austrian airline Niki from insolvent parent Air Berlin Plc after European Union competition regulators opposed the deal, leaving the leisure carrier at risk of folding and stranding thousands of travelers ahead of the Christmas travel rush.
'We'll Put It To Work,' Southwest Airlines CEO Says Of Possible GOP Tax Cut Savings
WBUR (Boston) - Dec 13, 2017 03:40 PM (ET)
In a View From The Top conversation, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly (@gary_kelly) about the state of the airline industry, what's on the horizon for the company and possible impacts of the Republican tax overhaul.
Airport Officials Announce Three More Nonstop Flight Destinations to PIT
WPXI (Pittsburgh) - Dec 13, 2017 03:39 PM (ET)
You can now fly to three more destinations nonstop out of Pittsburgh International Airport.
Iftikhar Ahmad and Ed Rendell: Smart Investment in R.I. Jobs
Providence (R.I.) Journal - Dec 13, 2017 03:30 PM (ET)
While there has been a lot of talk in Washington and around the country about needing to invest in our nation’s failing infrastructure, few tangible steps have been taken so far to actually make infrastructure investment a national priority.
FAA Grants Sponsorship for Airport
Eagle Herald (Marinette, Wis.) - Dec 13, 2017 12:22 PM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved sponsorship for the Twin County Airport.
Asheville Airport Tops Passenger Record Yet Again in October
Citizen-Times (Asheville, N.C.) - Dec 13, 2017 12:10 PM (ET)
Records are made to be broken. That has especially been the case this year at the Asheville Regional Airport.
More in Store for the Dixon Airport
SaukValley.com (Ill.) - Dec 13, 2017 12:06 PM (ET)
Hangars are full at the Dixon Municipal Airport, and efforts are underway to make sure the spaces are being used to house operational aircraft rather than storing dead planes.
Albertus Airport Leaders Seeking $1.1 Million Access Road
Journal Standard (Freeport, Ill.) - Dec 13, 2017 12:05 PM (ET)
Albertus Airport is the first thing some potential developers see when they arrive in Freeport.
Building Boom Taking Off at Harrisburg International Airport
PennLive.com (Pa.) - Dec 13, 2017 12:04 PM (ET)
The busiest part of Harrisburg International Airport this holiday season isn't the passenger terminal. It's at the air cargo complex a quarter mile away where on one recent day, two jets -- sporting UPS and FedEx livery -- were parked and awaiting loading.
In Pittsburgh, the Airport Is a Destination
New York Times - Dec 13, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
The idea of spending extra time at the airport might not appeal to most people, but for years the Pittsburgh community has been longing for just that. Pittsburgh International obliged, becoming the first airport in the United States since Sept. 11 to regularly allow non-passengers into secured areas.
Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft Grow
Financial Review (Australia) - Dec 13, 2017 09:47 AM (ET)
For many air travellers, 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?
Marion Airport Wins $425,000 State Grant
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Dec 13, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission on Tuesday awarded more than $420,000 to the Marion Airport to widen and fix the facility’s runway.
Bloomington Airport Supports Fee Increase
Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) - Dec 13, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
Central Illinois Regional Airport officials hope Congress will approve a proposal that would make flights more expensive but potentially prevent future property tax increases.
Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Could Be Required to Undergo Emergency Training
Sun Sentinel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) - Dec 13, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
In the chaos during a shooting that killed five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, few people knew where to go or what to do. Employees were unable to answer panicked travelers’ questions as they dove for cover or were haphazardly evacuated.
Taxpayers, Travelers Win with a Modernized Airport Facility Charge
The Hill (Washington) - Dec 13, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Everyone from typical travelers to President Trump has decried the sorry state of American airport infrastructure. Airports would like to have the freedom to impose higher per-passenger charges to finance needed investments. Unfortunately, airlines have consistently opposed airport self-help user fees, leading to increasingly airport reliance on federal taxpayers and anti-competitive quid pro quo arrangements with airlines.
European Commission Confirms Brexit Implications
Air Transport World - Dec 13, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
The European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has confirmed the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) on air transport.
Aigle Azur to Branch into Long-Haul with A330 Order
Air Transport World - Dec 13, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has placed an order for two Airbus A330-200s, which it will use to launch long-haul flights.
London Luton Plans Major Growth
Air Transport World - Dec 13, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
A 30-year growth plan for London Luton Airport has been announced by the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL).
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 Enters Service
Air Transport World - Dec 13, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
Air Canada launched Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations on the Toronto-Calgary route Dec. 11.