Dec 27, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
City Bumps Airport Manager to Full Time as Demands Increase
Hot Springs (S.D.) Star - Dec 27, 2017 04:17 PM (ET)
The Hot Springs Airport will now be under the direction of a full-time airport manager. In a split vote last week, the Hot Springs City Council approved increasing airport manager Ed Jensen’s position by 260 hours per year.
Contracts OK'd for Dickinson Employees
Daily News (Iron Mountain, Mich.) - Dec 27, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
Dickinson County employees will see wage increases of 2 percent in each of the next four years under contracts approved by the county board Tuesday.
KDOT Names New Interim Aviation Director
Wichita (Kan.) Business Journal - Dec 27, 2017 12:36 PM (ET)
Robert Brock to succeed Merrill Atwater, who is leaving KDOT at the end of the year.
80% of Travellers Confident in Airport Security Screening, Internal Government Survey Suggests
CBC (Canada) - Dec 27, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
The frantic mad rush to get to the airport during the holidays is such a common trope, the Home Alone franchise centred two movies around it.
NASA, FAA Partner To Upgrade Air Traffic Control
KJZZ (Tempe, Ariz.) - Dec 27, 2017 12:34 PM (ET)
Air traffic snarls and communication breakdowns can leave holiday flight plans up in the air. But NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration are working on a system they hope will break the logjam.
Distress Call from Cargo Plane Prompts Landing at Dayton Airport
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News - Dec 27, 2017 12:33 PM (ET)
A FexEx cargo plane safely landed at Dayton International Airport following a report of a fire on board the plane, according to an airport spokeswoman.
Westchester: Plane Lands Safely Following Emergency
LoHud.com (White Plains, N.Y.) - Dec 27, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
A private jet landed safely at Westchester County airport after one of its engines failed Tuesday afternoon.
Tree Project Near Airport Takes Neighbors by Surprise
WFSB (Hartford, Conn.) - Dec 27, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
Families living near Bradley International Airport got a rude holiday surprise when trees that have long acted as noise buffers, were suddenly getting chopped down.
Taiwan to Recall 285 Passports After US Airport Mistake
BBC News (U.K.) - Dec 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Taiwan is set to recall 285 passports that mistakenly feature Washington's Dulles International Airport instead of Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport.
Plane Returns to Airport After Flying with Wrong Passenger for Hours; Celebrities Onboard
ABC 15 (Phoenix) - Dec 27, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
Chrissy Teigen and other Tokyo-bound passengers ended up right where they started after eight hours of flying: Los Angeles.
Airport Eyes Expansion with New Parking Garage
Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle - Dec 27, 2017 10:03 AM (ET)
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is constructing the largest parking garage in the state of Montana.
Top 25 Aviation Stories of 2017
Flying Magazine - Dec 27, 2017 09:44 AM (ET)
As we do at the end of each year, the editors of Flying have compiled a list of the most important, compelling and industry-shaping news stories to emerge in the preceding 12 months.
Appleton Airport Leans on Outside Workers During Frigid Temperatures
WBAY (Green Bay, Wis.) - Dec 27, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
The chilling temperatures can make it tough for people working outside; but Appleton International Airport leans on its employees to keep operations on schedule.
Guangzhou Airport Handles Record Number of Passengers
Xinhua Net (China) - Dec 27, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in southern China's Guangdong Province said that it had handled 65 million passenger trips in 2017.
Denton Cancels Tax Rebate for Airport Business
Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle - Dec 27, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
The city government recently canceled a tax rebate agreement for a company's business improvements at Denton Enterprise Airport after the company failed to meet the minimum requirements of the agreement.
Airport Survives Busiest Day in History with Few Delays
Mercury (Australia) - Dec 27, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
There were some delays that left passengers less than impressed, but Hobart Airport has largely cleared its busiest day ever in fine form.
Norfolk International Airport Opens 'Mother's Rooms' for Breastfeeding
WTKR (Hampton Roads, Va.) - Dec 27, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
The Norfolk International Airport has opened Mother’s Rooms in the main lobby and concourses for nursing mothers.
Metro Airport Passenger Traffic Takes Off
Detroit News - Dec 27, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
The number of travelers who have passed through Metro Airport’s gates this year has ticked up, putting it on pace for a third straight annual increase in passenger traffic, airport officials say.
Airlines: What the Year Ahead Holds for the Industry
Travel Weekly - Dec 27, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
Among the trends that will impact the U.S. airline industry in 2018: Ultralow-cost carriers (ULCCs) will continue to grow aggressively; Southwest will finally add Hawaii to its route network; and a growing pilot shortage could increasingly bedevil regional airlines and small markets.
Burnt Bagel Causes Lambert Airport Evacuation
KMOV (St. Louis) - Dec 27, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
The burning of a bagel prompted a full evacuation of Terminal 2 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Tuesday night.
BWI Airport Sets Record For Loaded Guns Seized
Patch.com - Dec 27, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
A dubious record was set Tuesday morning when a man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers reportedly stopped him with a loaded 9mm handgun, federal authorities say. The seizure of the weapon from a Baltimore man marked the 25th gun that TSA officers detected at the airport's checkpoints this year, the most guns caught at the airport during a single calendar year.
Soon, Travel from Chennai Central to Airport in 45 Minutes
The Hindu (India) - Dec 27, 2017 09:34 AM (ET)
In just a few months, commuters can travel from the Chennai Central and AG-DMS (Gemini) to the airport much quicker when services of the Metro Rail services are launched from the two locations.
Snow Strands Travelers at Erie International Airport
YourErie.com (Pa.) - Dec 27, 2017 09:33 AM (ET)
The roads have been a mess for drivers, but they're not the only ones having trouble getting around. Travelers expecting to fly into, or out of, Erie International Airport are also having some difficulties.