Dec 28, 2017 10:45 AM (ET)
Charleston Airport Traffic Climbs in November; A New Record is Within Reach
Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier - Dec 28, 2017 04:36 PM (ET)
Traffic climbed 6 percent at Charleston International in November, putting the airport within reach of its 4 millionth passenger milestone.
This Is Why There Is No Terminal 4 at O'Hare Airport
WGN (Chicago) - Dec 28, 2017 04:03 PM (ET)
Have you ever noticed that there's no Terminal 4 at O'Hare International Airport?
TSA: Domestic Fliers Can Use Old Driver's Licenses Until Late 2020
KOAT (Albuquerque, N.M.) - Dec 28, 2017 04:02 PM (ET)
The TSA is now giving different advice from signs that stated airport security changes would start Jan. 22, 2018.
2018 Aviation Outlook: 2017 Was Aviation's Sweetest Spot Ever. Oil Prices Could Spoil the Party
CAPA - Dec 28, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
The airline industry has a turbulent past. Buffeted by uncontrollable external input costs and regular assaults on traffic demand, it has rarely achieved even modest profitability. Where profitability has occurred, it was usually at the expense of traffic growth, inhibited by protectionist regulation.
$1.1 Million Improvement Set for Riverton Airport
Gillette (Wyo.) News Record - Dec 28, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
The City of Riverton anticipates spending nearly $63,000 on a $1.1 million project to improve a 40-year-old general aviation apron at Riverton Regional Airport.
Washington Regional Airport Concrete Work Slated for 2018
Missourian (Columbia, Mo.) - Dec 28, 2017 04:00 PM (ET)
Upgrades to the Washington Regional Airport will begin in 2018, including a new concrete apron at the fueling station.
SkyWest Approved for Subsidized Service to Kearney Airport
Bristol (Tenn.) Herald Courier - Dec 28, 2017 03:59 PM (ET)
Federal authorities have approved SkyWest Airlines as the subsidized service provider for the Kearney airport, but flights won't begin until fall.
Invasive New Airport Screenings May Put Privacy at Risk
Daily Signal - Dec 28, 2017 03:57 PM (ET)
It’s a Christmas motif almost as ubiquitous as Christmas trees or sleigh bells—families and individuals hastily making their way through airports, balancing presents, bags, and children, excited to make their way home to spend Christmas with their loved ones.
Stark Resigning as Oneida County Airport Commissioner
Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.) - Dec 28, 2017 11:40 AM (ET)
Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark’s last day with Oneida County will be Friday, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced Wednesday during the Board of Legislators meeting.
Airports Need to Expand
Governing - Dec 28, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Airport expansion is a key part of improving urban America’s infrastructure. The ability of major metros to attract corporations, workers and tourists depends at least in part on whether their airports can provide cheap, frequent flights around the world. This has caused many municipalities to publicly subsidize mass expansions.
Not an Elite Frequent Flier? A New Breed of Airport Lounges Has a Spot for You
Dallas Morning News - Dec 28, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Around the country, travelers looking to relax with a snack and a drink before their flight are finding more and more options to visit an airport lounge, even if they don't have elite status on one of the country's major airlines.
Stansted Airport: Hundreds of Passengers Stranded Overnight
BBC News (U.K.) - Dec 28, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Up to 300 passengers were stranded overnight at Stansted Airport waiting to re-book flights because of bad weather.
Denver International Airport in 2017: Busiest. Year. Ever.
Denver Post - Dec 28, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Denver International Airport’s popularity soared in 2017 with the airport hitting record highs.
Airlines Criticise Airport Security Levy Plan
Irish Examiner (Ireland) - Dec 28, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Airlines and airport authorities have criticised new plans by the Government to impose an annual €1m levy on airports to beef up security inspections by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).
Plane Goes Off Runway at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
WTAE (Pittsburgh) - Dec 28, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
A plane went off the runway at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.
Why the Big Airlines Are Pushing Back Against a Higher Ticket Fee
Bangor (Maine) Daily News - Dec 28, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Airports are a critical part of Maine’s economy. Maine’s six commercial airports are responsible for almost 20,000 jobs and support a total economic output of $1.8 billion. The true economic potential of air service in Maine, however, remains untapped.
Chiang Mai Airport Expansion Returns to Fore
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Dec 28, 2017 11:11 AM (ET)
The future of Chiang Mai airport, long blurred by unclear state policy directives and relative inaction, appears to be getting revived attention.
Japan Making Efforts to Address Expected Pilot Shortage in 2030
Japan Times - Dec 28, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
The government, airlines and academia are trying to expand the nation’s pool of future pilots to cope with expected manpower shortages that could reduce flight services.
Pilot Shortage: Chinese-Owned Airport in Australia Looks to Increase Its Flights by 1000%
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Dec 28, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
A Chinese government backed training airport in northern NSW will increase its number of flights by 1000 per cent under a development proposal as Australia struggles to avoid a local pilot shortage.
Tokyo-Bound Plane Returns to LAX After Crew Discovers Passenger Boarded Wrong Flight, Airline ANA Sa
KTLA (Los Angeles) - Dec 28, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
A plane headed for Tokyo was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday after crew members discovered several hours into the flight that a passenger was on board the wrong plane, police said.
Will the Super Bowl Affect St. Cloud Airport? You Betcha.
St. Cloud (Minn.) Times - Dec 28, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
For Bill Towle, the upcoming Super Bowl will be, well, the "Super Bowl of airport events."
Busiest Travel Day of the Season at Burlington Airport
WCAX (Burlington, Vt.) - Dec 28, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
"Everybody that came in is going out, and then there's some people coming in for the new year," said Gene Richards, the director of aviation at the Burlington International Airport.
Passengers' Deaths in Plane Crash at Bartow Airport Ruled Accidental, Deputies Say
WFTV (Orlando, Fla.) - Dec 28, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
The deaths of four passengers in a twin-engine plane that crashed at the Bartow Municipal Airport Sunday have been ruled accidental, the Polk County Medical Examiner said.
Louisville Airport Authority Celebrates Upgrades and Changes for 2017
WDRB (Louisville, Ky.) - Dec 28, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Louisville's Regional Airport Authority is looking back on all the big changes made in 2017 in its annual year-end recap.
Snowstorm Forces Closure of Xinjiang Airport
Xinhuanet (China) - Dec 28, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
A snowstorm has caused temporary closure of an airport in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, resulting in cancellation and delay of flights.
Foreign Pilots Given Two-Year Visas to Cover Australia's Pilot Shortage
The Advertiser (Australia) - Dec 28, 2017 10:56 AM (ET)
Foreign pilots will be allowed into Australia on two-year visas to fix a growing shortage of local pilots that has already led to flight cancellations.