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DOT Issues 2016 Transportation Statistics Report
Feb 07, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
Tucson Airport Authority Launches New Website
Feb 07, 2017 05:24 PM (ET)
Texas Gulf Coast Airport Adds Hangar
Feb 07, 2017 05:20 PM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Feb 07, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
Feb 07, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)

More Than 25 Million Traveled Through BWI Airport in 2016 for New Record
Baltimore Sun - Feb 07, 2017 05:37 PM (ET)
More than 25 million people traveled through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2016, surpassing the previous record by more than 1.29 million, Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.

Passenger Numbers at Charlotte's Airport Did Something They Haven't Done Since 2009 – Fall
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer - Feb 07, 2017 05:19 PM (ET)
The number of passengers traveling through Charlotte Douglas International Airport dropped 1 percent in 2016, the first reversal in years for an airport used to seeing its numbers rise.

New Yellowknife Airport Improvement Fee Delayed, May Not Launch Until July
CBC (Canada) - Feb 07, 2017 05:18 PM (ET)
The new fee travellers in the Northwest Territories expected to see on their plane tickets this month may not go into effect until this summer, if it does at all.

Amazon May Be Interested in Facility Near Lambert Airport
Fox 2 (St. Louis) - Feb 07, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
Amazon may soon have a distribution center in Hazelwood. Construction of a 548,000 square foot building is underway at aviator business park north of Lambert Airport.

Southwest Airlines Will Launch Record Number of Flights from Denver in June
Denver Business Journal - Feb 07, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Southwest Airlines will grow the number of daily flights it offers out of Denver International Airport in June to 209 — the first time it’s exceeded 200 at DIA — as it continues to invest more in the Mile High City and move it up the list of its priority destinations.

No One Hurt When Plane Flips at Loveland Airport
Reporter-Herald (Loveland, Colo.) - Feb 07, 2017 03:14 PM (ET)
Two people walked away uninjured Sunday after their single-engine airplane flipped over on landing at the Loveland airport, according to the airport director.

'Severe Disruption' Likely Over Berlin Airport Strikes
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Feb 07, 2017 03:13 PM (ET)
Ground staff at Berlin's two commercial airports will go on strike for six hours Wednesday in a dispute over pay, Germany's biggest white collar union said.

Schiphol Airport First to Try Out Shoe Scanners at Security Desks
Netherlands - Feb 07, 2017 12:48 PM (ET)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will be the first in the world to employ shoe scanners, eliminating the need for passengers to remove their shoes during security checks.

Kannur Airport Gearing Up for September Launch
The Hindu (India) - Feb 07, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
Kannur International Airport, State’s second greenfield airport coming up in public-private partnership mode, is gearing up for commissioning scheduled for September this year.

Future Dulles Airport Arrivals Could Include Horses
WTOP (Washington, D.C.) - Feb 07, 2017 12:39 PM (ET)
While most of the present and future growth surrounding Dulles International Airport is based on its proximity to the nation’s capital, a short trip in the opposite direction lands visitors in the midst of Northern Virginia’s horse country.

Toronto's Pearson International Airport Unveils Design for New Transit Hub
CBC (Canada) - Feb 07, 2017 12:38 PM (ET)
The GTA could be getting a second Union Station, but this one would be at Pearson airport.

Teton Park Seeks Fewer Airport Grouse
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News & Guide - Feb 07, 2017 12:37 PM (ET)
The National Park Service is piggybacking on what Jackson Hole Airport has already decided: Sage grouse are a safety hazard near the runway and ought to be drawn elsewhere.

Newquay Surprises as Britain's Fastest Growing Airport
Independent (U.K.) - Feb 07, 2017 12:35 PM (ET)
Britain’s fastest-growing airport saw passenger numbers soar when a £5 departure fee was axed last year, it has been claimed.

Airport Panel OKs $25M Contract for Noise Mitigation
Finance & Commerce (Minneapolis) - Feb 07, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
A Metropolitan Airports Commission committee on Monday approved a nearly $25 million bid from Crossroads Construction to provide the next round of sound insulation for homes close to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Drone Film Festival Prepares for Takeoff in New York City
General Aviation News - Feb 07, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Nominations have been announced for the 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first and largest film festival dedicated to works filmed by drones.

U.S. Roads and Bridges, Not Airports, Need Infrastructure Investment the Most
Skift - Feb 07, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
With Elaine Chao’s confirmation as Secretary of Transportation last week, more focus is going to be placed on exactly how to revamp transportation infrastructure in the U.S.

Airline Services Leaders Accelya and Mercator Announce Merger
Skift - Feb 07, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Barclona-based airlines services company Accelya, which helps airlines like American Airlines and British Airways manage costs, is merging with Mercator, a Dubai-based travel services company.

PDX Bans Large Protests in Airport Terminal
KGW-TV (Portland, Ore.) - Feb 07, 2017 10:54 AM (ET)
Leaders at Portland International Airport say they will not allow another large protest to take over the terminal.

City Acquires Airport
Dawson County News (Dawsonville, Ga.) - Feb 07, 2017 10:53 AM (ET)
The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers Bill and Chase.

After 'Minor Hiccups' Airport Moves to Implement Permanent Rules for Uber and Lyft
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader - Feb 07, 2017 10:52 AM (ET)
The Springfield-Branson National Airport is making some changes in response to the influx of ride-hailing vehicles, like Uber and Lyft, to its grounds.

Tug Caused Southwest Nose Gear Snap At BWI
Aviation Daily - Feb 07, 2017 10:49 AM (ET)
The U.S. NTSB said “excessive speed” by a tug driver caused the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 to collapse upon pushback from the gate at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on the night of Aug. 4.

Waukegan National Airport Officials Seek Rights for Forest Preserve Property
Daily Herald (Chicago) - Feb 07, 2017 10:21 AM (ET)
The Lake County Forest Preserve District is willing to consider granting rights to about 52 acres as part of a proposed new runway at the Waukegan National Airport.

MSP Airport Working to Assess Immigration Ban's Impact
Minnesota Public Radio - Feb 07, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
As President Trump's order halting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries hangs in the legal balance, officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are trying to assess its impact.

Uber, Lyft Would Pay Per-Trip Fee at Wichita Airport Under New Plan
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle - Feb 07, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
The Airport Advisory Board on Monday recommended a new policy that would impose a new fee structure on taxis and other transportation operators – including newcomers Uber and possibly Lyft – at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.

Houston Airports Busy with Super Bowl Fan Load
KHOU (Houston) - Feb 07, 2017 10:08 AM (ET)
Monday was a big day following the big game for Houston’s two airports.

Ryanair 3Q Profits Dip, But Full-Year Figures Unchanged
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair saw its third-quarter profits fall 8% compared to the same period in the previous year, as geopolitical events pushed more capacity into its market and yields fell.

Hainan Airlines Acquires 48% Stake in Tianjin Airlines
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
HNA Group subsidiary Hainan Airlines has completed the acquisition of a 48.2% stake in Tianjin Airlines, also an HNA subsidiary.

China Southern to Lease Five 787-9s from Air Lease Corp.
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has agreed to lease five Boeing 787-9s from Air Lease Corp. (ALC), the Los Angeles-based lessor said.

Ryanair to Expand Israel Services
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will expand Israel operations, as the airline heads east in search of new territories as competition increases on its more “traditional” routes in Western and Southern Europe.

Inmarsat Concludes Testing of European Aviation Network
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has completed testing and validation of its European Aviation Network (EAN) Satellite Access Station (SAS), which will enable airline passengers throughout Europe to have improved onboard connectivity.

Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants to Vote on Strike Action
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Flight attendants for US regional operator Mesa Airlines have decided to vote on possible strike action against Mesa management following a breakdown in negotiations over wages, according to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the union representing the flight attendants.

West Africa's Air Cote d'Ivoire Gets Connected
Air Transport World - Feb 07, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
West African flag carrier Air Cote d’Ivoire has signed up for inflight passenger connectivity services from air transport IT specialist SITAONAIR.

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