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BWI to Expand International Terminal Facility
Feb 13, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Air Wisconsin Offers Pilot Incentive Program
Feb 13, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Alaska Air Group Posts 2016 Financials
Feb 13, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Senior Turkish Officials to Outline Airport Development Needs
Feb 13, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
AAAE Issues Call for Scholarship Applications
Feb 13, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)



Branson Airport to Offer 5 Routes Starting May 25
AP - Feb 13, 2017 06:10 PM (ET)
Branson Airport says it will offer flights this year to Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas, as well as Chicago and Denver.

JFK Airport's Luxury Pet Terminal, the Ark, Has Arrived
Curbed - Feb 13, 2017 03:50 PM (ET)
JFK Airport is due to get a plethora of enhancements in the next few years as part of a larger $10 billion renovation plan, but at least one upgrade—a very cute one, at that—is being rolled out.

Air France Celebrates Network 'Heart' at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
USA Today - Feb 13, 2017 03:49 PM (ET)
In advance of Valentine’s Day, Air France celebrated the 20th anniversary of the creation of its hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport that today handles more than 1,000 daily arriving and departing flights and more than 50% of CDG’s annual traffic.

From the Window to the Wall: In-Flight Destination Content Covers New Ground
APEX - Feb 13, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
Engaging a single passenger is a challenge; attracting the attention of everyone on board is a genuine feat.

TEX Rail Commuter Station Approved at DFW Airport, to Open in 2018
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Feb 13, 2017 03:24 PM (ET)
The planned TEX Rail commuter train service is scheduled to begin boarding passengers in late 2018 in downtown Fort Worth.

Atatürk Airport to Serve for Repairs, Cargo After Istanbul's 3rd Airport Opens
Daily Sabah (Istanbul) - Feb 13, 2017 03:22 PM (ET)
The issue of whether Istanbul's Atatürk Airport will be closed down once the city's third airport is completed and opened to flights has recently been a major matter of curiosity.

Series of FAA Reauthorization Hearings Set
General Aviation News - Feb 13, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
The House Subcommittee on Aviation will begin a series of hearings the week of Feb. 13 as part of its preparations for developing the next FAA reauthorization bill.

Airport Disability Help Shocking, Campaigners Say
BBC News (U.K.) - Feb 13, 2017 03:01 PM (ET)
Disabled passengers are being "humiliated" and "disrespected" by people who are supposed to be helping them at airports, campaigners have said.

Arrest of Islamic State-Linked Guard Puts Malaysia Airport Security Under Spotlight
Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) - Feb 13, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
Malaysia's airport security has come under scrutiny following last month's arrest of an airport security guard for suspected links to Islamic State (IS).

'Record' January for Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports
BBC News (U.K.) - Feb 13, 2017 03:00 PM (ET)
Scotland's two busiest airports have recorded their best January on record, following a marked increase in demand for international travel.

United Airlines: Pilot Taken Off San Francisco-Bound Flight
SF Gate (San Francisco) - Feb 13, 2017 02:59 PM (ET)
United Airlines says it's investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.

Bob Hope, Thanks for the Memories. Name Change to Hollywood Burbank Airport Moves Forward
Los Angeles Times - Feb 13, 2017 02:58 PM (ET)
Bob Hope, thanks for the memories. The entertainer’s name that has graced Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for more than a decade is expected to vanish soon from its landmark tower and elsewhere around the facility.

Rapid City Airport Strategy Seeks Additional Flights
Capital Journal (Pierre, S.D.) - Feb 13, 2017 02:57 PM (ET)
The Rapid City Regional Airport is trying a new digital marketing strategy, which officials hope will eventually lead to additional flights.

What's Behind Air Canada's New Look and New Branding
Skift - Feb 13, 2017 02:53 PM (ET)
A refreshed livery for a national carrier isn’t always just a fresh coat of paint. It has implications for business strategy, employee morale, and national pride — as well as modernization.

Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive
Skift - Feb 13, 2017 02:53 PM (ET)
Not all airlines love cheap fuel. Of course if they had a monopoly on flights, low oil prices would be great. The problem is everyone else.

Ryanair Wins Airport State Aid Case At German High Court
Law360 - Feb 13, 2017 02:52 PM (ET)
Germany's highest court has issued a decision in favor of Ryanair in a state aid case, saying national courts are not bound to follow preliminary rulings by the European Commission that companies have received state aid and are not obligated to order the recovery of the money.

Southwest Airlines Flights Take Off from Oakland to Mexico for First Time Ever
NBC Bay Area (Calif.) - Feb 13, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
Two Southwest Airlines flights leaving Oakland International Airport on Saturday checked off a milestone for the commercial carrier.

Jamaica Signs Agreement with Atlanta Airport
Daily Observer (Antigua and Barbuda) - Feb 13, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
An agreement has been signed between the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Border War Takes to the Skies: Brownback Wants to Build an Airport in Johnson County
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Feb 13, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
With plans to revamp Kansas City International Airport stalled, Gov. Sam Brownback and others in Kansas government are exploring the possibility of building an airport in Johnson County to rival KCI, The Star has learned.

Jerusalem Finally Gets Direct Bus to Ben Gurion Airport
Arutz Sheva (Israel) - Feb 13, 2017 02:43 PM (ET)
On Monday, the Afikim bus company will launch its new express route traveling between Jerusalem and Ben Gurion Airport.

Paris Airport Tests Facial Recognition at Security
Bloomberg - Feb 13, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris’s airports, has begun testing new face-recognition software at Charles de Gaulle airport to speed passengers through immigration faster after terrorist attacks on the capital doubled delays amid tighter security.

Trump to Return to Palm Beach for 3rd Weekend; Lantana Airport Groans
Palm Beach (Fla.) Post - Feb 13, 2017 02:39 PM (ET)
Even as businesses at the Lantana airport were asking U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel Monday to to help them survive temporary flight restrictions for Palm Beach visits by President Donald Trump, a collective groan rose when they heard Trump is expected to return for what will be a third straight weekend.

Officials Say Hamburg Airport Scare Was Likely Pepper Spray
Fox News - Feb 13, 2017 01:05 PM (ET)
Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system.

Dramatic Audio of Pilots Following Near Collision Over Dublin Airport
Irish Mirror - Feb 13, 2017 01:05 PM (ET)
Dramatic audio has emerged of pilots and air traffic controllers following a close call near Dublin Airport on Monday.

Senators Land Funds for Ithaca Airport
Ithaca.com (N.Y.) - Feb 13, 2017 12:27 PM (ET)
The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in the village of Lansing has received a $250,000 grant for promotion and marketing, announced by three local state senators at the airport Friday.

New Mexico Court of Appeals to Review Approval of Airport Expansion
Taos (N.M.) News - Feb 13, 2017 12:25 PM (ET)
More than one year after an appeal to halt plans to expand the Taos Regional Airport failed in Taos District Court, a decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals to review the case may offer renewed hope to opponents of the project.

Are Airport Lounges Worth the Cost?
Consumer Reports - Feb 13, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
Airport lounges can provide a haven of quiet amid evermore crowded airports, but they don’t come cheap.

Airport Authority Asks City, County to Support Bid for New Service
Independent Record (Helena, Mont.) - Feb 13, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
The Helena Regional Airport Authority is asking the city of Helena and Lewis and Clark County to again pledge their financial support toward a grant to help expand local air service.

Rowan County Airport Weighing New Hangar Construction
Salisbury (N.C.) Post - Feb 13, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
County officials hope to add more hangar space to the Rowan County Airport, but a letter that landed on Commissioner Craig Pierce’s desk could change plans slightly.

French Valley Airport's Location Helps it Land REACH Air Medical Services
Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) - Feb 13, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
REACH Air Medical Services is hoping the old real estate maxim – location, location, location – helps it become the go-to air ambulance company for southwest Riverside County’s hospitals.

What Might 'Aviation Aficionado' Trump Do to Modernize Airports?
Washington (D.C.) Examiner - Feb 13, 2017 11:31 AM (ET)
On Thursday, the upholding of a temporary restraining order against his executive action restricting travel from seven terror-stricken countries continued to stall President's Trump's early momentum.

Airport Redevelopment Project Takes Flight
Royal Gazette (Bermuda) - Feb 13, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
Legislation paving the way for the Bermuda Government’s airport redevelopment project has been approved by MPs despite vociferous opposition from Progressive Labour Party MPs.

New Scanner at Tiruchi Airport
The Hindu (India) - Feb 13, 2017 11:17 AM (ET)
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has procured a new scanner to examine general cargo dispatched through the export air cargo terminal at the Tiruchi international airport amid steady rise in overseas freight movements.

New Route for Kempegowda International Airport by Sunday
Times of India - Feb 13, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
After years of waiting, citizens can take an alternative route to Kempegowda International Airport from Sunday.

Delta Flight Returns To Logan Airport After Pilot Smells Smoke
CBS Boston - Feb 13, 2017 11:16 AM (ET)
The smell of smoke forced a Delta jet to return to Logan Airport after takeoff Friday night.

Wet-Leased Airberlin A320s Begin Service for Eurowings
Air Transport World - Feb 13, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
Three airberlin Airbus A320s operating in Eurowings colors launched Feb. 10 from Hamburg to Manchester, Stuttgart and Nuremberg.

Report: Europe on Verge of New, Anti-Gulf Aviation Policy
Air Transport World - Feb 13, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
The European Commission (EC) is preparing an imminent revision of an aviation policy that may take aim at the major Gulf airlines and their increasing penetration into the European market.

Russian Manufacturer to Modernize the Ilyushin Il-96
Air Transport World - Feb 13, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has signed an agreement with Ilyushin Aviation Complex to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96.

Jazeera 2016 Profit Falls in 'Challenging' Market
Air Transport World - Feb 13, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways reported that its net profit for 2016 dropped by almost 30%, to KD10.8 million ($35.4 million), compared to KD15.4 million for 2015.

Jetstar Pacific, ACG Sign A320s Sale and Leaseback Arrangement
Air Transport World - Feb 13, 2017 11:12 AM (ET)
Ho Chi Minh City-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Pacific Airlines will sell and leaseback 10 new Airbus A320-200s to US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG).

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