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Airline Cancellation, Mishandled Bag Rates Fall in 2016
Feb 14, 2017 05:38 PM (ET)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Names New Deputy Director
Feb 14, 2017 01:59 PM (ET)
Miami Airport to Conduct Emergency Drill
Feb 14, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
Moody's Rates Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Bonds
Feb 14, 2017 11:01 AM (ET)
AAAE Seeking Applications for 2017 Internships
Feb 14, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
Feb 14, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)

SkyWest to Begin Flights to Detroit; Federal Contract Extended to 2019
Iron Mountain (Mich.) Daily News - Feb 14, 2017 05:58 PM (ET)
SkyWest Airlines, continuing as the main carrier at Ford Airport, will expand its schedule to include direct flights to Detroit beginning Friday.

Why It's a Big Deal That Commercial Drones Flew Around the Atlanta Airport
USA Today - Feb 14, 2017 05:56 PM (ET)
Drones flying around airports are generally considered a big, dangerous, illegal no-no.

Havre Airport Overbilled for Power for 30 Years
Great Falls (Montana) Tribune - Feb 14, 2017 05:56 PM (ET)
Havre’s airport has been overbilled for electricity for 30 years, but it’s not clear who’s at fault.

A Company That Detects and Disarms Drones Engaging in Illegal Activity Just Raised $15 Million
Recode - Feb 14, 2017 05:11 PM (ET)
Consumer-grade drones pose an enormous security risk. And as more people buy into the technology, law enforcement worldwide has been exploring ways to take them down, from eagles that snag drones in midair to net-wielding drones that can capture unwanted aircraft.

Dem Pushes for Ban on In-Flight Phone Calls
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Feb 14, 2017 05:09 PM (ET)
A Democratic lawmaker is calling on the new head of the Transportation Department to ban all types of phone calls on flights.

It's Official: St. Louis Lambert International Airport is Our Airport's New Name
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb 14, 2017 05:06 PM (ET)
The airport has a new name — St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

St Vincent Opens New Multi-Million Dollar International Airport
Jamaica Observer - Feb 14, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
St Vincent and the Grenadines Argyle International Airport was officially opened on Monday evening with a flag-raising ceremony in which Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the facility is “a symbol, it is a metaphor of what is possible in us.”

Harrison Ford in Near Miss With Passenger Plane at LA Airport
NBC News - Feb 14, 2017 05:04 PM (ET)
Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident on Monday as he was piloting his private plane, a single engine Husky, NBC News has learned.

Plane Turnaround Time: Why Fast Turnarounds Are Essential for Airlines
Stuff (New Zealand) - Feb 14, 2017 04:56 PM (ET)
American Airlines Flight 998 from Orlando, US, landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 8:19am on a cloudy Tuesday morning, carrying 181 passengers.

City to Mull Airport Security Measures
Mercury (Manhattan, Kan.) - Feb 14, 2017 02:54 PM (ET)
The Manhattan City Commission will consider shifting money from a variety of sources to cover increased security costs necessary for larger planes at Manhattan Regional Airport.

Fresno's Airport Sees Record Number of Travelers in 2016
Fresno (Calif.) Bee - Feb 14, 2017 02:51 PM (ET)
The number of airline passengers flying from and to Fresno Yosemite International Airport reached a record in 2016, topping 1.5 million travelers for the first time in the airport’s history.

Surinam Airways Connects Orlando Sanford International Airport and Aruba
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Feb 14, 2017 02:50 PM (ET)
Orlando Sanford International Airport is expanding its air service options in April with a new nonstop flight to Aruba.

United Polaris: The Story Behind the Airline's New Business-Class Seat
APEX - Feb 14, 2017 02:49 PM (ET)
United’s first Boeing 777-300ER made its inaugural flight yesterday, carrying press to experience the Polaris seat in flight for the first time.

Qantas to Launch On-Demand Video Streaming from Foxtel, Netflix on Flights from February
news.com.au (Australia) - Feb 14, 2017 02:48 PM (ET)
Foxtel will soon crack the final entertainment frontier — the sky.

Frankfurt Airport Uses VR Videos for Upgrades to Premium Economy
HMG Aerospace (U.K.) - Feb 14, 2017 02:46 PM (ET)
Lufthansa has used VR glasses in Frankfurt’s Terminal 1 with selected intercontinental flights as a way of offering economy class passengers an upgrade (for an additional charge) to premium economy directly before their departure.

Gary Airport Leaders Expect Traffic Growth
Chicago Tribune - Feb 14, 2017 02:45 PM (ET)
Officials trying to prepare a long-range plan for the future of the Gary/Chicago International Airport are trying to predict a variety of future scenarios, including one in which air traffic nearly doubles.

The World's Top 20 Airports
International Airport Review - Feb 14, 2017 01:54 PM (ET)
Join International Airport Review in celebration of our 20th Anniversary as we begin our Top 20s feature and pick our Top 20 World Airports.

Airline IT Systems Hit a Rough Patch
Skift - Feb 14, 2017 01:53 PM (ET)
It’s been a suspiciously rough few weeks for airline IT systems. One after the other, American, Alaska, Southwest, Delta, and United have all suffered from IT system breakdowns, delaying and canceling thousands of flights across the country and roiling passengers along the way.

Frankfurt Airport Operator Gives Lift to Budget Carriers
The Times (U.K.) - Feb 14, 2017 01:52 PM (ET)
Frankfurt airport: the gateway to the biggest European financial centre outside London.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Killings Prompt Active-Shooter Training at Cleveland Hopkins
Cleveland.com - Feb 14, 2017 01:51 PM (ET)
Not long after a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale International Airport last month, killing five, an airline employee in Cleveland asked his boss: What would we do if that happened here?

As Kansas Floats Idea for Airport, KCI May Suddenly Move Up on Kansas City's Agenda
Kansas City (Mo.) Star - Feb 14, 2017 01:50 PM (ET)
Kansas City Councilwoman Jolie Justus called Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s pursuit of an airport in Johnson County a “far-off dream,” but not far off enough to keep the city from reviving talks about revamping Kansas City International Airport.

Pune Airport Gets Highest Service Quality Rating
Governance Now (India) - Feb 14, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
The Pune airport has achieved the highest airports council international-airport service quality ACI-ASQ rating of 4.78 and is ranked 29th in the world, followed by Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh international airport which bagged rating of 4.76.

Mactan Int'l Airport Eyes Links to Australia, Europe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - Feb 14, 2017 01:44 PM (ET)
The country’s second-busiest air gateway, the Mactan Cebu International Airport, wants a bigger slice of the international market, eyeing links to Australia and Europe in the next two years.

Longmont Airport Noise Complaints Plummet in 2016
Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) - Feb 14, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
Last year, complaints filed with the city about noise from airplanes flying to and from Longmont's Vance Brand Municipal Airport dropped sharply from 2015 totals, according to airport Manager David Slayter.

LAX Workers Slap American Airlines With Wage Action
Law360 - Feb 14, 2017 01:42 PM (ET)
American Airlines has been hit with a proposed class action in California court that alleges the airline has shorted non-exempt workers at Los Angeles International Airport of minimum wage, overtime pay and other wage and hour violations.

Judge Changes Course, Tosses OT Claim Against US Airways
Law360 - Feb 14, 2017 01:41 PM (ET)
A California federal judge Monday granted US Airways an early exit from a class of fleet service agents’ overtime claims against the airline under the Railway Labor Act exemption to federal labor law, reversing an earlier order denying the company such relief.

AA's Stay Bid In Insurance Row Sent To Magistrate
Law360 - Feb 14, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
A Florida federal judge agreed Monday to refer to a magistrate judge American Airlines’ request to pause discovery in a proposed class action claiming it duped consumers into thinking it had no financial interest in third-party travel insurance policies, as well as the airline’s bid to toss the action.

Helicopter Accidents Decrease
General Aviation News - Feb 14, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
The U.S. helicopter accident rate, as well as the fatal helicopter accident rate, have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to FAA data.

Airport Adds Nonstop Service to Raleigh via Delta
Nashville (Tenn.) Post - Feb 14, 2017 01:39 PM (ET)
Nashville International Airport officials announced Monday Delta Air Lines will begin twice daily nonstop service to Raleigh, with service to begin June 12.

Williston Airport Director Resigns
Williston (N.D.) Herald - Feb 14, 2017 01:38 PM (ET)
The Williston City Commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to accept the resignation of Williston Airport Director Steven Kjergaard.

Small Plane Crashes at Tucson International Airport, No Injuries
Tucson.com (Ariz.) - Feb 14, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
A small single-occupant plane crashed at Tucson International Airport Monday. No one was injured and the plane is in tact, authorities said.

Brussels Airport Stopped 30 Terror Suspects In One Month
Daily Caller - Feb 14, 2017 11:37 AM (ET)
Police officers at Brussels International Airport detained 30 terror suspects in one month after stepping up its presence following the terror attack last March.

Akron-Canton Airport to Open New Covered Parking Lot
Crain's Cleveland Business - Feb 14, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
The latest upgrade at Akron-Canton Airport is bound to make winter-weary Northeast Ohioans happy: covered short-term parking.

Alliance Airport to Build Two New Hangars for Private Planes
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) - Feb 14, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
With a growing list of private planes needing a place to call home, Alliance Airport announced plans to build two new hangars.

Airport Officials Optimistic While Critics Remain Skeptical
NWI.com (Munster, Ind.) - Feb 14, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Gary/Chicago International Airport officials and consultants described the early phases of their master planning process to an often skeptical crowd at a Monday workshop at the airport terminal.

New Flights Added From Branson Airport This Summer
OzarksFirst.com (Springfield, Mo.) - Feb 14, 2017 10:12 AM (ET)
Officials at Branson Airport Monday announced new flights this summer to five cities with a new airline.

TSA and Airport Workers Indicted for Allegedly Smuggling 20 Tons of Cocaine Through Puerto Rico Airp
Washington Post - Feb 14, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
Twelve current and former TSA agents and airport workers have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico for allegedly taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle tons of cocaine through the airport in San Juan, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico said Monday.

Delta Moves to Acquire Additional 32% of Aeromexico for $590 Million
Air Transport World - Feb 14, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines has moved forward with a cash tender offer to acquire up to an additional 32% of Grupo Aeromexico’s outstanding shares.

Longjiang Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight
Air Transport World - Feb 14, 2017 10:00 AM (ET)
China’s Longjiang Airlines has begun daily Airbus A321 service from Harbin to Hefei and Zhuhai, commencing operations serving the northeast China market.

Air Arabia Net Profit Down 4% in 2016
Air Transport World - Feb 14, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
UAE-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a 2016 net profit of AED509 million ($138.6 million), down 4% compared to AED530 million for 2015.

Air France Awaits Union Go-Ahead for New Subsidiary
Air Transport World - Feb 14, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
Air France’s new, lower-cost long- and medium-haul airline will initially use Airbus A340s on its long-distance routes.

Hawaiian Airlines, Pilots Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Air Transport World - Feb 14, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Hawaiian Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement on a five year, three month contract, following nearly two years of negotiations and strike threats.

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