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Denver Airport CEO Kim Day Testifies at Senate Hearing
Feb 16, 2017 08:11 PM (ET)
Maria Sheridan, A.A.E., Honored By Business Magazine
Feb 16, 2017 10:37 AM (ET)
Airfare Sales Increase in January
Feb 16, 2017 10:36 AM (ET)
Southwest to Add New Orleans, Columbus Flights
Feb 16, 2017 10:35 AM (ET)
New Digicast Program: Airport Condition Reporting
Feb 16, 2017 10:34 AM (ET)

Boeing Workers in South Carolina Overwhelmingly Reject Union
CNN - Feb 16, 2017 08:12 PM (ET)
Boeing's newest plant in South Carolina will remain nonunion after workers there overwhelmingly rejected an effort by the Machinist union to organize the plant.

Charleston Airport Flights, Some Access to Be Interrupted Briefly During President Donald Trump's Vi
Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.) - Feb 16, 2017 04:48 PM (ET)
President Donald Trump's visit to the Boeing plant Friday will be his only stop around Charleston, and it will be a quick one.

Sydney Airport Mulls Badgerys Creek Airport as Earnings Lift 10.3 Per Cent in 2016
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - Feb 16, 2017 04:47 PM (ET)
Sydney Airport has said it "will be endeavouring to meet " the government's timetable and decide by May whether to take up its right to develop a $5 billion airport in western Sydney after posting a 10.3 per cent rise in full-year operating earnings.

Delta, UPS Join Alaska Airlines in Opposing Aviation Fuel Tax in State of Alaska
Puget Sound Business Journal - Feb 16, 2017 04:46 PM (ET)
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to triple the state’s jet fuel and aviation gasoline taxes by 2018 is causing turbulence in the state’s flying community, the Juneau Empire newspaper reports.

Air France-KLM Continues Investment in Data with €200m Planned by 2020
Tnooz - Feb 16, 2017 04:35 PM (ET)
Air France-KLM plans to invest more than €200 million on digital and data development by 2020 with a priority on better use of its data.

Warren Buffett Can't Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks
Skift - Feb 16, 2017 04:34 PM (ET)
Airlines climbed to a record after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. increased its stakes in the four biggest U.S. carriers, adding to a bet that industry consolidation will end the boom-and-bust cycles the billionaire long shunned.

Japan Airlines to Open New Upgraded Lounge in Bangkok
The Design Air - Feb 16, 2017 04:33 PM (ET)
JAL announced yesterday they will be opening a totally renovated Sakura Lounge in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport on March 1st. The new oneworld lounge will join fellow member Cathay Pacific’s designer lounge, opened in June 2015.

LaGuardia Airport Offering Free Bus Service for President's Day Weekend
WABC (New York) - Feb 16, 2017 04:32 PM (ET)
LaGuardia Airport is offering free bus service over the Presidents Day weekend, to alleviate road congestion.

Local Airport Receives Funds for Improvements
KWTX (Woodway, Texas) - Feb 16, 2017 04:31 PM (ET)
City council members have approved funds for improvements to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport in hopes the airport will bounce back from a slump in passenger levels last year.

The Impact of Insurance on Medical Reform
General Aviation News - Feb 16, 2017 04:16 PM (ET)
While many pilots are anxiously awaiting May 1, when third class medical reform becomes reality, others are facing a problem: Their insurance companies are requiring an FAA medical in spite of the new reforms, now called BasicMed by the FAA.

Texas Legislative GA Caucus Takes Off
General Aviation News - Feb 16, 2017 04:16 PM (ET)
The Texas Legislative General Aviation Caucus recently met for the first time this session in Austin, Texas. New officers were elected and a presentation was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Director on the importance of general aviation in Texas.

Two TSA Officers at Lambert Lauded for Kindness
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb 16, 2017 04:15 PM (ET)
Two security officers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport — Jarrett Lloyd and Constance Zimmer — were honored Tuesday with "Ambassadors of the Year" awards.

US Airport Stewart Likely Norwegian Air Destination
Irish Times - Feb 16, 2017 04:14 PM (ET)
Stewart airport in New York state has emerged as a likely destination for Norwegian Air International’s planned transatlantic flights from Cork and Shannon.

Bismarck Airport Facing New Security Standards
Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - Feb 16, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)
The Bismarck Airport has about five months to find funding and make changes to its security operations or risk losing federal aid.

Paid Parking Needs to Be Thought Through, Airport Director Says
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - Feb 16, 2017 11:20 AM (ET)
The Central Nebraska Regional Airport is proposing to introduce parking fees, and the issue was discussed by the Hall County Airport Authority at its meeting Wednesday morning.

Taking Flight: Pilot Shortage in the U.S.
KKCO (Grand Junction, Colo.) - Feb 16, 2017 10:17 AM (ET)
Over the next couple of years, there will be thousands of empty cockpit seats, thanks to a growing pilot shortage. This means it might become more difficult for travelers to get from point A to point B by plane.

Columbia Metro Airport Traffic Growth Means Lower Fares
WISTV (Columbia, S.C.) - Feb 16, 2017 10:16 AM (ET)
Last year, officials at Columbia Metropolitan Airport report more than 1 million people traveled through the facility.

Get Ready for an Unusually Busy Weekend at the Airport
CBS Minnesota - Feb 16, 2017 10:15 AM (ET)
If you are traveling out of town this President’s Day weekend, get ready for longer lines at the airport.

Berlin Braces for More Airport Strikes and Flight Cancellations
The Local (Germany) - Feb 16, 2017 10:14 AM (ET)
Passengers should expect flight delays and cancellations at Berlin's two airports on Thursday due to a ground crew strike strike over pay, union officials announced.

American Airlines Pilot Pension Settlement Gets Final OK
Law360 - Feb 16, 2017 10:10 AM (ET)
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday gave the final green light to a cash and stock deal worth nearly $6.5 million that resolves American Airlines pilots’ class action claims that the airline’s pension plan didn’t contribute enough to their retirement plans while they were serving in the military.

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive
Skift - Feb 16, 2017 10:09 AM (ET)
For at least the third time in the past six months, United Airlines has hired a senior American Airlines executive for its commercial team.

Bradley International Hopes to Grow to a 10 Million-Passenger Airport
MassLive.com (Springfield, Mass.) - Feb 16, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Bradley International Airport saw more than 6 million passengers in 2016 and could grow to 10 million passengers annually within the next few years, according to Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Fliers Suffer as Air Show Shuts Down Part of Bengaluru Airport
Hindustan Times (India) - Feb 16, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Despite preparations for Aero India 2017 in full swing for over two months, passengers were made to suffer delays at Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) here on Wednesday.

Ontario Airport Commissioner Returns to China to Attract Business
The Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.) - Feb 16, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
To drum up foreign investment in the county and more international carriers for Ontario International Airport, Curt Hagman returns to China on Thursday, six months after his last trip established business partnerships with regional officials.

San Jose International Airport First to Offer Citizenship Services to Immigrant Employees
Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) - Feb 16, 2017 09:51 AM (ET)
Gustavo Rodriguez immigrated to the U.S from Mexico a decade ago in search of new adventures and opportunities. Today, the legal permanent resident oversees custodial services at Mineta San José International Airport and is raising his 1-year-old daughter in San Jose with his wife.

Orlando International Airport Approves Bags Inc. Pilot Program
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Feb 16, 2017 09:50 AM (ET)
Leaders at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday approved a one-year contract with Bags Inc. to offer remote airline check-in services.

Airport Board Abates Taxes
Mt Vernon (Ill.) Register-News - Feb 16, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
The Mt. Vernon Airport Authority will abate $18,322 in property taxes to be levied in 2017.

Belgian Row Over Airport Noise From Zaventem
Politico Europe - Feb 16, 2017 09:49 AM (ET)
Brussels and Flanders at loggerheads, Wallonia hoping to benefit from the row and the federal government trying to keep its nose clean.

Home Buyout, Jet Noise Creates Turmoil in Vermont Community
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - Feb 16, 2017 09:48 AM (ET)
Kim Gaboriault and her husband planned to sell their home in 2009 when Vermont's largest airport, which adjoins their neighborhood, offered to buy properties because of aircraft noise, including the sound of F-16 fighter jets used by the Vermont Air National Guard.

Gov. Cuomo Vows to Fix Traffic Issues at LaGuardia Airport During Construction
New York Daily News - Feb 16, 2017 09:46 AM (ET)
After traffic jams around LaGuardia Airport led frustrated travelers to start walking on the Grand Central Parkway last week to make their flights, Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday said a logistics team will be brought in to help deal with the problems.

San Miguel's Ang Offers $14 Billion Airport in Tycoon Battle
Bloomberg - Feb 16, 2017 09:45 AM (ET)
The battle of Philippine tycoons to build a new airport to serve the nation’s capital is heating up as San Miguel Corp. proposed a 700 billion-peso ($14 billion) facility, rivaling an offer from a group led by billionaire Henry Sy. San Miguel shares rose to the highest in more than three years.

Lufthansa, Pilot Union Negotiators Accept Recommended Settlement
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:43 AM (ET)
Lufthansa and the negotiating committee of pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have accepted a mediator’s recommendations to end a pay dispute that has resulted in repeated flight deck crew strikes.

Transavia to Close Munich Base by October
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:42 AM (ET)
Air France-KLM low-cost carrier (LCC) Transavia will shut down its base in Munich, Germany, by Oct. 31, the company said in a statement.

Austrian Court Blocks Vienna Airport Expansion
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
An Austrian court has blocked plans for a third runway at Vienna International Airport on environmental concerns, a ruling the airport intends to appeal.

Pratt & Whitney to Make Major Investment in Georgia Facility
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:36 AM (ET)
East Hartford, Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney will invest another $386 million in its Columbus, Georgia maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) site, including building a 200,000-sq.-ft. facility to overhaul geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

British Airways Unite Cabin Crew to Strike Again Feb. 22-25
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
British Airways (BA) cabin crew, represented by the Unite union, will strike again Feb. 22-25 in a long-running dispute over pay levels.

Finnair Profit Slips in 2016, But Prospects Hopeful
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Finnair recorded an annual profit for 2016 of €85.1 million ($90 million), down from the 2015 figure of €89.7 million. It achieved the result on 2.8% greater turnover of €2.31 billion, compared to €2.25 billion a year ago.

Nigerian State Takes Control of Arik Air
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, has suspended its two long-haul international routes following a temporary takeover of the company by a state entity.

Aircastle Posts $152 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Feb 16, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Stamford, Connecticut-based commercial aircraft lessor Aircastle posted a 2016 net profit of $151.5 million, up 24.4% from net profit of $121.7 million in 2015. Aircastle attributed the growth primarily to a $91.3 million reduction in non-cash impairment charges.

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