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One-Third of LAX Carriers to Move Locations
Mar 27, 2017 01:36 PM (ET)
Albany County, New York, Airport Bonds Rated
Mar 27, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
NW Florida Beaches Adds Uber, Lyft Options
Mar 27, 2017 11:04 AM (ET)
Delta Plans New York-Rio de Janeiro Service
Mar 27, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Leadership Training: Leading Your Staff Down the Path of Success
Mar 27, 2017 11:03 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Mar 27, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)



Jack Yohe, Former Airport Executive Director, Dies at 92
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - Mar 27, 2017 03:11 PM (ET)
John A. "Jack" Yohe, a newspaperman turned public servant who oversaw the growth of what is now Lehigh Valley International Airport as its executive director, died Saturday at his home in Virginia after a brief illness.

Miami Airport Terminal Closes Briefly Due to 'Suspicious Item'
Miami Herald - Mar 27, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
Miami International Airport's Concourse E was closed briefly Sunday evening as Miami-Dade police and the TSA investigated a “suspicious item” found in the concourse, according to the airport.

TSA Reports An Increase Of Guns At Airport Security Checkpoints
CBS Baltimore - Mar 27, 2017 01:40 PM (ET)
There is a troubling trend at airports, as the TSA reports an increase in passengers bringing guns in their carry-ons.

Airport Continues to See Growth, Renovations, Upgrades
Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) - Mar 27, 2017 11:45 AM (ET)
Huntington Tri-State Airport Director Jerry Brienza said 2016 was a very pretty productive year.

LAX Trains Workers to Provide 'Gold Standard' Service for Fliers
Los Angeles Times - Mar 27, 2017 11:45 AM (ET)
Los Angeles International Airport was recently ranked one of the 10 most improved airports in the world.

Airport Passenger Numbers Soar
West Australian (Australia) - Mar 27, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
Passenger figures at Kalgoorlie Airport hit their highest levels in four years in 2016, bucking a downward trend felt across regional WA.

Airport Gives Update to Rotary
Daily Herald Tribune (Canada) - Mar 27, 2017 11:43 AM (ET)
Grande Prairie Airport was invited to the Grande Prairie Rotary Club on Friday to provide an update on traffic, trends and what to expect in 2017.

The $3 Billion Finance Plan for a LAX People Mover Cuts Airport's Risk
The Street - Mar 27, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
The next step for improving Los Angeles International Airport is an automated people mover to connect the sprawling airport's nine terminals, parking lots, rental car facility and public transportation access points.

United Is Mothballing Perfectly Good New Aircraft Thanks to Delayed Seats
Skift - Mar 27, 2017 11:14 AM (ET)
United has been making much ado about its new premium Polaris product, but full integration of the new cabin into the airline’s fleet is being held up thanks to a lagging supplier.

Ryanair Fights With Booking Sites Even as It Tries to Imitate Them
Skift - Mar 27, 2017 11:13 AM (ET)
Ryanair doesn’t love online travel agencies. It tolerates them, and is once again going after them.

Airfares Set to Rise as Centre Hikes Airport Charges
The Hindu (India) - Mar 27, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
Airfares are set to go up as the government has decided to raise airport charges across all non-major airports operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI) by 5% every year beginning April 1.

Surat Airport to Be Converted Into an International One: Jayant Sinha
Livemint - Mar 27, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Sunday said Surat will soon be connected to several cities via more flights, and assured that the Surat airport will be soon turned into an international one.

Aviation Maintanence Institute Delayed at A.C. Airport, But Still in the Works
Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) - Mar 27, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
A pilot course that would certify students to fix airplanes at Atlantic City International Airport will not be ready by June, as some officials had hoped.

Report: Small Businesses Get Most Drone Waivers
General Aviation News - Mar 27, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released a report that finds nearly 90% of the waivers granted by the FAA under Part 107 went to small businesses.

After Barring Girls for Leggings, United Airlines Defends Decision
New York Times - Mar 27, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight on Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate. That set off waves of anger on social media, with users criticizing what they called an intrusive, sexist policy, but the airline maintained its support for the gate agent’s decision.

Runway Work Delayed at Duluth Airport
Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune - Mar 27, 2017 10:58 AM (ET)
The main runway at Duluth International Airport may shut down for up to two months in summer 2018 as part of the runway's reconstruction.

New System Estimates Cleveland Airport Security Wait Times
AP - Mar 27, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Cleveland's main airport is developing a system to help travelers more accurately compare wait times at its security checkpoints and better plan their trips.

Old Airport Terminal to Come Down
Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) - Mar 27, 2017 10:57 AM (ET)
Spring brings the fall of the old terminal at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Council Proposing an Airport Committee
Westerly Sun (Pawcatuck, Conn.) - Mar 27, 2017 10:50 AM (ET)
The Town Council is developing a new committee it hopes will keep officials up to date on activities at Westerly State Airport and improve communication between the town and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

Summer Airport Project to Proceed; Future of EAS Funding Uncertain
Your Daily Globe (Ironwood, Mich.) - Mar 27, 2017 10:26 AM (ET)
Gogebic County Board of Commissioners members on Wednesday authorized signing of a summer airport project resolution that won’t be affected by federal budget cuts.

The Ongoing Multi-Billion Dollar Disaster of Berlin's New International Airport
news.com.au (Australia) - Mar 27, 2017 10:25 AM (ET)
There’s a joke in Germany about Berlin’s new airport. “It’s not an airport, it’s an oversized bus station because while you can’t board any planes there is at least a bus every hour.”

Mile-High Opportunity: Davidson County Airport Boasts Untapped Economic Potential
Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.) - Mar 27, 2017 10:24 AM (ET)
The Davidson County airport has been situated alongside Interstate 85 since its infancy in the late 1950s, providing a long-term home for corporate jets and a brief respite for transient two-seaters.

Nearly Half of TSA PreCheck Travelers Say Airport Lines Are Still Too Long
Los Angeles Times - Mar 27, 2017 10:23 AM (ET)
TSA PreCheck was devised by the Transportation Security Administration to speed up airport screening for travelers who submit to a government background check in advance.

DOA Denies Expansion at Pai Airport
Bangkok Post (Thailand) - Mar 27, 2017 10:07 AM (ET)
The Department of Airports (DOA) director-general Darun Saengchai has denied Pai airport in Mae Hong Son is being expanded, saying the department has no plan in the near future to increase the airport's capacity.

At Airport, Giving Them Wings to Fly
Times of India - Mar 27, 2017 10:06 AM (ET)
A bunch of overqualified airport workers with basic jobs have been assigned functions they are ideally suited for, thanks to a fantastic initiative.

Quad City International Airport Plans $7.7M in 2017 Projects
AP - Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
Several million dollars in upgrades and improvements are planned this year at Quad City International Airport in western Illinois.

Drone Testing May Come to Rifle Airport
Post Independent (Glenwood Springs/Rifle, Colo.) - Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
The aerial firefighting center at the Rifle Garfield County Airport may expand into drone research under a bill working its way through the Colorado Legislature.

UAE Regulator Notes 'Surprising' US Electronics Ban
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:59 AM (ET)
The chairman of the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator has expressed his “surprise” at the US government’s ban on larger electronic devices and pointed to high standards of security at UAE’s two hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Qatar Gets EC Go-Ahead for Meridiana Stake
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Qatar Airways’ plans to take a 49% shareholding in Italy’s Meridiana fly have been approved by the European Commission (EC).

'More Comfortable' Economy Middle Seat to Be Unveiled
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:58 AM (ET)
Molon Labe has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Panasonic Avionics to create an economy-cabin design that would make the middle seat wider and more attractive.

El Al Israel Airlines Posts $81 Million 2016 Net Profit
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
El Al Israel Airlines reported $81 million in full-year net profit for 2016, down 24.3% from $107 million net income in 2015.

US Senators Accuse Gulf Carriers of Flying 'Nonviable' US Routes
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Six US senators have written a letter to the US secretaries of state and transportation, encouraging them to take “firm action” against alleged large government subsidies to the Gulf majors that allow those airlines to fly routes to the US they say would not be viable absent government assistance.

Air Astana Seen to Inch Closer to Star Alliance
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
A codeshare agreement between Air Astana and Lufthansa, beginning in March, advances Star Alliance efforts to develop a relationship with the well-located Kazakhstani carrier.

China Aircraft Leasing 2016 Net Profit Up 68% to $82 Million
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:54 AM (ET)
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) posted a 2016 net profit of 638.4 million Hong Kong dollars ($82.3 million), up 67.9% from the company’s HK$380.2 million net profit in 2015.

Ethiopian Airlines Adding Four Routes in Three Days
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Ethiopian Airlines is adding four new destinations March 26-28, according to the Addis Ababa-based carrier.

Fiji Airways Reports $40 Million Operating Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
Fiji Airways Group reported FJD84.5 million ($39.7 million) in 2016 group operating profit before tax, up 20.4% from FJD70.2 million in 2015. Total revenue for the year was FJD825.3 million, up 1.2% over FJD815.3 million in 2015. The company did not release net profit/loss results for the year.

Lufthansa Technik Expands Asia-Pacific MRO
Air Transport World - Mar 27, 2017 09:52 AM (ET)
Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik Group (LHT) plans to launch an additional MRO facility in Kuala Lumpur focused on narrowbodies.

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