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Hawaiian Airlines Posts First-Quarter Profit
Apr 24, 2017 04:36 PM (ET)
Denver to Gain Panama Flights
Apr 24, 2017 04:06 PM (ET)
Southwest Florida International Reports March Traffic
Apr 24, 2017 11:30 AM (ET)
SFO Holds Employee-Created Video Contest for Earth Day
Apr 24, 2017 10:20 AM (ET)
Academic Relations Committee Hosting Career Fair at the AAAE Annual Conference
Apr 24, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers SIDA Training
Apr 24, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)



McClellan-Palomar Airport to Relaunch Commercial Flights to LA
KPBS (San Diego) - Apr 24, 2017 05:45 PM (ET)
McClellan Palomar Airport in Carlsbad is getting ready to relaunch commercial flights to Los Angeles. The airport has had trouble finding an airline that could offer commercial service, since United pulled its SkyWest commuter flights to Los Angeles in 2015.

New Flights, New Routes and More Passengers to Take-Off from Belfast International Airport
Belfast Telegraph (U.K.) - Apr 24, 2017 05:44 PM (ET)
Eight new flights - including six new routes - are being added at Belfast International Airport, creating around 50 jobs.

CVG Airport Reports "Historic Quarter"
River City News (Covington, Ky.) - Apr 24, 2017 05:32 PM (ET)
It was an historic quarter for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), a news release stated Monday.

Great Falls Airport Getting Full Body Scanner
Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune - Apr 24, 2017 05:31 PM (ET)
Transportation Security Administration agents will install a new full-body scanner Tuesday night at Great Falls International Airport that’s expected to be in use to clear passengers through security by Wednesday morning, airport officials said.

Dierks Bentley Tapped for Nashville Airport Authority Board of Directors
The Boot (Nashville, Tenn.) - Apr 24, 2017 02:14 PM (ET)
Dierks Bentley is adding a new gig — and an unexpected one at that — to his already busy schedule: The country star has been nominated to the Nashville Airport Authority’s board of directors.

Cardiff Airport 'to Fly to the World' with Doha Route Announcement
ITV (U.K.) - Apr 24, 2017 01:48 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new frequent service from Cardiff Airport, linking Wales and south west England to Doha in 2018.

Construction Impacts 150 San Francisco Airport Flights
KRON (Bay Area, Calif.) - Apr 24, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
San Francisco International Airport is experiencing about 150 flight delays and cancellations Monday morning due to a construction project, according to airport officials.

Fly-Through Animation Reveals Memphis International Airport Remodel
Architects Newspaper - Apr 24, 2017 01:46 PM (ET)
New animations and renderings have been released for the multi-phase modernization of the Memphis International Airport (MEM).

Airport a Gateway to the World in Rhinelander but Donald Trump's Budget Could End It
Journal Times (Racine, Wis.) - Apr 24, 2017 11:28 AM (ET)
With about an hour before takeoff, the ratio of passenger to Transportation Security Administration screener was about one to one.

Orlando Airport's New Train Station Will Wait Years for Trains
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel - Apr 24, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
The eye-catching train station being built at Orlando’s airport soars monumentally in height, flaunts curved rooftops that overlap and conjures modern romance for rail travel.

FAA: Turbulence Injuries Jolt Twice as Many Flights in 2016
USA Today - Apr 24, 2017 11:26 AM (ET)
A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados.

American Flight to N. Carolina Returns to Las Vegas Airport
AP - Apr 24, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
An American Airlines flight headed to North Carolina returned to Las Vegas’ airport because of possible engine trouble.

At Travel Security Summit, Destinations Told to Be Prepared
Travel Weekly - Apr 24, 2017 11:24 AM (ET)
Travel destinations and venues must practice and prepare for potential terror attacks, active shooters and natural disasters, according to security experts who spoke at the U.S. Travel Association's inaugural Secure Tourism Summit here last week.

FAA Approves St. Louis' Preliminary Application for Airport Privatization
KMOV (St. Louis) - Apr 24, 2017 11:23 AM (ET)
The Federal Aviation Administration has accepted St. Louis’ preliminary application to participate in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program.

Columbia Airport Announces New Manager
KBJA (Columbia, Mo.) - Apr 24, 2017 11:10 AM (ET)
The City of Columbia confirmed Mike Parks as the new permanent manager of Columbia Regional Airport.

Changi Airport Handled 5.11m Passengers in March
Channel NewsAsia (Singapore) - Apr 24, 2017 11:09 AM (ET)
A total of 5.11 million passengers passed through the doors of Changi Airport in March this year, a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) said on Monday (Apr 24).

How Bars Ended Up on Active Airport Runways
VinePair - Apr 24, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
Many Americans are familiar with getting a drink at the airport. Not so many Americans are familiar with walking to their neighborhood restaurant bar and watching planes roll down the street to the takeoff at the local runway.

NTSB Recommends Ways to Increase Effectiveness of PIREPS
General Aviation News - Apr 24, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
Citing how important weather reports by pilots are to flight safety, a special investigation report released by the National Transportation Safety Board called for changes in training and procedures for pilots, air traffic controllers and others within the aviation community to enhance the effectiveness of the entire pilot weather reporting system with the intent to reduce pilots’ inadvertent encounters with hazardous weather and to prevent weather-related accidents.

FAA to Hold Airspace Workshops in Las Vegas
General Aviation News - Apr 24, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
The FAA will hold three public information workshops this coming week on proposed airspace improvements over the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic
Skift - Apr 24, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
In 1913, British newspaper The Daily Mail came up with an idea that it hoped would advance development in the aviation industry. Under the leadership of Lord Northcliffe, the publication had already offered up a number of prizes in the field but its latest offer was set to be its most adventurous yet.

United Expands Its Basic Economy No-Frills Service
Skift - Apr 24, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Basic economy fares are expanding into a new batch of United’s markets only two months after they went on sale.

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers
Skift - Apr 24, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a video on YouTube this Thursday that walks transgender travelers through the airport screening process and potential steps they can take if they become uncomfortable or a security alarm is triggered.

United's Board, Munoz Agree He Will Not Become Chairman Next Year
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:26 AM (ET)
The board of directors of Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, has for the second time in two years amended CEO Oscar Munoz’s contract to deny him the role of board chairman.

US Regional Republic Poised to Emerge from Chapter 11
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:25 AM (ET)
A US federal bankruptcy judge in New York has approved the reorganization plan of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, paving the way for Republic to exit Chapter 11 protection.

Jordanian Charter Carrier Royal Wings to Start Scheduled Flights
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:24 AM (ET)
Royal Jordanian’s charter subsidiary, Royal Wings, will reinforce its initial scheduled services from the Jordanian resort of Aqaba, with a second destination.

Iberia Reveals First Premium-Economy Routes
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Spanish flag carrier Iberia has unveiled its first Airbus A340-600 fitted with new premium-economy seats and revealed first routes.

Air France Takes Delivery of Second Boeing 787-9
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:23 AM (ET)
Air France has taken delivery of its second Boeing 787-9, which is scheduled to enter revenue service May 1 to Montreal.

Schiphol Airport Boosts Capacity with Temporary Departure Hall
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has opened a temporary departure hall to help cope with growing passenger numbers.

Vilnius Airport to Close for Runway Reconstruction This Summer
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:22 AM (ET)
Lithuania’s Vilnius Airport will temporarily close from July 14-Aug. 17 for runway reconstruction and most flights will be redirected to Kaunas Airport.

Aegean's Passenger Growth Up 5% in 1Q 2017
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:16 AM (ET)
Greece-based Aegean Airlines and subsidiary Olympic Air carried 2.1 million passengers in the first quarter, up 5% compared to 2.01 million the year-ago quarter.

SpiceJet Selects BoardConnect Portable IFE
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to equip its fleet with Lufthansa Systems’ BoardConnect Portable inflight entertainment (IFE) and e-commerce platform.

UK Cabin Crew Trainer Turns to Virtual Reality
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:15 AM (ET)
UK-based cabin trainer manufacturer EDM has introduced virtual reality (VR) headsets in cabin crew training to meet an increasing demand from airlines for the modern technology. The headsets will be used in conjunction with EDM’s existing fuselage mock-ups.

Partners Produce First 3D-Printed Components
Air Transport World - Apr 24, 2017 09:14 AM (ET)
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Engineering (EAE) and Germany’s Diehl Aerosystems have signed an agreement to use additive manufacturing—popularly known as 3D printing—to produce initial cabin components for a third-party airline.

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