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American Airlines Begins Refurbishment for LAX Terminals

American Airlines has broken ground on construction in what is part of a $1.6 billion investment on renovating the terminals it utilizes at Los Angeles International Airport. The project will feature upgraded facilities including more gates and increased capacity that will enable the airline to position Los Angeles as its primary gateway for Asia-Pacific, feeding passengers from the rest of the country and beyond. The investment comes as part of a new lease agreement with Los Angeles World Airports. [caption…

Omaha Airport Conducts Full-Scale Emergency Simulation

The Omaha Airport Authority (OAA) conducted its triennial full-scale emergency exercise on Saturday. The event simulated an airline Boeing 737 departure accident at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield with 74 passengers on board. For this year's event, the exercise included an aircraft fire trainer, nearly 150 volunteers and 17 different agencies. Some…

London’s Gatwick to Announce Plans for Second Runway Amid Capacity…

Great Britain's second busiest airport, London's Gatwick Airport, is looking to make use of the currently unused second runway that it has, potentially boosting its' daily capacity of flights. The move to activate the dormant runway comes as the United Kingdom's capital faces a potentially crippling capacity crisis, according to…

Long-Haul Flights Boost London Gatwick’s Passenger Numbers in Busiest Ever…

London's Gatwick Airport had its busiest September on record this year, with passenger numbers reaching 4.5 million. The airport, which was ranked as the U.K.'s second busiest airport by passenger numbers, said in a press release that their North Atlantic routes saw high growth rates at an overall 20.5 percent,…

Opening of Istanbul’s New Mega-Airport Delayed to Year’s End

The opening of Istanbul's massive new landmark airport looks likely to be delayed until the end of 2018 'at the earliest.' The news comes after the airport's general manager, Kadri Samsunlu, told local reporters that instead of fully opening on Oct. 29 as scheduled, the inauguration would take place on Dec.…

Poland Moving Forward with New Eastern European Mega-Hub

Poland is planning a new mega-airport to help aviation traffic grow and become the hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law legislation laying out the rules for organizing and carrying out the development and construction of the new airport, news which national carrier LOT…

Lufthansa Enters and Condor Exits Austin Market

Buried deep in a press release sent on Sept. 27, Lufthansa gave a glimpse of hope for its shrinking Frankfurt hub which keeps seeing capacity reduction and international flights being transferred to the nearby Munich Airport. The airline subtly announced that it plans to offer its first connection between Frankfurt…

From a Thriving Military Base to an Aircraft Boneyard: Phoenix…

It's not often that you’ll see a Corsair Boeing 747-300, China Southern Boeing 777-200, US Airways Boeing 757 and a Southwest Airlines 737-700 hanging out with the German Air Force and perspective KLM and Lufthansa pilots at a small general aviation airport. However, Phoenix Goodyear Airport is not your typical…

Ontario Airport Sees a Significant Rise in Passenger Traffic

The number of passengers passing through Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Southern California has been growing significantly since it was transferred to the City of Ontario in 2015. With the new local ownership, Ontario has brought new airlines, increased the number of flights and destinations, and added new eateries and…

On Track with Leeds Bradford Airport’s ‘Route to 2030’

The U.K.’s highest airport, Leeds Bradford, has had a lot of recent activity in their ‘Route to 2030’ scheme. The strategic development plan, which was published in March 2017, informs locals and airport stakeholders of likely ways in which the airport will grow and develop for 2030. It also goes…