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An American A321 at New York's LaGuardia Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

FAA Proposes Extension of Slot Relief

On Sept. 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would propose an extension for relief of flight requirements at slot restricted airports. The current relief of the minimum flight requirements is due to expire in October, and the extension would last until March 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand is not sufficient for airlines to meet the minimum flight requirement to hold onto their slots. The move is supported by major airlines, which are seeing a record…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and…

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary…

Qatar Airways Bets on Rwanda’s Newest Airport, National Carrier

Even as the pandemic continues to shake the industry to its core, construction of Rwanda's largest airport, Bugesera International Airport, is still on course, and the airport is expected to open for business in 2022. The new airport's construction of the new airport was prepared in 2010 and only got…

Colombia to End Quarantine in September – Domestic Flights to…

On August 25, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that on September 1, a new stage of “selective isolation” and “individual distancing” will begin. In this framework, he ratified the resumption of domestic flights only, authorizing all the country's airports, except those located in cities that still have a COVID-19 high…

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers…

Auckland Airport Completes Runway Maintenance Amid Pandemic

Auckland Airport has finished its runway maintenance project, allowing the runway to return to its full length, the airport said in a press release. Earlier this year, the airport was forced to close its runway twice after faults appeared. The incidents took place on Jan. 24 and Feb. 6, and…

Salt Lake City International Airport Unveils New Retail Screening Facility

Salt Lake City International Airport officially opened its brand new Central Receiving and Distribution Center (CRDC) on Aug. 17. Bradford Airport Logistics, a Houston-based management operations and supply chain company, will be in charge of operating it. The CRDC is expected to receive and handle goods delivered to the airport,…

Colombia Approves 15 Airports for the Restart of Operations

The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority has approved the biosecurity protocols of 15 airports in the country. However, only two airports are operating within the first pilot flight plan, which began on July 21. According to Reportur, the airports obtained the endorsement of the Ministry of Health and the approval of…

Mobile Announces Commercial Passenger Flight Shift

The Mobile Airport Authority released a new 20-year master plan that includes a new $160 million dollar terminal at the Mobile Downtown Airport. This masterplan is a major change from how the Alabama city’s airports currently operate, with commercial flights currently using Mobile Regional Airport. Both airports are owned and…

Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport

Many people anguish at having long layovers at airports. For those that are not very aviation inclined the experience generally borders on a monotony enough to drive them mad. Generally staying at the airport is not something most people look forward too. The pain can be alleviated by spending time…