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TSA Stops Three Times More Guns Compared to Last Year

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Monday that its security checkpoints have intercepted three times more firearms in carry-on bags than it had at this point last year. In a press release issued, the agency reported that in the month of July, TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. So while the agency hasn't seized quite as many guns, the rate at which it is doing…

United Evolves “CleanPlus” Program With Extended Mask Policy

The passengers’ air travel experience is currently being transformed due to the ongoing global pandemic, and changes are being made in every part of the traveler’s journey as time progresses. For instance, United Airlines has officially declared that its customers must now wear masks in the more than 360 airports…

London Stansted Airport Insists on Expanding Passenger Volume Amid Pandemic

In response to the local government's refusal to allow expansion, London Stansted Airport will appeal against the Uttlesford District Council, which handed down the ruling in January. After five years of consideration, Stansted wasn't allowed to increase its passenger capacity numbers from 35 million to 43 million passengers per year.…

New Runway Set to Open At Brisbane International Airport

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation’s history, Brisbane International Airport is ready to open a brand-new runway that has required 15 years between planning and construction, making what is the largest aviation project in Australia. In total, the project has cost over 1.3 billion Australian dollars…

JetBlue Leaves Long Beach For LAX

JetBlue announced Thursday that it will end services to Long Beach Airport in California and transfer them to Los Angeles International (LAX), which will become a focus city for the airline. JetBlue’s last day serving Long Beach will be Oct. 6. “LAX is one of JetBlue’s most successful markets and…

Opinion: Third Party Suppliers, as Well as the Airlines, Are…

The impact of the pandemic on airlines globally has been well documented. With many airlines reporting 70 to 90 percent reductions year-on-year (YoY) in scheduled flying, airline planners and analyst have been sent scurrying to mitigate the financial and human impacts. But the losses seen by the airlines extend well…

Rochester Airport: The Gateway to Mayo Clinic

For centuries, the deliverance of time-sensitive material has been key in determining the ability to get both time-sensitive services completed. In Rochester, Minn., this demand is most commonly seen by way of bringing in and exporting medial expertise and equipment via air. This brings into play Rochester International Airport. The…

Secondary Airports Threatened By ‘Minimum Service’ Rule In CARES Act

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc for air traffic around the world, airport companies are quickly adjusting to adapt to this new situation with significantly fewer passengers closing down terminals, consolidating traffic to their main facilities and, in some extreme cases, closing down secondary airports in metro areas…

Scottish Government Sets Restrictions on Airports Amid Coronavirus Threat

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government introduced a so-called “rate relief” to Scottish airports for a year.  The UK's Airport Operators Association (AOA) welcomed the new policies and urged England's government to carry out a similar measure to help the airports in the country. The airports in…

Heathrow Airport’s Third Runway Expansion Blocked by Court

A Court in the United Kingdom has ruled plans for a third runway at London Heathrow to be illegal based on environmental grounds. At a time where the conversation about climate change has grown over the past year, questions are now being asked if Heathrow will ever expand its' airport…