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An American Eagle CRJ on the ramp at Columbia Regional Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and Infrastructure Grants

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 Elaine L. Chao said in a statement. The 434 grants will go to 405 airports and will be used for various projects. Many of the major airports in the United…

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport…

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at…

In recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out…

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at…

In recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out…

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…

El Paso, Texas to Receive First Service by Alaska

Alaska Airlines has announced new daily service to El Paso International from San Diego International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new service is set to begin on Feb. 19, 2019, marking the first Alaska service to the airport. Additionally, the new routes will be the first nonstop flights between…

California Pacific Sets Launch Date Following Years of Delays

For California Pacific Airlines, the long nine-year wait to commence operations is finally seeing a true start date. The airline-to-be has been attempting to start operations since 2011 but issues in getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sign off on allowing the carrier to operate saw the airline delay…

A Look at Southwest’s Upcoming Hawaii Flights

Last October, Southwest Airlines confirmed its intentions to begin flights to Hawaii in the future, following years of speculation. Last week during an earnings call, the airline released more information with Southwest’s chairman and CEO Gary Kelly announcing that flights would begin in late 2018, though the launch may be…

New Apps Allows for Food Delivery Straight to Your Gate

In the next few weeks, passengers flying out of Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and San Diego International will now have the option to have food, drinks, and products sold in the airport delivered straight to their gate. Two developers, Airport Sherpa (at BWI) and At Your Gate (at San Diego) have…