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American Doubles Down on Charlotte and Dallas Hubs

Even before the pandemic began two years ago, American Airlines was committed to building its two largest hubs in Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth. That commitment has only grown. The availability of new gates — four today in Dallas, perhaps five...

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Heathrow Limits Capacity

Citing the impact of Covid-19 on its ability to "safely manage" operations, the operator of London Heathrow is implementing capacity restrictions on flights through Terminals 2, 3, and 5 at the airport through July 3. Passenger numbers will be limited...

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Much Ado About Newark

Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the three main gateways to New York City, is, for all intents and purposes, a fortress hub. United Airlines will operate 72 percent of all departures in the second quarter, with JetBlue Airways a...

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Phoenix Sets a Date

Southwest Airlines will get new digs at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport next month. The eight-gate expansion of the D Gates on the south side of Terminal 4 will open June 20, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on April 25....

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San Diego Airport Goes Multimodal

The days of trains passing one block from the end of the runway at San Diego International Airport may be nearing an end. The airport, along with the local transportation planning organization the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the...

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Frontier to Make Denver Move

At long last we know where Frontier Airlines will go at Denver airport. The hometown carrier has agreed to move to 14 ground-level boarding gates on the eastern end of Concourse A — gates that were built as a temporary...

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New Mexico City Airport Opens With 8 Flights

The first flight from Mexico City’s new airport took off on March 21, but whether the new facility can relieve congestion at the capital’s main airport remains to be seen. Felipe Angeles International Airport, located about 28 miles (45 km)...

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LAX, New York, Orlando Prep New Terminals

The Terminal 2/3 Delta Sky Way in Los Angeles to the South Terminal Complex in Orlando are just a few of the multi-billion dollar expansion projects poised to open at airports across the U.S. in the coming months. Pieces of...

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Court Rules in Qantas-Perth Dispute

The Supreme Court of Western Australia ruled last week that there are limits to what the Perth Airport can charge Qantas to use the facility. The court agreed with the airline that fees should be based on the cost of...

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Orlando Preps New Terminal

British Airways has set a date for its move out of Terminal 7 — built by its predecessor BOAC and opened in 1970 — at New York JFK on December 1. The carrier will relocate to Terminal 8 alongside its...

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Aviation Groups Warn of Dire Delays Due to 5G

Passenger and cargo operations at about 90 U.S. airports could be severely disrupted this week if 5G wireless networks are deployed as planned, airport and airline groups and unions warn. Meanwhile, the issue has pitted the aviation industry and its...

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Clear Buys Virtual Queuing Company Whyline

Clear, the airport screening and biometric identity company, said on January 4 it had bought Whyline, a seller of virtual queuing and appointment systems. The companies didn’t disclose the value of the all-cash purchase. Whyline, based in Argentina, brings to Clear...

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