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New Leadership in Denver

The head of Los Angeles' public transportation agency, Phil Washington, has been nominated as the next CEO of Denver International Airport. If confirmed by the city council, Washington would replace Kim Day, who leaves the airport after 13 years at...

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LAX Opens Long-Awaited New Concourse

The needed new Midfield Satellite Concourse at Los Angeles International Airport officially opened last week. Renamed the West Gates at Tom Bradley, the airport’s main international terminal, the up to 15-gate satellite will support operations of 15 domestic and international...

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United Beats JetBlue Into Newark’s Terminal A

Which airlines will operate from a new terminal under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport is a hot topic in the hyper-competitive New York City market. United Airlines, which operates a large hub at the airport, is the shoo-in favorite....

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Covid-19 Takes Bite Out of New York JFK Expansion Plan

American Airlines has new digs at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport where a new 14-gate regional concourse debuted last week. The opening comes three months early and under budget for the nearly $400 million project, which is part of a...

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls for $25 Billion for Airports

President Joseph Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure improvement plan has $25 billion set aside for airports, which may not be enough to answer the country's airport improvement needs and does not address the overdue investments in air traffic control infrastructure, two...

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Pittsburgh’s New Terminal Gets Green Light

Historically low flight numbers expenses did not result in air traffic control savings for European airlines. New data from Eurocontrol show that the cost of air traffic management across the 25-state bloc held steady at €6.8 billion ($8.1 billion) in...

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LaGuardia May Finally Get a Train

The FAA is nearing D:0 on construction of a new AirTrain connection to New York's LaGuardia airport. Last week, the agency issued its final environmental report on the project that will connect the last of the city's three main airports...

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Los Angeles Preps for Delayed Midfield Concourse Opening

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) plans to begin opening the delayed Midfield Satellite Concourse at Los Angeles International Airport this April. The 12-15 gate facility — the number depends on whether the serve narrowbody or widebody jets — is connected...

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Early Concourse Opening Upside To Pandemic Slowdown in Washington

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is one of many airport operators that took advantage of the slowdown in air travel during the coronavirus pandemic to accelerate capital projects. Now with the crisis entering its second year, MWAA is ready to...

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U.S. Airports Request More Federal Aid

It's not just airline employees and management who are asking the federal government to extend its support for the industry. Airports, too, have requested more aid, to the tune of $17 billion.Airports got $10 billion in support through the CARES...

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Denver Considers Seventh Runway

Denver International Airport, the fifth-busiest in the U.S., is preparing for an even busier future. Airport officials are recommending planning work begin on a seventh runway that could potentially open before the end of the decade. The airport plans to...

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United Delays Return to JFK

Travelers will have to wait a few more weeks for United Airlines' much-awaited return to New York's John F. Kennedy airport. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier is delaying its return to JFK after a five-year hiatus by a month, United...

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