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Aviation News Today for January 11, 201

April 11, 2012
1.  Southwest Adds Atlanta-Los Angeles Service
2.  Greenville Downtown Airport Posts Increased Air Traffic
3.  ARINC Wins Berlin Brandenburg Airport Contract
4.  FAA Produces Mobile Website
5.  ANTN Answers Airport Training Needs
6.  Did You Know
7.  Where Are Airlines Going With Their Loyalty Programs In 2012?  (
8.  Trend To Charge Extra For Aisle And Window Seats Helps Airlines Boost Bottom Line  ((Portland) Oregonian)
9.  Smartphones To Make Airport Check-In Desks Obsolete, Study Says  (Bloomberg)
10.  GBTA Report Predicts Steady Growth For Business Travel In 2012  (TravelPulse)
11.  DOT Cuts Airlines A Small Break On New Consumer-Protection Rules  (Travel Weekly)
12.  Federal Mediator To Meet This Week With American, Major Unions  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram )
13.  New Rules Require Airlines To Show Fees With Fares  (USA Today)
14.  Chinese Carriers Could Be Banned From Europe Over ETS Row  ( (U.K.))
15.  US Airlines Nov Average Fuel Price/Gallon Jumps 27% From Year Earlier  (Wall Street Journal)
16.  Three Teams Vie For FAA Data Comm Contract  (
17.  Air France-KLM Confirms Order For 25 Boeing 787s Signed  (Wall Street Journal)
18.  Nonstop Flights Stop For Fuel  (Wall Street Journal)
19.  Airplane Cellphone Ban Remains Matter Of Public Safety  (Fox Business)
20.  Boeing To Build MAX Next To Current 737 With Efficiency Push  (Bloomberg)
21.  Hawaiian Airlines Upgrades Aircraft For Osaka  (AP)
22.  AMR’s American Eagle Hires Bain To Review Labor Costs  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  American Seeks To Delay GDS Lawsuits  (Travel Weekly)
24.  AMR Seeks To Hire Perella Weinberg As Labor Contract, Pension Fund Adviser  (Bloomberg)
25.  Analysis: Aircraft Leases In Crosshairs As AMR Restructures  (Reuters)
26.  La Guardia Terminal Update Sought  (Wall Street Journal)
27.  TSA Agents Who Stole $40K From NY Luggage Get Jail  (Wall Street Journal)
28.  Austrian Cost-Cutting Measures To Include Fleet Upgrade, Route Closures  (Air Transport World)
29.  Air France KLM Firms Order For 25 787s  (Air Transport World)
30.  Tulsa Firm Sues 10 Major Travel Companies For Patent Infringement  (Air Transport World)
31.  Spirit Finalizes Order For 75 A320s, Including 45 A320neos  (Air Transport World)
32.  Ethiopian To Install Winglets On 767s  (Air Transport World)
33.  Clark International Passenger Volume Soars  (Manila Bulletin)
34.  NAIA To Lower Terminal Fee For International Flights  (BusinessWorld)
35.  Court Ruling Could Impact D.C. Flights By Sun Country  (Lansing (Mich.) State Journal)
36.  Severe Weather Boosts Isle Of Man Air Freight Figures  (BBC)
37.  First Class Service Returns To ILM  (WWAY (N.C.))
38.  Atlantic City Sees 89 Percent Increase In Bus Passengers In December Over Previous Year  (Press of Atlantic City (N.J.))
39.  Performance Aviation Leaders To NTSB: We’re Safe  (New York Times)
40.  Ryanair Sets Up Paphos Hub  (Cyprus Mail)
41.  Jet Service Postponed Indefinitely  (St. George (Utah) Spectrum)
42.  More Airport Upgrades To Take Off  (ABC Local (Australia))
43.  Wi-Fi Takes Off At Chennai Airport  (Deccan Chronicle)
44.  Government Forcing Full Disclosure On Airfares  (USA Today)
45.  Plans For A New Airport Invite Speculation In Tajikistan  (Radio Free Europe)
46.  Should Spain Privatise Its Smaller Airports First?  (CAPA – Centre for Aviation)
47.  No Covering In Airport Upgrade  (Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia))
48.  Funding For Waterford Airport Welcomed  (Waterford (Ireland) Today)
49.  Wiley Post Airport In Oklahoma City Receives New Instrument Landing System  (The Oklahoman)
50.  Authorities Allow GMR To Collect Airport Development, Insurance Fee From Passengers  (Economic Times (India))
51.  Pullman-Moscow Airport Undergoing Changes  (KLEW-TV (Wash.))
52.  First Airport City Project To Take Off By Year-End  (Hindu Business Line (India))
53.  Last Flight Leaves ‘Ghost Airport’ Hit By Downturn  (Sydney Morning Herald)
54.  Airline Bosses Fear Fuel, Taxes And Security Will Hit Sales  (Air & Business Travel News)
55.  Edinburgh Airport Sale Lures Koreans; JPMorgan Said To Mull Bid  (Bloomberg)
56.  Porter Airlines Hikes Rents At Billy Bishop Airport By Up To 300%  (Toronto News)
57.  Smartphone Upsurge And Beijing International Airport  (Incetive Travel & Corporate Meetings)
58.  Airport Authority Seeks $600,000 Grant For Hangar Project  (Reading (Pa.) Eagle)
59.  Airport Land Lease Shifts Owners  (Parkersburg (W.Va.) News and Sentinel)
60.  Residents Still Rattled By Jet Noise  (Palm Springs (Calif.) Desert Sun)
61.  Airport Commission To Hire Attorney  (Brainderd (Minn.) Dispatch)
62.  Delta Is Dropping Madison-Washington Route  (Wisconsin State Journal)
63.  Concord Airport Gets Grant  (Charlotte Observer)
64.  High-Speed Rail Project Is A Chance To Rethink UK Airports And Connectivity  (Financial Times (U.K.))
65.  Mexican Airport Operator GAP Sees 2012 Revenue Up  (MarketWatch)
66.  AirTran, Delta Boost On-Time Performance  (Milwaukee Business Journal)
67.  Spirit Success Prompts Funding For Arnold Palmer Regional Airport  (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
68.  Bob Hope Dealt Blow By Carrier’s Departure  (Glendale (Calif.) News Press)
69.  BAA Traffic Up, Heathrow Has Record December  (Reuters)
70.  Commissioners To Discuss Proposed Airport Expansion  (Carroll County (Md.) Times)
71.  Airport Screeners To Be Monitored For Radiation  (Scientific American)
72.  Pittsburgh Airport Touts Payoff Of Low-Fare Carriers  (Cleveland Plain Dealer )
73.  Second Time A Charm For Two Airport Contestants  (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
74.  South Korea Airport Plans $3 Billion Casino Resort  (AFP)
75.  $84 Million Sonoma County Airport Expansion OK’d  (Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat)
76.  Small Airports Roll Out Red Carpet Ahead Of Super Bowl Rush  (WXIN (Ind.))
77.  Medford Airport Passenger Count Fell In 2011  (Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune)
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