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Aviation News Today for Monday, April 2, 2012

April 11, 2012













1.  Pinnacle Files For Bankruptcy
2.  Southwest To Add Akron-Canton, Dayton Service
3.  Fitch Affirms Jacksonville Airport Rating
4.  Orlando Airport Successfully Markets Refunding Revenue Bonds
5.  AeroPremier Moves Into Renovated Facility At Lakefront Airport
6.  Brighton Collectibles Opens at Port Columbus
7.  IAG Receives EC Green Light To Buy bmi  (Air Transport World)
8.  Ryanair: EU Commission Biased Against LCCs  (Air Transport World)
9.  Qantas To Operate Australia’s First Biofuel Flight In April  (Air Transport World)
10.  Qantas CEO: Stranded A380 Will Return To Service In May  (Air Transport World)
11.  More Americans Staying In The U.S. This Summer, Study Suggests  (Los Angeles Times)
12.  Frontier Airlines Says Goodbye To The Cookie  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel )
13.  City Not Yet Grounding Midway Privatization Possibility  (Chicago Sun-Times)
14.  American Airlines Improving Its LAX Terminal Despite Bankruptcy  (San Jose Mercury News)
15.  Drones Coming To A Sky Near You As Interest Surges  (AP)
16.  U.S. Begins Sanctions Process In Airbus Dispute With EU  (Reuters)
17.  Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency  (NPR)
18.  The Benefits Of Data Talking To Data  (Wall Street Journal)
19.  Airbus Expands Seat Selection For A350 Customers  (Aviation Daily)
20.  UK Firm To Design American Airlines’ 777-300ER Interiors  (Aircraft Interiors International online (U.K.) )
21.  Fears Of An Aircraft Order Bubble  (Aviation Week)
22.  American Airlines: In The Event Of A Merger, Please Revamp IT  (Wall Street Journal)
23.  US Airways Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Deal  (AP)
24.  Why The TSA Searches Grandmothers And Toddlers  (U.S. News & World Report)
25.  Report: AirTran Did The Best Job For Passengers  (AP)
26.  NY-NJ Port Authority To Boost Security With New Chief  (Reuters)
27.  Pinnacle Airlines Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.  (Reuters)
28.  Lufthansa Technik Switzerland Considers Extensive Restructuring  (Air Transport World)
29.  AeroSvit Takes Delivery Of First 737-800 NextGen  (Air Transport World)
30.  Singapore Relaunches Barcelona-Sao Paulo Service  (Air Transport World)
31.  Berlin’s New Major Airport To Open This June  (SmarterTravel)
32.  Airport Service Heads For Departure Lounge  (Melbourne (Australia) Herald Sun)
33.  St. Louis Airport: Tornado-Damaged C Concourse Ready To Reopen  (Huffington Post)
34.  US Airways Seeks To Acquire American Airlines  (Jacksonville (Fla.) Business Journal)
35.  Despite Bumps, Business Grows At Houma Airport  (Thibodaux (La.) Daily Comet)
36.  New Hangar At Airport Will Help Vance Preserve Aircraft  (Enid (Okla.) News and Eagle)
37.  Malaysia Airports’ Commercial Revenues Surge By Double Digits  (Moodie Report)
38.  Atlanta Airport Holds Concessions Job Fair  (MyFoxAtlanta)
39.  Airport Lifts Its Game But Not Enough To Please ACCC  (Flinders (Australia) News)
40.  No Clear Winner In The Vexing Airport Fee Tussle  (Daily News & Analysis)
41.  American Airlines Wants To Emerge From Bankruptcy Quickly  (AP)
42.  Southend Rock And Champagne At easyJet Launch  (London Evening Standard)
43.  Airport Survey Information Draws Opposition  (Wetumpka (Ala.) Herald)
44.  New Hangars Going Up At Hayward Airport  (Hayward (Calif.) Daily Review)
45.  An End To Adventure At Blue Ash Airport  (
46.  London Southend Airport Emerging As An Option For Olympic Traffic  (Aviation International News)
47.  Leather-Goods Shop Opens At Airport  (Columbus Dispatch)
48.  Watsonville Airport Projects Take Off; Hangar Construction Follows Restaurant Deal  (San Jose (Calif.) Mercury)
49.  Paris Airport Keen On Attracting More Passengers From India  (Hindu Business Line)
50.  Air France Wants To Turn Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport Into The World’s Favourite  (Travel Daily News International)
51.  Factoring In Seating At L.A./Ontario International Airport  (Contra Costa (Calif.) Times)
52.  Ivan Munroe Terminal Named After Airport’s First Manager  (Tallahassee Democrat)
53.  Bristol ‘Opportunity Not Threat’ To Cardiff Airport  (BBC)
54.  Lancaster Airport Owners Seek Buyer  (Buffalo (N.Y.) News)
55.  Aberdeen Airport Redevelopment: BAA Reveal £100m Plans  (Scotsman)
56.  New Airport Ground Handling JV In Shanghai  (
57.  Goa Airport To Be Closed For Three Days From April 5  (OneIndia News)
58.  N.H. Airport Aims To Regain Lost Passengers  (North Andover (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune)
59.  Airport Dog Keeps An Eye – And Nose – Out For Illegal Food  (Detroit News)
60.  Belgrade Airport 2011 Net Income Fell 18.4% To $17.95 Million  (Bloomb

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