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Discount airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus seek alliance

Dec. 01, 2021 13:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Budget airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus said Wednesday they will seek antitrust immunity from the U.S. and Mexican governments to work together on setting prices, schedules and routes on flights across the border. Las Vegas-based Allegiant said it...

Small plane crashes in Pennsylvania leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Nov. 25, 2021 13:03 PM EST

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a landfill in western Pennsylvania, killing one person and injuring another. The single-engine Cessna 210 went down around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in a wooded area near the Grove City airport in Mercer County, according to...

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

Nov. 24, 2021 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior. ...

Boise inks deal with Amazon for airport improvements

Nov. 24, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise officials have approved a lease agreement with online retailer Amazon as part of the company’s plan to build a cargo facility at the Boise Airport. The Idaho Press reports that the Boise City Council last week unanimously approved the...

Portland Harbor dredging project doesn't win federal grant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of public and private entities that applied for a federal grant to support a major dredging project around Portland Harbor was not selected. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would not be awarding $24...

Pilot dies in crash of small plane in Southern California

Nov. 23, 2021 15:19 PM EST

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — A pilot died Tuesday in the crash of a small plane on a hillside in Southern California, authorities said. The single-engine Zodiac 601XL crashed just southeast of French Valley Airport in Temecula around 10:30 a.m., according to the Federal...

Pedestrian bridge project over I-89 gets $9.7 million grant

Nov. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of South Burlington has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 89, Vermont's congressional delegation has announced. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure With...

Pilot in fatal New Mexico plane crash was Texas man

Nov. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot who died in a small plane crash last week outside Carlsbad, New Mexico was a 27-year-old Texas man. New Mexico State Police were quoted Monday by the Carlsbad Current-Argus saying that Michael Kozlovsky of Burnet, Texas...

FAA proposes fines for alcohol-related incidents on planes

Nov. 22, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they are seeking more than $160,000 in fines from eight airline passengers over incidents involving alcohol. The Federal Aviation Administration said the biggest single proposed fine, topping $40,000, involves a passenger...

Rhode Island's main airport awarded $14.8M federal grant

Nov. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nearly $15 million federal grant for Rhode Island's main airport will help sustain it financially and keep the traveling public safe, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the $14.8 million grant for Rhode...