Latest Airport operation News

Biden administration to increase pay for airport screeners

Jun. 03, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration to...

Charlotte Douglas Airport names first female director

Jun. 03, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina airport now has its first female director. The City of Charlotte announced on Thursday that Haley Gentry will become the aviation director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A news release says Gentry has spent more than...

Transatlantic flights return to Florida's busiest airport

Jun. 02, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the first time since the start of the pandemic last year, Florida’s busiest airport was welcoming a transatlantic flight. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Germany was expected Wednesday evening at the Orlando International Airport. Airport...

Lufthansa gets green light to resume flights to Russia

Jun. 02, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa said late Wednesday that it has received the green light from Russia to resume flights there, after being briefly denied permission, which resulted in a reciprocal blocking of flights by Germany. In a statement, Lufthansa said...

Gary airport gets $3.5 million to finish improvements

Jun. 02, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport is receiving a $3.5 million federal grant to finish improvements to a key approach to its main runway, officials say. The U.S. Department of Transportation funding announced Tuesday will complete ongoing...

Old airport terminal a potential 'gem' for film industry

May. 30, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Aviation Director Kevin Dolliole looks at the mostly abandoned former south terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, he sees a future thriving cargo and aircraft maintenance operation with office space and distribution facilities. ...

Airport changes name after years of fighting over 'Orlando'

May. 28, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — After years of fighting and litigation over who can include “Orlando” in the name of their central Florida airport, Orlando International Airport officials and Orlando Melbourne International Airport officials have tentatively agreed that Orlando Melbourne...

AP PHOTOS: The old and the new at rebuilt LaGuardia Airport

May. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A multibillion dollar makeover of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport isn’t completely wiping away the airport’s storied past. Quietly functioning on the nearly 700 acres of the evolving transport hub are some of the oldest continuously operating...

Director of Shreveport's airports resigns

May. 27, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The director of a north Louisiana city's airports is resigning. Shreveport Regional Airport Director Wade Davis submitted his resignation Monday, citing personal reasons, news outlets reported. The City Council appointed...

JetBlue to resume flights from Worcester to JFK, Florida

May. 26, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — JetBlue is restarting service between Worcester Regional Airport and New York City and Florida later this year, officials announced Wednesday. Daily flights between Worcester and JFK International Airport in New York are scheduled to Aug. 19,...