U.S. Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps

Jul 14, 2016

U.S. Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps

Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved. The bill also extends the Federal Aviation Administration’s programs for 14 months at current funding levels. It was approved in the ...

Jul 4, 2016

Orix-Vinci team aims to improve Osaka airports

A consortium led by Orix Corp. has started operating two major airports in and around Osaka Prefecture under an unprecedented 44-year privatization contract through March 2060. Kansai Airports hopes to make Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport into “world-class airports,” said Yoshiyuki Yamaya, ...

Apr 25, 2016

China plans $11 billion second Chengdu airport as demand soars

China plans to spend as much as 71.9 billion yuan ($11 billion) on a second airport in the southwestern city of Chengdu to help meet growing demand for air travel in the world’s second-biggest economy. The proposed facility will have three runways, one of ...

Mar 4, 2016

ANA mulls introducing Haneda-New York flights in October

All Nippon Airways will consider launching direct flights linking Tokyo’s Haneda airport with eastern U.S. cities including New York from late October, airline President Osamu Shinobe said Friday. ANA hopes to take advantage of new takeoff and landing slots between 6 a.m. and 10 ...

Blustery blizzard scrubs 1,000 Chicago flights

Feb 25, 2016

Blustery blizzard scrubs 1,000 Chicago flights

A powerful storm moving through parts of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday has caused the pre-emptive cancellation of hundreds of flights in and out of Chicago. Airlines have cancelled more than 1,000 flights in or out of the city’s major airports, O’Hare and Midway. ...