A man was taken into custody Saturday after attempting to use a car to ram into the main terminal at Illinois' Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport and then forcing his way into a secured area. The airport was closed for several hours.
Los Angeles World Airports has selected LAX Integrated Express Solutions to design, build and operate a people-mover system at Los Angeles International Airport. The decision requires the approval of the Airport Commission and City Council.
Construction is scheduled to begin in April on a new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved the project, and Tutor Perini/Parsons has been awarded the $1.41 billion contract.
Ground traffic controllers at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport monitor planes from a screen-filled building on the ground that gives them a better view than a traditional tower. The screens display radar data and feeds from 66 video cameras, offering controllers a detailed view of operations on the ground.
Wisconsin's La Crosse Regional Airport served 177,500 passengers in 2017, about 1.1% fewer than in 2016, while its revenue remained stable. Passenger volumes are expected to grow this year because American Airlines is using larger planes, making 26 more seats available per day.
Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport is planning upgrades including a new, larger gate that could one day accommodate international flights. Other planned improvements include an updated security checkpoint, observation gallery and more dining and retail options.
JetBlue Airways is working with the New York Botanical Garden to develop a Caribbean consortium to address conservation and commerce in the region. "JetBlue wants to protect the region's natural beauty, which in turn protects progress and our business," said Sophia Mendelsohn, JetBlue's head of sustainability.
Alaska Air Group reported 3.97 billion revenue passenger miles in January, a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The carrier's capacity was 5.23 billion available seat miles, up 6.6% over 2017, and its load factor was 75.8%, down 2.3% from 2017.
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