Officials revealed five proposed renderings for the planned $8.5 billion 3.4 million-square-foot expansion of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Workers will build an international terminal and two passenger concourses.
Some airports offer VIP services to shield wealthy travelers from the more stressful aspects of air travel. Los Angeles International Airport offers a luxurious option with its Private Suite, a terminal that features fully equipped suites and a private security checkpoint.
A United Airlines flight from Mexico City to Houston was diverted to McAllen International Airport due to a violent passenger who allegedly assaulted another passenger and a crew member. Law enforcement met the plane at the airport and took the accused passenger into custody.
Transportation Security Administration officers at Illinois' Quad City International Airport have continued to work, despite not being paid as the partial federal government shutdown continues. "No call-outs! Everyone was able to make it into work and do it with a smile," said Ben Leischner, executive director of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Airport Authority.
Members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association have been passing out leaflets at Kansas City International Airport, explaining the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on air-traffic safety. "No one should be under the illusion that it's business as usual for aviation safety during the shutdown," the leaflet said.
United Airlines on Wednesday unveiled new uniforms for its 70,000 frontline workers, including pilots, flight attendants, customer-service agents and ramp workers. The purple- and blue-hued uniforms were designed and produced by fashion designer Tracy Reese, along with retailers Carhartt and Brooks Brothers.
UPS has appointed Philippe Gilbert as supply chain solutions president, a newly created position reporting to Chief Operating Officer Jim Barber. Gilbert was previously regional CEO of the Americas for DB Schenker Logistics.
A Federal Aviation Administration meeting canceled due to the partial federal government shutdown has delayed approval of new approach procedures at Washington Dulles International Airport and could hold up implementation for a year or more. "That was the last meeting we needed for everybody to bless the procedures and say 'yes,'" said an air-traffic controller involved in the project.
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Carl Schurz, Union Army general and American statesman