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  • Biometrics company to offer fingerprint, iris scans as security clearance option at BWI

    Biometrics company to offer fingerprint, iris scans as security clearance option at BWI
    A company that uses biometric technology to verify travelers' identities through fingerprint and iris scans will launch its security clearance services for enrolled members at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting next month. The company, New York-based...
  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleetĀ &...
  • Orlando International Airport sets passenger record

    Orlando International Airport sets passenger record
    Orlando International Airport set a record Saturday for outbound passengers, sending more than 71,500 passengers on their way. Typically, the Saturday after New Year's Day is the busiest each year at the airport as people head home after the holidays....
  • American Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt are social media stars, report says

    American Airlines, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt are social media stars, report says
    What travel companies best use social media? American Airlines is tops among airlines on Facebook and Twitter. For hotels, top spots go to Ritz-Carlton on Facebook and Hyatt Hotels on Twitter. The data come from Engagement Labs, which bases its findings...
  • Bob Hope Airport looks to highlight 'Burbank advantage' to attract airlines

    As Bob Hope Airport officials continue trying to woo increased airline service to the airfield, they’re beginning an effort to highlight what they call the “Burbank advantage” in discussions with commercial passenger carriers. That...
  • Southwest celebrates 30 years at Midway

    Southwest celebrates 30 years at Midway
    It was 1985. Reagan was president, a new house cost $90,000, Bruce and Madonna were on the radio and seeing "The Color Purple" or "Back to the Future" in theaters cost $2.75. And Southwest Airlines entered Midway airport on St. Patrick's Day 1985....
  • Airlines improve on-time rates, but O'Hare fails to benefit

     Airlines improve on-time rates, but O'Hare fails to benefit
    Airlines in the U.S. posted far better on-time rates in January compared with a year earlier, but O'Hare International Airport was particularly tardy for departures during the month, according to government data released Monday. O'Hare often posts poor...
  • 128 Southwest planes lacking inspections are cleared to fly for 5 days

    More than 100 grounded Southwest Airlines planes were back in service Wednesday, after aviation officials approved a plan that would allow the company to keep flying the planes despite lapsed maintenance inspections of backup hydraulic systems....
  • NAVIGATING TURBULENCE: Amid challenging conditions, a cautous approach seems prudent as officials seek to keep airport competitive

    When People Express announced that it planned to bring low-cost commercial air service to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, we did not hide our excitement. At the time we hoped the new carrier would take up some of the slack left when...
  • Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in

    Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in
    Flight cancellations were stacking up at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning as a winter storm system moved into the region. As of about 4:30 p.m., there were 217 cancelled flights at the Anne Arundel County airport and 64 delayed flights,...
  • Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon

    Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon
    Silver Airways is bringing 200 new jobs to Central Florida when its new maintenance headquarters opens later this month. Construction on the $5 million building began in December. Orlando International Airport's central location and the number of...