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Air Transportation

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  • Southwest starts flights from Orlando to Aruba, Jamaica

    Southwest starts flights from Orlando to Aruba, Jamaica
    For the first time in its 43-year history, Southwest Airlines has added international flights, launching service this week to the Bahamas, Aruba and Jamaica. Orlando International Airport is part of the inaugural batch of flights, with Southwest flying...
  • Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport

    Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport
    Drum line. Check. Flag twirlers. Check. Throngs of fans. Check. But this was no sporting event. It was a crowd of more than 100 people lined up outside of the security lines in terminal A at Orlando International Airport Monday night to welcome...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • 49ers' Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges in alleged LAX threat

    49ers' Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges in alleged LAX threat
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges for his April arrest at Los Angeles International Airport, where police alleged he made comments suggesting he had a bomb. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced Tuesday it...
  • Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water

    Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water
    A Qantas Airways flight that took off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for Melbourne, Australia, had to turn back early Wednesday after the plane sprung a leak and its aisles flooded with water. Passengers on the Airbus A380 jet...
  • Bob Hope Airport OKs balanced budget

    Bob Hope Airport OKs balanced budget
    Bob Hope Airport officials on Monday approved a balanced budget for next fiscal year even though revenues are projected to remain relatively flat — and they didn't have to raise airline landing fees. In the past few years, officials have taken...
  • LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards

    LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards
    In a project designed to bring Los Angeles International Airport into compliance with federal safety standards, officials will spend about $200 million to expand and refurbish runway-buffer zones. The plan calls for enhancing safety areas at the ends...
  • All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017

    All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017
    The planned All Aboard Florida train will not be pulling into Orlando until May or June 2017, likely a half year or more behind the system's startup in South Florida. All Aboard Florida President Michael Reininger said Tuesday that the $2.5 billion...
  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • Teen stowaway describes high-altitude trip to Hawaii from San Jose

    Teen stowaway describes high-altitude trip to Hawaii from San Jose
    A Bay Area teenager who survived stowing away in the wheel well of a jetliner on its flight from San Jose International Airport to Hawaii said this week that anyone thinking of running away shouldn’t follow his lead because they’d be risking...
  • Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening

    Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening
    In mid-August, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will begin allowing travelers to identify themselves using the latest biometric screening — for a fee. McCarran will become the 10th U.S. airport — none so far in Southern...