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Check out the Canadian Airports Council’s new Web site. Happy reading.

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Blue-ribbon airport authority

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will receive the Veterans Employee of the Year award from the California Employer Advisory Council on May 9. The council says it gives the award to employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring, promotion, employee retention efforts, ongoing training and benefits. The San Diego […]

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Greg Principato at Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has joined the blogosphere. Check out the Airport Check-In. One thing I learned about Greg is he skipped a Bruce Springsteen concert at his school gym in the early ’70s because he had never heard of him. I saw Springsteen a couple years ago. Meh. But I […]

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Aloha

Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated service from Manila to Honolulu yesterday. Of course there was a party at Honolulu International Airport to celebrate the Boeing 767-300ER operator’s expansion into Asia. No party would be complete without hula and Hawaiian music …. … or without Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley, right. Eddie Flores, founder of L&L Drive-In, is on […]

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Airports vs. emissions

European airports tackle pollution and more. Check out the opposition to a third runway at London Heathrow Airport. Will anyone in the Detroit area follow suit? Photo by Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters.

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Caps be gone

Flight caps at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will be removed after the airport’s newest runway opens in November. A post about the new runway is forthcoming. Between 56 and 70 more arrivals will be added throughout the day-roughly four to five extra arrivals per hour-when the runway opens, FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell says in […]

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Another concert I missed

Orlando International Airport celebrated Independence Day a bit early this year. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra gave a Liberty Weekend concert at the airport on 28 June. This year’s concert had the theme “A Tribute to Our Troops”. (Photo from Orlando International Airport)

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Airport sugar daddy under microscope

Fingers crossed that the bookkeepers in charge of FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) are more judicious than the folks at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Starting today, the US DOT’s Office of Inspector General will audit the AIP to check for improper payments. The objective is “to evaluate whether FAA had adequate internal controls to prevent and […]

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Detroit readies wrecking ball

Wayne County Airport Authority voted in favour yesterday of its Master Plan for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport, which includes the construction of a seventh runway. If approved by the US FAA, the forthcoming runway will need around 1,000 acres outside the airport’s current boundary. Understandably, some property owners aren’t happy, but that hasn’t stopped […]

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Celebrity family feud

May this be the first and last time I ever cite People magazine on my blog, but this story is too juicy to pass. Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky (right) and her father were arrested after fighting with the family of America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden (left) in the departure lounge of the Providenciales […]

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