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What the merger between American and US Airways means for airports
By Matt Falcus
The biggest aviation story of the month so far has been the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. It was made official recently after American emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following its reorganization. The merger has been an on-again, off-again affair for many months, and now with its approval will create the world's largest airline. So what does it mean for airports across the country?
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


Airlines say budget deal will hike ticket prices
The Hill
Before leaving town for the holiday, Congress voted to increase the cost of your airplane tickets next year. At least that is what airlines are asserting, following the budget agreement that was approved by the House.
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TSA opens enrollment centers for expedited airport security program
The Washington Post
A program intended to zip you through airport security lines will expand in the Washington area as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) opens three enrollment centers. It's all part of TSA administrator John S. Pistole's drive to lessen the burden and focus on average passengers so that TSA security workers can spend more of their energy looking for people who pose a genuine threat.
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American to let workers vote on airline's new look
USA Today
Should the "new" American Airlines change the look of its aircraft following its merger with US Airways? That question will be answered by the airline's workers, who will get a vote as to whether American Airlines should keep its current aircraft livery or add the company's previous logo back to its aircraft.
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FCC chief takes public lashing on in-flight calls
The Hill
New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has taken a beating for his proposal to allow cellphone calls on airplanes. The backlash to the plan appears to have caught Wheeler by surprise, and he is struggling to put the controversy behind him so that he can move on to the more significant parts on his agenda.
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Asian markets key for Hawaiian Airlines
Aviation Week
In a U.S. airline industry where capacity constraint is pursued with almost religious fervor, Hawaiian Airlines' double-digit growth rate makes it something of a heretic. But the carrier is not pursuing expansion for its own sake — rather, it is following a deliberate plan to transform its business model and set itself up for long-term success.
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TSA schedules industry day for Screening Partnership Program on Jan. 10
Government Security News
TSA has picked a new date, Jan. 10, 2014, on which it will host an "industry day" in support of the Screening Partnership Program, under which commercial companies offer screening services at security checkpoints at certain selected U.S. airports.
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Best new airport amenities in 2013
USA Today
In the sky, hassles abound as airlines squeeze in more seats on their planes and tack on more fees for checking baggage, changing flight plans and using other services. On the ground, it's a rosier story. Airports are steadily upgrading their facilities and adding amenities that offer passengers more enjoyable experiences that can make the time spent waiting for a flight the best part of the trip.
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Logan Airport leads the way on snowy owl issue
The Boston Globe
Call it the year of the snowy owl. In just the past month, the powdery white Arctic creatures have been spotted much farther afield than their usual habitats, with bird-watchers in the Northeast reporting the most snowy owl sightings in recent memory.
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Chicago delays lucrative airport concession contracts
WMAQ-TV
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting the Emanuel administration has decided to hold off on awarding lucrative contracts for concession services at O'Hare Airport until after the next mayoral election in February 2015.
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ACI-NA executive committee announces selection of new CEO
Airports Council International
Mr. Kevin M. Burke was announced on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 as ACI-NA’s next President and CEO, effective Jan. 22, 2014. Kevin comes to ACI-NA after nearly 13 years as the CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, where he succeeded in growing its membership base, its financial position, and its standing on Capitol Hill. His 30-year background in public affairs also includes leading government relations efforts for the Food Distributors International, the American Bakers Association, and the National Association of Broadcasters.
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Governor unveils airport improvement plan
Hawaii News Now
Calling energy "Hawaii's most important economic enterprise right now", Governor Neil Abercrombie unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul 12 airports in the state, and in the process save $518 million over the next 20 years.
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Why big airlines fight with small airports
The New York Times
Proponents of mergers among the nation's airlines love to spin tales about how consolidation will result in more stable and profitable companies in an industry known for bankruptcies. They say travelers will be able to fly to more destinations, and that workers at the airlines will enjoy better job security and compensation.
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States await FAA decision on drones, and the billions that could follow
The Washington Post
Economic development offices and major research universities across the nation are waiting with the anticipation of a kid on Christmas Eve for the Federal Aviation Administration to decide where it will station research and test sites for drones. The FAA’s decision, which could be worth billions of dollars in economic activity and tens of thousands of new jobs, will hand some states a Christmas bonus, and leave others with a lump of coal during the holidays.
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When flights are delayed: unusual airport time-killers
ABC News
The Dallas airport was recently pummeled by a blast of ice and snow. Airlines reeled as passengers piled up waiting to board flights that weren't going anywhere. Still, if you have to be stranded, there are worse places than DFW.

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Higher security fee set to boost travel costs
The Associated Press via Yahoo Finance
Congress has agreed on a budget deal that is expected to pass in the next few days that would more than double the $5 security fee on more round-trip tickets.

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Senator: Airline tax part of budget deal 'collection of cats and dogs'
The Hill
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said that a proposal to double the tax that is paid by airline passengers for airport security as part of a potential budget deal was part of a "collection of cats and dogs" being used to avoid tough fiscal choices.

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HNTB submits final design for runway safety improvements at LAX
HNTB
HNTB Corporation recently submitted final design for runway safety area improvements for Runway 7L-25R at Los Angeles International Airport. Construction is anticipated to start in April 2014 and last 16 months.  This project will bring Runway 7L-25R into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration standards and enhances operational safety on the south airfield at LAX. In addition, it is eligible for 75 percent reimbursement from the FAA, which is working to fulfill a congressional mandate that all runway safety areas at commercial service airports — such as LAX — be brought into compliance with standards by 2015.
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Parsons Brinckerhoff designing new snow removal equipment and maintenance facility at Blue Grass Airport
Parsons Brinckerhoff
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a new snow removal equipment and maintenance facility at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. The project entails design and construction administration for a new, 60,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility which will feature large vehicle maintenance bays, vehicle storage for specialty snow removal equipment, warehousing and equipment storage, a vehicle wash bay, crew space including functional areas for shift work during snow removal events, and administrative support. The project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2015.
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


British panel narrows options for expanding airport capacity
The New York Times
In the highly charged debate over London's future airport capacity, a government-appointed panel said that it had narrowed the shortlist of options to three proposals, including two for a new runway at Heathrow, but had not completely excluded the most ambitious idea: a new airport on an island in the River Thames estuary.
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LOT airline finances improve on restructuring gains
USA Today
Poland's debt-ridden LOT airline said it has improved its finances through cost cuts and a reorganization of its business. LOT said it will close the year with a loss of some 20 million zlotys ($5 million), or about 110 million zlotys less than had been assumed in a restructuring plan implemented this year.
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Badgerys Creek airport in Sydney, Australia, will be a white elephant
The Sydney Morning Herald
The attempted rebirth of an already discredited proposal to build a second airport at Badgerys Creek would almost certainly produce a white elephant. However, western Sydney, Australia, residents could be forgiven for believing that they have been presented with a fait accompli.
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Airport capacity: London versus the rest of Europe
The Telegraph
The Airports Commission was launched in November 2012 to solve the debate over U.K. aviation capacity. As the graphic shows, the three main airports in the South East have far fewer runways than some of the biggest airports on the Continent.
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Mexico open to airport expansion as $5 billion cost seen
Bloomberg
President Enrique Pena Nieto may expand the congested Mexico City airport, the busiest in Latin America, on government-owned land east of the capital, his top transportation official said.
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Beijing Capital Airport handles 80 millionth pax for the year, remain second busiest worldwide
Centre for Aviation
China's Beijing Capital International Airport stated year-to-date passengers at the airport exceeded 80 million on Dec. 14, 2013, an increase of 2.2 percent year-on-year. Having completed 96.07 percent of last year's 83.5 million passengers, the airport said it is poised to remain the second busiest airport worldwide.
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ACC welcomes new member company, Dynatest Consulting, Inc.
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Learn airport IT best practices at the ACC/AAAE Airport Technology Workshop!
ACC
The ACC/AAAE Airport Technology Workshop will be held Jan. 29, 2014 in Orlando, Fla., and will feature subject matter experts from airport management who will review technology applications and discuss experiences and lessons learned in selection, deployment and use of specific technologies employed to address issues at their respective airports. The workshop sessions will focus on finance and administration, planning and development and both airside and landside environments.
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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Evaluating Terminal Renewal and Replacement Options
ACRP
The latest issue of TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how airport personnel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey utilized ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options for the redevelopment planning of Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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