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Airport Consulting Weekly
Dec. 30, 2010
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As 2010 comes to a close and we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of ACC Airport Consulting Weekly a look at the most accessed articles from the year. 

America's most-delayed airports
ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 21, 2010 issue: Airline passengers might have learned to cope with minimal leg room, fees for checking bags, and thorough security screenings. But nothing is worse than a lengthy delay where passengers are either sitting on a tarmac waiting for 20 other planes to takeoff, or circling and circling until a landing slot opens up. More

Aviation bill to be a priority for House Republican
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 11, 2010 issue: The Florida Republican in line to take over the House Transportation Committee said his first priority next year will be to pass a long-delayed bill to finance an overhaul of the nation's aging air-traffic navigation system.

Airport security: The plan to allow liquids on planes again
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Oct. 28, 2010 issue: Remember those days when you could bring a bottle of water or cup of coffee through airport security and onto your flight? Unfortunately, those days are long gone for many fliers, after fears that terrorists would try and use explosive liquids to take down a plane. But some time in the not-so-distance future passengers might be able to bring liquids on planes once again. More

Mixed signals on airport scanners
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 14, 2010 issue: The Transportation Security Administration has promised not to store or transmit nude images of airline passengers made by whole-body scanners, but when it asked manufacturers to submit bids for such machines, it required that the scanners have exactly those capabilities, according to agency documents obtained in a lawsuit. More

Airlines have rebounded, but airports still mired in slump
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Aug. 19, 2010 issue: While airlines have navigated back to profitability, airports continue to suffer from the effects of the recession, and their struggle to find revenue is increasingly putting them at odds with the carriers they serve. More

United, American threaten to call off O'Hare expansion talks
Chicago Breaking News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feb. 11, 2010 issue: An elusive deal on funding the new runways at O'Hare International Airport finally appeared to be close at hand after years of negotiations, until city officials undermined the agreement, airline officials said. More

Senators want to investigate D.C. airport authority
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Sept. 23, 2010 issue: Two senators, upset that Washington area airport officials are standing in the way of passage of a major aviation bill, said they will investigate the performance of those officials. More

FAA bill schedule raises concerns
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
May 27, 2010 issue: With little progress being made in resolving key policy questions, the prospects of completing the FAA reauthorization bill before a July 3 deadline are fading, says a source close to the negotiations. More

Budget tightening causes airport project concerns
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July 8, 2010 issue: Another casualty of the economic downturn could be funding for necessary airport infrastructure projects, according to Kathryn Solee, director of operations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials. More

Is the Southwest/AirTran merger the beginning of the end for low-cost airlines?
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Oct. 7, 2010 issue: By now you've probably read all about Southwest Airlines' acquisition of rival AirTran. Perhaps you've heard this consolidation of two large low-cost carriers (LCCs) will eliminate one brand (AirTran) and result in higher airfares. Or maybe you've heard just the opposite, that airfares will fall as network or legacy airlines face formidable competition from a larger and more powerful Southwest Airlines.

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