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April 30, 2009
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Airline Industry Contraction Due to Volatile Fuel Prices and Falling Demand Affects Airports, Passengers and Federal Government Revenues
from United States Government Accountability Office
The U.S. passenger airline industry is vital to the U.S. economy. Airlines directly generate billions of dollars in revenues each year and catalyze economic growth. Interest in the airlines' ability to weather volatile fuel prices and the economic recession led to congressional requests for a GAO review. More

Domestic Airport News

Meltdown 101: Is Airline Slump Leveling Off?
from Associated Press via Google
In the past week, the largest U.S. airlines have reported staggering losses and a sharp downturn in traffic during the first quarter. But some airline executives think the worst might be over. More

Portland (Ore.) Airport Begins Runway Improvements
from USA Today
Portland International Airport is beginning a runway improvement project that managers say will keep the airport fully operational while minimizing the noise impact on neighbors. More

AeroMexico's New Orleans flight Could be Hit by Flu Scare
from USA Today
The swine flu outbreak comes at a bad time for New Orleans and its newest airline. AeroMexico announced earlier this month that the airline plans to launch the first international flight from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina to Mexico City. That city has emerged as the epicenter of the swine flu scare. More


International Airport News

India's Airport Expansion Stuck on the Runway
from the Wall Street Journal
Those who have recently traveled through the spanking new domestic Terminal 1D at Delhi or the barely 12-month-old airports at Bangalore and Hyderabad know that world class infrastructure is possible in India. But travel by air through the country and you cannot escape the impression of how much still remains undone. More

Airports See Success in Reducing Emissions
from the New York Times
While the world continues to complain about one kind of pollution from airports -- noise -- there has been some major progress in reducing their climate-related emissions. More


FAA Bird Strike Database Will Be Available to Public on Friday
from the FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will make its entire Bird Strike database available on a public website this Friday, April 24. Portions of the database have been publicly available since the information was first collected in 1990, but the public will now be able to access all of the database's fields. More

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