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OAG: Thanksgiving Travel Outlook Increasingly Grim

The usual surge in travel demand around the Thanksgiving holiday is likely not going to happen in 2020, OAG senior analyst John Grant wrote in a blog post this week, adding bookings for serval major U.S. carriers are running at 25 percent of the last year’s numbers....

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ACI Calls for Testing as Quarantine Alternative

Airports Council International (ACI) World this week reinforced industry calls for the widespread deployment of COVID-19 testing of international passengers before travel as an alternative to the current restrictive quarantine measures. With international borders...

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Canada Airports Optimistic After PM Calls for Spending

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) said it looked forward to working with the Canada government on additional support for domestic airports following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “Speech from the Throne” requesting more spending on Canadian industries. “This is...

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FAA to Provide Additional $335M to Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said this week the Federal Aviation Administration will award $335 million in safety and infrastructure grants to 80 airports in 25 states. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35...

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Evans Named New CFO of CMH

Jeffrey Evans has been named the new chief financial officer (CFO) of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA), which operates John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). The CRAA, which also oversees the cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport...

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Small Travel-Related Businesses May Not Recover

The U.S. Travel Association released new data this week that showed that 55 percent of all small travel-related businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than six months to recover or never recovering at all. The data, compiled by the data analytics...

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Helsinki Airport Introduces COVID-19 Dogs

COVID-19 dogs will start working at Helsinki Airport (HEL) this week as part of a pilot program that uses the animals' sensitive noses to speed up the process of identifying those infected with the virus. Finavia, the public limited company responsible for maintaining...

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SJC Rolls Out UV Cleaning for Escalators

Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has installed new and innovative ultraviolet light (UVC) devices on every escalator within the airport that can continuously disinfect surfaces by killing up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses. The Schindler’s...

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LAS Announces C Concourse Renovations

McCarran International Airport (LAS) said this week it will begin a $13 million renovation of Concourse C, the base of operations for Southwest Airlines in Las Vegas. The project, set to begin September 30 with a planned completion of late summer 2021, includes...

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DEN Offers Virtual Taste of Denver

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel and in-terminal dining, Denver International Airport (DEN) is aiming to connect with passengers with a virtual culinary series showcasing local chefs whose food is available at the airport. The Taste of DEN series...

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