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4/24/2017

FedEx is creating more than 200 jobs at Indianapolis International Airport, where the company is investing $170 million to expand. FedEx handled almost all of the freight that passed through the airport in 2016.

4/24/2017

American Airlines Flight 1871, bound for Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday returned to Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport after an indicator light showed that an engine wasn't working properly. The plane landed safely.

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The Washington Times
4/24/2017

American Airlines and United Airlines are now offering basic economy fares that are competitive with budget airlines, while also expanding amenities for passengers who opt for more perks while flying. American, for example, has introduced upgrades to business class.

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American Airlines, United
4/24/2017

Unites Airlines is bringing its basic economy fare option to 100 US markets following the program's launch in Minneapolis. The basic economy option was created to appeal to travelers looking for low-cost, no-frills travel.

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Skift
4/24/2017

A newspaper's investigation into the aftermath of January's shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida revealed panic and chaos long after the gunman had been subdued. False reports of additional gunfire, plain-clothes officers running through the facility with guns, poor communication and inadequate evacuation plans contributed to the chaos, the report said.

4/24/2017

Experts speaking at the US Travel Association's inaugural Secure Tourism Summit advised airports and destination venues to plan for and practice their response to emergency scenarios. "The more you practice and plan, the better you'll anticipate the next crisis," said Frances Townsend, who was an assistant to former President George W. Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism.

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Travel Weekly
4/24/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that 44 air travelers and flight crew members suffered injuries related to turbulence in 2016. Injuries included cuts, burns and broken bones.

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KHOU-TV (Houston)
4/24/2017

Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has seen the number of passengers it serves increase by 23.4% over the past five years and is planning updates and expansions to accommodate future growth. Possibilities include expanded concessions, elevated trams and an on-site hotel.

4/24/2017

A new Intermodal Terminal Facility under construction at Florida's Orlando International Airport includes a modern train station, but no plans are in place for train service.

4/24/2017

Wisconsin's Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport offers two flights a day by SkyWest Airlines, but that service could be at risk if the Essential Air Service program is defunded. The airport's economic impact to the area is about $30 million annually, said airport director Joseph Brauer,