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Dec 31, 2006

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is obligated to repay the $497.8 million in bonds for Boston airport[sup.1]s Terminal A that were sold through Massport. Under the new agreement filed in US Bankruptcy Court on Dec. 15, DL would be absolved of that obligation. Any rent Massport collects from airlines and reserve funds will go toward repaying the bonds; the remainder will be covered by Ambac Assurance Corp., a Wall Street bond insurance company the airline hired to repay the bonds in the event of bankruptcy. Dec 21, 2006

Denver airport

Denver, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights at Denver International, which is expected to be closed at least through today due to a major winter storm poured more than 2 ft. of snow. Reverberations were felt elsewhere in the US as United Airlines dealt with the closure of one of its hubs. The blizzard was so severe that the Colorado National Guard was dispatched to bring bottled water, baby formula and other supplies to an estimated 4,500-plus stranded passengers at DEN. Dec 22, 2006

Los Angeles Airport

Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously to increase cumulative rents and fees at Terminals 1 and 3 at Los Angeles International to $292.8 million over five years from $76 million, according to press reports. The two terminals serve primarily low-cost carriers, with Southwest Airlines operating the most routes. In addition, maintenance fees will double, the Los Angeles Times reported. The increases will go into effect Feb. 1 and will equal a $4.19 increase in cost per boarded passenger to $9.89 in T1 and a $5.45 increase to $11.60 in T3. Dec 21, 2006

New York LaGuardia

New Plan To Get Optimal Use Of LaGuardia. Airlines can no longer hold but not use take off and landing slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport under a US government directive to optimize use without aggravating congestion, officials said on Thursday. Dec 22, 2006

Toronto Airport

Toronto Airport Let Passengers Skip Screening. A four day protest by screening staff at Toronto's Pearson Airport in October meant 250,000 passengers boarded aircraft without being searched properly, CBC said on Thursday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation quoted an internal transport ministry report as saying the lapse had "severely compromised the traveling public.The problem arose after screeners working for a private security company began working to rule, hand-searching all carry-on bags and creating long lines. Data from the Airports Council International group shows that in the first third of this year, Pearson was the 29th busiest airport in the world. Dec 21, 2006


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