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DOJ raises concerns about Wright compromise. A memo from the Department of Justice says a plan to phase out Wright Amendment flying restrictions at Dallas Love Field would violate antitrust laws. The agreement includes a cap on the number of gates at the airport. DOJ officials say the cap could stifle competition. The House Judiciary Committee chairman says he wants to examine the agreement for antitrust issues. Jul 26, 2006

American Airlines

American's glass facade at JFK will disappear. The landmark stained-glass facade at the American Airlines Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport will perish next May when the company razes the terminal. American said it would cost $1 million to take down the distinctive window wall, one of the largest stained-glass installations in the world. Jul 24, 2006

Atlanta

Atlanta officials launch clean-up campaign. Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are stepping up a $6 million effort to keep concourses clean. By the end of the year, managers say all concourses will have scuff-resistant floors, and travelers will hear public service announcements asking them to properly dispose of trash. Jul 27, 2006

Brighton City Airport

Shoreham, Brighton City Airport, has been purchased by the Croydon-based property company Erinaceous Group plc. Although it is one of the longest established airports in the country with its splendid art decor terminal dating back to 1936, a proximity to Gatwick, a single asphalt 1036m runway has restricted any development, the situation not likely to change. For 2006 Jersey-based Blue Islands have been the only scheduled operator with a three times a week Trislander service to Alderney, now joined by SkySouth with flights to Le Havre and Le Touquet. http://www.shorehamairport.co.uk http://www.skysouth.co.uk http://www.blueislands.com Jul 29, 2006

Changi Airports

Changi Airports International announced a joint venture with Moscow Sheremetyevo to manage and operate a new 520,000-sq.-ft. passenger terminal under construction at the Russian airport. Jul 25, 2006

Cincinnati airport

Fares climb at Cincinnati airport, report says. Airfares at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport climbed 36.6% in the first quarter of 2006, the biggest gain among the 85 largest U.S. airports, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Nationally, airfares were up 10.3% during the first quarter of 2006 compared with the same period in 2005. Jul 28, 2006

El Al, Brussels Airport

El Al Threat Found At Brussels Airport. Security measures were strengthened at Brussels Airport on Monday after a letter threatening attacks on Israel's El Al airline was found there a day earlier, Belgian police said. Jul 30, 2006

London City Airport

London City Airport was again in the news last week with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) moving its one-millionth passenger since the extension from Canning Town was opened last December. The LCY - DLR success is proof, if its is needed, that one way to get airport traffic off the road is to provide some kind of mass people mover transportation. Since March the dedicated bus services from Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street have been discontinued but the popular free car valet service for the short stay car park has been retained. According to managing director Richard Gooding there has been a reduction in taxi use of the airport and car parking has declined in spite of a 16.4% rise in passenger numbers since this time last year. http://www.londoncityairport.com Jul 29, 2006

London Standsted

London Standsted users during the school holidays should give themselves more time in getting to the airport. The new parking arrangements in the both the drop off and short term areas, due to be completed by the end of July, are still not ready, although will be a considerable improvement when completed. However much of the short-term area is now available again. The mid-term parking offers quick access at a reasonable price for those only away for a short period. The M11 is still something of a gamble and seems to be more accident-prone that the M4 past Heathrow. The Stansted Slow (the misnamed Stansted Express with its ancient non-air conditioned carriages) continues to cause frustration to all connected with the airport, plans for a major improvement (or even a monorail) still not announced. http://www.stanstedairport.com Jul 29, 2006

Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport continues with its mini-airline war, British Airways Connect withdrawing Glasgow, mainly a leisure route, and continuing with both the Edinburgh and Manchester services. Whilst the route has been underperforming the imminent arrival of competing airline FlyBe Embraer 195 must be a major factor in BA's thinking. FlyBe is increasing services with up to six return flights weekdaily with a limited service at the weekend. In the meantime Southampton - Amsterdam offers ten return flights every day (again with reduced services on Saturday and Sunday) from the start of the winter season on 29 October, three airlines chasing the market. It remains to be seen whether the small BAA-owned south coast airport can sustain such coverage. http://www.southamptonairport.com Jul 29, 2006
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