All posts for the month May, 2010

DHS Eliminates I-94W Form for Visa Waiver Passengers

In a statement issued today, ACI-NA President Greg Principato said: “ACI-NA has been urging DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and predecessor agencies for a number of years to eliminate the burden on travelers of completing the paper I-94W form, as CBP already receives the passenger data electronically. Eliminating the I-94W form makes it […]

Thanks for Recognizing Airports’ Role in NextGen Administrator Babbitt

By Chris Oswald I was very pleased to see the news media’s coverage of FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt’s speech on May 18 regarding airports and their role in the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) development. Speaking at the American Association of Airport Executives’ Annual Conference & Exposition, Babbitt noted “NextGen starts on the […]

Summer Travel Forecast

The Air Transport Association (ATA) is predicting a “modest” increase in the number of passengers that will take to the sky this summer. Between June 1 and Aug. 31, the ATA has forecasted that about 202 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines—about 1 percent more than the 2009 summer travel season. Although the […]

2009 Traffic Numbers Released

Airports Council International (ACI) in Geneva has released its full 2009 traffic report. Nearly 1.46 billion passengers arrived and departed from North American airports in 2009—a 5.9 percent decrease from the previous year. Cargo decreased by 11.3 percent while total operations also decreased by 8 percent. “The economic downturn that plagued many industries in the past […]

JFK’s Runway Project Up Close

Posted by Chris Oswald Earlier this week, I had the opportunity Monday to visit John F. Kennedy International Airport to see the progress that’s been made reconstructing one of the longest runways in the world—14,572-foot Runway 13R‑31L.  As part of this reconstruction project, JFK’s owner—the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—is also widening […]

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