All posts for the month September, 2010

One-in-Three Chance for ‘Double-Dip’ Recession

By A.J. Muldoon Mike Tretheway believes that even though it doesn’t feel like it, the industry is booming. IATA believes the industry will make $2.5 billion this year. However, the threat of a “W” recovery still remains. Dr. Tretheway believes the risk of a second dip is about 33 percent depending on how the Federal […]

FAA Will Write A Check, But Will We Be Able To Cash It?

By Chris Oswald Frank and honest—certainly two words that define this morning’s Forum with the FAA. The session—a perennial favorite at the ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition, featured Kate Lang from the FAA Office of Airports, Hank Krakowski from the FAA Air Traffic Organization, and Nancy LoBue from the FAA Office of Policy, Planning and […]

Uptick Continues in Canadian Traffic

By Daniel-Robert Gooch As Canadian Airports Council Chairman Bill Restall reported to the ACI-NA board and media earlier this week, Canada is enjoying solid passenger traffic growth this year, particularly in recent summer months. For the year through July, systemwide in Canada traffic is up 3.9% over the first seven months of 2009. During that […]

Four Airports Earn Top Environmental Honors

By Matt Griffin Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Portland International Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport were presented their 2010 Environmental Achievement Awards this afternoon at the Chairman’s Awards Luncheon.  The ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards were established in 1997 and has generated immense interest throughout the industry and has catalyzed numerous environmental programs […]

Meehan: AirTran-Southwest Merger Won’t Hurt Airports

By Tom Smith The 33 airports currently served by AirTran will likely retain service once the proposed merger of AirTran with Southwest Airlines is completed. During a presentation Tuesday morning to the 19th ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition, SH&E’s Deborah Meehan said the 33 airports that don’t have overlapping service with Southwest should not be […]

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