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  Today's Aviation Headlines

A study by state transportation officials shows Mississippi's 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity. "When all of the impacts of the state's 73 public-use airports are added together, over 20,000 jobs can be traced to the aviation industry, representing nearly $722 million in total wages," said Melinda McGrath, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Associated Press, August 4, 2014
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Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight. The average roundtrip ticket within the U.S., including taxes, reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year, up nearly $14 from the same period last year. Domestic airfare continues to outpace inflation, rising 2.7 percent compared to the 2.1 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index. "Airlines have reduced the number of seats while more people want to fly because of the economic recovery. All this leads to higher airfares," says Chuck Thackston, managing director of data and analytics at Airlines Reporting Corp. Associated Press, August 4, 2014
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The House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees? Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position. "I can't think of any other bill over the last 20 years that's as Orwellian as this," said Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, which represents corporate travel departments. "It should have been called the Airfare Opacity Act." By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2014
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Delta Air Lines said Monday that passengers flew more and paid higher average prices than a year ago, indicating that there has been no let-up in solid demand for air travel. Delta said that a key revenue figure rose 3 percent in July compared with July 2013. By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today, August 4, 2014
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A plane carrying a second American aid worker infected with Ebola from West Africa arrived in Maine to refuel Aug. 5 and was due to continue to Atlanta so the woman can receive further treatment for the deadly virus. By Rich McKay, Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told airlines they can deny boarding to passengers who are exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus. In guidelines issued by the CDC, the health body also says airlines should separate infected passengers who display signs of the virus during flights from other flyers. By Keith Laing, The Hill, August 4, 2014
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The PEOPLExpress brand is back at the world's busiest airport. The carrier - a modern-day attempt to reboot the 1980s airline brand - began flights to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday. The carrier's inaugural flight from its hub at eastern Virginia's Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport arrived to a water-cannon salute on Friday afternoon. By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today, August 4, 2014
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All Nippon Airways on Aug. 7 will become the world's first airline to fly a new stretched version of the Boeing Dreamliner. The new plane, called the Boeing 787-9, will be initially introduced on domestic routes connecting Tokyo's Haneda Airport with Fukuoka, Matsuyama and Osaka's Itami airport. ANA is already the biggest operator of Boeing 787s, with 28 planes in use now and more on the way. By Megumi Fujikawa, Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2014
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Question: From years ago, I have about 115,000 American Airlines miles. I am now partly handicapped, and I cannot see ever again taking an airline trip. I have heard of other uses for the miles, buying merchandise, etc., but I can't see much of anything for sale. Answer: For a mere 3,000 miles, you can get a seven-day subscription to the Los Angeles Times for almost 18 years. By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2014
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  Member News

Steven Baldwin Associates recently completed a long-term concessions optimization study for Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HSIA). The study focused on strategies to maximize the use of terminal space and increase revenue through a full analysis of all lease agreements as well as the cost, revenue, and value of all leasable space; Press Release: August 4, 2014
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For the fifth consecutive month, Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has shown an increase in passenger traffic, rising by 1.47 percent in June compared to last year. 589,631 passengers used MKE last month, and year-to-date, Mitchell Airport's passenger traffic is up 2.55 percent from 2013; Press Release: August 4, 2014
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Award-winning airport retail developer MarketPlace Development announced today that the Food & Shops at LaGuardia's Terminal B will receive a major overhaul in 2014; Press Release: August 4, 2014
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Coral Morphologic, the newest exhibit at Miami International Airport, takes passengers "underwater" to the world of coral reefs with 11 unedited, large-scale color prints by South Florida marine biologist Colin Foord and collaborator Jared McKay from their "Flower Animal" collection; Press Release: August 4, 2014
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The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will take-off and celebrate the opening of the new South Runway with two exciting activities that are open to the public; Press Release: August 4, 2014
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  Today's New Business Opportunities

Development and Operation of a Commercial Important Person Terminal Facility, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, August 4, 2014
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