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American Airlines Opposed to Chicago Airport Expansion Plan

U.S. News

The eight-year plan would be the single largest and most expensive terminal revamp in the airport's history. The goal is to increase the number of international flights and create more room for domestic carriers. The project would aim to be completed in 2026. Plans call for a state-of-the-art global terminal, dozens of new gates and several additional concourses.

Hundreds stuck in DR airport after airline suspended

FOX News

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hundreds of travelers are stranded in the Dominican Republic's international airport after authorities suspended the country's main airline for not paying debts.

Airports will be busiest on these days this summer

FOX News

You better avoid the airport on these days this summer. Better get to the airport early this summer. About 9 million more passengers are expected to fly this summer than last, according to a report from Airlines for America, released Wednesday. From June 1 to August 31, the airline advocacy group estimates that 246.1 million passengers will take flight, or 2.68 million per day. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) estimates a 4 percent increase in air travel this summer.

Officials Hold Groundbreaking for Expansion of Airport

U.S. News

Akron-Canton Airport President Rick McQueen said at this week's ceremony that the current gate area is outdated and unable to meet the needs of today's air travelers for modern amenities. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the $34 million expansion project will include charging stations for smartphones, a sit-down restaurant and fast-food options such as Cinnabon and Arby's, a business lounge, a mothers' room, a kids play area and more overall space for passengers.

911 Calls Released Of Spirit Airlines Brawl At Florida Airport Following Cancellations

International Business Times

Several would-be passengers boarding Spirit Airlines at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were arrested late Monday after cancellations affected nine flights, inciting a massive brawl. Thousands of travelers were affected by the bargain carrier's cancellations -- part of a larger pattern of cancellations affecting roughly 300 flights -- which culminated in the Monday brawl at the Florida airport. Several 911 calls requesting police backup at the airport's Spirit Airlines terminal have now been released. ABC reported Thursday that at least five calls were made to emergency dispatchers during the chaos.