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January 31, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airports across the country have sued to block a new Transportation Security Administration directive that requires them, starting Jan. 1, to begin guarding exit security doors as passengers leave flights and head for baggage claims. The agency, created in the aftermath of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, said the change will save $88.1 million a year. The TSA wants its workers to focus on screening passengers and baggage, and said exit-lane monitoring is an airport function.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move that New Jersey and local officials hope will boost the sagging fortunes of Atlantic City gaming and tourism in the region, United Airlines said Thursday that it would launch daily nonstop service to and from its two largest hub airports, Chicago and Houston, at Atlantic City International Airport beginning in April. The announcement was made by Gov. Christie and United CEO Jeff Smisek during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport, a major United hub. "This is an investment in South Jersey," Smisek said.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Jonathan Lai, and Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Paul Ciancia didn't talk much. High school classmates described him as a quiet kid who sat by himself at lunch. He turned down invitations to school dances and the wrestling team. He played trumpet in the school band but wasn't close with the band members. A classmate said Ciancia was the only member of Salesianum School's Class of 2008 who did not go on to college. He graduated from the Wilmington prep school as much of a mystery to other students as he was when he entered.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airport dining fare used to be rubbery hot dogs, stale sandwiches, and greasy fast food. No longer. With the opening of 20 new shops and restaurants in Philadelphia International Airport's busy Terminal F, travelers can now get a shower, a haircut, fancy eye cream and lotions, and they can dine on burritos, gourmet burgers, sushi and noodles, roast Brussels sprouts, duck-fat fries, and grilled salmon. One in six of the airport's 31 million annual passengers starts or ends his or her trip at one of Terminal F's 38 gates.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Sixty eight years ago the skies over Europe were filled with B-17 "Flying Fortress" bombers. This weekend one of the few remaining airworthy planes will be seen in the skies above Philadelphia. The Memphis Belle, a restored B-17, will be making at stop at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport as part of The Liberty Foundation's 2013 Salute to Veterans tour. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 the aircraft will be open to the public for flights and ground tours. According to the group's website, there were a total of 12,732 B-17 produced between 1935 and May 1945.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flights slowly returned to normal Monday at Philadelphia International Airport after record rainfall caused flooding and power failures, and delayed and canceled flights Sunday. Electricity was restored by 10 a.m. Monday in Terminal A-East, where operations ground to a halt and severe weather wreaked havoc on departures and arrivals airport-wide a day earlier. American Airlines said it canceled 10 flights Sunday and about a dozen Monday because of electrical and storm-related problems.
NEWS
July 30, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. A historic deluge on Sunday turned roads into rivers across the region, submerging cars, swelling rivers, and disrupting travel on the ground and in the air into Monday morning. A 21-year-old woman died Sunday night when she drove into the Schuylkill while swerving to avoid another vehicle on Kelly Drive near Boathouse Row during a downpour, police said. A male passenger swam to safety. A record 8.02 inches was recorded at Philadelphia's International Airport in just a few hours on Sunday, with nearly another quarter inch falling early Monday.
NEWS
July 22, 2013 | By Didi Tang, Associated Press
BEIJING - A man in a wheelchair who was airing grievances set off a homemade bomb in a crowded terminal at Beijing's main airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese state media and witnesses said. Order was quickly restored, and no flights were affected by the explosion at the airport's main international terminal, state-run China Central Television said on its microblog. The official Xinhua news agency said the man set off the device outside the arrivals exit of Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport around 6:24 p.m. It said that he was being treated for injuries, but that no one else was hurt in the explosion.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
MOSCOW - Russian immigration officials said Saturday they had not received an application from Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker who wants asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. But he did not get on that flight and is believed to have spent the last three weeks marooned in the airport's transit zone. On Friday, he met with human-rights activists there and said he would seek Russian asylum, at least as a temporary measure before going to Venezuela, Bolivia, or Nicaragua, all of which have offered him asylum.
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