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June 16, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The state Office of Open Records says reports of fund-raising for next month's Democratic National Convention need to be made public sooner, not later. The office rejected arguments by the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), the agency that guaranteed a $15 million line of credit for the convention's host committee. As part of that deal, the host committee promised to file quarterly fund-raising reports to PAID, complete with donor names, amounts, and spending.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
An American Airlines flight from Venice, Italy, to Philadelphia had to make an unscheduled stop in Maine after a staff member fell ill. "The flight landed in Bangor at 2:12 p.m. and departed at 2:40 p.m. local time," said Victoria Lupica, an airline spokesperson. More details about the crew member were not available, she said. The Airbus A330-300, which had 188 passengers and a crew of 12, was expected to land in Philadelphia around 4:30 p.m., about 45 minutes late, she said.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A passenger jet had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Friday morning after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. No injuries were reported, but flights in and out of the airport were halted for about 45 minutes during the emergency, delaying dozens of scheduled arrivals and departures. American Airlines' spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said American Eagle Flight 4801, which originated at Richmond International Airport and was operated by Piedmont Airlines, had to make the emergency landing after smoke was reported in the cabin.
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April 28, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Merchants and entrepreneurs interested in retail, food and beverage leasing opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport are invited to a meeting May 5at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel. The forum, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be hosted by the city Division of Aviation and MarketPlace PHL, which manages the airport food and retail concessions. The Marriott is located on the airport Arrivals Road at Terminal B. More than 30.8 million passengers annually travel through Philadelphia International, which has 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport jobs.
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April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2016 job fair Tuesday, April 19, at Temple University to fill 400 openings at the airport and the Philadelphia Police Department. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. Of the 400 immediate openings, 200 are for police officers employed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said Thursday it will resume Philadelphia-to-Brussels flights as a seasonal flight starting June 14. The flight, which operated daily except Tuesdays, has been suspended since the terrorist attacks last month. This year, the flights will operate in the peak summer season between June 14 and Aug. 21 and they will resume in May 2017, jetting out six days a week. American Airlines spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said the decision about the Brussels flight does not affect Philadelphia's other European destinations.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said its Philadelphia flight to Brussels will not resume until Wednesday March 30 with the first return flight from Brussels on Thursday March 31. American, which operates a hub and 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, issued an update and said flight plans are "subject to change, pending direction from Brussels Airport and the appropriate authorities. " Customers booked on cancelled flights are being re-routed through other airports in the region, the airline said.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement authorities stepped up patrols at Philadelphia International Airport after the terrorist attacks Tuesday morning in Brussels. "Passengers should notice an increased visible presence of law enforcement both in, and around, the airport," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement officials patrolled the airport arrivals roadway, the departures road, and inside and outside security screening areas, Flannery said.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
Workers at Philadelphia International Airport postponed a planned strike Tuesday and instead arranged to hold a vigil Wednesday in honor of those killed in terrorist attacks in the Brussels airport and subway.At least 30 were killed Tuesday in suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State claimed responsibility. "As workers at highly sensitive airports around the country, they are well aware of the dangers and risks that unfortunately continue to be a threat," the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ said in a statement.
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