allegiant air — inaugurates non-stop service from Des Moines Int’l Airport to Los Angeles Int’l Airport, offering a special $99 one-way fare.
AOPA — Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. president Craig Fuller, who also serves as head of the Int’l Council of Aircraft Owners & Pilot Associations (IAOPA), promotes general aviation at a Montreal meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The biggest single threat facing GA, says Fuller, “comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of the value of general aviation, which in turn leads to inappropriate operating and equipment requirements, unreasonable fee structures, and impossible security regulations.”
asig — an aviation services provider based in Orlando, begins complete ground handling services for Allegiant Air’s new operation at Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX), including ramp handling, cabin cleaning, aircraft fueling, and passenger handling services to Allegiant’s 28 weekly flights.
Baa cleveland — developer of the AIRMALL® at CLE, announces the addition of a Johnston & Murphy store, which opened earlier this month near the Concourse B Security Checkpoint.
• BAA Cleveland also enters a lease agreement with Cleveland Partners, LLC, which will introduce an enhanced, brand-approved version of the Great Lakes Brewing Company restaurant and bar in the AIRMALL®, bringing more regional flavor.
Baa ltd. — which operates airports in London, U.K., confirms that Citigroup Inc.’s consortium has been eliminated from the auction for Gatwick Airport, leaving just two bidders still in the running. Citi’s infrastructure fund was bidding jointly with Vancouver Airport and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. under the name Lysander Gatwick Investment Group. BAA is owned by Spain’s Grupo Ferrovial SA (FER.MC).The two remaining bidders are Global Infrastructure Partners, which includes London City airport owners General Electric Co. and Credit Suisse Group; and a group comprising Manchester Airports Group and Borealis Infrastructure, part of pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.
Business travel coalition — of Radnor, PA, in the aftermath of NTSB hearings examining the Colgan Air crash, transmits a letter to Congress signed by 65 corporate travel buyers, labor organizations, travel management companies, and industry organizations to call for the formulation of a national air transportation policy that appropriately articulates public policy expectations regarding optimizing safety and minimizing cost in the U.S. aviation system.
cargo airport services usa, llc — is awarded the cargo warehouse and ramp handling contract with China Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l and George Bush Intercontinental airports. China Airlines, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, operates a fleet of 67 aircraft that includes 47 passenger jets and 20 B747-400F freighters, serving 73 destinations in 26 countries.
cavotec msl — reports its airports market unit has won a series of orders for in-ground fueling systems from airports in Canada and the U.S., including Chicago O’Hare, Hartsfield-Jackson, and Edmonton Int’l. Cavotec MSL, based in Lugano, Switzerland, is a global engineering group supplying environmentally friendly systems to the maritime, airports, mining, and general industry sectors.
century crm — of Peachtree City, GA develops its first human factors program for Training Port, a Canadian-based company providing online training for professional pilots in Canada. Century CRM specializes in aircrew training in the field of human factors and crew resource management; www.centurycrm.com.
Bombardier Aerospace offers 24/7 technical support for operators of Bombardier Learjet, Challenger, and Global aircraft. For Learjet technical support: (316) 946-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org...