Advocacy Group Says Lubbock Airport Could Lose Airline Service - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/25/08

Advocacy Group Says Lubbock Airport Could Lose Airline Service

As fuel costs continue to climb, some airports may have to start fighting to stay in business. That is the claim of one advocacy group and it puts Lubbock on that list.

The study by the Business Travel Coalition, a customer advocacy group says airlines are paying twice as much for fuel than they did last year, and that could affect the profitability of operating some equipment.

NewsChannel 11 talked to Steve Nicholson, the deputy director of operations and safety at Lubbock international airport and he says he has never heard of the business travel coalition.  He said it's no surprise that airlines are under a lot of stress because of fuel prices, but the airport has not been contacted about any reductions. 

Some other airports in Texas that made the list are El Paso, Abilene, Amarillo, and Midland.       

NewsChannel 11 called and left a message for the Business Travel Coalition but they did not return our call.

Transportation Security Administration
Visit the TSA online for the most up-to-date information on aviation security.


  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Germany sweeps Nordic combined large hill podium

    The Latest: Germany sweeps Nordic combined large hill podium

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-20 01:21:34 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-02-20 13:46:09 GMT

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

  • Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:04 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-02-20 13:44:19 GMT

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

  • Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

    Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-20 04:32:13 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-02-20 13:44:10 GMT

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

Powered by Frankly