Tag Archives: American Airlines

BRO Passes FAA Annual Certification Inspection

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport recently passed the Federal Aviation Administration Part 139-Certification Inspection with no discrepancies. Commercial Service Airports like BRO undergo an  intense, three-day long certification and compliance inspection by the FAA annually. This inspection is to ensure airports are following national safety standards.  Included in a FAA Part 139 – Certification and Operations Inspection is a review of:  Airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training and response times. Airport Emergency…

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RGV Airports Roar Back With Flights, Facilities

The sleek new terminal at Brownsville/South Padre International Airport (Courtesy, Alan Hollander, Tequila Group)

Valley International Airport last spring resembled a high school campus in June. “Empty hallways” is how Jose Mulet, the airport’s director of air service and development described it in looking back to the start of what would be a difficult year for the U.S. aviation industry.  In McAllen, City Manager Roel Rodriguez said McAllen International Airport “went through the worst year it has ever seen, maybe, and will ever see,…

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McAllen International Airport Flying High

McAllen International Airport

In 2019, record growth hit McAllen International Airport with 432,178 passenger boardings. This is a 20 percent increase from 2018 and also the highest number of enplanements in MFE’s history.  Over the last 20 years, MFE’s compounded annual growth rate in passenger enplanements has trended progressively steady at 1.4 percent. This steady growth has MFE as the leading airport in the Rio Grande Valley, capturing the majority of market share…

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Expanding Brownsville’s Airport

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

It’s often said that Brownsville is the second most historical city in the Lone Star State after San Antonio. It’s also the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley, having a population estimated at more than 200,000 people today. Yet, this city on the border by the sea has the smallest and oldest of the three full-service airports in the entire region. The other two are Valley International Airport in Harlingen and McAllen…

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American Airlines Official Visits Harlingen

American Airlines representative Dale Morris sits with Valley International Aviation Director Marv Easterly during a lunch with Harlingen officials and business leaders.

As American Airlines prepares to begin daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth to and from Valley International Airport in March, airline representative Dale Morris made a visit to Harlingen last week to meet with city officials and business leaders, as well as take a tour of the airport. Dale Morris, senior consultant for special projects and government affairs for American, met with community leaders for lunch at Frankie Flav’z before heading…

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