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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus

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8:13AM
July
23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons

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Loaded .22 caliber Taurus confiscated from passenger at Port Columbus on Sunday.
2:51PM
July
21, 2014

Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents are also confiscating a smaller less noticeable weapon.

Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry

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An employee at the Union County Airport works on a small airplane. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says half a million pilots will be needed around the world in the next twenty years
7:31AM
July 7, 2014

Half a million pilots are expected to be needed around the world in the next twenty years, and that could be great news for “The Birthplace of Aviation.”

New Port Columbus Statue Honors Jerrie Mock

3:29PM
April
17, 2014

A statue of Jerrie Mock was dedicated at Port Columbus Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world.

Mayor Michael Coleman’s Trains-To-Planes Plan Faces Long Odds

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants Port Columbus to become a "regional transportation center" with a passenger rail link to downtown.
3:15PM
February
20, 2014

A train linking downtown to Port Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman wants it included in a plan to make the airport a “regional transportation center.” But, it’s a longshot.

For 2nd Year, Education Tops Coleman State Of The City Address

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced a pre-kindergarten program the city will help fund. The program is set to begin this coming school year.
11:00PM
February
19, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman delivered his 15th State of the City address, last night, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And education headlined the speech.

Airline Industry Delivers Another Blow To Ohio

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Passenger traffic at Port Columbus International Airport fell last year to its lowest level since 2009
9:00AM
February
6, 2014

The shutdown of the United hub is the latest in a series of bad aviation news in Ohio in the last decade or so.

Plane Lands At Port Columbus After Bomb Threat

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Americana Eagle Flight 302 landed at Columbus just before noon on Monday. No arrests or injuries were immediately reported.
12:58PM
November
18, 2013

Airport officials are not saying the nature of the threat or how it was made.

Port Columbus Passengers Would Have Fewer Options Under Merger

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Air traffic control tower at Port Columbus
3:16PM
August
14, 2013

Airline passengers at Port Columbus could see fewer flight options and higher fares if two big airlines successfully challenge an anti-trust suit. American and U-S Air account for more than 25% of all flights into and out of Port Columbus. The two airlines want to combine their services and vow to challenge a federal effort to stop the merger.

Ohio State University Greets International Students When They Land

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Columbus Regional Airport Authority logo
9:06PM
August 10, 2013

Some universities are making an extra effort to welcome international students to the United States with the help of an airport in Columbus.