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Albany County Officials gathered in the Cahill Room at the County Office Building.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

As of Wednesday, Albany County has 330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 441 people under mandatory quarantine and 37 hospitalized.

A group of 47 Capital Region healthcare professionals is gearing up to provide free, life-altering orthopedic surgeries to more than 50 Cuban nationals suffering from debilitating bone and joint conditions Nov. 6-13.
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Local doctors are heading to Cuba to provide free orthopedic surgical care for patients with debilitating bone and joint conditions. It's all part of "Operation Walk Albany."

Jesse King

The Albany County Airport Authority has selected Philip Calderone as its next CEO, overseeing operations at Albany International Airport. He will take over for John O’Donnell, who is retiring after more than 20 years with the aiport. 

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There’s a local effort underway to phase out plastic water bottles at Albany International Airport.

Jesse King

With strong ties to Albany International Airport, CommutAir is celebrating its 30th anniversary. 

Piedmont Airlines
Jesse King

Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, has opened a new 37,000-square foot maintenance facility at Albany International Airport. 

NYS Awards Funding For Airport Improvements

Feb 21, 2019
Courtesy of Westchester County Airport

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that $23.6 million in infrastructure funding has been awarded to 31 airports across the state. The money is to support safety enhancements, modernization, operational improvements and local business development. Three airports in the Hudson Valley are on the receiving end.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a lack of TSA delays at Albany International Airport despite the partial government shutdown, and a record number of boat inspections conducted at Lake George in an effort to prevent invasive species.

Bill McGee with Consumer Reports, UAlbany Coach Will Brown, Senator Chuck Schumer, Albany Firefighter Dave Gallati
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

During one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by Albany International Airport today.

Albany City Hall
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

People in the Northeast are digging out from a rare November snowstorm that triggered a multitude of closings, delays and commuter woes.

Ride-hailing company Uber has begun serving travelers at Albany International Airport after a long period of negotiations.

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Authorities say a Canadian regional airline flight from Toronto to Boston has landed safely in Albany after reporting an air pressure problem in the cabin.

 Thomas Cole's desk in the Old Studio (Catskill, NY)
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany International Airport’s Art & Culture Program and the Thomas Cole National Historical Site in Catskill have partnered to present a new exhibition.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Albany International Airport's $92 million improvement project announced Tuesday. The pair also discuss the reported travel and tourism surges in Schenectady County.

WAMC Elizabeth Hill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded $22 million to Albany International Airport as part of a $42 million project to modernize the facility. The redesign calls for a new parking garage to expand capacity by 20 percent and a terminal renovation. 

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about legislation expanding the styrofoam ban in Albany County. The pair also disucss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's expected visit to Albany International Airport this morning.

Seth Neuschwander details Frontier Airlines' plan for Albany International Airport service.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

An air carrier from the Rocky Mountains is bringing new routes to Albany International Airport.

WAMC Elizabeth Hill

The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for another record-breaking summer travel season at Albany International Airport.

Duckweed Palace, mixed media 2006-2010
Robert Hite

The Albany International Airport is presenting "Above the Fray," its newest exhibition which features sculptures and photographs from Hudson Valley artist, Robert Hite. The show will join Hite’s already existing large-scale sculpture, "Migration House," currently on view at the airport.

Growing up in the rural South during the Civil Rights Movement, Hite explores the relationship between environment and disenfranchisement in his work, and focuses on themes of poverty, functionality, resilience, and community.

He is specifically interested in the meaning of the home, which can provide refuge from the elements and serve as a protective space for aspirations. Hite’s sculptures — described as “hand-made habitations” — are constructed out of found materials like reclaimed wood and metal.

OneJet aircraft
Albany International Airport

Officials at OneJet announced Monday it will begin air service between Albany and Buffalo next year.

Examples of electronics that will need to be removed from carry-on bags for examination include tablets, kindle devices, games and cameras. They should be placed in a bin with nothing on top or underneath.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Transportation Security Administration is tweaking the passenger screening process.  A briefing was held today at Albany International Airport.

An unsigned agreement is leaving some travelers to Albany in the lurch.

TSA Director Bart Johnson; TSA Agent Francesco Genovesi
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With the summer travel season upon us, Transportation Security Administration officials were at Albany International Airport today to talk about items that need to be checked under the current terror threat.

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With about 60,000 passengers expected, Albany International Airport is preparing for its busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2007. The Albany County Airport Authority is advising travelers arrive at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departures, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

An artifact from the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago has been given to Albany International Airport. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at the airport Thursday morning when the artifact was officially put on permanent display.

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Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko announced Wednesday that Albany International Airport will receive $1.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for security enhancements.

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Three flights out of Albany International Airport were affected by the global Delta Airlines computer problem, which had grounded all flights. Flights from Albany to Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis had been delayed, affecting about 220 passengers. Airport spokesman Doug Myers spoke with WAMC News around 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Per Albany International Airport:

Delta Air Lines operations at Albany International Airport have resumed.

Delta’s Albany-Detroit flight departed at 8:33 am.

Passengers are now boarding Delta’s Albany-Minneapolis flight.

Folk Modern

Oct 22, 2015

  Since 1998, Albany International Airport has distinguished itself within the Northeast, and throughout the United States as a beacon for the arts in the Capital Region. The Art & Culture Program has become a cornerstone for showcasing the breadth and quality of the arts throughout the Region and has made the Airport a busy hub not only for travel, but also for celebrating and learning about local culture.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A national airline is gearing up to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves.   Another feather in Senator Chuck Schumer's cap: about a month ago, the Democrat was at Albany Airport promoting the idea of convincing JetBlue to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves. On Monday, Schumer was back at the airfield waving a letter he received from the carrier.    "This letter says - JetBlue is starting service at last here in Albany, in 2015!"