What we’re reading: World’s best airports, airlines debate ETS in Moscow, Pinnacle investigating Delta flight crew


World’s best airports announced — Asia dominates

Last week Airports Council International (ACI) picked the world’s best airports and Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea was ranked number one for the seventh year in a row.

ACI — a non-profit organization based in Montreal — consists of 580 members operating 1,650 airports in 179 countries and territories, and is the only global trade representative of airports.

The ACI rankings are considered some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry, along with the World Airport Awards given by Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based consultancy.

Moscow air talks to debate measures against EU

Nations opposing the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme will meet next week in Moscow to debate an “array of countermeasures.”

China, the United States, India and Russia are among those to have expressed vehement opposition to the EU legislation requiring carriers using EU airports to acquire allowances under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme ETS.L.

Delta flight from Grand Forks canceled Sunday: Pinnacle investigating crew

A Delta Air Lines flight scheduled to leave Grand Forks on Sunday was cancelled and Pinnacle is investigating the crew.

Delta officials referred Herald questions about the flight Sunday to Joe Williams, a spokesman for Pinnacle, which flies smaller jets connecting Delta flights from smaller regional airports, including Fargo, Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, with the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

Williams, speaking Sunday from Memphis, said he could not “confirm or comment on” allegations that a flight attendant for Delta Flight 3743, scheduled to leave Grand Forks at 1:07 p.m. Sunday, was intoxicated.

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