Tag: Valley International Airport

Canceled flights, low demand drop VIA passenger totals

HARLINGEN — Flight cancellations are on the rise and passenger totals at Valley International Airport this week are running about 40 percent of normal,...

Airport’s upstairs terrazzo floor about a month away

HARLINGEN — Downstairs looks good, but what about upstairs? Valley International Airport is repeating ripping up its downstairs floor and has moved up to the...

Updated enplanements with January numbers

HARLINGEN — The success of American Airlines since establishing passenger service to and from Dallas-Fort Worth and Harlingen is leading the airline to increase...

Southwest extends 737 Max grounding until August

HARLINGEN — Southwest Airlines on Thursday again pushed back the anticipated return of its troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft, this time extending the grounding...

Rotary Club places Peace Pole at airport

HARLINGEN — “Let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be …” Community leaders sang that iconic song Saturday during a...

Lyft, Uber seeking to make deals for airport service

HARLINGEN — Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber have contacted officials at Valley International Airport to pursue VIA’s offer to allow them to provide service...

As airport fixes old concrete, Fedex moves to expand

    HARLINGEN — While Valley International Airport is ripping up and replacing some more World War II-era pavement, Fedex Corp. will take advantage of the...

Winter storm disrupts holiday flights

HARLINGEN — The major winter storm which swept across the nation over the past week has now reached the Northeast, producing heavy snow and some...

Some leery about hiking passenger airport-use fee

HARLINGEN — Legislation in Congress is seeking to raise the price of airline tickets by lifting a ceiling on what is called the passenger...

Two new gift shops, grill to open at airport

HARLINGEN — Two gift shops are in the works for airport passengers at Valley International Airport. The downstairs gift shop is currently closed but, after a refurbishing, will re-open under a new operator. “As you walked by downstairs earlier you saw that the construction is going on for the lower gift shop,” Marv Esterly, director of aviation at VIA, told the board last week. “Megamorphosis is the design company that is actually putting the designs on. A local firm.” That lower gift shop, open to all in the airport terminal’s lobby, will be combined with an upstairs shop available to passengers who have cleared security.