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The smell of smoke forced the emergency landing Monday of an American Airlines flight from Philadelphia at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga. A spokeswoman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority said the emergency landing occurred about 3 p.m., and was precipitated after a number of people on board the plane, American Airlines Flight 98…

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Crews at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga have restored power at the east terminal, according to a spokeswoman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Helen Tederous, public affairs director for the authority, said the power went out at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, temporarily affecting some air travel at the airport.     …

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Allpro Parking LLC has assumed the operation of the Ellicott Airport Parking facility near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport after taking over the 500-space operation from Ellicott Development Co. The 500-space parking facility at 4301 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga, with a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in front, will be renamed as the Allpro Airport Parking. …

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A Canadian private hotel company has acquired the Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport from the Washington, D.C.-based firm that developed it five years ago. Manga Hotels of Mississauga, Ont., which already owns a new Aloft Hotel near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, paid $12.15 million on Monday to buy the 109-room Hampton from Buffalo Airport Hotel, an a…

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Need to rent a car? Benderson Development might know where you could go. The University Park, Fla.-based retail real estate developer — originally founded and headquartered in Buffalo — paid $750,000 late last month through GenBuell LLC to buy a former Budget Rent-A-Car location in Cheektowaga across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The 1.35-acre site …

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has added to its real estate holdings at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The NFTA late last month acquired the former site of an auto repair shop located right next to the airport, after the owner of the longtime business closed down late last year. The agency paid $850,000 to Jeffrey D. Wetzel for the one-acre pr…