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A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted and made an emergency landing early Wednesday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport before heading on to its destination, according to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority. Southwest flight No. 1291 from Chicago to Providence, R.I., was diverted to Buffalo Niagara at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday due to reports of smoke in the…

Buffalo

A real estate investor in Los Angeles has bought the Holiday Inn Buffalo International Airport for $3.7 million. Avi Perets – through DSM California LLC – purchased the 5.2-acre property at 4600 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga from an affiliate of LNR Partners. The Miami Beach, Fla.-based special loan servicer had taken possession of the hotel for $1 million in January 2017 …

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Mercy Flight will team up with the Buffalo Niagara International Airport for an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 100 and 120 Amherst Villa Road, Cheektowaga. The free event will offer close-up views of Mercy Flight's Bell 429 helicopters and Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department trucks, according to organizers. The open house also will feature demon…

Crime

An Erie., Pa., man was caught with a handgun in his carry-on luggage while going through a checkpoint at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Thomas Pearson, 53, was preparing to fly from Buffalo to Philadelphia when he was stopped by federal Transit Security Administration agents, who discovered Pearson had a gun in his luggage, according to Niagara Frontier Tran…

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No one was injured when a plane departing from Buffalo Niagara International Airport struck a jet bridge Wednesday morning, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. An NFTA official said "it appears the strong winds were a factor." A 59 mph wind was recorded early this morning at the airport. Officials said United flight No. 1442 was set for dep…

Crime

A flight attendant for Southwest Airlines was the person arrested Thursday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport after a loaded firearm was found in her carry-on luggage at a TSA checkpoint, according to a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokeswoman. The arrest was made public Thursday, but neither the identity of the woman nor her status as a flight at…

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An airplane landed without incident under an Alert 2 at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday afternoon. "The aircraft has landed safely," Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police tweeted. The NFTA said the alert was called at 11:15 a.m. after a Learjet 60 experienced gear door issues. The plane, which had departed from Buffalo for Fort Lauderdal…

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Joe Kernen, co-host of CNBC's "Squawk Box," took a shot at Buffalo. And Buffalo squawked back. Kernen was reading a report Wednesday morning that included some good news regarding Buffalo, when he decided to editorialize about Western New York. The report was about how Buffalo Niagara International Airport finished second overall in JD Power's customer satisfactio…

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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.     …

Business

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. …

Business

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…