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Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Highfill Files Suit to Stop XNA’s Detachment

The city claims in its lawsuit that losing XNA’s tax revenue threatens the city’s “solvency,” and ability to pay its bills “would be measured in days not weeks.” read more >
Arkansas Federal Credit Union
Banking & Finance / Construction

AFCU Breaks Ground on New Rogers Location

The full-service branch will be its second location in the city. read more >
Aaron Burkes, CEO of Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Highfill.
Business Services / Tourism

More Direct Flights Back On Board at XNALock Icon

There’s nothing like a pandemic to throw a monkey wrench into an airport’s long-range planning. read more >
There’s plenty of parking available these days at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
Business Services / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

Empty Arkansas Airports ‘Eerie’Lock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused air travel to plunge, and Arkansas’ two major airports have not been immune. XNA, in Highfill, has seen a passenger reduction of about 96%, and Little Rock’s Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport has been hit with a 95% decrease. read more >
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport saw 698,257 enplanements in 2017, according to the FAA.
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XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

When a tornado rumbled through Benton County in the early hours of Oct. 21 and knocked out electricity to the airport, things could have gone bad pretty quickly. read more >
A screen-capture of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport's current website, flyxna.com.
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Wants New WebsiteLock Icon

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport CEO Aaron Burkes said RFPs — request for proposals — were recently sent out for a new website that will be paired with a new, more aggressive marketing strategy read more >
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport saw 698,257 enplanements in 2017, according to the FAA.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism / Transportation

Fare Awareness Pushed in Effort to Promote XNA

The Northwest Arkansas Council’s new FareFlightNWA program makes the argument to travelers that flying out of Northwest Arkansas Airport might not be as terrible financially as it would seem. read more >
In contrast to drivers who are suing for overtime from Uber, Michelle Ouillette of Rogers is happy with her gig, she said. Working for both Uber and Lyft, she can make about $1,000 a week.
Business Services / Insurance / Legal / Public Companies / Small Business / Transportation

Uber Suit Offers Peek Into Gig Economy

Attorney Chris Burks knows the gig economy can be a boon for independent contractors. But the flip side is that employers can have too much of an upper hand. read more >
Aaron Burkes
CEO of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport at Highfill
Business Services / Construction / Tourism / Transportation

XNA’s Aaron Burkes Happy With Business Travel Bringing More Leisure

Aaron Burkes, the CEO of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, says the addition of Frontier Airlines is a huge development for the region. read more >
Aaron Burkes
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Transportation

NWA Regional Airport Authority CEO Joins Fed’s Council

Aaron Burkes of Bentonville has been named to the Transportation Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. read more >
On Nov. 1, Aaron Burkes is scheduled to take over as CEO of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

New XNA CEO Aaron Burkes to Hit Runway Running

Aaron Burkes was named Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport’s new CEO and executive director in late September and will start work on Nov. 1. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Gets $2.7M Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $2.7 million grant to rehabilitate a taxiway at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. read more >
Tourism / Transportation

Airline Adds Flights to ‘Top College Football Markets’

United Airlines says it's adding more flights and using bigger planes this fall to carry passengers to college football games across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. read more >
Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Has Covered Parking Deck

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has opened its $35 million covered parking deck. read more >
The Envoy Air Little Rock Maintenance Base at Clinton National Airport.
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Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps UpLock Icon

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport. read more >
Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson ranked No. 1 among executives at Arkansas’ publicly traded companies who used corporate jets for personal trips. President and CEO Tom Hayes ranked No. 3.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Energy / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson SoarsLock Icon

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips. read more >
Dr. Sarah Worley of Northwest Health
Education / Health Care

Sarah Worley Added to Northwest Health Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Sarah Worley, an internal medicine physician, has joined Northwest Health, practicing at Northwest Health Medical Plaza-East Side in Springdale. read more >
Alice Walton

Business Icons: Alice Walton Transforms Landscape, Reputation of Northwest Arkansas

Like her father, Alice Walton has a vision for Arkansas and faith in Arkansans. She is an icon because she has made her vision a reality that is shaping Arkansas just as Wal-Mart shaped the state and, later, the world. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Tourism / Transportation

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville. read more >
Peggy Nakamoto is a schoolteacher who drives for Uber in Little Rock. She says she enjoys the flexibility of earning money on her own schedule.
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Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones. read more >