Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Brendan Keany
June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Transportation Security Administration is expecting one of the busiest flying seasons in years. While we're all still waiting for summer to officially begin, TSA considers the beginning of their summer season to be the Thursday prior to Memorial Day, and it...
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Buffalo Niagara International Airport. May 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 13, 2019 - 10:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Elected officials and NFTA representatives officially broke ground on the $65 million expansion project for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The $65 million project will double the airport's baggage claim capacity, provide better traffic flow within the building,...
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Tom Puckett
May 07, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) An Erie man is charged after TSA agents say they found a hand gun in his carry on luggage. Transit Police detectives say 53- year old Thomas Pearson was traveling from the Buffalo airport on route to Philadelphia and was stopped after TSA agents discovered the weapon...
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March 29, 2019 - 12:19 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) There will NOT be a Chick-Fil-A at the Buffalo Airport after all. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the vendor of the Buffalo Airport food court project told him they will not be opening a Chick-fil-A as a part of their airport project. "A publicly financed facility like the Buffalo...
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Tom Puckett
March 28, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Chick-Fil-A has already opened on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, and now there are plans to place the eatery at the Buffalo Airport. The NFTA Board says Chick-Fil-A will be ready by the fall. The board says it is looking to place Chick-Fil-A in the food court, replacing lesser...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Federal security officers caught 14 handguns last year at checkpoints in four upstate New York airports. That's a decrease of two from the previous year. The Transportation Security Administration says only Buffalo Niagara International Airport saw an increase, from three...
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Brendan Keany
January 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - We're now on day 30 of the government shutdown, but JJ's Casa Di Pizza is trying to help local government workers who aren't receiving pay checks. "We decided to give all the TSA workers a free large pizza for them and their families," said Jeff Jacobbi, who's the owner of the...
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NEXUS kiosks located at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. December 4, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Tuesday unveiled two NEXUS kiosks, which will allow for expedited travel when visiting Canada. NEXUS is most commonly used at the international bridges as a way for travelers to be pre-checked but its use at airports also acts as a...
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Tom Puckett
April 23, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) An East Amherst man was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration officers stopped him from bringing a loaded semi-automatic handgun onto an airplane at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport on Friday, April 20. The TSA says the man was caught with a .380...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
April 18, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Airfield professionals from all over the world come to Buffalo for the Snow Symposium learning and developing new ideas. Wednesday they were finishing the conference with a snow plow rodeo. Held at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, drivers have to maneuver a course...
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