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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sounds of the Season

Thank you to Saint Mary of the Lake, Akron High School, Cardinal O’ Hara High School, Holy Angels Academy, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Ambrose Catholic Academy, and Lake Shore High for participating in this years NFTA-Metro Sounds of the Season.

Doug Hartmayer listens to his alma mater

NFTA Spokesman Douglas Hartmayer enjoyed Cardinal O’ Hara High School brass band performance as part of Metro’s Sounds of the Season concert series in the Metropolitan Transportation Center.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Niagara Falls Family Wins Trip to Tampa

The Leo family of Niagara Falls, NY received an early Christmas present at the Niagara Falls International Airport Thursday evening, a free trip to Tampa, Fla. courtesy of Allegiant, the airport’s newest carrier.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Message from the Executive Director

Dear NFTA family:

It’s the time of year to pause and reflect, to be thankful and plan for the year to come. In that spirit I want to thank everyone here at the NFTA for the dedication and hard work we’ve seen throughout 2011. It’s been a year of challenges and change, but the strength I’ve seen across the Authority continues to be inspiring. My personal New Year’s resolution is to work at the high level you all have set. This is also a time for hope, so let me wish you and your family a very safe, and a very happy holiday season.


Kimberley A. Minkel

Executive Director

Sounds of the Season

Thank you to Saint Mary of the Lake in Hamburg for
participating in NFTA's Sounds of the Season
on December 14 at the MTC bus terminal.
What a great job. For the rest of our Sounds of the Season schedule . . .

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Niagara Falls to Orlando Service

Allegiant has started selling tickets for new, nonstop jet service between Niagara Falls and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport. Flights begin Feb. 15, 2012. Allegiant came to Niagara Falls in September and their first flight – to Tampa – doesn’t even take off until Dec. 15. As a result of such a positive response to the Tampa flights, they decided to expand.

Major ARFF Training Development

Captain Bill Major has been selected as the vice chair of the newly established North East Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Officers Consortium. This group includes two Federal Aviation Administration regions, covering 14 states.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Four alerts in four days

This week, the Buffalo Airport’s aircraft rescue and firefighting team responded to four alerts in four days. There is nothing suspicious or linking the events, the numbers are just odd.