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6/23/2017

Southwest Airlines is poised to add its 11th international destination with a flight to Turks and Caicos, increasing the airlines' growing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline has increased revenue from international flights by 69% in two years.

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6/23/2017

The Department of Homeland Security and the Kaggle data science community are hosting a competition that asks data scientists to improve threat recognition algorithms used by the Transportation Security Administration. The winning solution will win $500,000.

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6/23/2017

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu stated that the company's commitment to staff to invest in training, the product and the customer experience are still a priority.

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Bloomberg
6/23/2017

A new Airlines for America report highlights the job boost the industry is providing to the US economy, growing jobs at more than twice the rate of the economy as a whole.

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6/23/2017

American Airlines' new Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport features top-end shops from the likes of Chanel, Kiehl's and Jo Malone. The shops bring "an entirely new shopping experience that really caters to our modern, sophisticated customers and they're loving it," said American's Mike McKanna.

6/23/2017

American Airlines Flight 1704 was preparing to leave for Charlotte, N.C., when officials at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport ordered passengers to deplane and searched the aircraft. The search, which was prompted by an unspecified threat, found nothing and passengers were rescreened before reboarding.

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Las Vegas Sun
6/23/2017

Concourse B of Virginia's Norfolk International Airport was closed for more than 3½ hours Thursday morning after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered a suspicious item in a scan of a passenger's carry-on bag. The Norfolk Police Department bomb squad determined that the item was not a threat and the concourse was reopened.

6/23/2017

American Airlines Flight 730, bound for London from North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport, was diverted back to the airport after the crew reported possible issues with the plane's flaps. The plane circled the area for about four hours to burn fuel before landing safely.

6/23/2017

The Transportation Security Administration offered a rare inside look at security technology and procedures at Florida's Orlando International Airport. Luggage is scanned from a variety of angles to give technicians a good look at items of concern, dogs help screen passengers and security features are embedded in boarding passes.

6/23/2017

Aviation officials from the US and Europe will meet next week in Brussels to discuss ways to prevent the widening of a ban on laptops to include flights from Europe to the US. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said airlines and airports can avoid the ban by meeting stricter security standards.

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