Virgin Atlantic is keen to protect "competitive connectivity to Ireland" after International Airlines Group takes over Aer Lingus. "We just like to see customers have competitive alternatives, and we'd like to be a part of that," said Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger.
United Airlines plans to reduce the number of boarding groups and make other changes to streamline the boarding process. Not including pre-boarding, the number of boarding groups will decrease to five from seven. United Airlines is scheduled to fully deploy the changes Thursday.
Transaero Airlines and UTair Aviation in Russia have signed a deal with Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow for an interline connection. The agreement will let passengers transfer from UTair's domestic flights to Transaero's international flights.
A few new restaurants -- Blue Mesa Grill, Smashburger burgers and Genghis Grill -- will be arriving at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The airport also has unveiled an iPhone and Android mobile application for travelers.