United Airlines is adding new European flights from Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Newark, N.J., increasing service to London and adding new destinations Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. The flights will be operated with Boeing 767 jets configured with more business class seats.
Southwest Airlines on August 29 will move from Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal A to a new space in Terminal B. The move is part of the airport's $200 million Terminal B Optimization project.
When zoos and aquariums need to transport animals, they generally prefer to fly because the shorter travel time puts less stress on the animals. FedEx has emerged as a trusted partner for both Florida's Zoo Miami and Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium: "The animals are the first to go on to the plane and … are first off the plane and loaded onto trucks right away," said Dale Wolbrink, senior director of media relations for Mystic Aquarium.
United Airlines and AirlineGeeks celebrated Aviation Day on Aug. 19 with a behind-the-scenes tour for 20 aviation enthusiasts at Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport. The day included speakers, tours of a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and a look at a United Airlines maintenance hangar.
Airport are using technology to screen passengers more effectively and efficiently, increasing security while keeping passengers moving through the terminal. Examples of up-and-coming technologies include scanners that screen passengers as they walk through the airport, facial recognition technology and biometric passports.
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Thursday named 22 people to a new panel created by Congress to advise the Department of Transportation on aviation safety oversight and certification processes. The panel will be led by former Alaska Airlines Chief Executive William Ayer and also includes executives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers and technology companies.
Charlie Leocha, President of Travelers United, writes that attempts to raise airport taxes to fund infrastructure is a form of taxation without representation on the American public. "Airports have resorted to distorting what passengers and the airline industry is saying about airport taxes," he writes.
The ongoing projects at Charleston International Airport include the construction of a parking garage and expansion of the airline ticket hall. The airport looks to expand up to 20 new ticketing and check-in stations, with work expected to begin in fall 2020.
Alaska Airlines will move to Terminal C at Missouri's Kansas City International Airport overnight on Aug. 26, and begin operating in its new space on Aug. 27.
Officials from Wisconsin's Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport are seeking $25 million from Milwaukee County to continue work on a $50 million international terminal project. The funds would come from $20 million in bond financing and $5 million in cash financing.
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