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6/22/2018

American Airlines Cargo transported priceless Spanish works of art from around the world for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art for the city's tricentennial celebration. The artwork required tight security and was accompanied at all times by a museum representative. "While it was a huge undertaking, I'm proud that it was a success thanks to our teams' dedication to protecting their cargo -- no matter what it is -- and ensuring a safe and timely delivery," said Sandy Scott of American Airlines.

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6/22/2018

Hawaiian Airlines will increase its service between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Japan, to as many as five weekly flights next year from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16. The scheduled service increase is due to high demand during the Japanese winter holiday.

6/22/2018

American Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados with a new nonstop daily flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. "One month after announcing additional service to Barbados from our Miami hub, we're thrilled to continue growing our presence in the island with new daily service from our Charlotte hub, both operating during the winter," said Alfredo Gonzalez of American Airlines.

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6/22/2018

American Airlines has raised its seat capacity for its daily flight from Miami to St. Maarten. The route will be flown with a 160-passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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6/22/2018

Six associations representing the general aviation industry Wednesday issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump administration's inclusion in its government reorganization proposal of a failed idea to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control services.

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6/22/2018

American Airlines Captain Beverly Bass was a flight engineer on the 727 before eventually advancing to become the first female captain at American Airlines. "It wasn't anything special that I did, it was just my turn," she said.

6/22/2018

The Transportation Security Administration has canceled a $578 million checkpoint equipment maintenance contract with Peraton. "TSA has extended the incumbent vendor contract, Leidos, to ensure continued services and will issue a replacement contract as soon as practicable," said the agency's Michelle Negron.

6/22/2018

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport found a fake bomb in a traveler's carry-on bag, prompting a 20-minute shutdown of operations.

6/22/2018

Ross Aviation of Anchorage, Alaska, has been named a gateway fixed-base operator through the DCA Access Standard Security Program. Flights leaving the airport are now allowed to fly directly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

6/22/2018

Travelbank's inaugural airport ranking puts Tampa International Airport in Florida at No. 12 on its list of the best airports for business travelers. Travelbank's ranking takes into account flight arrival times, public transportation, parking costs, nearby hotel prices and quality and service, based on J.D. Power's ratings.