Forbes has released its 2019 list of the top large US employers, and Southwest Airlines is second only to grocery chain Trader Joe's. Forbes used data from employee surveys to compile the list.
American Airlines announced plans to open a new line maintenance station at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The station will employ about 46 aviation maintenance technicians and other staff to support the airline's Boeing 737, Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft.
United Airlines has appointed Glenn Hollister as its new vice president of sales strategy and effectiveness. Hollister was most recently principal and practice leader for travel and transportation at ZS Associates, an Evanston, Ill.-based management consulting firm.
Air Hollywood, an airplane mock-up studio used in movies, offers realistic airport and flight experiences for children with autism or other special needs. The experiences are offered four or five times a year, and feature real-life flight attendants and Transportation Security Administration officers.
The team at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia includes Kirsten Long, airport operations duty manager, and Janene Shaw, terminal operations supervisor. They say airport careers are an attractive option for women looking to work in aviation.
Florida's Greater Orlando Aviation Authority on Wednesday voted to spend $359,000 to improve safety and security at the Hyatt Regency hotel within the Orlando International Airport. A Transportation Security Administration officer in February took his own life by jumping from a balcony at the hotel to the TSA checkpoint below.
TravelPoints has compiled a list of the 10 most kid-friendly airports in the US, taking into consideration the availability of free Wi-Fi, children's activities and family-friendly lounges. Boston's Logan International Airport took first place for its aviation-themed play areas, rocking chairs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations.
The construction committee at West Virginia's Yeager Airport on Wednesday toured ongoing projects at the facility, including runway work, new fencing and a new roadway. The airport is spending $35 million on the improvements.
Customs and Border Protection within the next four years expects to be able to scan the faces of 97% of foreign travelers departing from US airports. The facial scans will be used to confirm passengers' identities and help identify those who overstay their visas.
The Transportation Security Administration is increasing signage at US airports to remind travelers that the Real ID Act goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2020. "TSA is doing everything we can to prepare our partners and the traveling public for the Real ID deadline next year," TSA chief David Pekoske said.
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