UPS is offering discounts to small businesses in a promotion that will run through the end of the year. "These savings, together with our highly reliable network, which is performing at levels consistent with our non-peak, on-time performance, is a winning combination," said UPS Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Warren.
Alaska Airlines' Fantasy Flight from Spokane International Airport to the "North Pole" on Saturday gave children in need a trip to a winter wonderland. The 40-minute flight brought the children to a hangar decorated to look like Santa's hometown, where they enjoyed food, presents and story time.
Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop flights to accommodate college football fans looking to attend games in Miami, Fla., and Arlington, Texas. "We're making it easier for fans of the top four teams in college football to cheer on their favorite teams as they compete for the championship," the airline said.
Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating 90 years in service with a new program that will match employee donations to a select group of charities, up to $90,000. "We are very proud of our legacy as Hawaii's first airline, and I am extremely proud of the generosity and aloha our 7,200-strong employee 'ohana [family] demonstrates on a regular basis, and particularly during the inaugural week of our charity drive," said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines' president and CEO.
The Lower Colorado River Authority hired drone pilot and photographer Zach Ryall to document the release of water from a series of dams that created Texas' Highland Lakes. Ryall worked with visual observer Deborah Cannon to capture the extraordinary events. "[M]y VO was instrumental in maintaining situational awareness, also reminding me that she was not replacing my expensive equipment if it went down river," wrote Ryall.
Is there a classic general aviation aircraft that you wish you had flown, that you have owned, or that holds special meaning for you? Vote for your top five classics that were designed or manufactured prior to Dec. 31, 1960. Vote here.
Tom Cochran, manager of West Virginia's Raleigh County Memorial Airport, said his staff spent Sunday operating equipment to keep the airport's runways clear as a storm dropped two inches of snow per hour. "My day started on a piece of equipment and finished up late evening on the same piece of equipment," he said.
Airports around the world are spending more on technology in an effort to improve operations as traffic grows and infrastructure updates lag behind demand. Blockchain and biometrics are among the largest areas of investment, according to SITA.