Alaska Airlines' plans to open a lounge at San Francisco International Airport builds on its growing presence at the airport and in the region. Alaska operates more than 80 flights per day at the San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland airports.
Southwest Airlines will begin serving Santa Barbara, Calif., this week with five daily nonstop flights. The airline also resumed service today from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Delta Air Lines Technical Operations is partnering with a new aviation maintenance program being launched by Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College, the first such program in West Virginia. The program will provide students with technical education for jobs in the aviation industry. "We will support you with parts, we will support you with industry best practices, we'll support you with tooling, we'll support you with expertise, we will grow your curriculum, we will grow your students, we will grow your staff," said William Smith, Delta's learning and development director for Technical Operations.
Kansas City International Airport has named four public art projects that will adorn the new $1.5 billion terminal now under construction. The commissioned pieces include a kinetic ceiling sculpture comprised of thousands of colorful wind spinners and compositions that offer nods to the city's musical heritage.
The Transportation Security Administration is now allowing air passengers to carry full-size containers of sunblock in their carry-on luggage. Passengers must declare the item as they reach the security checkpoint.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suing the CDC in an effort to force the agency to lift the no-sail ban that has kept cruise lines in port since March 2020. DeSantis said the agency has effectively stalled an industry that provides about 60,000 jobs.
Universal Parks and Resort executive Fernando Flores says Universal Orlando Resort is in high gear, enforcing "screening, spacing, and sanitization" to handle crowd capacity. The highlight of the summer is the debut of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster in June at Islands of Adventure.
Virgin Voyages is offering six cruises aboard the Scarlet Lady, which is sailing out of Portsmouth, England, instead of Miami. The cruises are only for vaccinated British residents and are part of the "staycation-at-sea series" until cruises resume in the US.
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