Southwest Airlines has distributed $543 million in profit sharing to its employees, equivalent to about 11.3% of eligible workers' compensation. Most workers received 10% of their eligible compensation as a contribution to the ProfitSharing Plan and the remaining 1.3% in cash.
UPS has broken ground on the future site of its new 28,000-square-foot facility in Kentucky that will house three new level D flight simulators for pilot training. "UPS places the highest emphasis on the safety of our airline and its people," said UPS President Brendan Canavan.
The US and UK are close to agreeing on a deal that will allow UK airlines to land in the US post-Brexit, said Nick Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America. "Everyone understands there is a problem to be solved but it is being worked out and we believe there will be a framework in place very shortly," Calio said.
JetBlue Airways is asking travelers to post Instagram videos explaining why they need to fly to a different weather zone for its JetBlue Card #FlipTheForecast contest. Contest winners will receive two round-trip JetBlue tickets.