UPS will create 100 jobs over the next five years near Kansas City, Kan., as it invests $220 million in area facilities. "Kansas is at the center of the reliable UPS network to keep packages rapidly moving in all directions across the country," said Fern Shaw of UPS.
Alaska Airlines is adding summer service connecting Philadelphia and Portland, Ore., aboard Boeing 737 aircraft. Airlines for America has predicted that 2017 will be the busiest summer on record for air travel.
President Donald Trump's recently-released budget proposal calls for a change in governance and structure of air traffic control to accommodate projected growth in air traffic. Congress will spend the next few months debating and reviewing the proposals.
Crew members on a Southwest Airlines flight went into "full Southwest people caring mode" when passenger Veronica Walker received news that her mother had passed away. The crew arranged for an immediate return flight for Walker, prompting CEO Gary Kelly to say that while he was not surprised by the crew's actions he "could not be more proud."
The band Pony League recently surprised passengers aboard a Southwest flight with a performance at 35,000 feet, part of a competition among bands vying for a spot on stage opening for The Fray this summer in Denver.
A United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco was evacuated Tuesday night on the taxiway at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport when flames were seen coming from its right side engine. Five people among the 124 passengers and seven crew members suffered minor injuries and the airport was temporarily closed.
Salt Lake City International Airport police have responded to 14 bomb threats and more than 60 potential crimes per day over the past two years, according to a KUTV report. A public records request for information also revealed that airport police responded to 238 reports of people flashing lasers at plane cockpits, eight reports of a plane being hijacked and an incident of a drone flying next to a plane.
A Terminal B concourse was closed for 45 minutes Tuesday night at New York's LaGuardia Airport when a man walked past a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Officials said the man left the secure area shortly after entering it and the situation was resolved after all passengers were rescreened.
Renovations to the famed TWA terminal at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport will include a privately funded TWA Hotel with 505 rooms, 50,000 square feet of conference space and a 10,000-square-foot public observation deck. The hotel will open in 2018 in the terminal, which was an architectural marvel when it was built in 1962 and has been showcased in television shows and movies.
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