The Department of Homeland Security wants to expand Customs and Border Protection's Preclearance program to include more foreign airports. US customs officers stationed at participating airports screen travelers before they are allowed to board US-bound flights.
A strong demand for Hawaii vacations increased Hawaiian Airlines earning growth up 63% and boosted revenues by 4% in the second quarter, said CEO Mark Dunkerley. "It is really a pretty good combination of factors that's worked well for us so far," Dunkerley said.
JetBlue's potato farm at John F. Kennedy International Airport and United Airlines' new "Stroopwafel" breakfast highlight how airlines are elevating their dining options. Hawaiian Airlines is working with well-known executive chef Chai Chawasaree.
American Airlines and Airbus have agreed to extend the delivery schedule for 22 A350 XWB commercial jetliners, saving $1.2 billion in expenditures through 2018.
Southwest Airlines is using all of its communications channels to engage with customers following a technology malfunction. Southwest is extending a fare sale and working to contact each customer affected.
FedEx Ground Package System is planning a $150 million expansion in Boone County, Ky. The project will bring 378 part-time jobs and 62 full-time jobs to the area.
The Circle in the City music series will hit New York this summer, with free acoustic performances in Bryant Park thanks to Southwest Airlines and the Grand Ole Opry.
Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Iowa's Dubuque Regional Airport found a gun in a traveler's carry-on bag. Authorities seized the weapon and allowed the traveler to board a later flight.
Transportation Security Administration officials at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Friday explained the reasoning behind some TSA rules. For example, travelers are asked to remove their shoes so that officers can check them for explosives.
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