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4/21/2017

JetBlue Airways is asking US regulators to assign the airline more slots to Cuba as Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines give up routes. The airline wants to begin additional flights to Havana from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting Nov. 1.

4/21/2017

Hawaiian Airlines increased operating revenue by 11.4% in the first quarter of the year. "Strong demand coupled with benign industry capacity growth in our geographies have given us a robust operating environment sufficient to more than offset the impact of the rising price of fuel," said Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO.

4/21/2017

The UPS Boeing 757 flying this weekend in Kentucky's Thunder Over Louisville air show will be crewed by a team of women. UPS says it works to advance women's roles in aviation, both inside the cockpit and on support crews.

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4/21/2017

A person has been arrested in the UK in connection with threats made in 2015 against flights bound for Atlanta. The threats were sent via Twitter and prompted military jets to escort the threatened planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where they were searched by bomb squads and the FBI.

4/21/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Virginia's Norfolk International Airport on Thursday found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on bag. Norfolk Airport Authority Police responded.

4/21/2017

Agents from the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General on Thursday seized records from the American Flight Academy, located at Connecticut's Hartford-Brainard Airport. The FBI has been investigating the Oct. 11, 2016, crash of an American Flight Academy aircraft in East Hartford, Conn., that killed a student and burned flight instructor Arian Prevalla.

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4/21/2017

Ohio's Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is installing water bottle filling stations where travelers can get free filtered water after passing through security checkpoints with empty bottles. The first station has been installed near Checkpoint A and three more will be in place by the end of May.

4/21/2017

The City Council of Charlotte, N.C., will vote on whether to spend $1.4 million to build a joint operations center at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The center would house federal agents, as well as officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Transportation Security Administration.

4/21/2017

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday released a video explaining how its officers screen transgender people. "For your comfort and discretion, know that at any time during the screening process you may request to speak with a supervisor or request private screenings," the video says.

4/21/2017

Lawmakers from Maryland sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration to request that flight patterns at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport be returned to pre-NextGen configurations. NextGen flight patterns instituted in 2015 take planes directly over neighborhoods, increasing noise.