Columnist Paul Thompson writes about possible airport security measures that would tighten access to airport terminals, concluding that there is no perfect solution for improving airport security.
Alaska Airlines is making iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger available on flights equipped with Gogo, while making its entire catalog of streaming content available through March. The airline is upgrading food and beverage options, and 40% of the fleet supports the carrier's new premium class.
Atlas Air has been awarded a contract by Asiana Cargo to operate a trans-Pacific route using one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters. "Asiana takes pride in providing reliable, high-quality service, and we are very pleased to be chosen to manage an important part of its international network," said William Flynn, Atlas Air Worldwide's president and CEO.
Berkshire Hathaway, led by investor Warren Buffett, is boosting its confidence in the US airline industry, investing $10 billion in the largest US carriers. Buffett's investment includes $2.1 billion in American, $2.2 billion in United and $2.4 billion in Southwest.
Bob Hope Airport in California changed its name to Hollywood Burbank Airport last year, but the Federal Aviation Administration will continue to recognize the Bob Hope name. "Hollywood is one of the most powerful brand names in the world and adding it to the airport can only benefit the airport," said Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Alaska Airlines will spend nearly $100 million over the next five years to expand and upgrade the 11 terminals it owns throughout Alaska. The airline is also investing $40 million in a new hangar in Anchorage.
A man ran through a security checkpoint at Honolulu International Airport and was stopped by an airport employee and law enforcement officers. Reports say he then stopped breathing, and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Canada's Toronto Pearson International Airport was evacuated after crew members found a suspicious note as the plane pushed back from its gate at Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. Nothing suspicious was found.
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