American Airlines will increase its average number of daily flights at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport from 664 to 700 by the end of 2019. Additional flights are planned for destinations including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Denver International Airport added 59 routes last year, operated by United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The airport served 64 million passengers in 2018, and 35 new routes have been announced so far this year.
Hawaiian Airlines partnered with Flight Centre on a quiz-show style contest that sent winning couples on a trip to Hawaii. The winning couples departed for their trips on Valentine's Day.
Alaska Airlines in 2020 will open a new, 8,500-square-foot Alaska Lounge in San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2. The lounge will feature comfortable seating, made-to-order meals, custom-crafted hot drinks and a bar stocked with locally sourced drinks.
GAMA Chairman and Gulfstream Aerospace President Mark Burns joined GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce to deliver the annual market overview in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. "New certifications over the last two years, especially in the lighter jet segments, as well as demand in North America are driving the business jet shipment increase,” Bunce said.
In this letter to the editor, Hank Menke, president and CEO of furniture company OFS, writes that Indiana's Huntingburg Regional Airport is an important asset his company uses to facilitate business. "Without the airport, our business would have a fraction of the activity we currently have, and the community of Huntingburg would not host business leaders from across the country," he writes.
Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, is unsure whether to support the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019, designed to shield the Federal Aviation Administration from funding disruptions in the event of a government shutdown. "I think that we've got to be really careful about making it easy to have a shutdown," he said.
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