United Airlines on June 6 will launch new daily service from Denver to Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C., and Syracuse, N.Y. The airline will launch weekend service from Denver to Portland, Maine, on June 8.
JetBlue Airways on Thursday launched its newest flight from Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport. "Today, JetBlue has again shown its commitment to the rebuilding of St. Maarten's economy with the addition of this new route that adds more than 62,500 seats for the destination," said Perry Geerlings, the Caribbean island nation's finance minister.
American Airlines announced a new route from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Knoxville, Tenn. Passengers will be able to travel non-stop between the two cities in less than two hours. "It's a growing market. People are coming to the airport," said Marvin Mulder of American Airlines. "They're flying, and we are here to get our market shared and serve as many people as we can."
Southwest Airlines gave passengers a little extra "LUV" on Thursday with complimentary adult beverages for anyone flying on the holiday. Valentine's Day is just one of the many holidays Southwest offers drinks to its passengers at no charge.
Southwest Airlines on March 15 will share $544 million in profits with its 58,000 employees, the third-highest amount since the company began its profit-sharing program in 1974. "Our people are our greatest asset, and they deserve all the credit for our continued success," said Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly.
Harriet Baskas describes New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport, which hosts more than 30 airlines and serves more than 42 million passengers per year. The airport offers a range of amenities, including a 24-hour AirTrain monorail, plentiful retail choices, pet-relief areas, nursing spaces and free Wi-Fi.
Alaska Airlines yesterday signed a pledge with Sisters of the Skies, committing to hire more African-American female pilots over the next six years and encouraging and educating young, black women to explore careers in aviation. "When we foster an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects and visibly reflects all people, it makes us stronger," said Andy Schneider, Alaska Airlines vice president of people.