Stephen Dickson, the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration, says he won't allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service again "until I'm completely assured that it is safe to do so." Forty-three airlines have had to ground a total 387 of the aircraft since early March.
GOGO Vacations is awarding travel advisor loyalty with a new GOGO Rewards program. Bookings for GOGO Fit and Group products earn points toward designer merchandise from such brands as Montblanc, Dyson, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade and Tumi.
Air Canada is set to offer direct service between Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport beginning in May. The new route will be operated with the carrier's new A220-300 jets.
Alaska Airlines on Nov. 4 will launch daily non-stop service between Washington's Paine Field and Spokane International Airport. The flights will be operated with Embraer 175 aircraft with a three-class cabin configuration.
The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is set to receive grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Georgia Department of Transportation worth more than $2.7 million. The money will be used to pay for pavement rehabilitation on the airport's south apron.
Iowa's Mason City Municipal Airport will receive two grants worth almost $300,000 to fund upgrades to terminal and roadway lighting and to construct hangar taxiline grading.
FedEx on Wednesday delivered more than 200 boxes of free school supplies to Juliette Low Elementary in Savannah, Ga., as part of an initiative to give back to communities the company serves. "We do this all over the country. This is a part of who we are as FedEx [and we] really try to get involved in the communities we live and work," said FedEx Ground Managing Director Don Davis.
Hawaiian Airlines has signed on as the title sponsor of the two-day annual Made in Maui County Festival. The festival showcases locally made products while highlighting independent businesses. "We're committed to supporting local businesses and introducing our guests to the sights, sounds and flavors of Hawaii through products made right here in the islands," said Robert Sorensen, VP of marketing and E-commerce at Hawaiian Airlines.
Allegiant Air is gearing up for the holiday season by adding two dozen routes, both seasonal and year-round. Cities involved include West Palm Beach, Fla.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Pittsburgh; Charlotte and Asheville, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Indianapolis; and Cincinnati.
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from flights due to fire concerns. The laptops are not allowed in the passenger cabin or cargo hold.