Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hawaiian Airlines Ink Partnership Deal
The Associated Press reports that JetBlue Airways and Hawaiian Airlines have formed a partnership that will allow passengers to fly on both carriers' flights on a single ticket.
New Rules Make Airfare Seem Higher
When you look to buy airline tickets later this week, it might seem like prices have shot up. For once, that's not actually the case, reports CNN. Higher advertised fares are the result of new Department of Transportation rules that are going into effect under the banner "Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections #2."
Iberia Braced for More Strikes
Spanish flag carrier Iberia is set to be affected by more strike action by its pilots over the next two weeks, Business Traveller reports.
Airbus A380s to Undergo Wing Safety Checks
The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered a prompt, detailed visual inspection for hairline cracks in the wings of 20 Airbus A380 jets.
Southwest to Ax Flights to Six Airports Served by AirTran
Southwest Airlines said it will continue to operate to 22 airports now served by AirTran Airways, over time converting flights to/from those destinations to the SWA brand. However, it will cease services to six airports in AirTran's network after Aug. 12, Air Transport World reports.
Marriott to Open Three Hotels in Sochi, Russia
Marriott International has announced it will open three new hotels in Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic games.
FlightStats Crowns the Best On-Time Airlines, Airports
USA Today reports that FlightStats, which tracks more then 150,000 flights a day, has announced its annual list of airlines delivering the best on-time performance.
London Hotels-New Kips on the Block
Smart new hotels are popping up all over London as the Olympics draw closer, reports The Guardian.
United and Houston Airport System Begin Redevelopment Project at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System, in partnership with United Continental Holdings, Inc. began a three-phase redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
DOT Fines Two Airlines for Violating Price Advertising Rules
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has fined Asiana Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines for violating federal aviation laws and the Department's rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel.
Boeing 787 Dream Tour Flies On to Bangkok and Singapore in February
According to NYC Aviation, the world tour of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has added the two stops to its itinerary for February.
A Record Year in Airline Safety
For commercial passenger flights worldwide, 2011 was one of the safest years ever, according to the BBC.