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WestJet to Increase Frequency on Over 24 Routes

WestJet to Increase Frequency on Over 24 Routes

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, announced its new winter schedule on Monday.
The airline plans to increase the frequency of over two dozen flights including flights from its Calgary hub to Paris, London Gatwick, Fort Lauderdale, and Honolulu, as well as flights from Toronto to Kingston, London Gatwick, and Aruba.
Other routes that will see an increase in frequency include Ottawa to Fort Myers and Edmonton to Saskatoon.
In addition, the carrier …

U.S. Airline Execs Disappointed with Outcome of White House Meeting Over Gulf Subsidies

U.S. Airline Execs Disappointed with Outcome of White House Meeting Over Gulf Subsidies

The highly-publicized meeting of airline CEOs and President Trump may not have gone as the executives might have hoped, according to those familiar with the meeting.
Attendees included American CEO Doug Parker, United CEO Oscar Munoz, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, and Atlas Air CEO Bill Flynn.  Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, was noticeably absent and, to the surprise of the U.S. airline executives, Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar al-Baker, …

CEOs from American, United, JetBlue Meet with Trump Over Gulf Airline Subsidies

CEOs from American, United, JetBlue Meet with Trump Over Gulf Airline Subsidies

Top executives from American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and two freight carriers met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday about concerns about government subsidies of airlines in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The roster included American CEO Doug Parker, United CEO Oscar Munoz, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, and Atlas Air CEO Bill Flynn.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker was also in …

JetBlue Adds Former UPS Executive to Board of Directors

JetBlue Adds Former UPS Executive to Board of Directors

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Teri P. McClure to the company’s board of directors as an independent director.
Ms. McClure was most recently chief human resources officer and senior vice president of labor at United Parcel Service. She joined UPS’ legal department in 1995, specializing in employment issues.
Prior to joining UPS, Ms. McClure was in private practice.
Ms. McClure attended the Emory University School of Law where she received a juris …

5 Tips for Surviving the Mid-July Heat Wave

Forecasters expect temperatures to reach the high 90s in much of the United States in the coming days and, in some cases, accompanied by severe weather.
While many enjoy the scorching heat, it would be unwise not to take certain precautions, especially for those spending a significant amount of time outdoors.
Here are five tips for staying healthy in the hot summer sun.
1.) Drink lots of water.
Consuming copious amounts of water helps …

United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United Airlines and Air Canada will resume flights to India following the reopening of Pakistan’s airspace to foreign countries, the two announced separately.
Pakistan closed its airspace in February 2019.
United’s flights linking Newark to both Mumbai and Delhi will start on September 6, 2019 and its seasonal service between Delhi and San Francisco will resume on schedule on December 5. Air Canada’s Toronto-Delhi service will commence operations on October 1.
Air Canada will …

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …