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Alaska Reports Rise in November Traffic

Alaska Reports Rise in November Traffic

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for November 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7% year-over-year, up to 3 billion RPMs from 2.8 billion in November of 2015.
Capacity was 3.52 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% from 3.42 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 85.1%, a 3.4 percentage point increase from November 2015’s load …

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Brooklyn New York. The property is the first Hilton hotel to open in the New York City borough.
The 196-room hotel is part of a 19-story mixed use development that also includes condominiums, commercial, and retail space. The hotel was designed to pay tribute to the Schermerhorn rope factory, which occupied the location in the 19th century, with features such as …

Delta Sees Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for November

Delta Sees Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for November

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for November 2016.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.61 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.3% from 15.56 billion in November 2015.  Domestic traffic rose 3.8% to 10.47 billion RPMs from 10.08 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 5.14 billion RPMs, a 6.1% decrease from 5.48 billion RPMs last November.
Total system-wide capacity for the …

Delta Begins Flights to Havana From Miami, Atlanta, New York

Delta Begins Flights to Havana From Miami, Atlanta, New York

Delta Air Lines began to operate service to Havana, Cuba from three East Coast cities on Thursday.
The carrier will offer daily flights to the capital of the island nation from Miami International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The flights mark the first time the airline has flown to Havana in over 55 years.
Delta is one of eight carriers that were granted authority by …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2016

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George Cayley was born on December 27, 1773. With his work on aeronautical engineering and fixed-wing flying machines, as well as the fact that he designed the first glider in history to carry a human, he is regarded by many to be the father of aviation.
The Wright Brothers made the first powered controlled flight, in a heavier-than-air craft, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which …

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta Air Lines announced that it will roll out its new Delta One winter menu on December 1. The menu will feature dishes created by executive chef Jason Pfeifer of Maialino, a noted New York Italian restaurant.
Menu items will include prosciutto e mozzarella, braciole di manzo and cavatelli con salsiccia di maiale. New dishes will be added to the menu on the first of every month through February.
The meals will …

United Begins Service to Cuba

United Begins Service to Cuba

United Airlines announced the launch of daily service to Havana, Cuba from Newark on Tuesday.
The route is the first to the capital of the island nation for the carrier in over 50 years.
Additionally, United plans to launch once weekly flights to Havana from Houston this Saturday.
Scheduled passenger service from the United States to Cuba resumed earlier this year after over 50 years of banned travel to the island nation.
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