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Uber Banned in London

Uber Banned in London

Ride-hailing company Uber will lose its license to operate in London at the end of September following a ruling by Transport for London.
TFL said the decision was made due to “public safety and security implications,” referencing the ride-sharing company’s approach to conducting background checks on drivers and reporting criminal offenses.
Uber meanwhile said it planned to appeal the decision. The company has 21 days to do so, and will be allowed …

Flights Resume in San Juan, But Puerto Rico Has Long Road Ahead to Recovery from Maria

Flights Resume in San Juan, But Puerto Rico Has Long Road Ahead to Recovery from Maria

Two days after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, most of the island is still without power, and restoring power to much of the territory could take up to six months.
Local officials said that it will be necessary for people to dramatically change their lifestyles in the coming months as a result of the devastation.
“It’s a good time for dads to buy a ball and a glove and change the …

Porter Airlines to Link Ottawa and Windsor with Melbourne, Florida

Porter Airlines to Link Ottawa and Windsor with Melbourne, Florida

Porter Airlines announced that it will launch new service to Melbourne, Florida, a coastal city approximately 70 miles (112 kilometers) southeast of Orlando, from two new Canadian cities this winter.
The carrier will begin seasonal weekly service from Ottawa and Windsor on December 16. Both routes will operate through March 31, 2018.
The new routes will complement the carrier’s existing seasonal service to Orlando Melbourne International Airport from Billy Bishop Toronto City …

Majority of Air Berlin Likely to Be Sold Off to Lufthansa

Majority of Air Berlin Likely to Be Sold Off to Lufthansa

MUNICH—The disposition of Air Berlin, which filed for bankruptcy in August of this year, may soon be resolved.
German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that Lufthansa will acquire the majority of the insolvent airline’s assets.
Several parties including low-cost carrier Easyjet, holiday airline Condor, and former racecar driver and airline entrepreneur Niki Lauda are reportedly interested in acquiring the remaining assets. British Airways’ parent IAG, which had previously expressed interest, is …

Mercedes-Benz to Manufacture Electric Vehicles in the United States

Mercedes-Benz to Manufacture Electric Vehicles in the United States

Mercedes-Benz announced Friday it plans to expand its Tuscaloosa plant to produce electric passenger cars. The news came at the time of the facilities’ 20th anniversary celebration.
In addition to manufacturing SUV models for the automaker’s EQ brand, Mercedes said it will also build a battery factory near the plant to support the initiative. The company already has EV and battery plants in Europe and China.
The move is expected to create …

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it placed an order for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The order is valued at over $900 million at current list prices.
JAL said that the order is part of the airline’s plans to expand its network and fleet ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 …

American Express to Open New Centurion Lounge in Dallas, Add Lounge Access in Munich

American Express to Open New Centurion Lounge in Dallas, Add Lounge Access in Munich

American Express announced plans to build a larger Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and also added access to certain lounges at Munich Airport for Platinum and Centurion cardholders.
American Express is opening up a new Centurion Lounge that is 3,000 square feet (278 square meters) opposite the existing one, which is on the mezzanine in Terminal D near Gate 17.
The new lounge is expected to open in the first …