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DOT Turns Down Norwegian UK Request for Temporary Permit

DOT Turns Down Norwegian UK Request for Temporary Permit

The U.S. Department of Transportation rejected an application from Norwegian Air Shuttle’s British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, for a temporary permit to operate flights between the United States and Europe but the application for permanent authority will remain pending and under review.
The move is unrelated to the application by the airline’s Irish-flag subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, which was given a provisional green light by the agency in May to operate flights …

Southwest to Implement New Reservations and Passenger Service System

Southwest to Implement New Reservations and Passenger Service System

Southwest Airlines will soon upgrade to a state-of-the-art passenger service and reservations system.
The three-year $250 million project, to be built by Amadeus IT Holding, a travel technology company, will soon bear fruit with the launch of a new customer-facing reservations system, followed by operations in the first half of 2017.
“After 30 years, we’re going to have an up-to-date reservation system that will have much more robust capabilities for us to …

Wow Air to Launch Reykjavik-New York Flights

Wow Air to Launch Reykjavik-New York Flights

Wow Air, a low-cost carrier, announced that it would begin new daily service to New York. Starting November 25, the Icelandic airline will offer flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and its hub at Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport on November 25.
The announcement follows new non-stop service that the airline began earlier this month between Reykjavik and both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The carrier also offers service from Boston, Baltimore, Toronto, …

Aeroflot Sees Traffic Increase for May

Aeroflot Sees Traffic Increase for May

Russia’s Aeroflot Group announced operating results for the month of May 2016.
The group, which includes subsidiaries Donavia, Rossiya Airlines, Orenair, and Aurora, reported it had 3.5 million passengers in May, an 8.8% year-over-year increase, while Aeroflot – Russian Airlines reported 2.4 million, a 12.4% increase.
The group’s and airline’s RPKs, or revenue passenger kilometers, were up by 12% and by 12.5% respectively. ASKs, or available seat kilometers, increased by 8.3% for …

Hertz to Offer Special Rental Rates to Uber and Lyft Drivers

Hertz to Offer Special Rental Rates to Uber and Lyft Drivers

Hertz announced on Thursday it will offer special rental rates to drivers at ride-hailing services Uber Technologies and Lyft.
The Uber program will give drivers in Los Angeles set rates when they rent from specific off-airport locations and applies mainly to “well-maintained, good condition cars” that are no longer part of the company’s daily rental fleet.
Hertz first began a pilot program with Lyft late last year in Las Vegas and Denver, …

JetBlue to Speed Up Security Checkpoints by Paying for TSA PreCheck for Select Fliers

JetBlue to Speed Up Security Checkpoints by Paying for TSA PreCheck for Select Fliers

JetBlue Airways has a plan to speed up the wait time at security checkpoints at the nation’s airports.aaa
Starting immediately, the New York-based airline said it will pay the cost of TSA PreCheck membership for its top flyers, namely those who have achieved Mosaic status in its TrueBlue frequent flyer program. By moving these flyers through the checkpoint at a faster pace, the move should reduce the overall wait time for …

American Airlines Plans Changes to American Shuttle Schedule

American Airlines Plans Changes to American Shuttle Schedule

American Airlines announced changes to its American Shuttle operation. The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.
The Fort Worth-based airline will drop one round-trip flight in the evening reducing the number of round trips between Boston and New York to 15, while the New York-Washington, D.C., route will cut back to 13 round trips eliminating two mid-day round-trip flights and one …