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Delta Introduces New In-Flight Entertainment Options

Delta Introduces New In-Flight Entertainment Options

Delta Air Lines announced the launch of Delta Studio, its new in-flight entertainment system.  The offering, which is available on 3,700 flights daily, provides new premium content free of charge to passengers traveling in first class, Economy Comfort, or on international flights.
Delta Studio’s options include a choice of 300 movies, over 2,500 songs, and 18 live satellite TV channels on select flights, and specific options may vary according to aircraft …

WestJet Encore Purchases Five New Bombardier Q400 NextGen Planes

WestJet Encore Purchases Five New Bombardier Q400 NextGen Planes

WestJet Encore announced that it signed firm orders for five new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The orders were converted from options included as part of a purchase agreement that the airline’s parent company, WestJet, signed with Bombardier in August 2012.  The purchase is valued at $167 million at list prices.
The new order will bring the carrier’s total fleet of Q400 NextGen aircraft to 30 planes, including 20 from the original …

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal

LOS ANGELES – The construction of a new $900 million mid-field satellite terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners last week.  The planned terminal will be built west of LAX’s Bradley International Terminal, and will include 29 gates, including some that can accommodate larger, wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747.
The project will also eliminate the airport’s need to …

WestJet Reports Record Q2 Profit

WestJet Reports Record Q2 Profit

WestJet Airlines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.
The carrier reported a record profit of 51.8 million Canadian dollars ($47.9 million) in the second quarter, a year-over-year increase of 15.9% from C$44.7 million in Q2 of 2013.
Revenue in the second quarter also increased, up 10.3% to C$930.3 million from C$843.7 million in the same period last year.
The airline’s passenger traffic was 4.930 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, …

Airbnb Announces Focus on Business Travel

Airbnb Announces Focus on Business Travel

Airbnb, which brokers home rentals for travelers, announced several initiatives aimed at the business traveler.
One move adds a section for business travel on the company’s website.  The new tool, called Business Travel on Airbnb, is a more business-focused version of the company’s website.
“Nearly 10% of Airbnb’s customers travel for business already, and we’ve heard from customers that this type of offering is high on their wish list,” said Chip Conley, …

Hilton to Offer Online Check-in, Room Selection, and Smartphone Room Keys

Hilton to Offer Online Check-in, Room Selection, and Smartphone Room Keys

Hilton Worldwide announced the introduction of digital check-in, room selection, and digital check-out via smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The hotelier plans to add the ability for guests to unlock rooms using a smartphone in the future.
The new system allows guests who are Hilton HHonors members to check in for a hotel stay at 6 a.m. the day before arrival. The system will allow them to choose a room using floor …

Aeromexico Profits Plunge in Second Quarter

Aeromexico Profits Plunge in Second Quarter

Aeromexico announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline’s operating profit for the period was 202 million Mexican pesos ($15.540 million), a year-over-year decline of 73% from 747 million pesos in the second quarter of 2013.
Revenue in the second quarter increased year-over-year by 9%, up to 10.356 billion pesos from 9.499 billion pesos in the same period last year.
Passenger traffic in the second quarter was 7.027 billion …