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Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Seventeen days after Typhoon Jebi caused the flooding of Kansai International Airport’s runways and terminals and damage to the main bridge leading to the island airport, the airport resumed normal operations.
As of September 20, domestic flights returned to a normal schedule and international flights resumed normal operations on September 21.
Kansai Airports, the airport operator, said that 469 domestic and international flights were scheduled to resume at Terminals 1 and 2, …

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

A student pilot climbed over a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport early Thursday morning and boarded an American Airlines plane undergoing maintenance.
The 23-year-old man, identified as Nishal Sankat, was reportedly tackled by two airline workers as he entered the cockpit around 2 a.m.
The suspected fled onto the airfield but was arrested minutes later by airport police, airport spokesman Lori Booker told reporters at a news conference.
The aircraft, an Airbus …

Emirates and Etihad Deny Plans to Merge

Emirates and Etihad Deny Plans to Merge

Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways moved to quash speculation that the two would soon merge.
Reports of a merger were first reported by Bloomberg News on Thursday.
“There is no truth to this rumor,“ the two airlines said.
While both airlines operate similar routes and their hubs are roughly an hour apart from one another, Emirates is reportedly profitable while Eithad has been struggling in recent years.
Were the two to merge, …

Marriott Launches Fall/Winter MegaBonus Promotion

Marriott Launches Fall/Winter MegaBonus Promotion

Marriott International announced its first points promotion, MegaBonus in More Places, for all three of its recently unified guest loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards.
The new program will be available at over 6,700 and offers rewards for stays of two nights or more and bonuses for trying new brands within Marriott.
It also includes a game, “29 Ways to Stay,” where players can win bonus points and …

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi of America announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Audi select.
The new offering will have a single tier and drivers will be able to switch two times each month between different types of vehicles during the subscription period. The subscription will also include two days of Audi rentals at Silvercar locations.
“Audi is building an ecosystem that will allow consumers to access the brand how they want, when they …

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss International Air Lines introduced a new option allowing travelers who are making a connection in Switzerland the option of a free visit to parts of the country before continuing to their final destination.
The new Stopover Switzerland program allows travelers to visit Switzerland for one to five days. The airline is offering packages that focus on one city and also those that allow visits to several cities. All packages include …

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings announced plans to offer thrice-weekly service between Düsseldorf and Las Vegas starting next summer.
The Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary will operate the flights using a combination of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Both aircraft feature fully lie-flat seats in the carrier’s business-class cabin.
Flights from Düsseldorf Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Eurowings will launch …