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Icelandair to Add Additional Orlando Flights

Icelandair to Add Additional Orlando Flights

Icelandair announced that it will increase the frequency of its seasonal Orlando-Reykjavik route.
The carrier currently offers five weekly non-stop flights between Orlando International Airport and Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport.
On September 30, the airline will add a sixth weekly flight.
The Reykjavik-based airline will then begin to operate the flight on a daily basis starting on October 3.
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America Airlines Introduces New Wine Consultant

America Airlines Introduces New Wine Consultant

American Airlines announced the appointment of Bobby Stuckey to head the airline’s wine program.
Stuckey is a master sommelier who most recently worked at the French Laundry in Yountville, California where, during his tenure, the restaurant received the James Beard Foundation’s award for Outstanding Wine Service.
As the airline’s wine consultant, he will be responsible for selecting wines for the airline’s Flagship Lounges and Admirals Clubs in airports as well as for …

Alaska Airlines, Flight Attendant Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Alaska Airlines, Flight Attendant Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants, the union representing the airline’s flight attendants, announced that they reached a tentative joint collective bargaining agreement.
The agreement covers over 5,400 flight attendants working at the airline including former Virgin America employees who joined the company in December 2016 following the merger of the two airlines.
The contract, once ratified by the union’s membership, will provide flight attendants with pay raises, increased retirement …

Alaska Airlines Debuts Heart Sculpture at SFO Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Alaska Airlines Debuts Heart Sculpture at SFO Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Alaska Airlines, along with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, unveiled a new heart sculpture at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day.
The giant artwork, which is in sky blue and gold, is part of the Hearts in San Francisco program, and is located in the food court at Terminal 2 of the airport. The fiberglass heart is 5’ (1.5 meters)
The sculpture was designed by artist Gina Teichert, and …

Gogo Hits Milestone with New High-Throughput SES Satellite

Gogo Hits Milestone with New High-Throughput SES Satellite

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo announced that it has placed over 200 aircraft into service with 2Ku inflight connectivity technology utilizing the increased capacity of SES Networks’ new SES 15 satellite.
SES 15 is SES’ first hybrid satellite and Ku-band wide beam and Ku-band High Throughput Satellite or HTS capability, with connectivity to gateways in the Ka-band.
The satellite provides service over North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
SES 15 was launched …

United Airlines to Test New Boarding Process

United Airlines to Test New Boarding Process

United Airlines announced that it will implement a new boarding process at various airports as part of a trial program.
The new procedure will involve the use of two lanes at the gate. When boarding begins, Group 1 will board through Lane 1, while Group 2 will board through Lane 2.
Groups 3 through 5, which will be fore passengers in window, middle, and aisle seats respectively, will be asked to remain …

Fraport Sees Passenger Increase for January

Fraport Sees Passenger Increase for January

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for January 2018.
Passenger traffic was approximately 4.55 million passengers for the month, a 7.6% increase from January 2017.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 1.3% year-over-year increase in cargo tonnage for August, with 170,686 metric tons of cargo passing through the facility.
In addition, Fraport said the number of aircraft movements for the month increased by 8.6% year-over-year to 36,816 takeoffs and landing.
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