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Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo announced that Uber Technologies will purchase 24,000 self-driving cars with delivery dates set to begin in 2019.
The deal, announced without any specific financial terms, is estimated to be worth $1 billion.
The Swedish automaker, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, will supply a vehicle based on the current Volvo XC90, a luxury sport-utility vehicle that seats seven including the driver.
As delivered to Uber, the vehicle will “incorporate all necessary …

Delta to Add Additional Delta One Routes with Complimentary Upgrades to Medallion Members

Delta to Add Additional Delta One Routes with Complimentary Upgrades to Medallion Members

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to debut its Delta One cabin on various long-haul domestic routes next year. In addition, the carrier said that it would begin to offer complimentary upgrades to all Medallion members of its Delta SkyMiles loyalty program.
On April 1, 2018, Delta will launch Delta One on select flights on its Boston-Los Angeles, JFK-San Diego, and JFK-Seattle routes, as well as its JFK-Las Vegas route …

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airway announced a new boarding process for its flights.
Slated to go into effect in December, the new process calls for passengers to board by zone and will differ on long-haul versus short-haul flights. In addition, coach passengers will all board in one zone on long-haul flights, with the exception of those with elite status on the airline or the oneworld alliance.
On short-haul flights, Group 1 will comprise business-class, oneworld …

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Green Lights Delta-Korean Air Transpacific Joint Venture

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Green Lights Delta-Korean Air Transpacific Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation approved its planned joint venture with Korean Air.
The two carriers announced the transpacific joint venture last March.
Once approved by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the agreement would see the two carriers share the cost and revenue on flights, as well as coordinate schedules. In addition, members of Delta’s SkyMiles and Korean’s Skypass frequent flyer programs …

Tesla Unveils Electric Truck – and a Surprise New Sports Car

Tesla Unveils Electric Truck – and a Surprise New Sports Car

Tesla unveiled its first ever electric semi-truck on Thursday evening at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new electric sports car.
The Roadster, as the new sports car is dubbed, carries the same name as Tesla’s first vehicle, which was produced from 2008 to 2012 and made a surprise appearance near the end of the event as it emerged from the back of one …

Aer Lingus to Launch Seattle-Dublin Route

Aer Lingus to Launch Seattle-Dublin Route

Aer Lingus announced that it will begin new service between Seattle and Dublin on May 18, 2018.
The route will be the first non-stop between Ireland and Seattle.
Aer Lingus plans to operate the service four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The route will complement the carrier’s other transatlantic routes to the United States, with destinations that include Hartford, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Philadelphia.
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Alaska Air Group Sees Increase in Traffic, Decline in Load Factor in October

Alaska Air Group Sees Increase in Traffic, Decline in Load Factor in October

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for October 2017. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 11% year-over-year, up to 4.37 billion RPMs compared to 3.94 billion in October of 2016.
Capacity was 5.21 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 11.6% from …