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Volkswagen to Launch ‘We’ Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Service

Volkswagen to Launch ‘We’ Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Service

Volkswagen announced plans to introduce its own car-sharing service. The new offering, dubbed We, will be available in its home market of Germany in 2019 and worldwide the following year. The fleet of cars available to drivers will be comprised solely of electric vehicles.
The automaker is entering the market “with a holistic single-source concept covering all mobility needs from the short journey that takes just a few minutes to the …

Philippine Airlines to Introduce Non-Stop Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines to Introduce Non-Stop Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines announced plans for non-stop service linking New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manila.
The move comes after the airline began one-stop service in 2015 after a 17-year hiatus on flights to the New York area.
The Philippine flag carrier will launch service on October 29, 2018. Service from Ninoy Aquino Manila Airport will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will depart at 9 p.m. and …

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines Launches San Jose-New York Non-Stop

Alaska Airlines announced the start of its new non-stop service linking New York City and San Jose, California.
The Seattle-based airline will operate the new route using Airbus A320 aircraft. The planes are equipped with eight first-class recliner seats with 55” seat pitch, 12 premium economy light seats with 38” seat pitch, and 126 seats in coach.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 4:45 p.m. local time …

EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns Following ‘First Class’ Scandals

EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns Following ‘First Class’ Scandals

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned Thursday.
The news was announced by President Trump in a tweet.
“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” he said. “Within the agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.”
In his 16 months at the EPA, Pruitt faceda litany of ethics scandals including questions …

Boeing, Embraer Unveil $4.75 Billion Joint Venture for Regional Jets

Boeing, Embraer Unveil $4.75 Billion Joint Venture for Regional Jets

Boeing announced Thursday it will assume a controlling interest in Embraer’s commercial aircraft business under a new $4.75-billion joint venture.
The move creates a duopoly in the global passenger aircraft business following Airbus’ recent joint venture with Bombardier.
“By forging this strategic partnership, we will be ideally positioned to generate significant value for both companies’ customers, employees and shareholders – and for Brazil and the United States,” said Boeing CEO Dennis Mullenberg.
Under …

Heat Wave in U.K. and Ireland to Continue

Heat Wave in U.K. and Ireland to Continue

The United Kingdom and Ireland are likely to swelter on and off for another two weeks, forecasters said, as much of the region’s “green and pleasant land” continues to turn brown.
Meanwhile, a brief reprieve is forecast in the north for Wednesday and Thursday with hot temperatures returning for the weekend.
The region, which is not used to days of sunny blue skies, has seen dry weather and temperatures of 86° F …

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for June

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for June

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for June 2018.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 21.48 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 3% increase from 20.83 billion RPMs in June 2017. Domestic traffic rose 5.1%, from 12.45 billion RPMs to 13.08 billion RPMs, while international traffic fell to 8.37 billion RPMs, a 0.01% decline from 8.38 billion RPMs the previous June.
Total system-wide capacity for the month …