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Allegiant Opens New $40 Million Aircraft Base in Indianapolis

Allegiant Opens New $40 Million Aircraft Base in Indianapolis

Allegiant Air announced the opening of a new aircraft base in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
The base, the airline’s 13th, will employ 80 people and be home to two Airbus aircraft. A third airplane will be added later this year.
The airline first announced plans for the base in August 2017.
The new base “does mean more routes,” said Hilarie Gray, the airline’s director of operations, at the time.
Allegiant said it plans to …

Hawaiian Reports Modest Increase in Load Factor and Traffic for January 2018

Hawaiian Reports Modest Increase in Load Factor and Traffic for January 2018

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for January 2018.
The carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 1.37 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a 2.3% increase from 1.33 billion RPMs in January 2017.
Capacity, measured in ASMs, or available seat miles, was 1.63 billion, a 2.3% increase from 1.59 billion last year.
The carrier’s load factor for the month of January was 84.1%, 0.2 percentage points higher than 83.9% last January.
The airline also …

New York’s MetroCard Machines to Briefly Go Cash Only

New York’s MetroCard Machines to Briefly Go Cash Only

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subway system, announced that its MetroCard machines would not accept credit cards early Saturday while the computer software that operates the machines is upgraded.
The interruption will last for five hours 59 minutes, from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. MetroCards that do not need to have funds added will continue to work during the outage. The city’s buses …

Amtrak Acela Train Bound for New York City and Boston Comes Apart at 125 mph

Amtrak Acela Train Bound for New York City and Boston Comes Apart at 125 mph

Train cars on a New York- and Boston-bound high-speed Amtrak Acela train separated early Tuesday shortly after leaving Washington’s Union Station while the train was underway.
No injuries were reported in the accident, which took place in Maryland near Havre de Grace at 6:40 a.m. The 52 passengers on board Acela Express train 2150 were transferred to an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. The Acela train was reportedly traveling at 125 mph …

Extensive Renovations Unveiled at Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel

Extensive Renovations Unveiled at Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the completion of a $20 million to the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel in Florida.
The renovations included upgrades to the property’s 310 guestrooms, such as the addition of what the hotel calls as well as open closets and moveable work surfaces in lieu of traditional stationary desks.
Additions were also made to the property’s 18 meeting spaces, which include walls that can pivot, moveable partitions, and modular …

Delta to Link Cincinnati with Austin and Phoenix

Delta to Link Cincinnati with Austin and Phoenix

Delta Air Lines announced it will launch new flights from . In addition, the carrier said that it will increase its number of flights to existing destinations from the airport this year.
Flights to Austin will begin on May 1, and will operate every day of the week except for Saturday. Flights will depart Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 11:25 a.m. Return …

Zazz Urban Bangkok Hotel Opens in Thailand

Zazz Urban Bangkok Hotel Opens in Thailand

Asia Prestige Management announced the opening of its flagship property, the Zazz Urban Bangkok.
The new boutique hotel has 48 guestrooms and suites, each with a flatscreen TV. All of the 33 standard rooms have a square bathtub.
Complimentary ice cream is offered upon check-in, and guests can dine at the property’s Zook rooftop bar, as well as Day’Li, which features tapas and is open all day.
The hotel, which wants guests to …