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Hawaiian Airlines Turns 88, Celebrates with Opening of New Maintenance Facility

Hawaiian Airlines Turns 88, Celebrates with Opening of New Maintenance Facility

Hawaiian Airlines commemorated the 88th anniversary of its maiden flight on Monday. On November 13, 1921, Captain Charles I. Elliott piloted the carrier’s first flight, from Honolulu to Hilo, a 40-minute journey on a Sikorsky S-38 amphibious aircraft.
To celebrate, the airline dedicated the new Charles I. Elliott Maintenance and Cargo Facility, a 21-acre (8.5-hectare) site that includes a 95,800-square-foot (8,900-square-meter) hangar capable of accommodating five Boeing 717 aircraft simultaneously. The …

Gas Prices at 2-Year High

Gas Prices at 2-Year High

The price of a gallon of gasoline is up in many parts of the country as demand reached its highest levels since 2006 while supply continues to drop. This has led to a surge in fuel prices, something particularly noticeable in the Midwest.
In that region, the price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.546, $0.464 more than it was a year ago at this time. The region with the next …

Hawaii’s Island Air to Shut Down Friday

Hawaii’s Island Air to Shut Down Friday

HONOLULU—Island Air, Hawaii’s second-largest inter-island carrier, said it would cease operations Friday. The carrier’s CEO, David Uchiyama, broke the news to employees in an e-mail late Thursday.
The airline had “exhausted all options that would have allowed us to continue and we have not been able to solidify any of those options within the timeframe needed,” said Mr. Uchiyama.
Passengers with tickets for future travel on Island Air have been told to …

United Reports Traffic Increase for October

United Reports Traffic Increase for October

United Airlines announced operational results for October 2017.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of October was 18.1 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.7% from 17.8 billion RPMs in October 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.4% to 22.3 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.5 billion ASMs last October.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor was down 1.3 percentage points …

Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

The Royal Lancaster London hotel announced it had completed an £80 million ($104 million) renovation project of the mid-century building while reclaiming its original name.
As part of the work, the hotel’s façade was redesigned to emphasize the double-height reception area. The lobby was redone in white marble and gained a new bar, the Hyde Lobby Bar.
All of the property’s 411 guestrooms and suites were refurbished in a …

White House Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses

White House Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses

The Trump Administration on Wednesday followed through on a presidential memorandum promulgated in June to tighten the economic embargo on Cuba.
The move will restrict American citizens from accessing certain hotels and businesses that are tied to the Cuban intelligence or security services. The changes don’t necessarily limit Americans from visiting Cuba, given the number of commercial flights and hotels that are not on the list but Americans will have to …

Lufthansa Inaugurates New York-Berlin Service

Lufthansa Inaugurates New York-Berlin Service

MUNICH—Lufthansa announced the start of non-stop service between New York City and Berlin.
The move follows the demise of Air Berlin, which previously operated the route. Lufthansa discontinued service between the two cities in 2001.
Lufthansa will operate the flight five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The A330-300s that will be used on the route are equipped with 236 seats, including eight suites …