Los Angeles

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Air Lines announced that it introduced a variety of new foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its Sky Club airport lounges.  The changes are effective starting August 14.
The new menus offer a variety of items, including locally sourced bagels, English muffins, Greek yogurt, and cereal for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the Sky Clubs will be serving a selection of soups including Italian wedding soup, chicken salad with pecan …

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division on Thursday in a memo to its employees.  The airline has been reducing the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport for some time and is eliminating several routes while downgauging the aircraft used on other routes.  It will also continue to expand its Seattle hub and increase non-stop routes from there.
Delta is cancelling its Tokyo (Narita)-Hong Kong and Nagoya-Manila …

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal

LOS ANGELES – The construction of a new $900 million mid-field satellite terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners last week.  The planned terminal will be built west of LAX’s Bradley International Terminal, and will include 29 gates, including some that can accommodate larger, wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747.
The project will also eliminate the airport’s need to …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014

DSC_0529

As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
2.) …

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

A Hawaiian man on a flight earlier this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill several flight attendants and blow up the plane, according to federal agents.
The FBI charged Kevin Lee Mosele, a 20-year-old man from Hawaii, with interfering with a flight crew on a British Airways flight.  Mosele was said to have been intoxicated, and caused numerous disturbances and issued several threats before eventually being restrained while …

Air Lease Becomes Launch Customer of Airbus A330neo

Air Lease Becomes Launch Customer of Airbus A330neo

Airbus announced that Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation will be the initial launch customer for the upgraded A330neo wide-body aircraft on Monday.
Air Lease said it had signed a memorandum of understanding for 25 A330neo planes as well as for 60 of the narrow-body A321neo jets.
“When a leading lessor, ALC, is the first to sign up for a new aircraft, it’s a loud and clear signal that you’ve got it right, …