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United Airlines to Return to Curaçao

United Airlines to Return to Curaçao

United Airlines announced plans to introduce service to Curaçao with non-stop weekly service from the New York metropolitan area.
The move marks United’s return to the Dutch Caribbean island after an absence of almost a decade.
The outbound flight will operate Saturday mornings departing Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:33 a.m. local time to Hato International Airport, while the return flight will leave Curaçao at 3:30 p.m.
Curaçao is known for its capital, …

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans for four new non-stop routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport late Friday.
Starting March 28, 2020, the airline will begin to offer service from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. to Haneda.  Through its partners, United will offer connecting service from Haneda to 65 destinations in Asia.
The move follows last week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award five slot pairs to Delta Air …

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. of Technical Operations

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. of Technical Operations

United Airlines announced the appointment of Tom Doxey to the position of senior vice president of technical operations.  In the new position, he will be responsible for the airline’s maintenance operations, supply chain, ground service equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance, and technical services.
Mr. Doxey is currently the airline’s vice president of technical operations.  Before joining United in 2016, he held various positions at US Airways and, later, Allegiant.
“Leveraging his experience leading …

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

The planned strike scheduled to take place Tuesday has been cancelled, the union representing over 4,000 workers including security officers, firefighters, and engineers at London’s Heathrow Airport announced.
“Tuesday’s #HeathrowStrike suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers had planed to walk out on both Monday and Tuesday in a dispute over wages, but the union said that it has reached an improved salary …

United Airlines Pilots Arrested at Glasgow Airport Prior to Departure

United Airlines Pilots Arrested at Glasgow Airport Prior to Departure

Two United Airlines pilots – the pilot and the co-pilot – were arrested Saturday morning at Glasgow Airport after failing a breathalyzer test.
United Flight 162 was scheduled to depart for Newark Liberty International Airport at 9 a.m. local time but was cancelled. The two men were placed under arrest after police were called to the airport at 7:35 a.m.  They were stopped prior to boarding the aircraft.
“We hold all of …

Delta to Pull Out of Tokyo Narita Airport, Closing Hub

Delta to Pull Out of Tokyo Narita Airport, Closing Hub

Delta Air Lines announced plans on Thursday to end service from the United States to Tokyo’s Narita Airport next year and close its hub there.
The Atlanta-based airline will continue to operate flights from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Haneda, adjacent to Tokyo Bay, is conveniently located in Tokyo itself and offers quick access to all parts of the city.
Delta plans to discontinue connecting flights from Tokyo Narita to Singapore …

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. of Digital Technology

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. of Digital Technology

United Airlines announced the appointment of Jason Birnbaum to the position of senior vice president of digital technology.
Mr. Birnbaum, who has been with the airline four years, was most recently vice president for operational and employee technology.  He was responsible for the rollout of mobile devices to over 60,000 front-line employees and the development of the airline’s new ConnectionSaver technologythat will automatically identify flights that should be held for …