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Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt Rent-a-Car won court approval to take over ten airport locations from Advantage Rent a Car, which filed for bankruptcy in May, just a few days after industry giant Hertz entered bankruptcy proceedings.
The Munich-based company paid $16.1 million for the concessions.
A U.S. District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court judge approved Sixt’s acquisition of airport concessions at New York’s three major airport locations, LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark, as well as at Boston …

Delta, Latam File for Antitrust Immunity for Joint Venture

Delta, Latam File for Antitrust Immunity for Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group filed for antitrust immunity for a planned trans-American joint venture.
“Delta and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. have entered into, and hereby seek approval and a grant of antitrust immunity for, a comprehensive metal-neutral joint venture agreement to combine their highly complementary networks and operate a fully integrated international airline joint venture between North and South America,” the two said in the filing now before …

IAG Subsidiary Level France to Shut Down

IAG Subsidiary Level France to Shut Down

Low-cost carrier Level Europe will reportedly cease operations as British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group tries to stem losses amidst the plummet in air travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes less than one month after Austrian low-cost carrier Level Europe, another IAG subsidiary, shut down and filed for insolvency.
Previously known as OpenSkies, the airline was founded in 2008 after British Airways purchased the then two-year-old French airline, L’Avion.  The …

15 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Infected by Covid-19 After Attending Training

15 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Infected by Covid-19 After Attending Training

Fifteen Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants who were attending recurrent training tested at the airline’s headquarters tested positive for the coronavirus
All flight attendants are required to requalified once a year on the aircraft they fly and to learn new and updated procedures. The training includes close interaction, said the airline’s CEO Peter Ingram.
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, “we have revised our training policies to reduce the risk of virus spread …

Amtrak to Offer Free Roomette Companion Tickets

Amtrak to Offer Free Roomette Companion Tickets

Amtrak announced a free companion ticket for passengers traveling in a Roomette.
Roomettes are offered on many of the routes the nation’s rail service offers and are located in the sleeping car. Each Roomette features two seats, and they convert into upper and lower berths for sleeping.
Each roomette features a large picture window, fresh towels and linens, and a private lavatory and shower.
A sleeping car attendant is assigned to the room …

Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed for the 4th of July Observance

Today is the Third of July, not the Fourth, but because Independence Day in the United States falls on a Saturday, the holiday is being observed on a Friday in terms of what is open for business. This year the observance of the holiday will differ from past years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Independence Day a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence after the Continental …

FAA Completes Boeing 737 Max Recertification Flights

FAA Completes Boeing 737 Max Recertification Flights

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration said they had completed the required the re-certification flight tests on the beleaguered 737 MAX on Tuesday.
The completion takes the 737 Max a step closer to FAA approval to return to service.
Over the course of three days, FAA test pilots and engineers evaluated Boeing’s proposed changes to the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, a flight control system that was implicated in two …