United Airlines, on April 9, will launch twice-daily service between Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
The US Department of Transportation reports that US airlines in November had the highest on-time rates seen in eight years. Reuters reported that the on-time performance improvements are "another watermark" in a record-setting year for airline safety and performance
CIE Tours is partnering with Air Canada to offer air-inclusive tours in Ireland and the UK. Tour customers can fly from any airport with Air Canada service direct to Dublin or Shannon in Ireland.
Some airlines on Friday implemented complimentary flexible rebooking policies for travelers who were affected by severe winter weather in Cleveland, which also affected carrier operations.
Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert writes that raising the PFC airport tax is a bad idea that will hit Arkansas families, businesses and civic organizations where it hurts the most: in the pocketbook. "As an elected official, I have a responsibility to the people of Arkansas to ensure I am supporting policies that support a healthy business climate," Rapert writes. "I believe that an increase in passenger facility charge funds will negatively affect our businesses, our families, our universities, and our civic organizations."
Mike Venable, an air tanker pilot and member of the California Fire Pilots Association, writes that the nation's network of about 3,100 airports is a key resource for disaster response teams. That resource would be threatened if lawmakers privatize air traffic control, writes Venable, because airlines could divert resources away from general aviation airports.
The Bob Hoover Academy aviation-based high school is partnering with Redbird Flight Simulations to provide students with a full-motion Redbird FMX simulator. The simulator will be used to supplement students' time in academy aircraft.
Flyboys Deli's new location in Beaverton, Ohio, is an aviation-themed restaurant scheduled to open Jan. 26. The spacious eatery features murals and models of pilots and vintage and military aircraft.
The Iduna FLY App is a new app that helps pilots with pre-flight calculations, including takeoff and landing distances and speeds, climb rate, weight and balance, fuel consumption and more. The app is available on iTunes.
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