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August 9, 2018

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Airlines

American Airlines adds new routes (Source: Flyer Talk)
American Airlines has added 43 new routes, including several European destinations to cities such as Reykjavik, Prague and Venice, and will launch eight nonstops to the Caribbean by the end of 2018.

Canadian budget airline Swoop to fly to new US destinations (Source: Travel Market Report)
Ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop in Canada will be flying to five new US cities including Las Vegas and Tampa, Fla., beginning in October.

Passengers value Wi-Fi on flights (Source: International Airport Review)
More than half of airline passengers in a new survey consider in-flight Wi-Fi crucial and two-thirds would be more likely to rebook with an airline that offered it.

United has added 33 destinations in the past 4 months (Source: Financial News)
United Airlines, in the past four months, has added 33 destinations from its domestic hubs, including Key West, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida. 

Southwest’s July traffic, capacity grow (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Southwest Airlines reported a year-over-year increase in capacity and traffic in July 2018. The airline served 12.6 million passengers in July, an increase of 2.1% compared to July 2017.

Airports

Airports see upside of connected hotels (Source: CNBC)
The recently opened InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Hotel is an example of how more airports are adding attached hotels to accommodate travelers.

Hotels

At 99, Hilton still innovating (Source: SKIFT)
Hilton is making innovation a top priority as the company approaches the century mark.

Hyatt announces loyalty alliance with global hotel collection (Source: Skift)
Hyatt has formed a loyalty alliance with global hotel collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Security

Proposal would eliminate TSA screening at more than 150 airports (Source: CNN)
A Transportation Security Administration working group has proposed eliminating passenger and luggage screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports, saving the agency $115 million a year. 

Proposed cuts would weaken TSA security measures (Source: The Hill)
The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing a proposal to cut funding by up to $300 million through measures such as reducing the agency’s air marshal program and ending security screenings at about 150 airports.

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