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February 1, 2018

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Airline CEOs discuss industry growth in 2018 (Source: CNBC)
Airline CEOs spoke with CNBC about growth opportunities in the industry in 2018. “I know that this industry has been transformed,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said.

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to complete PSS integration in April (Source: ch-aviation)
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Airlines will complete their transition to a common passenger service system by April 25, Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden says.

American Airlines to grow fleet, hire more employees (Source: Fortune)
High quarter earnings and an expected boost from the recently passed tax overhaul has American Airlines planning to expand its fleet and hire more employees, CEO Doug Parker says.

American Airlines tests option for coach passengers to preorder meals (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
An option is being tested to allow American Airlines coach passengers to preorder an in-flight meal up to 24 hours before departure.

Southwest could launch service to Hawaii later this year (Source: azcentral)
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said the carrier could offer flights to Hawaii by late this year or early 2019, depending on Federal Aviation Administration approval of the airline’s application to operate long flights over water.


D.C.-area airports saw 73.63M passengers during 2017 (Source: anna.aero)
Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the three major airports that serve the Washington, D.C., area served 73.63 million passengers last year, an increase of nearly 10 million since 2008, according to Airline Network News & Analysis.

FAA expects heavy air traffic in Minn. for Super Bowl (Source: KSTP.com)
The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to handle 3,500 additional flights between Feb. 1 and Feb. 5 at Minnesota airports as fans fly in for the Super Bowl.

Travelers United: Higher airport taxes aren’t needed (Source: Reno Gazette Journal)
Consumer advocate Charlie Leocha weighed in against attempts to increase the PFC, an airport tax levied on every consumer who takes to the skies.

Car Rental

Travel industry honors rental car agency (Source: Travel Pulse)
Enterprise Rent-a-Car has recently been recognized by the travel industry as providing the best domestic car rentals and best car rentals overall.


TSA is ready for Super Bowl crowds (Source:KSTP.com )
Transportation Security Administration officials expect nearly 70,000 passengers to depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Feb. 5, the day after the Super Bowl.


Discover family-friendly fun in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Source: Travel Pulse)
Cocoa Beach, on Florida’s east coast, offers enjoyable, inexpensive activities for families looking to vacation in the Sunshine State.

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