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January 25, 2018

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Alaska Airlines’ new A320 livery unveiled (Source: Flight Global)
Alaska Airlines and Airbus have released photos of one of the carrier’s A320 jetliners decked out in its new livery. The plane was formerly part of the Virgin America fleet.

American Airlines’ Q4 profits exceed expectations (Source: CNBC)
American Airlines reported $10.6 billion in fourth-quarter revenue and a 5.6% increase in revenue per seat mile, beating analysts’ expectations.

American and Delta Will Collaborate Again In Rebooking Passengers During Flight Disruptions (Source: Skift)
American and Delta once again will take care of each other’s customers when flights are delayed or canceled.

Lighter magazine paper boosts fuel efficiency for United Airlines (Source: FOX News)
United Airlines has started printing its magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, lowering its weight by an ounce.

Southwest Airlines among most-admired companies (Source: WBAP.com)
Fortune’s list of 50 most-admired companies includes Southwest Airlines.

United Airlines’ “Premium Plus” seating to debut on international flights (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
United Airlines will introduce its “Premium Plus” premium economy seating on some international flights, featuring more space and additional amenities, including complimentary alcoholic beverages and upgraded meals.

United to deploy larger planes for some Duluth, Minn.-Chicago flights (Source: WDIO TV)
United Airlines will use Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft for its first and last daily flights between Duluth International Airport in Minnesota and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


Airports adding fun amenities in effort to compete for passengers (Source Denver Post)
Such airports as Denver International Airport are offering amenities and activities like ice skating, goat yoga and beer tasting in an effort to appeal to travelers and the airlines that serve them.

JFK airport taking steps to improve operations (Source: Wall Street Journal)
A senior executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates John F. Kennedy International Airport, said the agency has set up a new emergency operations center to help them better coordinate with airport terminals and airlines before, during and after storms.

Memphis, Tenn., airport reports lower airfares, significant passenger growth (Source: Aviation Pros)
Since 2012, the average airfare at Tennessee’s Memphis International Airport has decreased by $181.29, leading to significantly higher numbers of passengers using the airport for their travels.


Pekoske: Significant TSA investment in automated checkpoint tech coming (Source: USA Today)
David Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said the agency will make a significant investment this year in airport security checkpoint technology, including automated checkpoint lanes.

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