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June 27, 2019

Industry News – Click on the title to read the full article. Many of the sources below require a free registration to gain access to the article. If a paid registration is required, the individual source will be noted.


American Airlines to retire MD-80s in Sept. (Source: Travel Pulse)
American Airlines announced plans to retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 airplanes on Sept. 4 as a part of the company’s ongoing fleet renovation.

New Boeing glitch pushes back 737 use to later this year (Source: Yahoo! News)
Airlines that had expected to see Boeing 737 MAX planes back in service this month will have to wait until later in the year.

US airlines embark on overseas expansion (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
US airlines are leveraging the strong dollar and new aircraft to add more international flights to their schedules.


Alaska airport might add hotel (Source: KTVA)
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska is considering whether to add a hotel.

Boston airport opens expanded Great Hall (Source: Boston.com)
Boston Logan International Airport has opened an expanded Great Hall in Terminal B.

DFW tests robotic baggage transfer system (Source: Dallas Innovates)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is testing a new robotic luggage transfer system developed by a Dutch automation company.

El Paso, Texas, airport receives $6.5M to rebuild infrastructure (Source: El Paso Times)
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program will issue a $6.5 million grant to Texas’ El Paso International Airport, which will be used to rebuild two of the airport’s taxiways.

Ga. airport to expand passenger screening checkpoint (Source: WSB-TV)
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to issue $400 million in general airport revenue bonds to fund projects such as the expansion of its South security checkpoint from four lanes to nine lanes.


Hampton brand is growing in US, worldwide (Source: Hotel News Now)
Global head of Hampton by Hilton brand Shruti Buckley states there are more hotels in the development stage than ever before, in the US and internationally.


Foreign travel has never been safer, expert says (Source: Catalyst)
A rush by some politicians to encourage State Department travel advisories for destinations such as the Dominican Republic are overkill, Ross Marchand writes.


China’s City of Flowers is perfect for nature travelers (Source: NZ Herald)
Guangzhou, China — formerly called Canton — is not what you’d expect from China’s third largest city and one of the fastest growing locations for travelers.

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