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March 12, 2020

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.

Airlines

Delta to add Boston-Memphis route (Source: WMC Action News)
Delta will add daily nonstop service between Memphis and Boston in October. 

US airlines plan deep cuts in schedules (Source: CNN)
American and Delta slash US and overseas flights as coronavirus causes a plunge in bookings.

Airports

Cleveland airport to start construction on transport center (Source: Cleveland.com)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio is poised to begin construction of a $3 million Ground Transportation Center to serve shuttles and limousines. 

Denver airport’s Great Hall work restarts this week (Source: The Business Journal)
Construction of the Great Hall at Denver International Airport is resuming this week under Hensel Phelps.

Miami officials to approve $5B airport improvements (Source: Miami Today)
Local officials are poised to issue $5 billion in bonds to support a long list of infrastructure projects at Miami International Airport.

Minneapolis airport plans $90M in terminal upgrades (Source: StarTribune)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport plans $90 million in upgrades to its main terminal. 

Renovations planned for Delta Sky Clubs in Atlanta (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Delta Air Lines will be making improvements this year to the Sky Club on Concourse B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hotels

How hotels figure out room assignments (Source: Your Mileage May Vary)
How do hotels figure out who is going to stay where each night, anyway?

Other News 

Survey: Virus to cost business travel sector $820B (Source: Reuters)
According to research by the Global Business Travel Association, the coronavirus outbreak is expected to cause losses of $820 billion in the business travel industry as companies cancel or postpone travel plans.

Security 

IATA: Passengers want to get rid of paper passports (Source: News.get.com)
The International Air Transport Association reports that 45% of passengers want to ditch paper passports and use biometric identification instead.

TSA tells travelers to avoid airport security bins (Source: Travel Pulse)
Transportation Security Administration agents are now encouraging travelers to keep all personal items like phones, wallets and keys in carry-on luggage rather than in the bins at security checkpoints.

Technology

Fast 5G networks have promise for airports, airlines (Source: AMEinfo)
The spread of 5G networks will enhance the connectivity and data flow that are the backbone of airport operations, enhancing efficiency and the passenger experience, predicts IT provider SITA.

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