Southwest Airlines to receive 10,000th Boeing 737

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Southwest Airlines to receive 10,000th Boeing 737

The 10,000th Boeing 737 aircraft rolled off the company's production line in Renton, Washington today sporting Southwest Airlines' livery as employees gathered around to celebrate the record breaking feat. The milestone was recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS with the title for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model. "This incredible milestone is a testament to the work we do every day to build the most reliable and efficient single-aisle airplane in the world," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister. "It ... Read more
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Arriving Aircraft delayed at Providenciales International Airport

With Saturday being the busiest day for flights into the Turks and Caicos Islands, many factors including departure delays in North American cities led to congestion and arrival delays at Providenciales. There was a total of twenty-seven (27) scheduled arrivals from North America on Saturday, together with local and regional scheduled flights and business aviation operations. Compared with previous Saturdays during the busy tourist season, there has been no increase in traffic which amounted to 166 movements yesterday. The Miami Air Route Traffic ... Read more

American Airlines Introduces New Basic Economy Fare

American Airlines on Wednesday announced it will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. These no-frills tickets provide a simple and affordable way to experience American’s network, and provide customers the option to pay for the services they want. Basic Economy fares will go on sale in February in 10 select markets, with the first flights occurring shortly thereafter and expansion to additional markets expected later this year. Not every American Airlines ... Read more

JetBlue Becomes Only Airline With Free, High-Speed Wi-Fi at Every Seat

JetBlue on Wednesday announced its latest onboard enhancement: free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate. JetBlue’s Fly-Fi®, which clocks in at broadband speeds beating sluggish and pricey Wi-Fi offerings onboard other carriers, keeps customers connected with an Internet experience similar to what they have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once. The service enables JetBlue to deliver Amazon Video streaming entertainment to customers onboard to their ... Read more

interCaribbean Boosts Regional Connectivity

With its new enhanced winter timetable, interCaribbean Airways substantially boosts regional connectivity and convenience via its fast-growing hub at Providenciales. "Both the passenger's connecting experience at Providenciales, and the flight connecting schedules are now much improved" explains CEO, Trevor Sadler. Connecting passengers will in the very near future, bypass immigration, proceeding directly through international security screening and into to the departures lounge. This "via Provo" connection for transit passengers will be completely hassle-free following global best practices and avoiding major hubs. "We can now ... Read more

Turks and Caicos Observes Air Traffic Controllers Day

As Air traffic controllers worldwide celebrate International Day of The Controller, the management and staff of the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority paused to acknowledge the contribution of the profession to the aviation community. John Smith, Airports Authority CEO in a remark expressed his appreciation to the air traffic controllers, noting that it is unfortunate that he is not well enough to be there in person to express gratitude. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of the International Federation of Air ... Read more

Delta Airlines serves cheese burgers at 30,000 feet

Delta Air Lines on Sunday will celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, in partnership with Shake Shack, to serve cheese burgers at 30,000 feet on select flights. Customers flying Delta One on select flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport will enjoy a complimentary ShackBurger. Additionally, all customers flying from JFK to LAX on Sept. 18 will receive a voucher for a complimentary ShackBurger at the Los Angeles Shake Shack. Shake Shack’s partnership with Delta builds on the airline’s ongoing ... Read more

American Airlines Recognizes Four Employees for Their Work in Diversity and Inclusion

American Airlines on Thursday recognized four employees with the 2016 Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion. “American has a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, and these employees are stalwart examples in the workplace, serve as role models in their local communities, and are seen as leaders and advocates of diversity,” said Loral Blinde, vice president - People. “These employees have championed diversity by serving as leaders of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRG), challenging the ideas of local ... Read more

International Aviation organizations to host AVSEC World

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions. Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing among governments, managing the risks of home-grown terrorism and preventing cyber threats will top the agenda of the 25th AVSEC (Aviation Security) World Conference, taking place from the 25 to 27 October 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Aviation security needs to evolve in ... Read more

FAA issues warning on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning to airline passengers urging them not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 devices while in flight, nor stow them in checked baggage. The warning comes in the wake of incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung recalled the phone last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging, adding that the company will speed up shipments of replacement Galaxy ... Read more
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