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A New LAX People Mover: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 15, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | February 15, 2016

A New LAX People Mover: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 15, 2016

Here are the air travel headlines taking off on the internet today. 

American Airlines Struggling in Latin America, Caribbean
American Airlines is enjoying a good start to 2016. However, its revenue passenger miles numbers continue to fall in the Caribbean and Latin America. AA's RPM figure was down 3.3 percent last month compared to January 2015.

Porter Airlines Says It's Not For Sale
Despite rumors circulating in the Canadian media, award-winning regional carrier Porter Airlines says that it is not looking for potential buyers.

United Competing Well with Qantas on San Francisco Route
Despite the fact that Qantas now flies the same San Francisco to Sydney route that United Airlines once had all to itself, the U.S. legacy carrier has still been performing well and has not seen a significant drop in the number of passengers.

LAX Plans to Build New People Mover
In seven years, passengers will have a new way to avoid the notorious traffic on the roads leading to LAX's terminals. A new "people mover" will whisk fliers through the spread-out airport. There is also a plan to build a train station at the airport for easier rail access.


Philippine Airlines is reportedly on the verge of ordering six A350s from Airbus. Like its rival, Cebu Pacific, PAL is trying to expand its routes so that it can cater to the millions of Filipinos who work overseas.  

India is not going to bet on its ambitious air travel infrastructure upgrade without a fall-back plan. The country is also in the process of building a high speed rail network that could make the airline industry expansions unnecessary.  

Nigeria’s airports are often ranked among the worst in the world. Government officials agree that the best way to improve them is to move towards privatization. However, there is no consensus on how to do this. 

JetBlue said that several flights that were scheduled to take off from Boston on Sunday morning were delayed because the extreme low temperatures caused equipment to freeze

Indonesia is stepping up security at its airports as promised after a terror attack in Jakarta earlier this year. Measures include installing new fencing at 192 airports and also bringing in new x-ray machines.  


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