Last updated: 11:49 AM ET, Wed December 09 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 9, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 09, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 9, 2015

Etihad Airways Adds Private Jet Service
For the ultra elite travelers, Etihad Airways has teamed with Victor to offer an on-demand private jet service that will connect passengers to their long-haul flight at select international airports.

Air France Adding Routes to NYC and Iran
Starting in June 2016, Air France will be adding two new international routes. The first will fly from Paris Orly Airport to New York’s JFK International Airport, and the second will travel from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran.

United Airlines Unveils New Computer Rebooking System
United Airlines has introduced the new Journey Management System which will help automatically rebook passengers when their flights are cancelled. The plan is to also eventually help customers deal with flight delays using the system.

Elves Bringing Holiday Cheer to LaGuardia
The Food & Shops program at LaGuardia Airport in New York City is teaming with the "LGA Snow Bros" to bring the holidays to unsuspecting passengers. The “elves” will be spreading cheer by paying for passengers’ store purchases and handing out gifts.


United Airlines has promised a better on-time rate next year, and is offering compensation for select corporate clients if the company doesn’t come through on its promise.

Southwest Airlines will add a nonstop flight between Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport and Lambert–St. Louis International Airport starting in June, 2016.

Global Traveler Magazine has officially named South African Airways the Best Airline in Africa for the 12th consecutive year.


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