Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 13, 2016
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The Last Day for JetBlue’s ‘Big Winter Sale’
Emirates Expands D.C.-Dubai Flights after United Ends Service
Aeromexico Ups Frequency on Mexico City-London Route
African LCC fastjet Expands into Kenya
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American Airlines will write off more than half a billion dollars in revenue that is stuck in Venezuela. The South American country makes airlines sell tickets using Venezuelan bolivars, but then makes exchanging the currency for U.S. dollars difficult.
Salt Lake City is one of seven major airports in the U.S. that has designated smoking rooms. The state legislature is trying to pass a law that would close the five rooms that are currently open at the hub.
Frontier Airlines, which is based in Denver, has decided to return to Colorado Springs after a nearly-three-year absence. The budget carrier will begin service to Las Vegas in April.
Hong Kong Airlines is experimenting with summertime service to Australia’s Gold Coast. The three weekly flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast will run through March. The flights will return to Hong Kong via Cairns.
Southwest will begin flying from LAX to Costa Rica in April. Introductory one-way fares start at $149 (tickets must be bought by Feb 1). The daily service will launch on April 12.
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