Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 21, 2016
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Long Beach Airport May Soon Allow International Flights
American Airlines To Build New Gates At LAX
Low-Cost Carriers Struggle To Take Off In Canada
Boeing To Start Making Widebody 777X
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Omaha finally has a daily West Coast service. American Airlines will begin flying from Warren Buffet’s hometown to Los Angeles on June 2. Southwest began offering flights to LA last year, but that was only a seasonal service during the summer. American’s flights will take off year round.
A report by the US Department of Transportation blames the FAA for less efficient air traffic control facilities. The DOT’s inspector general claims that the FAA’s unwillingness to update its policies and practices has led to less productive air traffic control systems and procedures.
Arizona Cardinal fans will have to pay more than $600 if they want to fly to Charlotte to see their team take on the Carolina Panthers. Flights from Phoenix to nearby Denver, where the other NFL semifinal will be held, are only $178, so fans who are willing to switch allegiances could save more than $400 on airfares.
Delta is apparently considering purchasing aircraft from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. The struggling airplane maker’s C Series aircraft could be a replacement for Delta’s aging short haul planes, most of which are made by Airbus.
Struggling Phillipine Airlines has big plans for the future. The airlines CEO, Jaime Bautista, wants to launch more overseas flights and also take his airline from a three star Skytrax rating to five stars within the next half decade.
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