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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 25, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | January 25, 2016

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 25, 2016

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Boeing 737 Still A Hot Commodity
Boeing’s 737 has always been its most popular model. The newest incarnation, the 737MAX, will be super fuel efficient. It is slated to arrive in 2017, but airlines like United and Southwest are still snapping up the current models, the 737-700 and the larger 737-800.

Jetblue Service To Barbados Proves Popular
Upcoming daily JetBlue service between Fort Lauderdale and Barbados is getting a lot of buzz, not only from American beach-goers, but from Bajans. Travelers from Barbados can use Lauderdale as a gateway to other American destinations served by JetBlue.

Boston Logan To See More Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights
WOW Air and Norwegian Air already offer low-cost flights between Europe and Boston. This year, AirBerlin and Thomas Cook Airlines will both begin flying into the New England hub, from Dusseldorf and Manchester, respectively.

Bombardier’s New Cseries Still Trying To Take Off
Montreal-based Bombardier hoped that its CSeries jetliners would be seen as an alternative to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. However, major airlines like United have opted to buy from the Big Two, leaving the Quebec company stuck on the same number of orders for more than a year.


Some NFL fans had a hard time getting to Charlotte for the NFC title game yesterday. Charlotte Douglas International was hit by a major snow storm on Friday and Saturday, so flights there from major hubs like Chicago and Atlanta were canceled or delayed. 

Because of its location between Europe and Asia, Iran could become an aviation hotbed similar to Dubai. The country’s airlines have already started ordering aircraft to update their fleets in anticipation of more demand for commercial flights.  

There has been speculation that a large chunk of metal that washed ashore in Thailand could be from the missing MH370, which has been the subject of a two-year search. Experts, however, doubt that the metal is from the missing plane. 

Orlando International Airport is trying to clean up. The Central Florida hub wants to be more environmentally friendly and has designs on earning LEED certification for some of its buildings. 

Thailand’s government has announced plans to build a rail link that will connect three major airports, Bangkok’s domestic hub, Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi International and the navy-owned U-Tapao in Rayong.  


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