Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 8, 2016
These are the airline stories taking off on the internet today.
Surinamese Airline The Least Safe In The Americas
Struggling Great Lakes Airlines To Lay Off Workers
Greek Airline Apologizes After Removing Two Israeli Arabs From Flight
Denver Airport Donates Unused Food To Needy
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Kenya is hoping to see direct flights to and from the U.S. by May of this year. Delta recently dropped plans for nonstop service to Nairobi because of security concerns. The US carrier may revisit these plans, while Kenya Airways is also looking into the possibilty of direct service.
Many airports in the U.S., including Washington Reagan and New York Laguardia, will close their pre-security-clearance lobbies and baggage claim areas at night. The reason: dozens of homeless people have been using these spaces to sleep during the winter.
Emirates Flight Catering Facility in Dubai makes almost 200,000 meals per day. The warehouse-size kitchen even has a mile-long monorail that is used to carry the food to planes once it is ready.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is said to be recovering after he received a heart transplant on Wednesday. The 57-year-old exec suffered a heart attack in October and has been on leave ever since. According to experts, Munoz may be able to return to work in 1-3 months if his recovery goes well.
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