Alaska Airlines Dominates in Portland: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 23, 2016
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Hawaiian Airlines Lauds Haneda Deal While Eyeing Narita Slot
Alaska Airlines Adds Routes in Portland
Lufthansa Says Start of 2016 Was “Satisfactory”
British Airways Is The U.K.’s Most Popular Brand
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Qantas will begin offering in-flight Wi-Fi on domestic flights early next year. The Australian flag carrier will partner with a company called ViaSat to offer the service. Fliers will be able to connect for free.
TAP Portugal will increase its presence in the U.S. The Portuguese airline will begin daily service to Lisbon from Boston Logan on June 11. Daily flights from New York JFK to Lisbon will take off on July 1.
Some travelers stranded in Fiji after the the island nation was hit by Cyclone Winston can soon head home. Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have announced that they are resuming service. Jetstar will begin flying again today.
Interjet has returned to California after a two-year absence. The Mexican carrier now operates daily flights from Guadalajara to LAX. Competition will be quite stiff because Volaris, Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines also fly the route.
The British subsidiary of Norwegian Air is trying to convince U.S. regulators to allow it to fly to American airports. The move is opposed by unions and some U.S. based airlines, who would not welcome a new competitor who could offer low international fares.
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