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British Air Suspends Flights to Sharm el Sheikh: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 22, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 22, 2016

British Air Suspends Flights to Sharm el Sheikh: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 22, 2016

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These are the air travel stories taking off on the Internet today.

British Airways Suspends Flights to Sharm el Sheikh Indefinitely
Seven months after the Metrojet bombing in Egypt, British Airways has said that it is still concerned about security on the Sinai Peninsula and it will suspend flights there indefinitely.

American Airlines Pushing for DFW-Haneda Flight
American Airlines has enlisted the help of past and present Texas politicians and business leaders as it tries to gain approval for its proposed Dallas-Tokyo Haneda flight. Governor Greg Abbot and more than 200 other Texas leaders have sent letters of support to the US DOT.

Frontier Adding Flights to Las Vegas
Frontier Airlines is adding more flights to Las Vegas. The airline will start daily service from Nashville and Tampa on Sept. 6.


The Lower House of Brazil’s congress has approved a bill that will allow foreign companies to own 100 percent of Brazilian Airlines. The bill still has to be approved by the Brazilian Senate before it becomes law. 

Ryanair co-founder Declan Ryan has said that his airline is planning to bring the low cost carrier business model to Argentina next year. The Dublin-based LCC is looking at acquiring an Argentine carrier such as Andes Líneas Aereas. 

United Airlines has said that the addition of no-frills fares, improved on-time performance and cost cutting measures will help it earn more than $3 billion

Delta Airlines collected $197 million in baggage fees during the first quarter of 2016, while American Airlines earned $262 million from checked luggage. In all, US-based airlines earned $900 million in baggage fees during the first quarter.


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