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Delta Adds New Iceland Flight: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 30, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 30, 2016

Delta Adds New Iceland Flight: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 30, 2016

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Frontier Cutting Atlanta Flights
Frontier has decided to cut flights out of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson. Destinations such as Memphis will be hit by the cuts. Frontier only launched ATL-Memphis flights three months ago, but is dropping the service because of low demand.

TSA Bringing in More Bomb Sniffing Dogs
TSA has deployed bomb sniffing dogs at airports around the country in order to speed up the screening process. The agency now has 231 dogs that work at more than 40 of the country’s busiest airports.

Delta Adds Summer Iceland Flight
This summer Delta is launching daily flights between Minneapolis Saint Paul and Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport. The airline already flies to Keflavik from JFK daily. Demand for the route should be high since a record number of Americans are expected to visit the island nation this year.

JetBlue Adds Dominican Republic Flights
JetBlue is expanding its Caribbean growth with new flights to the Dominican Republic. The airline plans to launch new flights from New York JFK to both Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. Both routes will run through the summer.


Air Canada is ordering 45 Bombardier CS300s in an effort to make its fleet more fuel efficient. The planes will be delivered between 2019 and 2022. 

As many as five million potential passengers are not flying in Africa because countries impose unnecessary restrictions and high taxes on airlines that are trying to establish new routes. These roaddblocks have led to several major carriers, including Kenyan Airways, declaring bankruptcy in recent years

New Jersey has a new plan for funding its infrastructure projects. It still includes a gas tax, but the controversial fuel tax on airlines has been left out of the latest version of the bill. 

Tianjin Airlines is the fourth Chinese carrier to fly directly from China to England. The airline, owned by the HNA Group, which includes Hainan Airlines, will fly twice per week to London Gatwick from its namesake city in northeastern China. 


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