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Delta Starts Selling Tickets for ATL-Brussels Flights: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 9, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 09, 2016

Delta Starts Selling Tickets for ATL-Brussels Flights: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 9, 2016

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Alaska Air Uses Biofuel on Flight
Alaska Airlines flew a flight from Seattle to San Francisco using a biofuel blend made with 20 percent corn oil. The ethanol blend was also used on a longer flight, from Seattle to Washington DC. The airline will test other biofuel blends this summer as well.

United to Start Auckland Flights on July 1
United Airlines will start flying to Auckland on July 1 using its new Boeing Dreamliners. The service will begin with three flights per week and then change to daily service in October.

Delta Starts Selling Atlanta-Brussels Tickets Again
Delta stopped its Atlanta-Brussels service in the wake of the terrorist attacks in March. The airline has already restarted its New York-Brussels flight and is now selling tickets for the Atlanta-Brussels service that will begin again in March 2017.

Condor Planning New Orleans-Frankfurt Flights
German leisure carrier Condor has announced that it will start offering flights from Frankfurt to New Orleans next summer. Though Frankfurt is not a huge leisure destination, its airport offers connections to virtually every other major hub in Europe.


Allegiant Air is giving free flights to Make-a-Wish donors in Cincinnati. Everyone who donates at least $50 at a charity walk this Saturday in the Ohio city will receive a flight voucher worth $200. 

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz met with shareholders and employees earlier this week. According to reports, the conversation was quite candid, with some investors even telling Munoz that they preferred to fly on competing airlines, avoiding United altogether. 

The US isn’t the only country dealing with underfunded airport security. Canadian officials have also warned that screening delays could hit airports in the country unless Ottawa increases funding so that airports can hire more agents and get better screening equipment. 

Delta continues to improve its on-time performance. The airline had 87.6 percent of its flights arrive on time in May. United and American lagged behind at 81.2 and 79.9 percent respectively.


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