Delta's New Denver Flights Take Off: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 13, 2016
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The sighting of an unauthorized drone above Dubai Airport halted flights for more than an hour over the weekend. This is the second such incident in the past two years. A spokesperson for the airport said that such a stoppage at the busy hub costs about $1 million per minute.
JetBlue has lowered its expectations slightly. The airline had hoped to expand by 10.5 percent this year, but it now plans to only increase capacity by between eight and 9.5 percent.
Delta has a new service between Los Angeles and Denver. The airline will fly between the two cities 32 times per week. This is a major move for Delta, which is competing with American and United for a bigger share of the market at LAX.
United Airlines and Iberia have already canceled flights into Nigeria because of currency exchange issues. Now, reports suggest that a number of other carriers, including British Airways, are also considering dropping their routes into the African country.
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