Lufthansa Betting on Iran: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 15, 2016
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A new bill to cap airline fees could be headed to the floor of congress. Though there is only a small chance that the measure will actually get approved, it could hurt the bottom line of fee-heavy airlines like Spirit and cause major fare increases.
Minneapolis Saint Paul International may have obscenely-long security lines, but it will soon have live music as well. A local pub called Republic will open an airside outlet that will have live music performances in addition to craft beers and pub grub.
Cochin International Airport, in the South Indian city of Kochi, is the first fully solar-powered airport in the world. The hub’s electricity comes from a huge 45-acre solar plant located in a vacant field nearby.
United Airlines continues to expand its international offerings out of San Francisco. The legacy carrier has announced flights from SFO to Hangzhou, China (about 100 miles from Shanghai). Nonstop flights will begin on July 13.
Southwest is increasing its presence at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) this summer with new flights to destinations such as Seattle, Orlando, Oakland and Denver.
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