Munich’s New Terminal Opens Today: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 26, 2016
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Munich Opens Germany’s First Midfield Terminal Today
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Hawaiian Airlines has started the process of reconfiguring its Airbus A330s. The new layout for the long-haul aircraft will include things like lie-flat seats in business class.
Europe’s smaller regional and commuter airlines are facing an uphill battle as more powerful low-cost carriers expand their route offerings to include the same city pairs that are the bread-and-butter of regional carriers. Many will be faced with the choice of consolidating or being grounded permanently.
New York City Controller Scott Stringer wants to levy a fuel tax on airlines that fill up at the city’s airports. The tax would be similar to the one charged to drivers who fill up at New York gas stations. The money from the jet fuel tax would be used to help fund airport upgrade projects.
In an effort to get more airlines to fly into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Israel is offering subsidies to any airline that launches a new direct flight. Gurion is currently served by Air Canada, Delta, El Al and United with flights from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark and San Francisco.
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