Norwegian Heads to Boston: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 5, 2016
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Bermuda Getting More Flights
Frontier Performs Poorly in Airline Quality Report
Norwegian Begins Boston Flights
Nepal’s International Arrival Numbers Falling
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Drones are still a problem for the commercial air travel industry. The FAA reported nearly 600 drone sightings in restricted airspace between Aug. 21, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016.
What do investors think about Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America? Fitch Ratings has added the Seattle-based carrier to its Rating Watch Negative list after it announced its purchase of Virgin America. The reason for this move: Alaska will have to absorb additional debt from Virgin.
Lufthansa will begin flying to Brussels again this week. By the end of the week, the German airline will have four daily flights from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. However, it has also announced the cancellation of more than 50 flights to the Belgian city for the week.
Jetstar Japan is continuing to add international routes. The low-cost carrier has begun service from a second airport in Japan to Manila. Nagoya-Manila flights will run four times per week. Jetstar has begun to add international routes as competition on the domestic market heats up.
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