Southwest Eyes Cuba: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 24, 2016
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Southwest Wants to Fly to Cuba This Year
Frontier Adds More Las Vegas Routes
JetBlue Gets a New Credit Card
Piedmont Growing under American Airlines
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A TSA employee at Denver International Airport was taken into custody after he brought a gun to work. The gun was loaded and was found in the man’s backpack. It is unclear what the employee's intentions were, but he has been suspended while the incident is under investigation.
A subsidiary of Ireland’s state-owned airport operator, Dublin Airport Authority, has won a contract to run Saudi Arabia’s first privatized airport terminal. The Irish firm will oversee operations at Terminal 5 of King Khaled International Airport of Riyadh.
Icelandic LCC WOW Air is heading south. It will fly a weekly service each Saturday between Reykjavik and Gran Canaria. WOW will be competing directly with Danish carrier Primera Air on the route.
easyJet is looking forward to a busy summer. The low cost carrier will add 12 weekly flights from London Luton to Amsterdam and Barcelona this summer.
United Airlines mechanics are planning to protest after rejecting a contract offer from their employer last week. The workers will picket United maintenance facilities in Orlando, Houston and San Francisco. 93 percent of the mechanics voted against the contract.
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