WOW Air Hires Former Spirit CEO: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 11, 2016
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Former Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza Becomes WOW Air Board Member
American Airlines Ends Caracas Flights Until Market Improves
Air New Zealand Partners with United for U.S. Expansion
Reagan Received 6,500 Noise Complaints from One Person Last Year
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The TSA is getting ready for a huge increase in traffic during spring break. As many as 140 million people are expected to pass through security checkpoints this March and April, and some are wondering whether the TSA can handle the increase
Austin Bergstrom Airport is trumpeting its third place finish in the Airport Council International’s customer satisfaction survey. With two of the country’s largest hubs in Dallas and Houston, Bergstrom often gets overlooked. However, Southwest, the main tenant, and Frontier have been expanding service at the airport.
Despite losing a major link to Chicago Midway (on Southwest), Des Moines Airport is growing. United added more seats to O’Hare, so the number of passengers who can fly to Chicago will actually increase. Frontier is adding flights to Denver, and Southwest will start flights to Saint Louis the day after its Midway service ends.
Amazon is taking to the air. The online retail giant will lease 20 Boeings so that it can handle more of its own deliveries in the United States.
Charlotte Douglas has agreed to a new 10-year lease agreement with its tenants, the largest of which is American Airlines. As part of the deal, airlines will support expansion projects at the airport over the next decade.
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