Archive | November, 2008

All business, all the time.

All-business airlines are popping up all over the place, the latest being Calgary-based Corporate Jet Air. The newest Corpac Canada brand will offer six daily flights between Calgary and Toronto starting in late spring, VP and general manager Roger Cross tells me. The carrier will fly Bombardier CRJ200LRs configured with 18 passenger seats instead of […]

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Dulles has Dubai bragging rights

Washington Dulles International airport will be the only airport in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with direct flights to Dubai. United Airlines will inaugurate daily service to Dubai on October 26 using a tri-class Boeing 777. United also starts daily service to Moscow on the same day. In the past two years the Chicago-based carrier […]

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Destination Nowhere

A handful of airlines have closed shop in recent weeks. While this is a difficult time for airline employees and passengers, airports lose out as well. New Hampshire’s Portsmouth International Airport lost its only commercial carrier when Skybus Airlines shuttered operations after April 4. Gone are flights to Columbus, Ohio and Greensboro, North Carolina, as […]

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Celeb unhappy at airport

You know something has to give when fashion blogs are chiding the aviation industry.

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Busy busy at Austin

I will be touring the new low-cost terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday. The terminal opens Thursday with the arrival of Mexican budget startup VivaAeroBus. VivaAeroBus will link the Live Music Capitol of the World with Monterrey and Cancun. On the same day, Air Canada will begin nonstop service to Toronto; JetBlue Airways will connect […]

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Bookmark this

Check out the Canadian Airports Council’s new Web site. Happy reading.

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Blue-ribbon airport authority

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will receive the Veterans Employee of the Year award from the California Employer Advisory Council on May 9. The council says it gives the award to employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring, promotion, employee retention efforts, ongoing training and benefits. The San Diego […]

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Another bookmark

Greg Principato at Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has joined the blogosphere. Check out the Airport Check-In. One thing I learned about Greg is he skipped a Bruce Springsteen concert at his school gym in the early ’70s because he had never heard of him. I saw Springsteen a couple years ago. Meh. But I […]

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Aloha

Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated service from Manila to Honolulu yesterday. Of course there was a party at Honolulu International Airport to celebrate the Boeing 767-300ER operator’s expansion into Asia. No party would be complete without hula and Hawaiian music …. … or without Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley, right. Eddie Flores, founder of L&L Drive-In, is on […]

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Airports vs. emissions

European airports tackle pollution and more. Check out the opposition to a third runway at London Heathrow Airport. Will anyone in the Detroit area follow suit? Photo by Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters.

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