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2/16/2018

On Aug. 7, Southwest Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The new route will be Southwest's 10th nonstop destination from the Hartford airport.

2/16/2018

A humanoid robot named Josie Pepper will assist travelers at Munich Airport in Germany for the next few weeks. Officials from the airport and Lufthansa will monitor passengers' reaction to the robot to determine whether to put similar technology in other locations.

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2/16/2018

Redesigned Transportation Security Administration screening lanes at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport provide travelers with their own work areas, so passengers who need more time to get through security won't slow down people in line behind them.

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2/16/2018

American Airlines Cargo will implement a new cargo management system, called iCargo, developed by IBS Software. "From booking to logistics to billing and everything in between, we evaluated all the leading providers and through that process landed on IBS being the partner with the experience needed to address the scale and complexity of our global business," said American Airlines Cargo executive Jessica Tyler.

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2/16/2018

Alaska Air Group reported 3.97 billion revenue passenger miles in January, a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The carrier's capacity was 5.23 billion available seat miles, up 6.6% over 2017, and its load factor was 75.8%, down 2.3% from 2017.

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2/16/2018

JetBlue Airways is working with the New York Botanical Garden to develop a Caribbean consortium to address conservation and commerce in the region. "JetBlue wants to protect the region's natural beauty, which in turn protects progress and our business," said Sophia Mendelsohn, JetBlue's head of sustainability.

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2/16/2018

SITA was honored with the Aviation Technology Achievement award at Air Transport World's 2018 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. SITA worked with JetBlue Airways and US Customs and Border Protection on a pilot program that allows passengers to securely self-board aircraft without paper boarding passes.

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2/16/2018

Connecticut's New England Air Museum will celebrate its annual Women Take Flight event March 3. The event coincides with Women's History Month and will include hands-on activities, guest lectures, climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft and flight simulators.

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2/16/2018

Amy Helm, manager of Colorado's Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport, is working to make the airport a valuable community partner by holding events, increasing the facility's online and social media presence and planning the airport's second Community Aviation Expo. The airport partners with businesses in the community to offer maintenance services, tours, skydiving, charter flights and pilot training.

2/16/2018

Some Canadian airports are experiencing a shortage of 100LL aviation fuel, and AOPA is urging pilots to verify fuel availability before setting off for Canadian destinations.

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