Body scanners are now in use at Lewiston-Nez Perce Regional County Airport in Lewiston, Idaho. The Transportation Security Administration has installed the scanners at multiple US airports over the past nine months.
Hawaiian Airlines is moving into a new cargo and maintenance facility located on 21 acres at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport this week. The new facility's 38,500 feet of cargo space will help accommodate the airline's growing freight business.
Connections between TAP Air Portugal and JetBlue Airways have resulted in more than 35,000 passengers for the Portuguese airline. "With growth in multiple US markets in just the first year, JetBlue and TAP are bringing valuable connectivity to customers both in the US and abroad," said Tracy Bink, JetBlue's director of alliances and partnerships.
United Airlines has announced that its customer relationship management system is now available to its sales force, as well as corporate and agency customers. The changes, expected to be completed in January, will streamline the airline's planning and communications with these clients.
United Airlines is adding to its lounge menu, incorporating more gourmet dishes and local specialties. The carrier has also added new lounge locations in Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
The new head of the Transportation Safety Administration, David Pekoske, lists as priorities improving technology used at checkpoints, the security processes used in screening areas, and the TSA's partnerships with airlines and airports. Pekoske spoke with AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli on Tuesday.
Sixt Rent a Car's new counter has debuted at San Diego International Airport. The German company has more than 50 locations in the US.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., now has a special tribute room honoring the former president. The new room was dedicated this week.
Changi Airport in Singapore is a high-profile threat for terrorists, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He urged security agencies to improve crisis response coordination at the airport.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority will issue $18 million in federal and state funding to central Indiana airports for infrastructure, security and sustainability improvements. Nearly $15 million will be used to improve runways and taxiways at Indianapolis International Airport.
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