Alaska Airlines has long been committed to leveraging data in its operations, a strategy that has helped the airline become a leader on-time performance. The company plans to bring this practice to Virgin America.
Montana's Great Falls International Airport has revamped its security checkpoint to accommodate two lanes, including one equipped with a new passenger scanner. "The combination of equipment used in two lanes will provide better security checks and speed up the security clearance process," said airport director John Faulkner.
Tom Nealon, Southwest Airlines' former chief information officer, has returned to the airline in the role of president. "Our vision is to be the world's most loved, most flown, most profitable airline and that's a pretty bodacious vision," Nealon said.
Major US airline companies are reaffirming their commitment to their passengers by outlining enhanced customer-first boarding policies.
Police blocked the Westchester Parkway entrance to Los Angeles International Airport's long-term Parking Lot C while investigating a suspicious vehicle. Another entrance remained open and shuttle access was not interrupted.
Three men are accused of flying by private jet from California to Lexington, Ky.'s Blue Grass Airport with 80 bricks of cocaine and 40 pounds of methamphetamine. The men were arrested during a traffic stop and charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
A man was arrested on Friday and again on Saturday for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons including a knife and brass knuckles onto a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport. He was charged with illegal weapons possession.
Virginia's Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has 14 more flights than it had a year ago as airlines look to accommodate increased demand. The airport served 50,885 passengers last month, 2,200 more than in March 2016.
Idaho Falls Regional Airport has awarded Depatco Inc. a $3.7 million contract for rehabilitation of a runway and several taxiways in the first phase of a planned $7.7 million improvement project. The Federal Aviation Administration will cover 94% of the cost, with the airport paying the remainder.
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