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2/15/2019

United Airlines on June 6 will launch new daily service from Denver to Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C., and Syracuse, N.Y. The airline will launch weekend service from Denver to Portland, Maine, on June 8.

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JetBlue Airways on Thursday launched its newest flight from Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport. "Today, JetBlue has again shown its commitment to the rebuilding of St. Maarten's economy with the addition of this new route that adds more than 62,500 seats for the destination," said Perry Geerlings, the Caribbean island nation's finance minister.

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American Airlines announced a new route from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Knoxville, Tenn. Passengers will be able to travel non-stop between the two cities in less than two hours. "It's a growing market. People are coming to the airport," said Marvin Mulder of American Airlines. "They're flying, and we are here to get our market shared and serve as many people as we can."

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Southwest Airlines gave passengers a little extra "LUV" on Thursday with complimentary adult beverages for anyone flying on the holiday. Valentine's Day is just one of the many holidays Southwest offers drinks to its passengers at no charge.

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Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson has released a 10-point agenda that includes reopening Meigs Field, the iconic general aviation airport that then-Mayor Richard Daley abruptly closed in 2003. "Now, when there is a race to produce new types of flying transportation called 'V-TOL's' that operate like a large drone or small helicopter, already in use in some places and the explosion of small jet aircraft travel, including 'shared ride' services, this airport could be exactly the facility that a growing modern city needs," said Wilson.

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Virginia's Danville Regional Airport is seeking proposals from companies interested in providing fixed-base operation services at the facility. Proposals are due by March 1.

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Drones are being used by the Department of Public Safety in Arizona to investigate and analyze traffic incidents. "We've done vehicular reconstructions using measurements taken purely from this imagery, and I believe they are currently going to court," Trooper Brian Hon said.

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Japanese pilot Yoshihide Muroya on Saturday narrowly won the Red Bull opening race in Abu Dhabi, UAE, beating defending champion Martin Sonka by just 0.003 seconds. American pilot Michael Goulian took third place.

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2/15/2019

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Colorado Springs Airport discovered a bag filled with martial-arts weapons, including a machete, ax, dagger and a throwing star.

2/15/2019

New technology, including biometrics and increased automation, could transform the way the Transportation Security Administration screens passengers, writes columnist Christopher Elliott. "If these technologies catch on, it's not difficult to imagine a near future without long security lines, invasive searches or full-body scans," he writes.