American Airlines on Sept. 4 will launch nonstop service between Philadelphia and Bentonville, Ark. The new flights will be operated with Embraer 175 aircraft. American also on May 3 will add two new flights from Columbia, Mo., to Chicago, for a total of four daily flights to the Windy City.
American Airlines has mostly completed its consolidation of the former US Airways into its operations and is now focusing on improving its reliability while continuing to grow profits and manage costs. The carrier's Tech Ops team is supporting these goals by ensuring that each aircraft is ready for the first flight of the day, departs on time and is turned on schedule.
FedEx has teamed with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in an effort to support small businesses in Memphis, Tenn. The ICIC operates the Inner City Capital Connections program, which supports small businesses in disadvantaged areas by offering access to capital, coaching and education.
United Airlines has added a third daily flight between Missouri's Columbia Regional Airport and Chicago. The airline said "consumer demand" prompted the increased service.
More than $35 million in improvements at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W. Va., are expected to be completed by the end of August, according to Terry Sayre, the airport's director. Contractors are working on four projects at the airport.
Millennials often take a similar vacation yearly because they are too busy to research new destinations, Tammy Levent writes. This situation creates opportunities for advisors to offer their time-saving services to overwhelmed millennials.
Air Hollywood, an airplane mock-up studio used in movies, offers realistic airport and flight experiences for children with autism or other special needs. The experiences are offered four or five times a year, and feature real-life flight attendants and Transportation Security Administration officers.
TravelPoints has compiled a list of the 10 most kid-friendly airports in the US, taking into consideration the availability of free Wi-Fi, children's activities and family-friendly lounges. Boston's Logan International Airport took first place for its aviation-themed play areas, rocking chairs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations.
Forbes has released its 2019 list of the top large US employers, and Southwest Airlines is second only to grocery chain Trader Joe's. Forbes used data from employee surveys to compile the list.
American Airlines announced plans to open a new line maintenance station at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The station will employ about 46 aviation maintenance technicians and other staff to support the airline's Boeing 737, Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft.
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