United Ground Express ramps up its presence in other US airports with new job postings.
Passenger Terminal Expo
The 2015 edition of the Passenger Terminal Expo is currently below held in Paris, France. The expo focuses on areas like passenger experience, security, technology and airport planning with best of airport, airlines and vendors represented. Experience The Skies is here for next two days in search of the innovation trends that will improve the passenger experience in the near future.
Delta 1086 Investigation
As noted in our March 5 post (refer to link), Delta Air Lines 1086 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to New York City LaGuardia Airport (LGA) skidded off Runway 13, hit the fence about 4,100 feet to the end and stopped just short of Flushing Bay.
Headquartered in San Francisco SFO), Virgin America (VX) is the brainchild of Sir Richard Branson who wanted to create a stylish airline providing point to point long-haul service to major North American cities. It is classified as a low cost carrier with a more full service feel.
(Originally posted on February 24, 2015 with updates on February 25, 2015) Today’s trending aviation news is courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Late Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Southwest Airlines voluntarily pulled out 128 Boeing 737-700 aircrafts (approximately 1/5 of its fleet) for missing maintenance checks.
(Originally posted at 1545 GMT or 1045 EST and updated on 1620 GMT or 1120 EST) Breaking news – The BBC UK reported and confirmed by NATS that London airspace is restricted from now to 1900 (7pm) GMT due to a technical problem.
2013 in Review
From the IATA ,
- On average, there are more than 8 million people flying every day. 2013 total passenger numbers were 3.1 billion which breaks the 3 billion barrier for the first time.
- The industry supports over 57 million jobs and generates $2.2 trillion US in economic activity worldwide.