Monthly Archives: June 2014

Enterprise to meet July 4 demand with 250,000 new cars

Enterprise Holdings said it is responding to a boost in car rentals ahead of the July 4 weekend by adding 250,000 vehicles to its fleet. Across its three brands, the company has seen an 11% increase in airport reservations, year-over-year, and double-digit growth in non-airport reservations.

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French air traffic strike came to an end

The air strike that was expected to last until the weekend was called off on Wednesday by the French air traffic controllers. On Wednesday, the situation worsened when Belgian air traffic controllers said they would join the strike. The Unsa-ICNA union which first began the strike in France withdrew. They reached an understanding with the government that recognized the need to invest in the sector.

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United installs passport kiosks at Newark, N.J., airport

United Airlines has installed 20 automated passport kiosks in the customs area of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C to reduce customs wait times for travelers. International arrivals with U.S. or Canadian passports can use the kiosks to complete immigration customs declarations.

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New York City-area airports to offer free Wi-Fi

Travelers using Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports will have access to 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi, with the option to pay $7.95 for the day. The new service could be available this fall.

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Future tech will transform airport security screening

With an anticipation of more travelers taking to the skies over the next 12 years, ¬†airports and airlines are looking into smarter security. Countries will have access to known traveler programs and their members, so those passengers will benefit with expedited security access. A coalition of airports and airlines will test a “smart security” prototype at Doha, Heathrow and Schiphol airports. The International Air Transport Association says the goal is to provide “an uninterrupted journey from curb to aircraft door.”

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