Tag Archives: International

Southwest Launching 6 International Destinations

Southwest Airlines plans to add six international nonstop destinations on Oct. 15 from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. The carrier built a $156 million international terminal at the airport for expanded flights. Southwest is also constructing an international terminal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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European Airlines Looking to Add Wi-Fi Service

European airlines vying for customers are adding in-flight Wi-Fi service to their menu of amenities. The cost for airlines to provide Wi-Fi has dropped as more communications satellites have been placed around the globe, increasing the service’s appeal and profit potential. So soon passengers will be able to stay connected throughout flights on the European continent.

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Homeland Security to Install 340 passport kiosks

The Department of Homeland Security will install 340 passport kiosks nationwide in an effort to speed up entry for international air passengers. Additionally, a program to allow certain passengers to submit their passport and customs information with their smartphones will be rolled out to 20 additional airports by the end of next year.

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American Airlines to Fly 787 on Overseas Routes

American Airlines Group announced plans to fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners from Dallas to Buenos Aires and Beijing. The fuel-efficient 787 will begin flying the two routes in June. American took delivery of its first 787 in January. The planes will have Wi-Fi and touch-screen in-flight entertainment systems, USB jacks and power outlets at every seat

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Delta Launching LAX to Shanghai light

In July, Delta will begin a nonstop daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Shanghai-Pudong Airport. Delta’s new flight addition will help connect customers to over 25 cities in China and over 40 connections for the Los Angeles bound Shanghai flight to markets in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Delta will operate the flight on a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft offering BusinessElite, Economy Comfort and Economy class.

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