PICTURES: Alaska unveils new Airbus cabins

Alaska Airlines will begin operating Airbus aircraft with cabin upgrades including new premium seats this year, with the goal of updating 36% of its cabins by “early 2020.” “Just two years after acquiring Virgin America, we’re thrilled to introduce a modern cabin that aligns the onboard experience across our fleet,” Alaska president Ben Minicucci says […]

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FAA grants Southwest approval for Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines has received Federal Aviation Administration authority to fly passengers to Hawaii after the government shutdown delayed regulatory approval. The FAA granted the carrier the extended twin-engined operations authority (ETOPS) required to operate the overwater flights, the airline adds. “We’ll finalise our plans for offering service to Hawaii, and we’ll publicly announce our timing […]

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