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1. American Airlines is moving to single reservation system

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Barron's (subscription required) (06/26)


2. Southwest adds 14 flights a week out of Dallas Love Field

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Southwest Airlines has released its flight schedule for Dallas Love through March of 2016. The airline will add 14 flights a week in August, bringing its traffic to a total of 180 flights. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (06/30)


3. JetBlue installs roof-top park at JFK’s Terminal 5

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

JetBlue's new park on the rooftop of John F. Kennedy International Airport is the first such park to be open to all passengers -- and their pets. The 4,046-square-foot park features food carts, a children's play area and synthetic grass for canine travelers. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (06/30)


4. United Airlines buys stake in Azul

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

United Continental Holdings has invested in a 5% share of Azul, Brazil's third largest airline. The deal will help United establish a foothold in South America's largest air travel market, according to a Reuters report. Reuters (06/26) RTT News (06/26) The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (06/26)


5. American Airlines to offer new food options in first, business class

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

Airways News (06/24)


6. United invests in renewable jet fuel

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

United Airlines has signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. to buy at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel. The $30 million stake in the company allows the airline to purchase the fuel, subject to availability, for a minimum of 10 years, company officials said. Reuters (06/30)


7. United Airlines to revamp Denver flight training center

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

United Airlines is overhauling its Denver pilot training center. "We will extensively renovate the existing Denver facility to house a premier center that will support our training needs now and into the future," wrote Howard Attarian, United senior vice president of flight operations, in an internal memo. KDVR-TV (Denver) (06/24) American City Business Journals (06/24)


8. Delta to update Tumi amenity kits

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

Delta Air Lines will begin offering two different Tumi amenity kits. The kits will be softsided or hardsided depending on the direction of travel, and contain a pair of socks as well as personal hygiene products. Comfort+ passengers may also receive a sleep kit with an eye mask and ear plugs. Frequent Business Traveler (06/23)


9. Southwest Airlines to sponsor LGBT Pride events

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

Southwest Airlines announced plans for LGBT inclusive events for Pride month and beyond. On June 24, it will co-host an event called The Power of Inclusion, and it will host or sponsor three other conferences this year. The airline will also be hosting events for its employees to foster an LGBT friendly working environment. TravelPulse (06/24)


10. American Airlines to finish repainting aircraft livery by 2017

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

American Airlines says it has converted about half of its fleet to its new livery, and that the rest of the fleet will be repainted by the end of 2017. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (06/25)




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