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New York (AirGuide - Airport News North America) Jul 11, 2010

Alaska Airlines Based on the assumption that the Mexican government will grant its approval, Alaska Airlines has announced that customers can now book flights between San Diego and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, beginning Nov. 12, 2010. The service will depart San Diego at 10:15 am and arrive in Puerto Vallarta at 2:55 pm. On its return, the flight will leave Puerto Vallarta at 3:40 pm and arrive in San Diego at 4:35 pm. This daily service will commence on November 12, 2010 to end on April 11, 2011. The flights are in addition to the carrier's existing Puerto Vallarta service from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Jul 6, 2010

Avis Rent A Car Avis Rent A Car has opened has opened a new rental car facility in the terminal at Kelowna International Airport. Kelowna is the gateway to British Columbia's stunning Okanagan Valley. Through Sept. 30, Aeroplan members can earn up to 9,999 bonus Aeroplan Miles on rentals in Canada of five days or more. Hours of operation at the full-service rental facility are Sunday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit www.avis.ca or www.avis.com. Jul 8, 2010

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Glenfiddich single malt has partnered with Porter Airlines to create a unique pre-flight experience for travelers departing from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Porter customers can participate in a guided tasting of the Glenfiddich 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 18-year-old single malts. Experienced OMalt SpecialistsO will be on-hand to lead travelers through the nuances and subtleties of tasting and understanding the often perplexing world of single malts. The special whisky nosings will be offered to Porter flyers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, until July 23. For more information, visit www.flyporter.com. Jul 7, 2010

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Charlotte closes security checkpoint for month-long construction. Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina will close one security checkpoint starting today as construction begins on a 2,000-square-foot expansion designed to accommodate full-body scanners. Checkpoint A is expected to reopen on Aug. 7, and additional screeners will be deployed to the three remaining checkpoints to improve traffic flow. Jul 7, 2010

Colgan Airways, Bombardier The US FAA is asking airline, air cargo, air taxi and fractional flight departments to incorporate upset recovery aids developed by government and industry into their training programs. LOC as it relates to training was highlighted as a problem area in the February 2009 crash of a Colgan Airways Bombardier Q400 near Buffalo, New York. In that crash, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the pilot responded incorrectly to a stick shaker warning, putting the aircraft in an aerodynamic stall and upset condition from which the crew did not recover before hitting the ground. The FAA in January 2009 proposed a revamping of pilot training rules that would require formal upset recovery training programmes for airline pilots, giving them the chance to regularly experience the events in simulators. The agency has not yet finalised the proposed rules. Jul 7, 2010

Continental Airlines Continental Airlines announced it will operate daily Houston-Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport in Colorado, service Dec. 16-April 3, decreasing to four-times-weekly Jan.4-Feb. 16. The service will operate through April 3. Gunnison is located 30 miles from Crested Butte Mountain Resort, one of Colorado's most popular powdery slopes for alpine skiing and snowboarding. For more information, visit www.continental.com. Jul 7, 2010

Continental Airlines Continental Airlines will launch Newark-Cairo service May 18 aboard a Boeing 777-200ER, subject to government approval. It plans to operate the route daily during the peak summer travel season, slowing to five- and four-times-weekly service during "certain periods in the first year of operation," the carrier said. Jul 6, 2010

Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines announced today its plans to build on its flights from Japan to two popular island destinations - Honolulu and Palau. Delta will begin new daily service between Nagoya, Japan, and Honolulu on December 22, subject to government approval. The flight will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, with 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy. Jul 5, 2010

Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines has announced that it will resume seasonal nonstop service between Denver (DEN) and Steamboat Springs/Hayden (HDN) on Dec. 16. The daily nonstop service will operate through April 10, 2011, using the carrierOs Embraer 190 aircraft. The E190 offers comfortable two-by-two all-leather seating with four rows of stretch seating, which provides an additional five inches of comfortable legroom. The carrierOs Embraer 170/190 fleet will also be outfitted with in-flight Internet service by the fall. For more information, visit www.frontier.com. Jul 8, 2010

Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines will launch seasonal nonstop service to its second Mexico destination from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL). The once-weekly nonstop service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) will operate on Saturdays between Dec. 16, 2010, and April 16, 2011, and complements the carrierOs current seasonal nonstop service to Cancn, Mexico. For more information, visit www.FrontierAirlines.com. Jul 8, 2010

Los Angeles Airport LAX wins federal ruling on panhandlers. The LAX Police Department intends to enforce "a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to solicitors asking for immediate donations at LAX" after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of a city statute that bars panhandling in and around the airport. Hare Krishnas and other groups claimed airport lobbies and sidewalks are a public gathering place where free speech should be protected. But city officials view the panhandlers as a security threat, and airport police have been told to arrest the most aggressive offenders. "This is a huge step forward in ensuring the comfort and safety of the traveling public at LAX," the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports said in reaction to Wednesday's ruling. Jul 9, 2010

New York JFK Airport JFK Terminal 1 evacuated in Sunday bomb scare. Up to 300 passengers were evacuated from New York JFK on Sunday due to a bomb threat. A spokesman for the Port Authority said Terminal 1 was evacuated for about two hours in what turned out to be a false alarm. An anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat at around the same time someone reported an unattended bag in the terminal, prompting the evacuation order. Police examined the bag and determined there was no bomb. Jul 6, 2010

Orlando International Airport Orlando plans $7.5M surveillance upgrade. Orlando International Airport will add "several hundred" surveillance cameras to watch over checked baggage and secure areas, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority announced Wednesday. The closed-circuit cameras will be purchased and installed with a $7.5 million federal grant. "The system is designed to enhance the existing security process," said GOAA's director of security. "Some of the monitoring is automated. The images also will assist in going back and looking at something that has happened in the past." Jul 8, 2010

Seattle-Tacoma Airport Passengers subdue intruder on Sea-Tac jetway. TSA screeners at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport sounded an alarm Monday night after a man entered Concourse C through the exit lane. Port of Seattle police pursued the man, who ran onto the jetway of a plane before fellow passengers tackled and subdued him. The unidentified intruder was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. Jul 6, 2010

TourCrafters With both the euro and the Greek economy in the pits, this is the year for an affordable trip to the Greek Islands. TourCrafters is offering a midweek 9-day/8-night package to Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini for USD1,849 in October, USD1,999 in September - the optimum months when the weather is warm and sunny, the Aegean is perfect for swimming, and the tourist hordes have gone home. The package is also available in July and August, but high-season air fare means the price is higher. The package includes round-trip air fare from New York or Boston to Athens; two nights at a modern, conveniently-located Athens hotel; three nights at a deluxe beach hotel with pool on Mykonos; three nights at a Santorini hotel with pool in Fira town; daily breakfasts; a half-day Athens city tour with English-speaking guide and entrance fees; dinner in a typical restaurant on Mykonos and Santorini; ferry tickets Piraeus-Mykonos and Mykonos-Santorini; air fare Santorini-Athens; and arrival and departure transfers in each destination (6 total). All hotels are air-conditioned. Air fare add-ons are USD75 from Miami and Chicago and USD130 from Los Angeles. All prices quoted are per perso,n double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include the fuel surcharge and taxes of approximately USD461, which are subject to change. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. Air fare add-ons are US$75 from Miami and Chicago and US$130 from Los Angeles. All prices quoted are per perso,n double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include the fuel surcharge and taxes of approximately US$461, which are subject to change. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. Jul 6, 2010

Transaero Airlines Transaero Airlines will inaugurate four-times-weekly flights from Moscow Domodedovo to New York JFK on Oct. 29 aboard a 747-400 in a three-class configuration offering business, premium economy and economy seating. It will commence a weekly DME-Miami service Oct. 30 aboard a 777 in a four-class configuration. It will be the only airline operating direct flights between Moscow and Miami. Jul 8, 2010

WestJet WestJet has unveiled its winter schedule for 2010-11, featuring three new destinations, 10 new routes and expanded service on more than 30 others. Beginning in November, WestJet will launch seasonal, non-stop service to New Orleans, Santa Clara (Cuba) and Grand Cayman Island, all from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Jul 7, 2010

WestJet WestJet will launch new seasonal, nonstop service between the following cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Montreal, Calgary and Varadero, Cuba; Toronto and Palm Springs. WestJet will extend its nonstop service from seasonal to year-round between the following cities: Ottawa and Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver, Toronto and Bermuda, Toronto and Samana, DR, Toronto and Puerto Vallarta and Montreal and Punta Cana. Jul 7, 2010

WestJet WestJet will increase the number of seasonal, nonstop flights this winter from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to exciting destinations such as Honolulu, Maui, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Jul 7, 2010

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