Kristin Majcher

Kristin Majcher
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Frontier Network Changes Raise Questions 
Frontier Airlines’ expansion in Denver raises questions about whether the move is a shift in strategy for the ultra-LCC (ULCC), but the carrier says the new routes build on its ongoing approach to fill in its network.
Airports Boost Security For U.S. Flights 
Airports around the world with international flights to the U.S. have completed the initial phase of putting enhanced security measures in place, as directed by the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
Spirit Airlines Updates 2Q Guidance 
Spirit Airlines expects to record higher-than-anticipated second-quarter unit revenue but a smaller capacity increase.
Allegiant Revises Q2 TRASM Guidance 
Allegiant said it carried 14.6% more passengers in the second quarter for its scheduled services, compared with the same period in 2016. Available seat-miles for this type of flying increased 11.9%.
Air Canada Expects Revenues To Beat Consensus 
The airline set a record for most passengers carried in a single day. It counted 166,850 passengers on June 29, which preceded the Canada Day festivities celebrating the country’s 150th anniversary.
Air Transat To Lease A321LRs 
Air Transat will be the first North American carrier to operate the A321LR, Airbus said.
Canada And Thailand Expand Aviation Agreement 
Canada and Thailand have signed an updated air-transport agreement that removes limits on the airlines that can fly between the countries, and the cities they can serve.
U.S. Airlines Test Biometrics To Streamline Boarding 
Airlines are trialing biometrics-based technologies to eliminate boarding passes and move travelers through security more quickly.
Argentina Awards Routes To Ultra-LCC Start-Up Flybondi 
Argentina’s transport ministry has awarded route rights to Buenos Aires-based start-up Flybondi, the airline said June 29.
Poor Results Cause Southwest To End Two Cuba Routes 
Southwest Airlines has joined several other carriers in reducing frequencies to Cuba, announcing it will end Varadero and Santa Clara flights on Sept. 4.
Norwegian Entering South American Market 
The LCC said it will launch the year-round service on Feb. 14, and will offer four flights per week between London and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Southwest To Operate 18 Daily International Flights From FLL 
A new concourse, a joint project between Southwest and Broward County, Florida, is expected to open later this month.
Allegiant Adds A320s To Streamline Fleet 
Ultra-LCC Allegiant has signed 12-year leases for used Airbus A320s as it works to streamline its narrowbody aircraft fleet before the end of the decade.
JetBlue To Trial Facial Recognition 

JetBlue will test facial-recognition technology as a method for clearing passengers at the boarding gate.

Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.
Canada Consults Airlines On Passenger-Protection Measures 
Canadian airlines, airports and trade associations recently met with Transport Minister Marc Garneau to discuss a new transportation policy in the works.
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