In recent airport developments, San Diego will get a new federal inspections facility; faster security screening comes to Newark; don’t be afraid when you see this new device at Atlanta; Orlando gets another passenger lounge; there’s a new way to ...

 
 

Airport news: San Diego, Newark, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland

San Diego is building a new customs and immigration facility. (Image: San Diego Airport)

In recent airport developments, San Diego will get a new federal inspections facility; faster security screening comes to Newark; don’t be afraid when you see this new device at Atlanta; Orlando gets another passenger lounge; there’s a new way to kill time at Portland; and Southwest has big growth...

 
 

Delta’s new Pacific joint venture

Korean Air and Delta are planning a joint venture partnership. (Image: Korean Air)

Just a day after American Airlines announced an equity investment in China Southern Airlines, Delta said it intends to create another transpacific joint venture partnership – this one with Korean Air.

Delta and Korean have been partners in the SkyTeam alliance since its inception two decades ago. And last...

 
 

Deal: $503 roundtrip Oakland-London on British Airways

British Airways Boeing 777 landing at Oakland International Airport (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Brexit does not seem to be having much impact on British Airways’ plans for the booming San Francisco Bay Area.

Today the airline launches nonstops from Oakland to London-Gatwick. The new flights are in addition to BA’s recently deployed daily 787 Dreamliner nonstop between San Jose...

 
 

American buys greater access to China

American’s customers will get access to scores of new destinations on China Southern. (Image: China Southern)

American Airlines is buying an equity stake in China Southern Airlines, a move that will give its customers access to more  destinations in Asia through code-sharing and frequent flyer connections.

The $200 million equity investment will give American a 2.68 percent stake in...

 
 

Routes: Delta, Alaska, AA, JetBlue, United, JetSuiteX

Delta’s A319s have nine-inch screens at every seat. (Image: Delta)

In domestic route news, Delta will start multiple daily flights between two key business centers; Alaska eyes deployment of new E175s this spring and summer; American adds spokes from its Miami and Dallas hubs; JetBlue invades Delta’s hometown; United drops an East Coast route; and JetSuiteX steps up for music...

 
 

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