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Retirement Advisors Of America merges with Advisor Financial Services

Retirement Advisors of America (RAA) and Advisor Financial Services, LLP (AFS) are merging in order to provide clients with additional resources and expanded services, the companies said. Advisor Financial, which is based outside … Continue reading “Retirement Advisors Of America merges with Advisor Financial Services”


Virgin America partners with Starwood Preffered Guest

Virgin America has partnered with Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the loyalty program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), the airline said. SPG members will be able to transfer Starpoints into … Continue reading “Virgin America partners with Starwood Preffered Guest”


Passenger group appeals shrinking seat petition denial

FlyersRights.org has appealed the US Federal Aviation Administration´s (FAA) denial of its rulemaking petition to halt further shrinkage of airline seats and legroom until minimum passenger space standards can be set, the organization … Continue reading “Passenger group appeals shrinking seat petition denial”


Aerial photography, inspection top list of FAA-approved business uses for UAS

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an interactive analysis that finds 38 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft … Continue reading “Aerial photography, inspection top list of FAA-approved business uses for UAS”


AeroCare gets 14th CAMTS accreditation

For the 14th consecutive year, AeroCare Air Ambulance Service has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) as a fixed wing aeromedical provider, the company said. AeroCare … Continue reading “AeroCare gets 14th CAMTS accreditation”


Poll shows travelers want airline mergers, airport improvements, fees addressed

The national coalition Travelers´ Voice, in conjunction with Morning Consult polling, has released results of a comprehensive survey of air traveling registered voters. Registered voters, who have traveled by air in the last … Continue reading “Poll shows travelers want airline mergers, airport improvements, fees addressed”


Copa Holdings traffic, load factor up in March YoY

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) system-wide passenger traffic (RPM) for March 2016 increased 3.4 percent year over year, while capacity decreased 0.5 percent, the company said. As a result, system load factor for … Continue reading “Copa Holdings traffic, load factor up in March YoY”


Fraport Q1 2016 passenger tally achieves new record

In the first quarter of 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) scored a new passenger record: with almost 13 million passengers served, passenger traffic at FRA exceeded the record achieved in the first quarter of … Continue reading “Fraport Q1 2016 passenger tally achieves new record”


Horizon Air orders 30 Embraer E175 regional jets

Horizon Air has ordered 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines, the company said. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years … Continue reading “Horizon Air orders 30 Embraer E175 regional jets”


SkyTeam introduces new lounge at Dubai International Airport

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has opened its latest lounge at Dubai International Airport, the company said. Situated in the newly built Concourse D, Terminal 1, the lounge has been designed to offer … Continue reading “SkyTeam introduces new lounge at Dubai International Airport”


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