Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has received permission from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency to operate scheduled flights linking Brazil, Venezuela and the island of Aruba.

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The Transportation Security Administration is awarding nearly $6.9 million to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for the construction of an inline baggage-screening system at the airport’s new terminal.

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Finnair starts flying daily to New Delhi on September 25.

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United Airlines is launching new service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles on December 17, adding Duluth in Minnesota, Asheville in North Carolina and Midland/Odessa in Texas to its network.

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A new surveillance system introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration in Colorado allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft not covered by radar in remote, mountainous regions.

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In plenty of time to prepare for the onslaught of visitors expected in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup of football, Emirates Airline is launching a daily service from Dubai to Durban on October 1.

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The second major step in the transformation of the Helsinki-Vantaa terminal extension has been completed, with the opening of a new shopping area and a large My City Helsinki restaurant world.

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AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, has announced a series of actions to position the company better to meet the air transport industry’s near-term economic challenges, while continuing to build on its strategy for long-term success.

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AirTran Airways has unveiled its schedules for planned new services to Aruba’s Reina Beatrix International Airport to begin this winter.

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Canadian regional airline Porter Airlines has begun serving its third U.S. destination, offering three daily round-trip flights between Boston Logan International Airport and Toronto City Centre Airport.

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Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service to three new destinations from Denver on January 10.

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AirTran Airways is beginning four-times-weekly service from Orlando to Key West, Florida on December 17.

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Business Travel Coalition (BTC) has joined with FlyersRights.org in calling for passenger rights legislation that would require a 3-hour airline deplaning rule, following a BTC survey that found strong support by U.S. business travel industry participants for such legislation.

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British Airways has received the first of six Embraer 170 regional jets it has on order, along with five larger Embraer 190s.

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The board of directors of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has begun an eight-year, $1.5 billion-plus process aimed at renovating the airport’s four original terminals.

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Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (known as OMA) and NH Hoteles of Spain have opened the new, five-star NH Mexico City Airport Terminal 2 Hotel.

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AirTran Airways has published schedules for new services it plans to begin in the next six months to Nassau, Bahamas and to Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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United Airlines is launching service to four new destinations from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the service being provided by several of its United Express regional-airline franchise partners.

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Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service on September 2 between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas, resurrecting the once-popular “nerd bird” route.

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