Virgin Atlantic Airways has launched a new Facebook application that will allow its Flying Club members to view flight information and their Flying Club account details through their Facebook pages.

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Virgin Atlantic has become involved in a unique initiative that will help its passengers find other travelers to share taxi rides into city centers across the world ― saving both their wallets and ground carbon emissions.

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Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has revamped its website by launching OAG’s Route Mapper tool on the site, www.sacairports.org.

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3M Privacy Filters is introducing a smartphone-compatible version of its travel website AirportPrivacyHavens.com, so that with their smartphones holiday travelers in the U.S. can easily locate the best private spaces at airports, which are otherwise often hard to locate.

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New research in the UK shows the online reputations of so-called low-fare airlines have nose-dived in recent months, as disquiet grows among customers about misleading charges.

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All airlines flying to, from or via the United States will have to collect Secure Flight passenger information from each passenger from October 31, under the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight requirement.

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Southwest Airlines is experimenting with a “green plane”, a specially outfitted aircraft that the airline hopes will combine weight efficiency, environmentally responsible products, customer comfort, and reduced waste and weight.

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Researchers in the United Kingdom are developing a new computerized approach to airport operations that aims to reduce delays, speed up baggage handling and decrease pollution.

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Virgin America has launched a partnership with Google to offer free in-flight WiFi to all of its passengers during the 2009 festive season.

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American Airlines’ Cargo Division is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its first scheduled airfreight service, which American says was the world’s first scheduled air cargo flight.

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Finnair is offering its Finnair Plus frequent flyers a new text-message upgrade service which provides them with opportunities to upgrade to business class via cellphone text messages.

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Daily U.S. newspaper USA Today has developed a free iPhone travel application available for download from the Apple App Store.

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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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American Airlines has launched an online football game, the Penalty Challenge, narrated by well-known Spanish-language sportscaster Fernando Fiore.

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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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Virgin Atlantic Airways passengers can now secure their travel documents at the same time as their flight tickets, through a new partnership with CIBT to offer one-stop shopping online for flight tickets, visas and passports.

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Following the recent introduction of its booking engine, ‘Book and Fly’, Star Alliance has changed its website from an informational site into a booking site.

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On September 15 American Airlines is putting into effect the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) new Secure Flight program for customers who purchase tickets on or after that date.

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South African Airways (SAA) will be the first airline to launch on its website an interactive timetable and route-mapping tool developed by aviation data firm OAG.

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