JetBlue Airways has decided to install 162 seats rather than the originally planned 165 seats in retrofitting each of its Airbus A320 jets with new cabin interiors. Each JetBlue A320 currently has 150 seats, so JetBlue’s A320 cabin refurbishment will see it add 12 more seats in each aircraft.

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Lufthansa is introducing a three-tier Economy Class fare structure this autumn for all its flights within Europe. The airline is calling its three intra-Europe Economy fare tiers Light, Classic and Flex.

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Nearly 250 of the regional jets operated on the American Eagle network ‒ into which the US Airways Express regional network will be absorbed as the US Airways name gradually disappears ‒ will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.

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LAN Airlines and its affiliates and TAM Airlines have opened LATAM Airlines Group’s first official unified VIP Lounge, which is located on the mezzanine floor of the departure area of the new Terminal 3 at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport.

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United Airlines is planning to offer Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-based personal-device entertainment on more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets and expects its first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights to operate later this year.

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Fraport AG, the company which operates Frankfurt Airport, is expanding its free Wi-Fi access for passengers and visitors at Germany’s largest airport from 60 minutes each day to free access round the clock, seven days a week.

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The one-off livery joins JetBlue’s fleet on the Airbus 320 registered N709JB, which JetBlue Airways has renamed ‘CONNECTED TO 01000010 01001100 01010101 01000101’.

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From March 1, passengers will be able to purchase wireless internet access on some of All Nippon Airways’ international flights.

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Southwest Airlines says it has become the first airline to offer its passengers gate-to-gate Wi-Fi services. From November 20, all Southwest Airlines passengers may use small portable electronic devices in “airplane mode” from gate to gate.

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The American A319 Main Cabin definitely has a modern-day feel overall. American expects this feel to remain rather timeless. While each Main Cabin seat only has 30 inches of legroom, it feels like there is much more.

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Marriott International, Inc. has announced it will import its design-focused, Europe-launched AC Hotels by Marriott brand into the U.S. and the rest of the Americas. AC Hotels by Marriott will sit in the upper-moderate lodging tier and will add to the hotel giant’s emerging supply of lifestyle brands.

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Once the flying public regains confidence in the 787, ANA’s embrace of the new-generation aircraft may come to be seen as a smart move. It’s a very beautiful, comfortable plane.

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Etihad Airways will bring greater capacity to its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK from June 1 by replacing an Airbus A340-500 on the route with a Wi-Fi-enabled Boeing 777-300ER. The three-class Boeing 777-300ER will offer a total of 328 seats daily, a 36.6 per cent increase in capacity compared with the A340-500.

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Alaska Airlines is installing in most of its Boeing 737NG aircraft new Recaro seats like those in its new 737-900ERs, allowing the carrier to add more seats in each aircraft’s cabin while providing the same amount of personal space for each passenger in each aircraft as they have now.

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The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat, two-class Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

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The new United Club lounge in Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the first to feature a new design prototype that United Airlines will use when building and renovating lounges worldwide.

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California and Nevada residents will be able to travel express to and from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, Las Vegas, Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Jose from $1.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new, on-demand entertainment options to its fleet of more than 950 two-class Delta and Delta Connection aircraft. The Delta Connect Wi-Fi portal will allow customers to stream television and movie options directly to their laptops or tablets while in flight.

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The lounge is beside Porter Airlines’ primary gate in the airport’s Terminal B (which only handles international flights), providing easy access to the carrier’s departing flights.

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