FORT WORTH, Texas (TVLW) - American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add two daily nonstop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) beginning April 7, 2008. American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.
WASHINGTON (eTN) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles). The change is part of the department's upgrade from two- to 10- fingerprint collection to enhance security and fingerprint matching accuracy.
COLUMBIA, Md. (TVLW) - Icelandair will terminate services from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), effective January 13, 2008, due to escalating costs and decreasing revenues. "We are fine-tuning the Icelandair route network and our capacity in an effort to increase profitability," said Jon Karl Olafsson, president and CEO of Icelandair.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (TVLW) - Alaska Airlines today inaugurated nonstop, year-round service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu. The airline launched nonstop Seattle-Honolulu service Oct. 12 and nonstop Seattle-Lihue, Hawaii, service Oct. 28.
(eTN) - Sunlight falls through a hole in the crown of the beehive-shaped tomb that Saad Mahmoud and his family call home, illuminating an oblong gravestone that serves as a kitchen table. Mr Mahmoud's daughter, taking a break from washing clothes that will be strung up between other tombs to dry, stands at the gravestone and pours tea into chipped glass cups.
(eTN) - South Pole, anyone? The British travel company Discover the World is to become the first tour operator to offer trips to the geographic South Pole, as part of an eight-day trip to the Antarctic.
MIAMI, USA (TVLW) - While in Miami this week, US Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. met with the officials of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and representatives of major cruise lines whose ships regularly call on the US Virgin Islands.
(TVLW) - THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given, Nationwide's 767-300 ER aircraft a clean bill of health.
(TVLW) - Department of Tourism, Punjab is planning a major eco tourism initiative and will implement the proposed project by creating a special Directorate or Society under the Forest and Wild Life Department or Punjab State Forest Development Corporation (PSFDC). This development comes in the wake of the Eco Tourism Policy for Punjab drafted recently by the state Forest Department.
JAKARTA (TVLW) - The Culture and Tourism Ministry has launched a website to provide comprehensive information about the country's tourism sector. The website contains information on tourism sites and special events and features an online hotel booking facility.