Airport Check-in: Taking swine flu precautions; Volaris targets U.S.

The bill was introduced by a state representative earlier this year after a US Airways flight landed on the Hudson River after bird strikes. The Federal Aviation Administration released new data last week that revealed that collisions between birds and aircraft have occurred at nearly all large domestic airports.

Route news:

Volaris Airlines, a small Mexican carrier, will bring service to the USA for the first time in its three-year history.

Starting July 1, Volaris will offer daily non-stop flights between Los Angeles and both Guadalajara and Toluca, Mexico. On July 2, it will also start flying daily between Oakland and the two cities in Mexico. Toluca is about 40 miles southwest of Mexico City, while Guadalajara, the capital of Mexican state Jalisco, is the second-largest city in the country.

Volaris and Southwest Airlines have previously said they will begin a code-share agreement in 2010, allowing U.S. customers to buy Volaris tickets on Southwest's website.

Other route news

United Airlines, beginning Sept. 2, will offer daily service between Pittsburgh and its hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

JetBlue plans to introduce service between its home at New York John F. Kennedy International and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia in the fall. The airline says the flight's inaugural date hasn't been determined.

St. Lucia, in the eastern Caribbean, is one of JetBlue's 13 international destinations.

The discount carrier recently announced that it will begin flying to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on May 21 and to Barbados on Oct. 1.

  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Oscar de la Renta and Oprah Winfrey attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 8, 2010, in New York City.
Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage/Getty Images
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo