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.

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