Travel News: March 28, 2017

Reykjavik Iceland

LAX airlines swap terminals in ‘monumental’ move
89.3 KPCC

More than a dozen airlines at Los Angeles International Airport will be playing musical chairs come Mother’s Day weekend due to a modernization plan that requires a mass reconfiguration of airline terminal assignments.

The reconfiguration affects a total of 21 airlines on May 12, 14 and 16, including Delta Airlines, which is the airport’s largest carrier. Delta, which is regularly housed in Terminals 5 and 6, has won a lease and licensing agreement for Terminals 2 and 3 – so that’s where it’s slated to go.

The company plans to invest $1.9 billion over seven years to upgrade facilities and connect the terminals to the adjacent Tom Bradley International Terminal.

 

Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific airlines sign code-sharing deal
Economic Times
Lufthansa has announced a code-sharing deal with Cathay Pacific under which the German airline and its Swiss and Austrian Airlines units will offer new connections to Australia and New Zealand.

Lufthansa said Monday that the deal will allow Cathay Pacific passengers to reach 14 of its destinations in Europe under the Hong Kong airline’s flight numbers.

 

Bathroom Bill to Cost Billions for North Carolina Tourism
Travel Pulse

A new report from The Associated Press claims that the controversial North Carolina bathroom bill passed in April 2016 will cost the state an estimated $3.76 billion in lost business over the next 12 years.

In total, the analysis found that canceled conventions, concerts and sporting events cost North Carolina more than $196 million thus far and the state will lose more than $525 million by the end of 2017.

 

WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds first city in Midwest
USA Today

WOW Air, the Icelandic discounter known for its $99 one-way fares to Europe, announced Chicago as its latest U.S. destination.

WOW is set to begin flying from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on July 13. The airline will fly four weekly flights – one round trip each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – to its hub near Reykjavik. Connections will be available via Reykjavik to 23 European destinations, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Frankfurt and Paris. WOW will fly Airbus A321 narrowbody jets on the route.

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