Valley International shows big gain in passengers for October
HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport’s passenger numbers continue to reflect strong demand, soaring 26.4 percent higher in October compared to last year. Total enplanement numbers for the month totaled 38,015 passengers, up nearly 8,000 from a year ago. Typically, passenger numbers fall off when school starts in September and pick back up for the holidays, but this year has been an exception. Following Southwest was United Airlines with 4,370 passengers, a decrease of 33.9 percent, American Airlines with 7,551 passengers, a 47.9 percent increase, and Sun Country Airlines with 1,899 passengers. “United Airlines is still struggling with pilots and crew, and hopefully they get those things fixed,” Esterly told the board.myrgv.com
United Airlines inspires next generation of female leaders at annual ‘Girls in Aviation Day’
United Airlines on Saturday welcomed more than 30 students from across the Houston region, including students from the Houston Independent School District, Sterling Aviation High School, and Davis High School to its Hangar X facility for this year’s “Girls in Aviation Day,” a worldwide effort designed to educate and introduce young women to the many career possibilities in aviation-related fields.
Slain man's family wants civil lawsuit to proceed
The family of a man shot by an Ohio sheriff's deputy asked a federal court to stop delaying their wrongful death lawsuit against the deputy. Authorities say Casey Goodson Jr. was shot in the back as he entered his grandmother’s house in 2020. (Sept 7)news.yahoo.com
American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying.Neither Am[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Two airlines file plans for additional daily flights to Harlingen’s VIA
HARLINGEN — Strong demand for seats in the Harlingen market has airlines submitting plans for additional flights to and from Valley International Airport. The airport averages about 15 commercial passenger flights a day at present, but both American Airlines and United Airlines have filed future schedule changes to increase their investment in the Harlingen market. Last week on Thursday, air travel was in near-chaos, with more than 1,200 U.S. flights canceled, and then another 452 were scrapped on Friday, according to FlightAware, which tracks airline flights worldwide. Southwest had the most flights canceled Thursday, with 356 flights erased and another 1,734 delayed, about 40 percent of the airline’s total. On Saturday, airlines canceled 657 U.S. flights and more than 1,400 were delayed.myrgv.com
KPRC 2 Investigates: Your rights if you are bumped from a flight
The summer travel season is shaping up to be a messy one. Both overbooked and canceled flights have airlines feeling the heat. If an airline is overbooked, can they make you change your flight? What should you get if you volunteer to get off the flight? Our KPRC 2 Investigates team has what you need to know before you take your next flight.
United Airlines, Mayor Turner host commemorative Juneteenth flight for Houston-area students
In observance of Juneteenth, United Airlines will host 100 students from Houston Independent School District and Aldine Independent School District at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for a day of aviation activities.
TSU’s flight program preparing students for aviation industry; student pilots encouraging others by sharing their story
From the classroom to the airport runway, students at Texas Southern University are exploring the skies and becoming one step closer to becoming a pilot for a major airline company.
Honoring those lost on 9/11: Remembering a Houston woman’s heroic efforts on United Airlines Flight 93
As the country gets closer to the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the family of one of the heroes lost on United Airlines Flight 93 continues to share her story and honor her legacy.