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Interview: Avianca CEO Applauds Airline Consolidation In Latin America – Airways
Keep your eyes on Avianca. With United’s support, Avianca has the time and resources to restructure. The new CEO is assembling a team to really make some noise. I’m expecting to see good things out of that place now that the previous ownership is no longer in control.
Two for the road
Terminal 2’s final flight: Sky Harbor Airport passengers, employees mark the end of an era – AZCentral
For those who always wondered why Phoenix had a Terminal 2, 3, and 4, but no 1, it’s finally changing… but not how you might expect. As of this week, Terminal 2 is now empty and will be knocked down, following Terminal 1 to the same fate it met nearly 30 years ago. That means it’ll be just the newly-renovated Terminal 3 alongside the massive Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor. I don’t think a re-numbering is in the cards, but you can just call them the Maverick Twins. Terminal 4 is named after Barry Goldwater with Terminal 3 after John McCain. I know people loved Terminal 2 because it was small and easy to navigate, but it was old and had limited amenities. More importantly, it is the byproduct of a previous era where the roads were configured differently. The end of Terminal 2 means that the roads will eventually get straightened out and airport access will be better.
Norwegian Returns Heathrow Lottery Slots To Airport – One Mile at a Time
Norwegian had won 3 slots a week at Heathrow, but it decided to give them back. I get that. With no presence at Heathrow and only a few slots, it would take time to build that up to success. And right now, Norwegian needs to prioritize immediate cash over everything else.