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Facial recognition will cover 97 percent of US departing airline passengers within four years

  Biometric Exit is already used at 15 US airports The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to use facial recognition technology on 97 percent of departing passengers within the next four years. The system, which involves photographing passengers before they board their flight, first started rolling out in 2017, and was operational in 15 US airports as of the end of 2018. Facial recognition has identified 7,000 passengers who’ve overstayed their visas The…

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WOW Air Goes Bankrupt Leaving Thousands Stranded

  WOW Air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, is bankrupt. The news follows a failed acquisition by Indigo Partners, in addition to failed talks with full-service rival Icelandair. WOW has been facing financial difficulties for around five months now. In fact, the CEO of the company had to use his own money to prop it up at one point. CEO Skúli Mogensen was previously required to inject his own money into the airline. Photo: WOW Air…

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Air Tanzania to Launch Flights to Bangkok and Guangzhou

Air Tanzania’s new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Air Tanzania has announced that it will start flying to the Chinese city of Guangzhou and the Thai capital of Bangkok in February next year. As the third-largest city in China, Guangzhou is among the world’s oldest and busiest trade hubs; while Bangkok is the most populous city in Thailand. These new routes will be served by the Tanzanian flag carrier’s new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with flights thrice weekly…

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World’s Top 20 Airlines of 2018

The 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, also dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, was unveiled to much fanfare and surprises. HE top honor was given to Singapore Airlines (SIA), which won world’s best airline, following a global survey of over 20 million travelers. The Asian carrier successfully dethroned last year’s victor Qatar Airways, coming in tops again after its 2008 win. It also claimed other accolades including best first class, best airline in Asia,…

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Spirit Airlines continues Caribbean growth, adds new service to St. Croix

More crystal blue water, more palm trees, more toes in the sand and More Go to the Caribbean with Spirit Airlines. Beginning May 24, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Caribbean island will become Spirit’s 65th destination, following last week’s addition of Columbus, OH, and upcoming new…

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