Frontier Airlines has announced the latest expansion of its route network including a nonstop flight connecting its home base of Denver to Belize City, Belize. The budget carrier will add 20 new flights to its network before the end of the year, according to this week’s announcement, 19 of which will fly out of airports in Florida. The new routes include nonstop service between Miami International Airport and New Windsor, N.Y., as well as Tampa and New Windsor. At Orlando International Airport, Frontier is adding 17 routes including flights to Cozumel, Mexico; Liberia; Costa Rica; Montego Bay, Jamaica, and other destinations in the Caribbean region. Those flights will debut between Oct. 25 and Dec. 17. The most impactful new addition for flyers in Frontier’s home state will be the once-weekly service between Denver International Airport and Belize City on the Yucatan Peninsula. Fares will start at $99 when the flight debuts on Dec. 11, the airline announced. “Today’s … [Read more...] about Frontier unveils 20 new routes, including a direct flight from Denver to Central America
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At a time when the Indian aviation industry is struggling with low passenger traffic, high fuel prices and taxation, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s vision of setting up a new ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) in India has intrigued the interests of market experts and analysts. Analysts told Moneycontrol that the proposed airline, Akasa, should target regional routes and avoid going head-to-head with larger players. “Regional routes under UDAN are expected to be the growth drivers in the Indian aviation space, going forward, and a new airline should look at these routes to create a stronghold for itself to thrive," Jagannarayan Padmanabhan, Director, Transport and Logistics, CRISIL, said. Regional routes growing faster An aviation analyst from KPMG said that the Indian aviation industry is still quite small when compared to China, the US, and Canada, and it has the potential to keep growing in the coming years, especially on the back of growing demand for regional connectivity. … [Read more...] about Regional routes the flight path to success for Akasa
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) — the anti-maritime crimes arm of the International Chambers of Commerce in its 2011 piracy report documented that there were 439 reported incidents of piracy worldwide, slightly better than 2010 during which 445 such incidents were reported. The number of such incidents is an indicator of the seriousness of this issue. Nations are responding collectively and individually. While there are macro discussions on collective action, armed escorts, insurance surcharge, armed private security personnel are already deployed by the shipping sector. India’s growing energy and commodity needs depend on transport through sea routes with high levels of piracy, especially in the Horn of Africa. India will need to devise its own response to this challenge. Are government security personnel, say from the CISF, on board commercial vessels the answer? Or will private security deployment find greater resonance? Larger issue Keeping the above in mind, the … [Read more...] about Who governs the high seas?
Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to President Trump, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a White House official familiar with the situation. She is the latest in a string of officials connected to Mr. Trump who have tested positive. Ms. Ellis has appeared in recent weeks alongside Rudolph W. Giuliani and other Trump lawyers — a group Ms. Ellis has described as an “elite strike-force team” — at public hearings where she amplified the president’s false claims of widespread voter fraud. Mr. Giuliani, the lead lawyer for the president’s efforts to overthrow the results of the election, confirmed over the weekend that he had tested positive for the virus, and a person who was aware of his condition but not authorized to speak publicly said then that he had been hospitalized at Georgetown University Medical. At age 76, Mr. Giuliani is in a high-risk category. Mr. Trump said on Monday that he had spoken to Mr. Giuliani and he was doing “very well.” Ms. Ellis was … [Read more...] about Another lawyer on the Trump team, Jenna Ellis, tests positive for the virus.
Getting what you want and getting what you need are two very different things. Time and time again Apple has shown that rather than providing faster horses they'd rather create cars. Instead of opening up multitasking in iOS, they'd rather provide APIs so people can listen to Pandora, use TomTom, and make Skype calls. Apple isn't always right, but for anyone whose ever had to problem-solve user-facing issues knows, Apple typically takes the right approach. That's why I don't think we'll see App Store developers gain the ability to respond to App Store reviews. Google Play (the artist formerly known as Android Market) recently gave "top developers" just exactly that ability. Here are the highlights, courtesy of Phil Nickinson of Android Central : This has been a long-requested feature, for the obvious reason. App reviews and star ratings mean life and death for an app. And while many customer reviews are helpful, you'll also see a number of reviews that don't make sense, or … [Read more...] about Rather than just letting developers respond, Apple should fix App Store reviews for everyone