Most of the nation’s airlines are showing a renewed confidence in Las Vegas as a revenue-generating destination, adding seats to the market and boosting passenger visitation to McCarran International Airport in April.
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Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, will keynote a daylong aviation symposium in Las Vegas next month.
Not only could unmanned aerial systems deliver packages to a home or office some day, they may also drive the conversation on the issue of personal privacy, a panel of drone experts agreed Wednesday.
The judge overseeing the legal dispute between Allegiant Air and the union representing the airline’s pilots has filed an amended order clarifying the limits pilots have in discussing the case and taking job actions.
Richard Branson, the charismatic founder of the Virgin Group, was a panelist at a session debating U.S. drug policy at the Starbridge Capital Alternatives Conference on Thursday and argued for an end to the war on drugs.
The union representing Allegiant Air’s pilots is seeking clarity on a U.S. District judge’s order, questioning whether it goes too far by restricting their First Amendment right to free speech.
Las Vegas-based ArrowData is the first operation in the country to receive approval to use drones for electronic news gathering or “aerojournalism” as the company is calling it.
New jets are in the works with wings that bend and twist in an effort to optimize fuel efficiency.
Judge Andrew Gordon, after three days of testimony that concluded April 16, said the pilots, led by Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, could not walk off the job.
Motorcycle racing fans attending Friday’s EnduroCross race at Orleans Arena saw camera angles of a sporting event they’ve never seen before on their smartphones thanks to a Las Vegas-based company that produced images from a camera mounted on a drone that flew above the action.
Private airport traffic for Saturday’s megafight is reaching record volume, officials for companies and staff at McCarran International Airport said — so much that incoming passengers were being directed to Henderson and North Las Vegas to land their planes.
The nation’s big three air carriers — American, Delta and United — say two Middle Eastern nations are violating an agreement with the United States that is skewing aviation markets and giving three foreign airlines a competitive advantage on flights between the Mideast and the U.S.
Observers who may have thought Allegiant Air’s record quarterly profits and a subsequent pay raise for pilots announced last week eased labor-management tensions at the Las Vegas-based airline were mistaken.
Passenger volume at McCarran International Airport continued its moderate climb, domestically and internationally, in March with 3.9 million customers passing through the gates of the Las Vegas airport.
A combination of low fuel costs, reduced operational expenses and more flying from the company’s Dallas headquarters propelled Southwest Airlines to a record first quarter, the company announced Thursday.
Allegiant Travel Co. had record first-quarter earnings, but it’s the prospect of a pilot strike that held most financial analysts’ attention in Wednesday’s company conference call. Las Vegas-based Allegiant, parent company of Allegiant Air, reported an 89.8 percent earnings increase of $64.9 million on revenue of $329.2 million compared with first-quarter 2014 earnings of $34.2 million on revenue of $302.5 million. Earnings per share more than doubled from $1.86 to $3.74.
The six-month shutdown of Runway 7L/25R disrupted air traffic patterns since late October for work to convert the 14,505-foot strip from an asphalt to concrete.
Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin nonstop round trips from Las Vegas to Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, later this year.
Allegiant Air, its pilots and passengers holding tickets on the airline’s upcoming flights will have to wait at least another day before they’ll know whether pilots will be allowed to walk off the job in a dispute over company work rules.
Boulder City-based Papillon, the longest running helicopter touring company, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a golden helicopter on Thursday, bearing the number 50 to mark five decades of ferrying passengers for tours of the Grand Canyon.
An Allegiant Air executive overseeing pilot scheduling spent Wednesday on the witness stand in the company’s bid to win an injunction preventing its pilots from striking.
Officials at McCarran International Airport officials, which is experiencing a boom in the number of international arrivals, on Tuesday unveiled some wow technology matching the enthusiasm of those tourists.
Allegiant Air pilots, threatening to strike, and company executives, hoping to block them, got their day in court Friday. Now, they’ll get at least two more next week.
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