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Thomas Cook Stopping Sales of SeaWorld Tickets Due to Animal Welfare

U.K. based holiday company Thomas Cook recently announced that it will no longer sell tickets to two different water parks as they keep killer whales in captivity. The water parks affected include SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife. Both of which are popular Thomas Cook destinations. Peter Fankhauser, chief executive of the company, announced the policy with the comment, “This was not a decision we took lightly.” While he acknowledged that both parks had met standards, scientific…

WestJet’s Swoop Unveils U.S. Plans in DOT Application

Swoop, Canada’s newest airline, has unveiled its intentions to start flights to the United States. In an application to the US Department of Transportation, the airline has stated intentions to begin transborder flights in October. The carrier plans to serve Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Phoenix. The application…

Spirit Prepares for Major Expansion in Orlando

Spirit Airlines announced a significant expansion from their hub in Orlando. Starting this October, the airline will add nine international destinations along with two destinations in United States territories. These additional services will also be sandwiched by the introduction of services to three different cities located in the Carolinas. Starting…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Additional Flights from Glasgow to Orlando

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be increasing its Glasgow to Orlando service with additional flights. The trip over the pond, which which was originally planned to operate only for the summer, will now be operated until November. This is not the first time the airline has included these…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Iceland Express

Iceland Express was a discounted carrier that was based in Keflavik, Iceland with the purpose of giving Icelanders an alternate low-cost carrier besides the nation’s flag carrier Icelandair. Formed by the parent company Northern Travel Holdings in 2002, the airline started flights in February 2003 with flights from Keflavik to…

Emirates to Begin Service to Orlando

Dubai-based airlines Emirates announced March 24, 2015 that it would be launching it's 10th destination within the United States. The new destination that they will be serving is Orlando, Florida. With the addition of the new route, Emirates will serve its first destination in Florida. The flight starting on the…