Airlines for America Projects U.S. Airlines to Carry 15.6 Million Passengers over Labor Day Travel Period, an Increase of 82,000 Travelers a Day Over Last Year
( Airlines for America Projects U.S. Airlines to Carry 15.6 Million Passengers over Labor Day Travel Period, an Increase of 82,000 Travelers a Day Over Last Year )
– WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today projected that 15.6 million passengers will fly in scheduled service on U.S. airlines over the Labor Day holiday period, a 4 percent increase from the 2015 Labor Day period.Airlines will accommodate the growth in travel demand by offering 2.54 million seats per day, an increase of more than 98,000 from the same period last year.During the seven-day Labor Day travel period (from Wednesday, August 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 6), A4A expects 2.23M air travelers a day will take to the skies, up approximately 82,000 per day from the same period in 2015.
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1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State
( 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State )
– 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another StateResident had recently visited area of Miami where mosquito-borne transmission is occurringWebMD News from HealthDayBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In what appears to be the first case of Zika Infection traveling across state lines, Texas health officials report that a resident of that state who visited Miami recently has tested positive for the Virus.The unidentified traveler had returned from the area of Miami where local transmission of the mosquito-borne Virus has been reported, and sought testing after becoming ill, state health officials said in a statement Monday.The Zika virus is typically transmitted via mosquitoes and can cause a transient illness.
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U.S. Airlines See Higher Labor Day Travel Demand Than in 2015
( U.S. Airlines See Higher Labor Day Travel Demand Than in 2015 )
– ENLARGE About 2.23 million passengers a day on average will take to the skies over the Labor Day travel period, according to trade group Airlines for America.Illustration: Alan Diaz/Associated PressThe major U.S. airlines expect 15.6 million passengers to fly over the seven-day Labor Day travel period, up 4% from the analogous period a year ago, according to Airlines for America, the leading industry trade group.During this year’s travel period, which runs from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6, about 2.23 million passengers a day on average will take to the skies, up about 82,000 a day from last year.
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