New FAA Procedures Making North Texas Air Travel More Efficient
News from NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:

The Federal Aviation Administration was in Fort Worth Wednesday to talk about efforts to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and out of the North Texas area. (Published Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014)

You probably haven’t noticed it, unless you’ve flown into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or Dallas Love Field Airport the last two months.

Flights are moving a bit differently these days thanks to millions of dollars in new technology and procedures, instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta called it a redesign of the air space over the metroplex, impacting almost every airport, including DFW, Love, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, Dallas Executive Airport, Addison Airport and Arlington Municipal Airport.

The major undertaking was a partnership between the FAA, the air traffic controllers’ union, pilots and the airlines. While it took three years to pull off, passengers may not really notice any changes.

At the Fort Worth FAA Control Center on Wednesday, it was a c…………… continues on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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$ 148 monthly Asian air pass coming up
News from The Seattle Times:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Budget carrier AirAsiawill launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.

The AirAsia ASEAN Pass will allow travelers to fly to 10 different destinations in Southeast Asia in one month for 499 ringgit ($ 148), excluding airport taxes, Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said Thursday

He said it will be the “catalyst” for increased air travel within Southeast Asia and also lure foreign tourists.

The pass will be sold from Jan. 15 and further details will be announced at the time, officials said.

AirAsia, which has dominated cheap travel in the region for years, faces rising competition from the proliferation of discounts airlines in Asia, the world’s biggest and fastest growing air travel market.

Air travel in Asia is expected to grow 6.7 percent annually in the next 20 years, from 780 million passengers in 2010 to some 2.2 billion by 2030. Budget aviation now has a quarter of the air travel market in Asia, and growing.

More and more airlines are scrambling to get into the low-cost market, betting on rising incomes in Asia and more open sk…………… continues on The Seattle Times

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