United Airlines has unveiled a redesigned security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, featuring 17 new automated screening lanes built by Luton, UK-based aviation checkpoint developer L-3 MacDonald Humfrey.
Fiji Airways Group reported FJD84.5 million ($39.7 million) in 2016 group operating profit before tax, up 20.4% from FJD70.2 million in 2015. Total revenue for the year was FJD825.3 million, up 1.2% over FJD815.3 million in 2015. The company did not release net profit/loss results for the year.
FedEx Corp. has posted a consolidated net profit of $562 million for its FY2017 third quarter covering the peak holiday period between December 2016 and February 2017, a 10.8% increase over $507 million net income in the year-ago quarter.
Noting the US airline industry saw its seventh consecutive year of profitability in 2016, FAA is projecting the US will see a “competitive and profitable aviation industry characterized by increasing demand for air travel [with] airfares growing more slowly than inflation” over the next 20 years, according to the agency’s annual Aerospace Forecast for fiscal years 2017-3037.
US airlines carried a record 823 million passengers systemwide in 2016, up 3.1% from the previous record high of 798.2 million recorded in 2015, according to US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released March 16.