North American ski resorts seeing increased bookings, airlift
North American ski resorts are seeing an uptick in reservations compared to last year.
Early signs point to a promising season. As of last month, reservations for Western U.S. mountain resorts through February were up 9.7 percent from the same time a year earlier, while occupancy rates were up 11 percent, according to DestiMetrics (formerly known as Mountain Travel Research Program).
DestiMetrics tracks reservations at 17 mountain-resort towns in California, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado and Utah.
US Airways expands international reach at Charlotte hub
US Airways is adding new routes to Europe from its Charlotte hub.
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will launch new nonstop service between its largest hub at Charlotte, N.C., and Barcelona, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Lisbon, Portugal and Manchester, England this spring.
The four flights from Charlotte supplement the airline’s current service to these destinations from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport.
Supersonic — the origins of Concorde
Journey back with airchive.com to the time when the Concorde was still an idea.
Britain and France were individually pursuing the idea of supersonic transport aircraft with the BAC 233 and the Super-Caravelle, when in 1962 both countries signed a treaty (not a commercial agreement) agreeing to jointly pursue Concorde.
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