jetBlue Aircraft. Taken by WIkimedia Commons user Maarten Visser.
jetBlue Aircraft. Taken by WIkimedia Commons user Maarten Visser.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • NYC tourism at record highs – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a record 54.3 million tourists are expected to visit the city this year, and surpass 55 million in 2014. (NYDN)
  • Mexico City airport may expand, at a cost – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto may expand the congested Mexico City airport, which is the busiest in Latin America, at a cost of about 5 billion dollars. (Bloomberg)
  • Southwest to add Int’l flights in 2014 – Next year, Southwest Airlines, one of the major budget carriers in the United States, will try to open up new routes into Central and South America. (Reuters)
  • Etihad adds 5th US city – The Gulf carrier has added 3 weekly flights between Dallas and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. (Skift)
  • JetBlue won’t block data calling on flights – The premier budget carrier in the US has upgraded their fleet’s wireless internet, and has also said that it won’t stop anyone from trying to make a call over wi-fi. (PC World)

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