JetBlue Airways has begun service from
Houston's Hobby Airport. The carrier now offers three daily nonstop
flights between Hobby and New York City's John F. Kennedy
Two PowerPort computer stations have
been introduced at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.
The stations supply Internet access, laptop rentals, battery and
cell-phone chargers, USB ports and free printing. Each station has
four walk-up computers and two laptop desks. The charging bays
allow users to leave their laptop, cell phone or other electronic
devices in a secure, locked area while they are being charged.
Prices are $2 for 10 minutes of walk-up Internet access, $2.50 for
10 minutes using a PowerPort computer, and $6.95 an hour for
wireless laptop rental and Internet use.
The Trinidad and Tobago government will
fund a new carrier, Caribbean Airlines, to replace the ailing BWIA.
Subject to regulatory approval, flights will begin in early 2007.
BWIA will remain in operation during the transition, and BWIA
tickets will be honored by the new carrier. Details about Caribbean
Air's routes will be released in the coming weeks.