In Brief 8-09

Delta and American are cutting more capacity, citing declining passenger revenues, rising fuel prices and fears of the H1N1 flu. Delta Air Lines is reducing capacity by 10 percent vs. 2008, while American Airlines has increased its cuts from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent for this year.

Developers and council members in Washington, D.C., have reached an agreement on financing for a new convention center hotel, the $540 million, 1,167-room Marriott Marquis. Construction could begin as early as this fall.

The Society of Independent Show Organizers and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have formed a strategic partnership that allows their members to enjoy the benefits of both organizations, including access to research and reduced registration rates at meetings.

The $463 million Renovation and expansion of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center has been approved, allowing construction to start immediately. The expansion will add 100,000 square feet of space, including 40,000 square feet of exhibit space.