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Daily Roundup--May 1, 2012

Canada’s Westjet  will soon start a regional airline flying Bombardier Q400’s. The move will help the airline expand into markets where its current 737’s are just too big. Westjet is Canada’s second largest airline.


Southern Vermont Regional Airport near Rutland needs to improve its instrument landing system. To do that, it must shut down operations for a week. Bad news for Cape Air which offers three flights a day to Boston.


Immigration lines at London’s Heathrow Airport have taken as long as 2-3 hours recently due to the cutbacks of border agents. Fearful of problems during the Olympics, the airport is raising landing fees to help pay for more personnel. Wanna bet that will mean higher ticket prices?

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