TOURISM AND MEDIA

JetSuite First on Board New Jet

JetSuite Inc. plans to get the first “hybrid-to-electric” aircraft from Zunum Aero when it’s ready for takeoff in 2022.

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Long Beach Passengers Up 9%

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic grew 9% in April to 348,000, compared with the same period last year.

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Airport, OC Businesses Back Live Music at JWA

John Wayne Airport and local businesses will expand a pilot program that brings live music to ticketed passengers in secure areas waiting for or arriving on flights at the facility.

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Magic Morning in Irvine

Seventeen years ago Orange County United Way President Sue Parks cofounded The Women’s Philanthropy Fund within the nonprofit.

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Disney Parks Shine On

Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts unit, which includes Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, reported quarterly revenue of $4.9 billion, up 13% year-over-year, and operating income of $950 million, up 27%.

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Data Backs OCVA View

Trade groups give rosy numbers and data delivered at Irvine-based Orange County Visitors Association’s tourism conference gave the group's “endless summer” tagline some statistical backing.

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Long Beach Airport March Traffic Up

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic grew 11% year-over-year in March to $356,000.

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Blizzard Posts Mixed Q1

Presales for Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s next World of Warcraft expansion helped boost revenue in the first quarter, though operating income decreased as it rolled out new business lines.

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Women of the Year

The Business Journal’s 24th annual Women of the Year Awards on May 3 honored women for their exceptional work in business and other professional organizations. Julie Hill delivered the keynote address during the luncheon at Hotel Irvine.

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March Airport Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 5% year-over-year in March to 898,000 passengers.

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JetBlue LGB Airport Cuts Could Help Southwest

JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will cut its activity at Long Beach Airport by a third, from 35 daily flights to 23, on Sept. 5, in a move that opens up opportunities for other carriers, including John Wayne Airport’s largest air carrier by passenger totals, Southwest Airlines.

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PBS SoCal, KCET to Merge

Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal expects to merge with KCETLink Media by mid-year with the newly formed group operating under a new name.

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JetBlue to Sell JetSuiteX Seats

Seats on scheduled charters by JetSuiteX will be available on JetBlue’s website starting May 1 in an industry practice called code-sharing.

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AutoWeb Names CEO

Jared Rowe was named director, president and chief executive of Irvine-based marketing firm AutoWeb Inc.

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Disney Growth Plans Extend to Industrial Sites

REAL ESTATE: Largest Q1 lease for Cerritos Ave. building

Walt Disney Co. recently signed a lease for an industrial building in Anaheim, the latest notable real estate move of Orange County’s largest employer and the biggest industrial lease in OC so far this year by square footage.

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