What we’re reading: Stonehenge gets a visitor center, SWA adds flights from LGA, PDX, and SAN, Avianca owner may take over Alitalia or LOT


New dawn for ancient monument: Stonehenge visitor center opens

In the past, when you visited Stonehenge, you were directed to a “cramped parking lot slapped hastily on top of historically significant earthworks.” That has changed.

The site’s custodians have unveiled a $44 million visitor center and a radical remodeling of the landscape that will reconnect the circle with the atmospheric terrain it has occupied for more than 4,000 years.”

Southwest adds flights from New York, San Diego, and Portland

Southwest will be adding new flights from New York LaGuardia thanks to the slots it acquired from the merging of American Airlines and US Airways.

The new routes will link New York’s LaGuardia Airport with Nashville, Houston Hobby, Chicago Midway, and Akron-Canton, Ohio, starting May 11, 2014.

The airline also announced new nonstop service between San Diego and Orlando, New Orleans, Seattle/Tacoma, and Portland, Oregon.

Avianca owner mulls Alitalia, LOT takeover

Avianca owner German Efromovich is considering taking over either Alitalia or LOT to boost his presence in Europe.

The Colombian-Brazilian entrepreneur told the Rzeczpospolita daily that another option for him was to build a new airline from scratch in Europe.

“We must take the decision regarding our future purchase no later than in the first two months of 2014,” Efromovich was quoted as saying.

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