Pegasus Airlines focuses on CASK, cash and capacity

Pegasus Airlines CCO Guliz Ozturk stated (08-Sep-2017) the carrier’s focus on CASK, cash and capacity contributed to recovery in 2017. Ms Ozturk said: “With a focus…..

ACI EUROPE DG: European airport competition for new routes continues to grow

ACI EUROPE DG Olivier Jankovec stated (Sep-2017) airlines “routinely” call on airports of all sizes to “make their best offers” for launch of new routes. Mr Jankovec…..

Qantas has a promising recipe for ultra long haul operations: CAPA

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Qantas‘ New York & London nonstops need long range aircraft, but secret ingredient is Qantas’ brand’,…..

Air France-KLM pax up 6% at 7.6m in Aug-2017, 90% load factor

Air France-KLM reported (09-Sep-2017) the following traffic highlights for AirFrance, KLM and HOP! for Aug-2017: Passengers: 7.6 million, +5.6% year-on-year; Long haul: 2.6 million, +2.6%; North America: 820,000, +6.1%; Asia Pacific:…..

ACI EUROPE cites ‘paradox’ regarding State aid rules and airport charges

ACI EUROPE DG Olivier Jankovec stated (Sep-2017) there is a “paradox” in European airport regulation, concerning State aid rules and airport charges. He said if the Commission considers…..

DHL commences service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai

DHL commenced (08-Sep-2017) twice weekly service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai with Boeing 747-400F equipment on 08-Sep-2017. The service is expected to meet strong demand for Norwegian seafood and…..

Icelandair’s new Tampa service to generate USD19m annual economic impact in Tampa region

Tampa International Airport estimated (07-Sep-2017) Icelandair‘s newly launched twice weekly Reykjavik–Tampa service will generate an economic impact of nearly USD19 million p/a. The inaugural service from Tampa to Reykjavik…..

Pegasus Airlines to consider increasing frequency of international services in 2017

Pegasus Airlines plans to consider increasing the frequency of Germany, Spain and UK services in 2017, according to CCO Guliz Ozturk (Reuters, 07-Sep-2017). Mr Ozturk said: “If the market demand is…..

Emirates not ready to commit to more A380s

Emirates president Tim Clark said the airline is not ready to commit to an order for additional A380 aircraft (Bloomberg, 07-Sep-2017). Sir Tim said: “I know they [Airbus]…..

AFRAA reports capacity (seats) up 7% in Aug-2017

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) reported (07-Sep-2017) the following capacity data for all passenger services (nonstop and with stops) from Africa to other regions in Aug-2017: Seats: African airlines:…..

TACV cancels all services until 11-Sep-2017 due to lack of aircraft

TACV cancelled (06-Sep-2017) all services during the period 06-Sep-2017 to 11-Sep-2017 due to a lack of operational aircraft. The airline will accommodate all affected passengers through…..