Excess capacity the biggest issue, yield pressure to continue: Saudia

Saudia director general Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser commented on the airline’s challenges, stating: “The biggest challenge is over-capacity in the entire region. Yields are already under…..

Air Europa to operate to Roatán and San Pedro Sula from Jul-2018 to Sep-2018: report

Air Europa is reportedly seeking permission to operate weekly service from Madrid to Roatán and San Pedro Sula between 10-Jul-2018 and 10-Sep-2018, with a view to assessing demand…..

Ethiopian Airlines to add 10 destinations in 1H2018

Ethiopian Airlines, via its official Twitter account, posted (04-Jan-2018) a report stating the airline plans to commence services to 10 new destinations in Africa, Asia and…..

British Airways to add 150 frequencies at London Gatwick in summer 2018

British Airways announced (04-Jan-2018) plans to add 150 weekly frequencies at London Gatwick Airport in summer 2018, to offer the carrier’s most extensive schedule in the 10 years…..

Canada concludes new and amended air transport agreements with five countries

Canada concluded (04-Jan-2018) new and amended air transport agreements with Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco. The amended agreement with Ethiopia allows designated carriers to offer up to five times weekly service, up from…..

Growing LCC market passes 1.5 billion seat milestone with more than one in every four global seats now flown by a LCC

The number of low cost carrier (LCC) seats on sale in 2017 exceeded 1.5 billion for the first time ever as the global seat capacity…..

Singapore Airlines Group follows Qantas in implementing LCC-FSC codeshares

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has begun placing its code on flights operated by LCC subsidiary Scoot, marking another step in the evolution of the SIA Group……

Donald Trump saves lives, moves mountains

The past year was the safest ever in commercial aviation history with no fatalities being recorded on jet passenger aircraft. This is nothing to do…..

British Airways applies to lease six A320s from Qatar Airways

British Airways submitted an application to UK CAA to lease six A320s from Qatar Airways, effective Feb-2018 to Apr-2018 (Luchtvaartnieuws.nl/Up in the Sky, 02-Jan-2018). British Airways requires the aircraft…..

El Al to launch Tel Aviv-San Fransisco service from 4Q2018

El Al announced (03-Jan-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Tel Aviv-San Fransisco service from 4Q2018, operating with Boeing 787 aircraft. El Al CEO David Maimon said: “The acquisition…..

Aeroflot CEO expects 20% industry growth, bankruptcies among Russian airlines a possibility

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said the carrier expects 20% to 21% growth in the Russian market, but noted it is possible that some Russian carriers will…..