American Airlines to modify first class onboard certain aircraft

American Airlines CFO Derek Kerr stated the carrier plans to modify some first class features onboard certain aircraft, pursuant to its “Project Oasis” reconfiguration in 2017 (Skift/Simple Flying,…..

Avianca to roll out branded fares in Ecuador and Colombia in 2019

Avianca CEO Anko van der Werff announced that the carrier plans to roll out branded fares in Ecuador in Sep-2019 and Colombia by the end of 2019 (Seeking Alpha, 15-Aug-2019)……

Sabre opens Boston Innovation Lab

Sabre Corporation opened (21-Aug-2019) its Boston Innovation Lab. The lab will serve as the headquarters for Sabre Labs, Sabre‘s global research and development arm that explores novel uses of big data, machine…..

Passaredo acquires MAP Linhas Aereas

Passaredo announced (21-Aug-2019) the completion of the process to acquire 100% of MAP Linhas Aereas. Passaredo stated that the acquisition “consolidates Passaredo‘s operations in Sao Paulo, obtaining scale gains and…..

German Govt looking to adjust aviation taxes to fund R&D in aircraft manufacturing

Germany‘s Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer reported (21-Aug-2019) the government is in talks with the aviation industry to adjust current aviation taxes to provide more funds for…..

Portugal to acquire 49 additional eGates

Portugal‘s Government announced Plans to add 49 additional eGates at airports in the country (NewsAvia, 20-Aug-2019). Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport will have three additional eGates by early…..

Switzerland aviation tax would put SWISS jobs at risk: Director

SWISS director for western Switzerland Lorenzo Stoll said the introduction of an aviation tax in Switzerland, currently being discussed in parliament, will put jobs at the company at risk due…..

Korean Air announces plans to expand operations in Southeast Asia, Oceania and China

Korean Air announced (21-Aug-2019) plans to launch new services and increase frequency on selected routes in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets, following its…..

Vinpearl Air to commence domestic and international operations with six aircraft in Jun-2020

Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) director Dinh Viet Thang reported plans for Vinpearl Air, an airline subsidiary of Vingroup, to commence domestic and international operations with…..

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA reduces carbon emissions more than 30% over 10 years

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA head of communications and public affairs for Sweden and Finland Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson reported to stop flying is not the solution to climate change (Göteborgs-Posten, 15-Aug-2019). Ms…..

Qantas Group underlying EBIT down 15% in FY2019

Qantas Group reported (22-Aug-2019) the following financial highlights for the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2019: Revenue: AUD17,966 million (USD12,852 million), +4.9% year-on-year; Passenger: AUD15,696 million (USD11,228…..