Royal Air Maroc planning Casablanca-Fortaleza service: report

Morocco‘s Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani reportedly said Royal Air Maroc plans to commence Casablanca–Fortaleza service, subject to approval by Brazil‘s National Civil Aviation Agency(OPOVO, 20-Mar-2018). The airline currently serves São Paulo…..

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics granted Spanish AOC, to launch operations within a week

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics received (21-Mar-2018) a Spanish air operator’s certificate (AOC) and plans to commence operations on 24-Mar-2018. Commenting on the launch, Thomas Cook Group chief airline officer…..

Air France-KLM would ‘like to have a strong ally in Colombia’

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines CFO Erik Swelheim stated Air France-KLM “would very much like to have a strong ally in Colombia” (El Tiempo, 21-Mar-2018). He said the group has “good…..

Kuwait considering tender for new airport in northern Kuwait

Kuwait‘s Government is evaluating the possibility of constructing a new USD12 billion airport in northern Kuwait in order to meet anticipated traffic growth, according to directorate…..

Somon Air to purchase eight Embraer 190-E2 aircraft

Somon Air, via its official Facebook account, announced (21-Mar-2018) its intent to purchase eight Embraer 190-E2 aircraft. The carrier discussed the financing of the purchase through the export…..

Eurowings to operate to Casablanca and Tangier from Jun-2018

Eurowings plans to launch new Morocco services in Jun/Jul-2018, according to a 21-Mar-2018 GDS inventory and timetable display: Cologne–Casablanca: Weekly with TUIfly 737-800 from 20-Jun-2018 to 24-Oct-2018; Cologne-Tangier: Weekly with TUIfly 737-800 from…..

Southwest Airlines: Competitive fare environment continues to pressure revenue yields

Southwest Airlines stated (21-Mar-2018) Mar-2018 RASM trends for the non peak travel periods have been below previous expectations, primarily due to the competitive fare environment that…..

Squaremouth: US travel to Israel soars, trip cost to Norway almost double that of other destinations

Squaremouth released (21-Mar-2018) a report outlining the five fastest growing international destinations for US travellers who purchased travel insurance in 2017: Israel: +48% year-on-year. USD3318 per trip cost,…..

American Airlines says any carrier with imagination can benefit from aircraft innovation

American Airlines manager international planning Henning Greiser stated both full service and low cost airlines have the potential to benefit from aircraft innovation, providing they have the imagination to…..

Brazil-US open skies could assist with FDI cap changes

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Brazil–USaviation: Open skies as foreign ownership laws relax’, stated (20-Mar-2018) the ratification of a Brazil-US open skies…..