David Neeleman: Conditions are improving for a new generation of US airline to emerge

David Neeleman, majority investor in a new US start-up carrier, stated (17-Jul-2018) that after years of airline consolidation in the US, conditions “are improving for a new…..

Silver Airways to deploy new ATR -600s from Seaborne gateways

Silver Airways stated (17-Jul-2018) it intends to deploy new ATR-600 series aircraft from Seaborne Airlines‘ gateways in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to destinations throughout the Caribbean, upon the expected…..

Hotels.com Chinese travel to Canada up by two thirds in the past 12 months

Hotels.com reported (17-Jul-2018) its 2018 Chinese International Travel Monitor found Chinese travel to Canada increased 67% year-on-year over the past 12 months, becoming the 12th most popular country for…..

LATAM to start charging for seat selection

LATAM Airlines Brazil plans to commence charging seat assignment effective 16-Aug-2018 (Valor, 17-Jul-2018). Charges go from BRL15 (USD3.89) to BRL25 (USD6.51) on lower fare brackets. Gol Linhas Aereas charges…..

CarTrawler: Ancillary revenue has become a ‘mandatory component for the revenue mix of all airlines’

CarTrawler SVP of Distribution Michael Cunningham said (17-Jul-2018) ancillary revenue has become a “mandatory component for the revenue mix of all airlines” and the est producing airlines…..

Peach revises Airbus order to include two A321LRs, first Asian airline to operate the aircraft

Peach revised (18-Jul-2018) its purchase agreement with Airbus concluded in Nov-2016, updating its order from 10 A320neos to eight A320neos and two A321LRs, becoming the…..

Cathay Pacific reports pax up 4% in Jun-2018

Cathay Pacific reported (18-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 2.9 million, +4.1% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.0%; Europe: +12.2%; Northeast Asia: +5.8%; Southeast…..

AirAsia Group CEO notes favourable developments in terminals, fuel and regulation

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his official Twitter account, reported (17-Jul-2018) favourable developments in low cost terminals, oil prices and regulation by the Malaysian…..

Thai Airways reports Jun-2018 pax up 3%, ending period of declining pax

Thai Airways reported (17-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 1.6 million, +2.7% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +3.6%; Australia: +5.7%; Regional: +3.5%; Europe: +3.3%;…..

KLM considering ‘new proposition’ for inflight duty free

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is reportedly assessing its inflight duty free business (TR Business, 17-Jul-2018). KLM said: “Nothing has been decided… We will take the time to review…..