ACI-NA CEO: ‘American airports face over USD128bn critical infrastructure needs’

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) president and CEO Kevin M Burke advocated (16-Sep-2019) for airport infrastructure improvements for North American airports despite growth. Mr Burke stated: “Over the next…..

Buenos Aires LCC airport faces ‘a risk of having to close’ due to judicial rulings

Argentina‘s Minister of Transport Guillermo Dietrich commented on the judicial ruling imposing operational restrictions in Buenos Aires El Palomar Airport (El Diario, 17-Sep-2019). Mr Dietrich stated: “This…..

Denver becoming United Airlines ‘highest-margin hub’

United Airlines president Scott Kirby said Denver is turning out to be the carrier’s “highest-margin hub” (Skift, 12-Sep-2019). During summer 2019, the carrier marked certain days with more…..

Cuba reports a 45% drop in US traffic in Jun-2019, dragging international traffic down 20%

Cuba‘s statistics office (ONE) reported a 2.4% year-on-year increase in international passengers traffic in 1H2019, totalling 2.6 million passengers (HostelTur, 17-Sep-2019). ONE reported a 20%…..

Virgin Atlantic to launch 84 new routes from Heathrow upon completion of third runway

Virgin Atlantic plans to launch 84 new routes from London Heathrow Airport upon completion of the airport’s third runway, subject to the airline being awarded additional take off…..

Thomas Cook Group files for US bankruptcy protection to smooth Fosun recapitalisation process

Thomas Cook Group, via its American lawyers Latham & Watkins, applied for bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York as part of the group’s wider debt restructuring…..

Corsair to expand premium seating capacity on new A330s

Corsair announced (17-Sep-2019) plans to increase forward seating capacity onboard its A330 family aircraft. The aircraft will be configured in a three-class layout with 20 business, 21 premium…..

CCCS to consult on Emirates application to remove Singapore-Brisbane capacity commitments

Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) announced (13-Sep-2019) it is conducting a public consultation from 13-Sep-2019 to 24-Sep-2019 for interested parties to provide feedback on…..

Malaysian PM: Govt still exploring options to refinance and restructure Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia‘s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Government is still considering options to refinance and restructure Malaysia Airlines (Bernama, 17-Sep-2019). Dr Mahathir commented: “It’s not…..

Air Malta chairman: 2019 a year of improving operational and commercial performance

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion said the primary focus for the carrier in 2019 was on improving operational and commercial performance (Times of Malta, 17-Aug-2019). “A lot…..

Visitor arrivals to Myanmar up 39% in the first eight months of 2019

Myanmar‘s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reported (17-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to Myanmar for the eight months ended Aug-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 1.2 million, +39%…..