Virgin Atlantic Airways to recommence London-Mumbai service in Oct-2019

Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to recommence London Heathrow-Mumbai service on 27-Oct-2019, operating daily, as per a 21-May-2019 GDS and inventory timetable display. The airline will…..

American Airlines considers relaunching Beijing and Shanghai services from Chicago

American Airlines is reportedly considering relaunching services from Chicago to Beijing and Shanghai, both suspended in 2018, in response to strong demand for China–US flights (China Daily,…..

China Southern Airlines and Finnair new codeshare to add five new China destinations for Finnair

China Southern Airlines and Finnair agreed (21-May-2019) on a new codeshare partnership, effective 01-Jun-2019. The cooperation includes Finnair’s Helsinki-Guangzhou service, and select China Southern destinations…..

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax stable in Apr-2019

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-May-2019) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2019: Passengers: 3.7 million, +0.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 2.3 million, -1.3%; International: 1.4 million, +2.5%; Top…..

BITRE: Rex tops domestic OTP in Apr-2019, Tigerair Australia has highest cancellation rate

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-May-2019) overall domestic on time performance for Apr-2019. Details include: On time departures: 82.9%; Regional…..

UK Government expands use of eGates to seven additional countries

UK‘s Government extended (20-May-2019) the use of biometric border control gates (eGates) to visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US holding ePassports. More…..

Philippine Airlines files aircraft and frequency changes for Manila-Sydney service

Philippine Airlines plans to upgauge equipment from A321neo to A330-300 and reduce frequency from nine to six times weekly on Manila-Sydney service, effective 01-Aug-2019 (Routes…..

American Airlines, Dallas Fort Worth Airport to invest up to USD3.5bn in terminal improvements

American Airlines and Dallas Fort Worth International Airportannounced (20-May-2019) the airport plans to invest USD3 billion to USD3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the development of a…..

Brazil seeks to review air services agreement with Argentina to relieve saturated market

Brazil‘s Secretary of Civil Aviation Ronei Glanzmann defended a revision of the Brazil-Argentina air services agreement dating from 1948 (Jornal Estado de Minas, 19-May-2019). Frequency between the…..

Delta Air Lines to open first Delta Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Delta Air Lines announced (20-May-2019) plans to open the first Delta Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on 21-May-2019. The 9000sqft club will be located on the mezzanine level of…..

LATAM Airlines Brazil cancels plans for Munich and Rome services due to international overcapacity

LATAM Airlines Group stated (16-May-2019) overcapacity on international routes in the Brazilian market made it necessary to suspend the launch of the Sao Paulo-Munich service and suspend…..