Spirit Airlines to launch eight domestic services in May-2019

Spirit Airlines announced (15-Jan-2019) plans to launch the following services from 02-May-2019: Raleigh Durham–Baltimore/Washington: Twice daily; Raleigh Durham–Boston: Daily; Raleigh Durham-Chicago O’Hare: Daily; Raleigh Durham-Detroit: Daily; Raleigh Durham-Orlando:…..

Aerolineas Argentinas to eliminate premium cabin on 737 fleet

Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Luis Malvido commented on 2019 market projections, stating: “The market is growing well, but it’s far from achieving its full potential. Aerolineas, with…..

United Airlines: Consolidated PRASM increases 5% in 4Q2018

United Airlines reported (15-Jan-2019) consolidated PRASM increased 5% year on year in 4Q2018, towards the higher end of the airline’s 4Q2018 guidance range. Consolidated unit CASM…..

Delta sees USD3.4 billion of incremental value from relationship with American Express for 2018

Delta Air Lines reported (15-Jan-2019) double digit growth in co brand spend, creating USD3.4 billion of incremental value from Delta‘s relationship with American Express for 2018. Acquisition of American Express cards…..

ACI Europe: No deal Brexit poses ‘immediate risk’ for EU airports

ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec stated (15-Jan-2019) a no deal Brexit would pose an “immediate risk” for EU airports as they would be “faced with the prospect of a…..

China Southern Airlines is ‘largest carrier’ along ‘one belt, one road’

China Southern Airlines stated (14-Jan-2019) it is the largest carrier along the ‘one belt, one road’ countries, having handled 15 million passengers on 172 routes.

Air France and HOP! introduce new short haul network airfare structure

Air France and HOP! introduced (15-Jan-2019) a new airfare structure for short haul services. New airfares are structured into four categories as follows: Light: Non modifiable and non…..

Vistara records fare and yield increases in 2018

Vistara CEO Leslie Thng reported the airline did “reasonably well in building brand and loyalty” and recorded year-on-year increases in averages fares and yields in…..

Cathay Pacific pax up 2% in 2018, growth led by Europe market

Cathay Pacific reported (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights: Dec-2018: Passengers: 3.1 million, +1.8% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.9%; South Asia, Middle East & Africa: +11.2%;…..

MAVCOM awards traffic rights to Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and MASwings in Dec-2018

Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) awarded (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic rights in Dec-2018: Malaysia Airlines: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: Four additional weekly frequencies, effective Mar-2019; Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar:…..