JetBlue Airways deploys first fully integrated biometric boarding gate at New York JFK

JetBlue Airways deployed (15-Nov-2018) its first fully integrated biometric self boarding gate at New York John F Kennedy International Airport terminal 5, in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)……

US passenger and freight transportation service index up 5% in Sep-2018

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported (15-Nov-2018) the combined transportation service index (TSI) increased 4.9% year-on-year in Sep-2018, of which passenger TSI increased 5.2% year-on-year and the…..

Malaysian Transport Minister: ‘We would like to see more competition’ among airlines

Malaysia‘s Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook welcomed the entry of more foreign airlines into the Malaysian market, stating: “We welcome competition and we…..

Dominican Republic and Uruguay sign open skies agreement

Dominican Republic Junta de Aviacion Civil announced (14-Nov-2018) the Dominican Republic and Uruguay signed an air services agreement “formalising commercial aviation operations between both countries”. The open skies agreement includes…..

Lufthansa expands ‘Yilu’ partnership to integrate travel and mobility services

Lufthansa expanded (15-Nov-2018) its partnership with start-up B2B platform ‘Yilu’, which has begun developing an end-to-end travel and mobility services solution. Yilu enables automatic determination of mytaxi pickup….. unveils ‘TEQUILA’ travel solutions interface unveiled (15-Nov-2018) ‘TEQUILA’, a travel solutions programme that provides access to’s ‘Virtual Interlining’ which automatically combines flights from more than 500 airlines that do…..

Aer Lingus AerClub reaches one million members

Aer Lingus announced (15-Nov-2018) its one millionth AerClub member milestone. AerClub members have taken 2.4 million flights with Aer Lingus and flown approximately 2.58 billion miles, since…..

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches CTM data insight, reporting and visualisation tool

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released (13-Nov-2018) ‘CWT AnswerIQ’, a data insight, reporting and visualisation tool. The tool provides reporting for corporate travel management (CTM) programmes, using internet-style…..

Jetstar Asia, Scoot and SIA agree to cease pre selection of travel insurance for customers

Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) reported (15-Nov-2018) Jetstar Asia, Scoot and Singapore Airlines (SIA) agreed to cease the practice of pre selection of travel insurance…..

Helloworld Travel TTV up 3.5% driven by improved air sales, membership expansion

Helloworld Travel reported (15-Nov-2018) total transactional value (TTV) of AUD6.1 billion (USD4.4 billion) in FY2017/18, an increase of 3.5% year-on-year driven by improved air sales volume…..