Tampa St Pete-Clearwater International Airport reports key findings of economic impact report

Tampa St Pete-Clearwater International Airport (Florida) stated (23-Jan-2018) its economic impact from runway dependent activity is estimated at USD1.044 billion, according to a recent economic impact report. In…..

Air Lease Corporation would be interested in new Boeing mid-sized aircraft at right price: CEO

Air Lease Corporation CEO John Plueger commented on expectations for Boeing to launch a “new mid-sized airplane” (NMA), stating “I think… [Boeing] feel they have momentum from the customers…..

AeroRegional incorporates its first aircraft

Ecuador DGAC DG Carlos Mantilla, via his personal Twitter account, reported (20-Jan-2018) the arrival of AeroRegional‘s first aircraft, one Boeing 737-500 (HC-CTF). The carrier is undergoing certification process and…..

Singapore Airlines announces Singapore-Sydney-Canberra and Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington services

Singapore Airlines announced (24-Jan-2018) plans to commence daily Singapore-Sydney-Canberra service on 01-May-2018 and four times weekly Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service on 03-May-2018. The airline will suspend four times weekly…..

Qantas appoints new Loyalty CO and new chief customer officer

Qantas announced the following appointments (24-Jan-2018), effective 12-Feb-2018. Olivia Wirth appointed as CEO of Loyalty business. The change follows the resignation of current Loyalty CEO Jayne…..

Qantas expands codeshare with China Airlines to Taipei to cover premium economy on new A350s

Qantas and China Airlines expanded (22-Jan-2018) their codeshare agreement to include premium economy class operated by China Airlines on flights to Taipei from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. China…..

Rex partners with Mount Isa Airport to offer ‘Community Fare’ on Mount Isa-Cairns route

Regional Express (Rex) announced (23-Jan-2018) the introduction of a new ‘Rex Community Fare’ scheme for its direct Mount Isa-Cairns service. The AUD198 (USD159) fare will be made…..

Fiji Airways seeks renewed exemption for Nadi-San Francisco service

Fiji Airways requested (23-Jan-2018) a renewed exemption authority from the US Department of Transportation to operate scheduled Nadi-San Francisco service. [more – original PR]

Alaska, Horizon and SkyWest apply to codeshare with Fiji Airways

Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines applied (23-Jan-2018) to amend their statement of authorisation to codeshare with Fiji Airways on service from San Francisco to Portland and Seattle, as well as from…..

easyJet interest in Alitalia largely focused on short and medium haul routes

easyJet director for Italy Frances Ouseley stated the company’s interest in Alitalia is “strongly focused on the short and medium range” (La Repubblica, 23-Jan-2018). Ms Ouseley noted Alitalia‘s insolvency commissioners are…..

Air Seychelles to suspend services and restructure fleet under strategic transformation plan

Air Seychelles announced (23-Jan-2018) a new strategic transformation plan aimed at ensuring the airline’s long term profitability and sustainability. The plan is designed to respond to…..