APEX CEO: US legacy airlines ‘set a very high bar’ in passenger experience

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) CEO Joe Leader, speaking on CAPA TV, commented (05-Jun-2018) on the US market, stating: “You see airlines like Delta bringing the best of the best…..

Lufthansa Group airlines now all offering hand baggage only fares to North America

Austrian Airlines and SWISS announced (05-Jun-2018) the new ‘Light’ fare is now available for booking for service to North America, with fares from EUR560. The new fare is the cheapest…..

Cathay Pacific CEO sees a ‘lot of people who are wanting to travel in the front end’

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (05-Jun-2018) the carrier sees strong demand for premium and corporate travel from Hong Kong, noting that…..

SriLankan Airlines CEO: ‘Nobody flies’ to Mattala Airport; AAI likely to take it over

SriLankan Airlines CEO Suren Ratwatte, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, commented (05-Jun-2018) on the new Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, noting that “nobody flies there” and it…..

Shandong Airlines receives first 737 MAX

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (04-Jun-2018) Shandong Airlines received a new Boeing 737 MAX (B-1275; serial number 61440), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The aircraft is the first…..

China in 20yrs has ‘poured more contract…than America did in the past 100 years’: AAPA

AAPA director general Andrew Herdman, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (05-Jun-2018) the Belt and Road Initiative has been labelled as the “most…..

LOT CEO: Poland’s airport development project to unlock potential of Europe aviation industry

LOT Polish Airlines president and CEO Rafał Milczarski, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (06-Jun-2018) the New Central Polish Airport will have “almost unlimited capacity” and could help…..

Kenya Airways CEO not optimistic about open skies in Africa

Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO Sebastian Mikosz, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, commented (06-Jun-2018) on initiatives towards open skies in Africa, stating: “I personally don’t believe it’s…..

Gulf Air aims to make Bahrain Airport the region’s fastest connecting hub

Gulf Air CEO Krešimir Kučko, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, said (06-Jun-2018) the airline aims to develop Bahrain International Airport as the fastest connecting airport in the region……

Virgin Australia predicts ‘very negative’ customer impact from Air New Zealand/Qantas codeshares

Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (06-Jun-2018) the carrier is “in the middle of a divorce” with Air New…..

BAC: Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur service allows Asian pax to choose Brisbane as gateway to Australia

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomed (06-Jun-2018) the relaunch of Malaysian Airlines four times weekly Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane service with A330 equipment. Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones commented: “This route…..