Emirates to launch first Mexico service in Dec-2019

Emirates announced (16-Jul-2019) plans to launch daily Dubai–Barcelona–Mexico City service, effective 09-Dec-2019. The carrier plans to operate the route with Boeing 777-200LR equipment. Emirates Airline president Tim Clark stated the new service…..

United Airlines commences operations in terminal B at New York LaGuardia, opens United Club

United Airlines commenced (16-Jul-2019) operations in the new Terminal B Eastern Concourse at New York LaGuardia Airport during 2Q2019. The carrier also opened a 10,500sqft United Club. [more – original…..

US appears to remain apart from ‘Flight Shaming’ movement

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘US airlines and climate change; environment concern mounts – slowly’, stated (16-Jul-2019) US airlines appear to be remaining…..

US DoT: American Airlines requests another seven weekly US-Ecuador frequencies

US Department of Transportation (DoT) received (16-Jul-2019) an application from American Airlines requesting it be allocated seven weekly US–Ecuador frequencies in order to operate the following services: Dallas Fort Worth–Guayaquil:…..

US independent hotels thriving in secondary markets with strong YoY growth in demand and ADR, but branded properties still dominate

For the third consecutive year, Expedia Group data shows that independent hotels in the United States of America (USA) are continuing to experience demand growth…..

Marriott International and Emirates Airline relaunch ‘bigger, better and bolder’ Your World Rewards partnership

Marriott International and Emirates Airline have announced the relaunch of the ‘Your World Rewards’ loyalty programme, a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards. The…..

Is it really just science fiction? Millennials are ready to embrace autonomous air travel

There is a clear generational divide when it comes to the subject of autonomous air travel. The older you get the more entrenched the idea…..

Video of the week – LCCs in North Asia: industry perspectives

LCCs have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since, full service airlines…..

Canada’s Minister of Transport ‘disappointed’ with Canadian airlines for objecting to regulations

Canada‘s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau stated he is “surprised” and “disappointed” with Canadian airlines over their objections to the new Air Passenger Protection Regulation, adding:…..

Argentina’s recession causes Chile-Argentina passenger profile shift: SKY Airline CEO

SKY Airline CEO Holger Paulmann commented on the Argentina–Chile market, stating that traffic has reduced continuously since Jun-2018, adding: “Two years ago, 75% of the Argentina-Chile traffic was…..

Delta Air Lines CEO: 737 MAX grounding creates ‘marginal benefit’ for 2Q2019 results

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian stated the Boeing 737 MAX grounding created a “marginal benefit” for the airline’s 2Q2019 results (Reuters, 11-Jul-2019). He noted the airline had “five of…..