CAPA: ‘Mexico’s aviation industry is facing potentially serious jeopardy if AMLO follows through’

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Latin governments jeopardise aviation growth’, stated (21-May-2018) Mexico‘s aviation industry is facing potentially serious jeopardy if the…..

American Airlines: US-Brazil open skies agreement to pave way for LATAM JV

American Airlines SVP Nate Gatten responded (22-May-2018) to the finalisation of the US–Brazil open skies agreement, stating: “We applaud the US Departments of State and Transportation and the…..

Canada: Transport reform bill to raise foreign ownership limit of Canadian airlines to 49%

Canada Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s transport reform legislation (Bill C-49) passed final votes and is slated to receive royal assent (Bloomberg, 22-May-2018). The bill includes a…..

Air North launches first air service between Canada’s North and Vancouver Island

Air North launched (18-May-2018) twice weekly service connecting Whitehorse, Victoria, and Kelowna with Boeing 737 equipment, effective 18-May-2018. The route marks the first direct air connection between Canada‘s North and Vancouver Island……

Delta Air Lines: Technology and innovation will be a competitive advantage

Delta Air Lines COO Gil West stated the carrier “really” believes it will be able to “leverage technology and innovation as a competitive advantage” (Hypepotamus, 21-May-2018)……

Air China ‘still are rather optimistic that travel will continue to build’ between China, US

Air China VP and GM for North America Zhihang Chi, speaking on CAPA TV, commented (Apr-2018) on the potential trade dispute between China and US, stating: “We don’t know what’s going…..

Gol to receive the first six from 120 737MAX-8 jet order during 2018

Gol Linhas Aereas CEO Paulo Kakinoff stated the carrier placed an order for 120 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, out of which six will be incorporated in 2018…..

Delta Air Lines to launch New York JFK-Orange County service in Oct-2018

Delta Air Lines announced (21-May-2018) plans to launch six times weekly New York JFK–Orange County service on 15-Oct-2018. The carrier will deploy Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the route. Delta will be the…..

JetBlue changes senior leadership; Joanna Geraghty appointed as president and COO

JetBlue Airways appointed (18-May-2018) Joanna Geraghty as president and COO. Ms Geraghty joined JetBlue in 2005. The carrier is making a number of changes to its senior leadership in…..

Aeromexico suspends plans for Mexico City-Barcelona service

Aeromexico confirmed (16-May-2018) it has indefinitely suspended plans to launch Mexico City-Barcelona service, which was scheduled for Nov-2018, due to the authorisation of fifth freedom rights granted to an…..