US scheduled airlines net profit up 39% in 2Q2019, net profit margin improves to 9.3%

US Department of Transportation‘s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (16-Sep-2019) the following financial highlights for US scheduled service passenger airlines for the three months ended Jun-2019: Operating revenue:…..

Viva Air Peru: Direct sales makes up to 65% of the carrier’s total bookings

Viva Air Peru CCO Francesca Bulnes commented on the carrier’s sales, stating that between 60% and 65% of bookings are made though the carrier’s website and…..

American Airlines partners with Vivid Seats

American Airlines entered a partnership with Vivid Seats, a company which sells tickets for concerts, sports and theatre‎ (The Points Guy, 16-Sep-2019). AAdvantage members will be able to…..

JetSMART Argentina: Restrictions at El Palomar Airport renders LCC model inviable

JetSMART Argentina GM Gonzalo Corral stated the operational restrictions imposed at Buenos Aires El Palomar Airport render the LCC model inviable (Clarin, 12-Sep-2019). Mr Corral stated the carrier…..

Delta Air Lines to increase planned New York-Mumbai frequency to daily from Feb-2020

Delta Air Lines reportedly plans to increase New York JFK-Mumbai frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 04-Feb-2020 (Routes Online, 12-Sep-2019). The service will operate with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

Andes GM: ‘There has to be an important rethinking of [Argentina’s] commercial aviation policy’

Andes Lineas Aereas is reportedly three months behind on wages for its 320 personnel (Airgways, 10-Aug-2019). Andes GM Horacio Preneste stated: “The situation is complicated for…..

Amadeus: IATA NDC offers potential to close the gap between the business and leisure experience

Amadeus director of global air content adoption strategy, travel channels Ludo Verheggen stated (12-Sep-2019) the IATA NDC distribution standard offers the potential to close the gap between the…..

United Airlines capacity growth concentrated where it has ‘the best competitive position’

United Airlines president Scott Kirby stated the carrier will focus more on increasing its earnings and margin growth instead of capacity at its next investor day…..

LATAM Brazil and Chile commence premium seat reservations for domestic widebody services

LATAM Airlines Group plans to commence reservations for premium seats on domestic services in Chile and Brazil operated with widebody aircraft, effective 09-Sep-2019 (Ponte Aerea, 09-Sep-2019). The carrier’s inflight service…..

Amadeus: Major corporate travel buyers early adopters of its Travel API solution

Amadeus reported (12-Sep-2019) early adopters of its Travel API solution include AERTiCKET, American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, House of Travel, TUI, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Travel API is intended to…..

United Airlines president sees ‘room’ to raise US fares in 2020

United Airlines president Scott Kirby stated there is “room to raise” US fares in 2020 (Reuters, 12-Sep-2019). He noted these fare increases would be possible as the industry “prices below…..