SkyTeam launches metasearch tool on website to meet passenger needs

Delta Air Lines announced (24-Sep-2018) the launch of a metasearch tool on SkyTeam‘s website to make it easier for passengers to plan and book trips on all…..

Taxes in Central America hamper growth of the LCC model: Volaris

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena stated the carrier’s expansion to Central America was capable of capturing bus passengers in markets such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Aero Latin News, 20-Sep-2018). He stated the…..

Viva Aerobus to launch three new Cancun-US routes

VivaAerobus announced (24-Sep-2018) plans to launch three new routes from Cancun International Airport. Cancun–Charlotte: Weekly service effective 16-Feb-2019; Cancun-Cincinnati: Effective 01-Dec-2018; Cancun-Nashville: Effective 16-Feb-2019. VivaAerobus will operate…..

Colombia and Finland sign MoU for direct air connectivity

Colombia Aerocivil, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Sep-2018) Colombia and Finland signed an MoU to expand air connectivity and to allow “in a near future” for the…..

US House, Senate committees include seat size regulation in FAA reauthorisation, remove baggage fees

US Senator Bill Nelson stated the House and Senate committees agreed to take action on “ever-shrinking seats” on aircraft, and included a proposal to regulate seat size…..

JetSMART operates with 92% load factor in Chile; Plans to launch five Chile-Argentina routes

JetSMART reported the carrier is operating with 92% load factor and holding a 12.5% domestic market share in Chile (La Tercera, 23-Sep-2018). The carrier operates 27 routes with…..

Norwegian to discontinue Edinburgh and Belfast service from New York Stewart International Airport

Norwegian plans to discontinue service to Edinburgh and Belfast from New York Stewart International Airport, effective 29-Mar-2019 (Business Traveller/The Scotsman/Daily Business/Daily Freeman, 21-Sep-2018). Norwegian director of communications Anders Lindstrom commented on the…..

Aerolineas Argentinas delays decision on long haul fleet: Report

Aerolineas Argentinas reportedly delayed its plans to incorporate two additional long haul aircraft to its fleet due to not reaching an agreement with unions (Aviacion News,…..

ACI-NA: North American airports handled 5.8% more international pax in 2017

ACI-NA outlined (20-Sep-2018) the following highlights from its 2017 North American Airport Traffic Summary: North American airports international passenger traffic rose  5.8% year-on-year and domestic traffic grew 3.3%;…..

American Airlines to raise baggage fees for passengers travelling to US and Caribbean destinations

American Airlines announced (20-Sep-2018) plans to raise the price of first and second checked bags by USD5 each from 21-Sep-2018 for travel in the US and other North America and Caribbeandestinations……