JetBlue Airways deploys first fully integrated biometric boarding gate at New York JFK

JetBlue Airways deployed (15-Nov-2018) its first fully integrated biometric self boarding gate at New York John F Kennedy International Airport terminal 5, in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)……

US passenger and freight transportation service index up 5% in Sep-2018

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported (15-Nov-2018) the combined transportation service index (TSI) increased 4.9% year-on-year in Sep-2018, of which passenger TSI increased 5.2% year-on-year and the…..

Dominican Republic and Uruguay sign open skies agreement

Dominican Republic Junta de Aviacion Civil announced (14-Nov-2018) the Dominican Republic and Uruguay signed an air services agreement “formalising commercial aviation operations between both countries”. The open skies agreement includes…..

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches CTM data insight, reporting and visualisation tool

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released (13-Nov-2018) ‘CWT AnswerIQ’, a data insight, reporting and visualisation tool. The tool provides reporting for corporate travel management (CTM) programmes, using internet-style…..

United Airlines to launch six intercontinental services in 2019 with 787-10 aircraft

United Airlines announced (14-Nov-2018) plans to launch the following services with Boeing 787-10 equipment: New York Newark–Frankfurt: From 30-Mar-2019; New York Newark–Tel Aviv Ben Gurion: From 30-Mar-2019; New York Newark-Paris…..

Aerolineas Argentinas: Unions are testing ‘the limit of our clients’

Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Luis Malvido stated some unions in Argentina are testing “the limit of our clients” (infoBAE, 15-Nov-2018). There’s rumours of another surprise assembly on 16-Nov-2018 but…..

Philippine Airlines to increase Toronto and Los Angeles frequency in 2019

Philippine Airlines plans to increase Manila–Toronto Pearsonfrequency from five to seven times weekly, effective 31-Mar-2019, and increase Manila-Los Angeles frequency from 14 to 17 times weekly, effective…..

Infinity Airlines plans to take to the air in Chile with Canadian and Middle Eastern backing

Chile DGAC reportedly is analysing the proposal for the launch of a new carrier, Infinity Airlines, headed by Bernardo Javalquinto and financially backed by Canadian and Middle East investors (Reportur,…..

ACI-NA: America’s airports contribute USD1.3 trillion to economy, equivalent to 7% of GDP

Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA) released (13-Nov-2018) an economic impact study of 493 commercial airports in the US. Findings revealed the airports’ collective national output rose 13%…..

Hawaiian Airlines to update baggage policy

Hawaiian Airlines announced (12-Nov-2018) plans to update its baggage policy for checked first and second bags on frequencies between North America and Hawaii, effective 13-Nov-2018. The update is applicable…..