Lyft to suspend service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport if fees are enacted

Lyft plans to suspend service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Jan-2020 if proposed fees approved by the Phoenix City Council are enacted (KTAR News, 18-Nov-2019).

Caribbean Airlines enables loyalty members to earn miles with cargo

Caribbean Airlines announced (18-Nov-2019) members of the Caribbean Miles Loyalty Programme can now earn miles when shipping with Caribbean Airlines Cargo. The airline also highlighted the following cargo initiatives introduced in…..

US BTS: US scheduled airlines employed 2.3% more workers y-o-y in Sep-2019

US Department of Transportation‘s (DoT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported (18-Nov-2019) US scheduled airlines employed 450,517 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) workers in Sep-2019, up 2.3% year-on-year. Sep-2019…..

LATAM to increase Lima-Miami frequency from Jun-2020

LATAM Airlines Peru plans to increase Lima-Miami frequency from twice to three times daily operating with Boeing 767-300ER from 01-Jun-2020, as per an 18-Nov-2019 GDS display and inventory.

Air Canada launches new mobile application

Air Canada launched (15-Nov-2019) its new mobile application following extensive consultation with customers and employees globally. The new application includes interactive airport maps of Toronto Pearson International…..

ExpressJet commences assigning pilots to E175 base at Chicago O’Hare

ExpressJet Airlines commenced (15-Nov-2019) assigning pilots to its Embraer E175 operations base at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The base will open on 01-Jan-2020 and will be the carrier’s second E175 base after Houston. Chicago is…..

American Airlines to deploy Boeing 767 on services from Philadelphia to Montego Bay and Punta Cana

American Airlines plans to deploy Boeing 767-300ER equipment on one of twice daily Philadelphia–Montego Bay service, effective 13-Feb-2020 to 06-Apr-2020 (Routes Online, 15-Nov-2019). The airline also plans to deploy 767-300ER equipment…..

Swoop launches five seasonal services to the US and Mexico

Swoop launched (15-Nov-2019) five seasonal services to the US and Mexico: Winnipeg-Orlando: Twice weekly service, effective 15-Nov-2019 to 24-Apr-2020; Winnipeg–Las Vegas: Twice weekly service, effective 15-Nov-2019 to 24-Apr-2020; Winnipeg–Fort…..

ARC: Dollar value of airline tickets sold in 2019 totals USD84 billion

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (14-Nov-2019) sales made by US based travel agencies increased 1.5% year-on-year in Oct-2019 and 2.8% for the first 10 months of 2019. The…..

LATAM CEO: ‘I don’t believe the government is willing to continue subsidising’ Aerolineas Argentinas

LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto commented on changes to the Argentina market with the incoming government, stating: “I do not believe there will be a hard shift…..

US Travel Association: US decision to advance reauthorisation of Brand USA is ‘huge step’

US Travel Association EVP for public affairs and policy Tori Barnes reported (14-Nov-2019) the US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce’s decision to advance the…..