Fitch says acceleration to full airport privatisation within the US is ‘unlikely’

Fitch Ratings stated (20-Feb-2018) the Trump Administration’s plan for US infrastructure could provide regulatory easing and a fresh infusion of financing options across US airports, however, acceleration to…..

Aeromexico attributes double digit increase in ASK to upgauging strategy

Aeromexico attributed (20-Feb-2018) a 15.4% year-on-year increase in total ASKs in 4Q2017 to Aeromexico‘s upgauging strategy. International ASKs increased by 29.5% while domestic capacity decreased by 9.8%…..

Air Canada introduces ‘economy basic’ fare on select domestic services

Air Canada announced (20-Feb-2018) the new ‘economy basic’ fare is now available on select services within Canada, offering the same amenities as economy class with a “few important restrictions”……

United Airlines announces domestic schedule for new 737 MAX 9 aircraft

United Airlines announced (19-Feb-2018) plans to deploy Boeing737 MAX 9 on the following domestic schedules, effective 07-Jun-2018: Houston-Anchorage: Daily service from 07-Jun-2018; Houston-Austin: Daily service from 07-Jun-2018; Houston-Fort…..

Volaris Costa Rica confirms US services commencing in Mar-2018

Volaris confirmed (19-Feb-2018) Volaris Costa Rica plans to launch US services, as follows: San Jose Juan Santamaria–San Salvador-Los Angeles: Twice weekly service effective 15-Mar-2018; San Jose Juan Santamaria-Guatemala-Los Angeles: Weekly…..

Quiport and Gol negotiate launch of Sao Paulo-Quito service

Quiport announced (15-Feb-2018) it is close to reaching an agreement with Gol to launch Sao Paulo-Quito service. The parties signed an MoU on the matter. The service has the…..

Canada welcomes highest number of tourists in history

Destination Canada stated (20-Feb-2018) Canada welcomed 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history, attributable to factors such as marketing campaigns in key international markets, visa changes…..

Spirit Airlines to launch Fort Lauderdale-Saint Croix service in May-2018

Spirit Airlines announced (20-Feb-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Fort Lauderdale-Saint Croix service on 24-May-2018. Saint Croix represents the carrier’s 65th destination. Spirit will be the sole operator on…..

CAPA: Biggest surprise of US infrastructure plan is proposal to privatise Washington airports

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘President Trump’s new infrastructure plan: potential for aviation and private airport financing’, stated (17-Feb-2018) the biggest…..

Southwest Airlines to launch international freight services in May-2018

Southwest Airlines cargo and charters VP Matt Buckley stated (19-Feb-2018) Southwest plans to “enter the international cargo market for the first time” with the launch of freight services…..

Air Canada to expand rouge fleet to counter ULCC competition

Air Canada reportedly plans to expand the fleet of Air Canada rouge to counter competition from upcoming ULCCs, operating the additional aircraft on regional services (Canadian Press/Toronto Star, 16-Feb-2018). rouge reportedly…..