Sun Country Airlines confirms plans to launch seasonal Austin-Cancun service

Sun Country Airlines confirmed (09-Mar-2018) plans to launch seasonal three times weekly Austin–Cancun service on 15-Jun-2018. The carrier will operate the route until 13-Aug-2018. [more – original PR]

American Airlines to retire 45 737s by 2020

American Airlines plans to retire up to 45 of its oldest Boeing 737 aircraft through 2020, phasing out 12 aircraft in 2019 and 33 in 2020 (Bloomberg, 09-Mar-2018)……

Azul SA attributes increase in capacity to upgauging strategy

Azul SA attributed (08-Mar-2018) a 10.6% year-on-year increase in capacity in 2017 to its upgauging strategy. The carrier registered a 5.6% increase in RASK, resulting in a…..

Southwest Airlines expects Hawaiian expansion to ‘ignite credit card applications’

Southwest Airlines chief revenue officer Andrew Watterson stated the credit card is “core to the airline business”, and he expects the carrier’s expansion to Hawaii to “ignite…..

Aeromexico launches new fare structure

Aeromexico renewed (08-Mar-2018) its fare structure, under a new branded fare concept, with six fare brackets. The new structure will be available for Mexico domestic, US and Canada operations. Fare brackets are…..

Latin American Wings suspends operations to commence restructuring process

Latin American Wings, via its official Facebook account, stated (10-Mar-2018) it commenced a “temporary suspension of all operations”. The carrier plans to undergo a restructuring effort…..

Sun Country Airlines expands network with new seasonal services

Sun Country Airlines announced (08-Mar-2018) plans to launch the following seasonal routes throughout summer 2018, allowing it to offer a total of 50 routes in 2018: Austin–Cancun:…..

Wingo introduces new payment options

Wingo introduced a new payment option, allowing passengers to pay for reservations with a debit or credit card in VEB through Mercantil Bank, Banesco and BBVA…..

Amaszonas Paraguay to launch Asuncion-Santiago service

Amaszonas Paraguay plans to launch daily Asuncion-Santiago service with 50 seat Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, effective 26-Mar-2018 (Aeronautica Paraguay, 08-Mar-2018). According to OAG, LATAM Airlines also operates the route.

WestJet appoints new president and CEO

WestJet announced (08-Mar-2018) president and CEO Gregg Saretsky retired, effective immediately. EVP of commercial Ed Sims was appointed as new president and CEO, effective 08-Mar-2018, and to the…..

Gol CEO: No plans to operate Brazil-Europe ‘for now’

Gol Linhas Aereas CEO Paulo Kakinoff said new generation narrowbodies could operate between the Brazilian northeast and Europe but “we do not have plans for now” (Valor, 07-Mar-2018). Gol will…..