Air Canada receives approval to expand codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines

Air Canada received (02-Mar-2018) approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency to offer service to Izmir through a codeshare with Turkish Airlines for one year, effective 29-Mar-2018. The carriers also received authority to…..

Amaszonas Paraguay to relocate Buenos Aires operations

Amaszonas Paraguay plans to relocate its operations in Buenos Aires, moving from Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport as per ANAC regulation (aeronauticapy, 03-Mar-2018). ANAC reportedly…..

San Jose City Council approves incentives for new air service at San José International Airport

San Jose City Council approved landing fee waivers and marketing funding for Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines in support of new service the carriers are planning to launch…..

Brazilian, Chilean and Uruguayan carriers present proposal for Falkland Islands services

Argentina‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced (01-Mar-2018) several carriers from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay expressed interest in operating regular services to the Falkland Islands, with a stopover in Argentina. Authorities will evaluate…..

Brazil ANAC approves draft expansion projects for Fortaleza, Porto Alegre and Florianopolis airports

Brazil ANAC approved (02-Mar-2018) draft projects for Fortaleza Pinto Martins Airport, Porto Alegre Salgado Filho Airport and Florianopolis Hercilio Luz Airport expansion. The draft project for Salvador Luis E Magalhaes Airport is still…..

Avianca: Alliance with United ‘continues being the ideal’ but reveals alternative plan

Avianca Holdings CEO Hernan Rincon reassured the Avianca–United Airlines alliance “continues being the ideal” but revealed “we have another option” if the alliance is not materialised (Portafolio, 01-Mar-2018)……

ACI-NA CEO: Still ‘many questions to be answered’ on biometric entry

ACI-NA president and CEO Kevin Burke stated (01-Mar-2018) airports and airlines agree biometric entry has the potential to change the way passengers travel through airports but…..

Copa Airlines could be interested in Boeing’s NMA: CEO

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron reportedly stated the carrier is interested in Boeing‘s New Midsized Airplane (NMA), particularly with its potential to offer extra capacity on longhaul…..

Sun Country expands service from Minneapolis, Dallas/Fort Worth and Orlando

Sun Country announced (01-Mar-2018) plans to launch or expand the following services in summer 2018: Minneapolis St Paul–Austin: Frequency to increase from weekly to three times…..

Colombia deploys iris identification system for border control

Colombia‘s Migration implemented (27-Feb-2018) 10 BIOMIG biometric identification system at Bogota El Dorado International Airport. The system uses the passengers’ iris for identification at the airports…..

Porter Airlines enhances Sabre offering to include branded fares

Porter Airlines enhanced its Sabre offering to include branded fares, which EVP and chief commercial officer Michael Deluce expects will have “real benefits for travel agents” (Travel Pulse/Travel Week, 01/02-Mar-2018).