Air Canada expects new loyalty plan to improve user experience

Air Canada VP for loyalty and e-commerce Mark Nasr stated the carrier expects its new in-house loyalty programme will improve the user experience, once it becomes one entity…..

Interjet confirms delivery of first A321neo

Interjet confirmed (29-Jan-2018) it took delivery of its first A321neo equipped with CFM Leap X1A engines. The carrier expects to take delivery of eight A321neos in 2018. [more…..

SBA Airlines to undergo internal restructuring following a 90 days AOC suspension

SBA Airlines, via its official Twitter account, announced (30-Jan-2018) it received a 90 day AOC suspension notice from Venezuela INAC, on 26-Jan-2018. The carrier will undergo…..

Alaska Airlines looking to address upsell and segmentation opportunities

Alaska Airlines CCO Andrew Harrison stated the first reconfigured Airbus aircraft will enter service in Sep-2018, and the additional seats will reduce the Airbus fleet’s CASM and result in a meaningful…..

Flair Airlines receives exemption, foreign air carrier permit from the US

Flair Airlines received (30-Jan-2018) an exemption under 49 U.S.C. §40109 and amended foreign air carrier permit under 49 U.S.C. §41301 from the US Department of Transportation, allowing it…..

Argentina seeks to develop Mar del Plata’s off season attractiveness

Argentina Minister of Tourism Gustavo Santos stated (26-Jan-2018) the ministry is working with a group of businesspersons in Mar del Plata to increase the destination’s off season attractiveness,…..

Primera Air to launch five times weekly London Stansted-Washington Dulles service

Primera Air announced (01-Feb-2018) plans to launch five times weekly London Stansted–Washington Dulles service with A321neo equipment, effective 22-Aug-2018. According to OAG, United Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways operate Washington Dulles-London…..

Emirates confirms plans to commence Dubai-São Paulo-Santiago service in Jul-2018

Emirates confirmed (31-Jan-2018) plans to commence five times weekly Dubai-São Paulo Guarulhos-Santiago service on 05-Jul-2018. The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-200LR equipment configured with 38 business class…..

French Blue to rebrand as French Bee

Groupe Dubreuil announced (30-Jan-2018) plans to rebrand French Blue as French Bee. Groupe Dubreuil stated in light of plans to launch Paris Orly–San Francisco–Papeete service, objections were raised by an…..

US and Qatar delegations reach agreement addressing concerns on subsidised competition, transparency

US and Qatar delegations reached (30-Jan-2018) a set of understandings to address concerns raised by US carriers regarding subsidised competition and an alleged lack of transparency. Under the agreement, Qatari and…..

Google Flights adds delay reporting and prediction, information on ‘Basic Economy’ fares

Google, via its official blog, announced (31-Jan-2018) it is adding new features to Google Flights that will help to predict flight delays and provide information on…..