Delta Air Lines operating profit up 17% in 4Q2017, USD6.1bn operating profit in 2017

Delta Air Lines reported (11-Jan-2018) the following financial highlights: Three months ended 31-Dec-2017: Total operating revenue: USD10,245 million, +8% year-on-year; Passenger: USD8501 million, +7%; Cargo: USD200…..

Brazil launches e-visa for Japan; Canada and US to follow

Brazil launched an e-visa for Japanese passport holders, following implementation of the service for Australian passport holders in Nov-2017 (Panrotas, 11-Jan-2018). The facility will be further…..

Delta Air Lines confirms new eVisas now available for customers travelling to Brazil

Delta Air Lines announced (11-Jan-2018) customers travelling to Brazil can now apply for a Brazilian visitor eVisa, which will be available for Japanese citizens from 11-Jan-2018, Canadians from 18-Jan-2018 and…..

Bombardier reviewing options for Downsview site

Bombardier announced (12-Jan-2018) a review is underway of its facilties worldwide as part of its five year turnaround plan. The company is considering options for its Downsview…..

US BTS reports on time performance rates in Nov-2017

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released (12-Jan-2018) the Air Travel Consumer Report for Nov-2017. Details include: Overall on time arrivals: 88.3%; Highest on time arrivals rates:…..

IATA outlines fastest growing country pairs to 2036

IATA, via its official Twitter account, forecast (08-Jan-2018) the following country pairs will have the largest growth in passenger numbers by 2036: India–UAE: 20.2 million…..

Aerolineas Argentinas incorporates second 737 MAX 8

Aerolineas Argentinas incorporated (10-Jan-2018) its second two class 170 seat Boeing 737 MAX 8 (LV-GVE, serial number 64208). The carrier is scheduled to incorporate additional MAX 8s…..

Sacramento Airport to offer incentives to European LCCs

Sacramento County director of airports John Wheat reported the county approved a proposed incentive package for Sacramento International Airport with provisions for temporary exemptions for airport landing and usage…..

Boeing: Cabin upgrades focused on business and premium economy, not first class

Boeing regional director of cabin experience Kent Craver commented that cabin upgrades are currently focused around business class and premium economy, rather than first class (MRO-Network.com,…..

Hawaiian Airlines A321neo enters commercial service

Hawaiian Airlines, via its official Twitter account, reported (09-Jan-2018) the first scheduled commercial service of the A321neo aircraft on Kahului-Oakland service on 08-Jan-2018.

TAG joins BSP to sell tickets through travel agencies

Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos (TAG), via its official blog, announced (10-Jan-2018) it joined the Bank Settlement Plan (BSP) in order for travel agencies to sell its services…..