Investec Aviation Finance: Aircraft fleet growth costs cannot be met by airlines alone

Investec Aviation Finance stated (24-Sep-2018) growth of the world’s commercial aircraft leasing fleet will require financing in excess of USD100 billion per year, which is a “cost…..

Aeromexico’s direct bookings are on the high 20% of total bookings: CEO

Aeromexico CEO Andrés Conesa stated the carrier’s direct bookings comprise of high 20% of total bookings, “still relatively low and we want to improve in the…..

LATAM Airlines Brazil launches LATAM+ seats with extra space and recline

LATAM Airlines Brazil launched a seat option offering extra pitch (Aeroflap, 25-Sep-2018). The seats are in the seven first rows in some aircraft. The seats will…..

iPass launches ‘SmartConnect for Airlines’ enablement platform

iPass launched (25-Sep-2018) ‘SmartConnect for Airlines’ platform, designed to optimise passenger experiences and create stronger relationships between airlines and their customers. iPass offers seamless connectivity on…..

Groupon partners with Frontier Airlines to provide ‘FRONTIER Miles’ on its loyalty programme

Groupon partnered (25-Sep-2018) with Frontier Airlines to provide ‘FRONTIER Miles‘ on its loyalty programme on 25-Sep-2018. Groupon will allow US users to earn up to five ‘FRONTIER Miles’ per every dollar…..

Aeromexico resumes plans for Barcelona operations upon Emirates withdrawal

Aeromexico resumed plans to launch Mexico City-Barcelona service, following Emirates step back from previous plans to operate the route (Preferente, 25-Sep-2018). As previously reported by CAPA, Emirates was “hugely” disappointed by Mexico‘s decision to…..

SkyTeam launches metasearch tool on website to meet passenger needs

Delta Air Lines announced (24-Sep-2018) the launch of a metasearch tool on SkyTeam‘s website to make it easier for passengers to plan and book trips on all…..

Taxes in Central America hamper growth of the LCC model: Volaris

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena stated the carrier’s expansion to Central America was capable of capturing bus passengers in markets such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Aero Latin News, 20-Sep-2018). He stated the…..

Viva Aerobus to launch three new Cancun-US routes

VivaAerobus announced (24-Sep-2018) plans to launch three new routes from Cancun International Airport. Cancun–Charlotte: Weekly service effective 16-Feb-2019; Cancun-Cincinnati: Effective 01-Dec-2018; Cancun-Nashville: Effective 16-Feb-2019. VivaAerobus will operate…..

Colombia and Finland sign MoU for direct air connectivity

Colombia Aerocivil, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Sep-2018) Colombia and Finland signed an MoU to expand air connectivity and to allow “in a near future” for the…..

US House, Senate committees include seat size regulation in FAA reauthorisation, remove baggage fees

US Senator Bill Nelson stated the House and Senate committees agreed to take action on “ever-shrinking seats” on aircraft, and included a proposal to regulate seat size…..