APEX CEO expects to see emergence of LCCs operating long haul

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) CEO Joe Leader, speaking on CAPA TV, said (Mar-2018) he expects to see a large number of LCC long hauls emerge,…..

Delta to launch Boston-Las Vegas service in Oct-2018

Delta Air Lines announced (19-Mar-2018) plans to launch daily Boston–Las Vegas service on 01-Oct-2018 with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines also operate the route, according to OAG. [more – original PR]

Hawaiian Airlines: Leisure has proven to be more ‘resilient’ than business travel in economic downturns

Hawaiian Airlines CEO and president Peter Ingram agreed that “anything that’s bad for the global economy” is bad for the airline industry, although from Hawaiian’s standpoint “it’s…..

Boeing: 737 MAX 7 offers more range with more passengers at lower fuel cost than A319neo

Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth said the new 737 MAX 7 will provide airlines with an “efficient product for opening and flying thinner markets…..

Airbus expecting A321LR to offer ‘new horizons’ for Latin American carriers

Airbus president for Latin America and Caribbean Rafael Alonso stated A321LR aircraft “will give… [Latin American] airlines great flexibility and new horizons” (aero.de, 16-Mar-2018). He said: “With a range of 7400kms, this aircraft…..

ALTA concerned over ‘constant’ jet fuel price increases in Jamaica

ALTA reached (Mar-2018) out to Petrojam to express concern on the “constant jet fuel price increases” in Jamaica over recent years, particularly with regards to the last increase which became effective in Jan-2018……

Air Transat to increase Montreal-Nantes frequency over summer 2018

Air Transat announced (16-Mar-2018) plans to increase Montreal-Nantes frequency from twice to three times weekly between 08-May-2018 and 30-Oct-2018. The carrier will deploy A330 aircraft on the…..

Alaska Airlines to introduce new first class menu, partly inspired by Virgin America

Alaska Airlines has announced plans to introduce a new first class menu with “West Coast inspired upgrades” in the week of 16-Mar-2018, with additional items to…..

A350-1000 ‘ideally suited for Latin America’: Airbus

Airbus president for Latin America and Caribbean Rafael Alonso believes the A350-1000 is “ideally suited to Latin America because of its range and fuel economy”, along with the ability to…..

Hawaiian Airlines sees growth potential between Asia and Hawaii: CEO

Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Peter Ingram stated the carrier sees the potential for continued growth in aviation between Asia and Hawaii, having added service throughout the Asia Pacific…..

Air Canada, Air China near JV agreement

Air Canada CFO Mike Rousseau said the airline is confident of agreeing a JV with Air China in the coming months following more than a year of talks (Routes…..