Alaska Airlines opens first lounge on US east coast

Alaska Airlines opened (30-Apr-2018) the first Alaska lounge on the US east coast on 30-Apr-2018. The “reimagined” lounge is located in terminal 7 at New York John F Kennedy…..

Montevideo Airport to adopt facial recognition technology

Corporacion America Uruguay CTO Ricardo Cerri stated Montevideo Carrasco Airport is trialling the implementation of facial recognition e-gates, set to become the first airport in South America to implement the system…..

Panasonic Avionics: Inflight advertising poised to grow into major ancillary revenue stream

Panasonic Avionics global advertising sales director Chris Hartley reported (26-Apr-2018) inflight advertising is worth more than USD300 million p/a, although airline advertising revenue has received less…..

American Airlines expects system capacity to grow at least 2.5% in 2018

American Airlines Group stated (26-Apr-2018) 2018 total system capacity is expected to be up 2.5% year-on-year on a schedule over schedule basis. Actual capacity growth will be slightly…..

Canada approves Iberia and LEVEL codeshare

Canadian Transportation Agency approved (26-Apr-2018) Iberia‘s and LEVEL‘s application requesting permission for Iberia to codeshare on LEVEL’s international services between European Community and Canada. [more – original PR]

Spirit Airlines continues to see ‘pretty competitive environment out there’ for 1H2018

Spirit Airlines SVP and chief commercial officer Matt Klein, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (Apr-2018) the carrier continues to see a “pretty competitive environment out there” for 1H2018, although…..

Southwest Airlines: Launch to Hawaii ‘really depends’ on the FAA ETOPS authorisation process

Southwest Airlines EVP and chief revenue officer Andrew Watterson, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (Apr-2018) the carrier is undergoing the FAA ETOPS authorisation process “right now”, which will…..

Avianca Holdings doubts LCC’s success in markets such as Chile and Mexico

Avianca Holdings chairman German Efromovich cast doubts about LCC in markets such as Mexico and Chile, “I have doubt the low costs work in some markets” (A21, 24-Apr-2018). He…..

Farelogix and Florida International University form airline data analytics and decision programme

Farelogix and Florida International University (FIU) formed (25-Apr-2018) the Data Science for Airlines Informatics (DSAI) programme, an training programme focused on airline data analytics and decision…..

American Airlines Group sees continued strength in demand for both business and leisure travel

American Airlines Group stated (26-Apr-2018) TRASM in 2Q2018 is expected to increase approximately 1.5% to 3.5% year-on-year, which reflects expected continued strength in demand for both business…..

JetBlue looking to offer new transcon service from Los Angeles basin, more details ‘very soon’

JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes indicated the carrier may focus service on a new market in south California, promising to reveal more details “very, very soon” (USA Today/Seeking…..