Southwest Airlines unveils USD250m expansion near Dallas Love Field, main campus

Southwest Airlines unveiled “Welcome to Wings” on 02-Apr-2018, a USD250 million centre close to Dallas Love Field that is expected to accommodate a number of flight operations and pilot…..

ALTA raises concerns over creation of new airport taxes in Colombia

ALTA addressed (31-Mar-2018) “all mayors in cities with airports within Colombia” raising concerns over the implementation of new aviation taxes. ALTA stated: “The proposed increase in taxes…..

Brazilian fleet size to increase following two years of fleet size reduction

Brazil‘s civil aviation fleet is expected to increase in 2018, following two years of fleet size reduction (Valor, 02-Apr-2018). Brazil’s major four carriers, Gol Linhas Aereas, LATAM…..

Hawaiian Airlines CEO affirms leisure travel ‘actually held up better’ during global downturn

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram stated leisure travel “actually held up better” than business travel around the period of the global financial crisis, demonstrating “people value…..

United and Mesa receive tentative approval to increase Houston-Havana frequency to daily

United Airlines confirmed the US Department of Transportation tentatively awarded United and Mesa Airlines authority to commence daily Houston George Bush-Havana service, expanding from its current Saturday-only service. The service is subject to…..

Delta Air Lines and Gol to extend codeshare agreement on extra Fortaleza, Brasilia routes

Delta Air Lines announced (29-Mar-2018) plans to offer additional codesharing points with Gol in 30 days following 29-Mar-2018: Fortaleza–Miami, Fortaleza-Orlando, Brasilia-Miami and Brasilia-Orlando. [more – original PR]

BTC says open skies policy ‘serves the best interest of our country’

Business Travel Coalition (BTC), in a letter to US President Trump, stated (02-Apr-2018) America’s pro-competition, pro-consumer, pro-growth Open Skies policy has proven itself over the past 25 years…..

US Department of Transportation tentatively allocates US-Havana frequencies

US Department of Transportation tentatively allocated (30-Mar-2018) the following US–Havana frequencies: American Airlines: One daily frequency for proposed Miami-Havana service; Delta Air Lines: One daily frequency for proposed Miami-Havana…..

RAA: Solutions to address pilot shortage are ‘within reach’

Regional Airline Association (RAA) stated Great Lakes Airlines‘ decision to suspend operations is the “latest example of the pilot shortage and its damaging impact”, pointing out the…..

Delta launches first international only media platform to build brand awareness

Delta Air Lines has launched its first international-only media platform, including advertising and social media, to support and build brand awareness outside the US. The platform will…..

Honeywell: Airlines can introduce route, airport and course changes to easily cut fuel burn

Honeywell, via its official blog, stated data analytics technology can be used to improve fuel efficiency without sacrificing schedule performance by changing operational practices and…..