Delta: Rising oil prices ‘not terrible’ in long term due to more durable business models being built

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian commented on declining airline stocks largely due to rising oil prices (CNBC, 31-May-2018). In the long term, Mr Bastian believes…..

Volaris: ‘We became the Spotify of aviation’

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena commented on the role innovation has to the carrier’s business model, stating: “We believe in continuous innovation… For this reason we’re working…..

North American airlines report record passenger satisfaction according to JD Power

JD Power published (31-May-2018) its 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. Overall passenger satisfaction on a 1000 point scale increased to 762, a record high. JD Power travel practice lead Michael…..

Uruguay negotiating for Air France to recommence operations

Uruguay‘s Minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian confirmed negotiations for Air France to recommence operations in Uruguay (Hosteltur, 31-May-2018). Ms Kechichian aims for Air France to resume Paris CDG–Montevideo Carrasco service. As previously reported by…..

Alaska Airlines launches Mileage Plan Hotels

Alaska Airlines announced (29-May-2018) members of the Alaska Mileage Plan programme can now use ‘Alaska miles’ to book accommodation at over 400,000 hotel properties, due to…..

Delta Air Lines launches ‘Passport Plum’ uniform collection

Delta Air Lines launched (29-May-2018) a new ‘Passport Plum’ uniform collection for its 64,000 employees. The carrier’s last uniform update was in 2006 for ‘above-wing’ employees…..

Canadian Transportation Agency launches public consultations on air passenger protection regulations

Canadian Transportation Agency announced (28-May-2018) the launch of public consultations on air passenger protection regulations. New provisions of the Canada Transportation Act mandates the agency to develop regulations setting out airlines’ obligations…..

JetSMART to launch operations to Arica

JetSMART, via its official Twitter account, announced (24-May-2018) the launch of operations in Arica. The carrier plans to launch Antofagasta-Arica and Santiago-Arica services effective from 22-Oct-2018.

ACI-NA calls on US Congress to stop diverting US TSA funding

ACI-NA president and CEO Kevin Burke stated (29-May-2018) “Congress must stop diverting a portion of the 9/11 passenger security fee to pay for other government programs…..

Copa, LATAM and Avianca apply for new Colombia-Argentina routes

Copa Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Avianca requested authorisation from Colombia Aerocivil to operate Colombia–Argentina services (Reportur, 28-May-2018). Details as follows: Copa: Daily Bogota–Panama-Buenos Aires service with Embraer 190 aircraft; Avianca: Daily Bogota-Cordoba service with A319 aircraft; LATAM Airlines:…..

Aeromexico increases Mexico City-Madrid frequency

Aeromexico announced (28-May-2018) plans to increase MexicoCity-Madrid frequency to 16 times weekly from 15-Jun-2018 to 25-Oct-2018. According to OAG, the carrier is operating the route 12 times weekly. Iberia also…..