Southwest Airlines expects inter island ops in Hawaii to work ‘hand in glove’ with mainland services

Southwest Airlines EVP and chief revenue officer Andrew Watterson stated the airline plans to commence services to Hawaii with “our flights from the mainland”, before looking…..

Dominican Republic to challenge Panama as a logistics hub

Dominican Republic Junta de Aviacion Civil and the National Competition Counsel signed (10-Aug-2018) a cooperation agreement seeking to promote cargo air connectivity and competitiveness with the objective of…..

Hainan Airlines completes sale of entire stake in Azul

Hainan Airlines sold (11-Aug-2018) its entire 58.1 million shares of Azul‘s preferred stock, equivalent to 19.3 million AmericanDepository shares, at USD16.15 per share for USD306.2 million after deducting…..

Seattle-Tacoma Airport launches mobile app

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport launched (09-Aug-2018) a mobile app for passengers. The app features information on USTSA security screening, dining options and transportation options. [more – original PR]

United Airlines to reflect updated brand design in new employee uniforms, seats

United Airlines plans to reflect an updated brand design in its new employee uniforms, according to corporate communications manager Erin Benson (USA Today, 09-Aug-2018). She noted: “You…..

Air Caraibes completes modernisation of A330s

Air Caraibes completed (09-Aug-2018) modernisation of its A330 fleet. The company commenced a major overhaul programme of its six A330s in 2017. All aircraft are now configured in…..

Azul reports 17% increase in traffic from 18% increase in capacity in 2Q2018

Azul Linhas Aereas reported (09-Aug-2018) a 17.4% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic in 2Q2018, over a capacity increase of 18.6%, resulting in a 0.8ppts reduction in load…..

US TSA confirms it will not eliminate passenger screening at any federalised US airport

US TSA confirmed (08-Aug-2018) it will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalised US airport, contrary to recent media reports. US TSA said the reports were based on…..

Embratur reports strong increase in visas issued following implementation of eVisa

Embratur reported (08-Aug-2018) Brazil reached the milestone of 100,000 electronic visas issued. Electronic visas include 70,793 to US citizens, 13,975 to Australia, 9315 to Canada and 7233 to Japan. Embratur is working on expanding…..

Regional Airline Association warns of ‘simply too few’ pilots to operate routes

Regional Airline Association president Faye Malarkey Black stated there are “simply too few” pilots to operate all of today’s routes, warning the situation will reach “crisis…..

Brazilian Senate approves bill prohibiting seat assignment charge

Brazil‘s Senate approved a bill prohibiting carriers from charging for seat assignment (Panrotas, 08-Aug-2018). Carriers in the country recently announced plans to start charging for…..