Grupo Viva Air to launch an IPO

Grupo Viva Air CEO Felix Antelo stated the carrier is planning to launch an IPO in the next “two or three years” (Dinero, 28-May-2018). The group’s…..

ABEAR estimates a daily loss of USD13m due to truckers’ protest in Brazil

ABEAR (Brazilian carriers’ association) announced (28-May-2018) that over the ongoing seven day protest by Brazilian truckers, 270 operations were cancelled and others were altered. Cancellations are…..

JetBlue and Emirates expand codeshare network in the Americas

JetBlue Airways and Emirates expanded their codeshare network to cover JetBlue‘s Boston–Bridgetown, Boston-Cancun, Boston-Minneapolis St Paul, Boston-Nassau, Ft Lauderdale-Bridgetown, Ft Lauderdale-Cancun, Ft Lauderdale-Lima, Ft Lauderdale-Mexico City, Ft Lauderdale-Nassau, New York JFK-Nassau, New York…..

Canada awards Hong Kong Airlines’ four additional services between Hong Kong, Canada

Hong Kong Airlines applied (18-May-2018) to the Canadian Transportation Agency for extra bilateral authority to permit it to operate four additional weekly services between Hong Kong and Canada, beginning on 28-Oct-2018……

CAPA: United, Delta and American keeping 2018 capacity forecasts intact despite rising fuel prices

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘US Big 3 airlines: Capacity growth despite fuel price volatility’, stated (28-May-2018) a certain level of volatility in fuel…..

Jetlines: WestJet-Air Canada duopoly leaves ‘minimal room for competitive pricing opportunities’

Canada Jetlines, via its official Twitter account, stated (25-May-2018) WestJet and Air Canada make up almost 89% of the Canadian air travel market, which leaves “minimal room for competitive…..

Delta to offer New York JFK-Antigua service over winter 2018/2019

Delta Air Lines stated (25-May-2018) weekly New York JFK–Antiguaservice is scheduled to launch on 22-Dec-2018, as it strengthens connectivity between New York and the Caribbean. The carrier plans…..

FAA acting administrator: US Govt must cut the ‘red tape’ for innovators

US FAA, via its official Twitter account, published (24-May-2018) commentary from acting administrator Dan Elwell. He said: “The era of red tape strangling good ideas…..

Hainan Airlines launches Shenzhen-Tianjin-Vancouver service

Hainan Airlines, via its official Facebook account, confirmed (25-May-2018) it launched twice weekly Shenzhen–Tianjin–Vancouver service on 25-May-2018, operating with Boeing 787 aircraft. The carrier confirmed: “We are delighted to…..

City receives objections from airlines over proposed utilisation of gates at Dallas Love Field

City of Dallas‘ proposal to resolve a dispute between Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines over the utilisation of gates at Dallas Love Field has received opposition from Southwest, Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines (Dallas News/Dallas…..

Thomas Cook Airlines to launch Manchester-Seattle service

Thomas Cook Airlines announced (24-May-2018) plans to launch twice weekly Manchester-Seattle service with Airbus A330-200 equipment, effective 27-May-2018. The summer schedule service will operate until Sep-2018. As previously reported…..