JetBlue changes senior leadership; Joanna Geraghty appointed as president and COO

JetBlue Airways appointed (18-May-2018) Joanna Geraghty as president and COO. Ms Geraghty joined JetBlue in 2005. The carrier is making a number of changes to its senior leadership in…..

Aeromexico suspends plans for Mexico City-Barcelona service

Aeromexico confirmed (16-May-2018) it has indefinitely suspended plans to launch Mexico City-Barcelona service, which was scheduled for Nov-2018, due to the authorisation of fifth freedom rights granted to an…..

Indigo Partners: JetSmart a ‘terrific success so far’, giving Argentina a ‘hard look’

Indigo Partners managing partner William Franke, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (Apr-2018) Chilean LCC start-up JetSmart is “focused on getting our legs under us” and the carrier’s initial…..

Orlando International Airport: Number one on ‘long haul wish list’ is London Heathrow

Orlando International Airport senior director of marketing and air service development Vicki Jaramillo, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (May-2018) number one on the airport’s “long haul…..

Delta CEO says US-UAE discussions provide opportunity to revisit markets ‘we’ve been run out of’

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian stated the airline is considering the launch of additional international services in the wake of discussions between the US and UAE governments on their…..

Air Canada reintroducing branded fares and fixed buy-across

Air Canada stated (15-May-2018) it is reintroducing branded fares and fixed buy-across, in a bid to increase fare differentiation and customer buy up while improving product recognition. [more…..

Embassy Suites by Hilton opens hotel near Montreal International Airport

Embassy Suites by Hilton opened (16-May-2018) a new hotel near Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The hotel is owned and manged by Easton’s Group of Hotels and…..

Virgin Atlantic to move Las Vegas service from Gatwick to Heathrow in early 2019

Virgin Atlantic plans to launch London Heathrow–Las Vegas service, effective 31-Mar-2019 (TTG Media/Business Traveller, 16-May-2018). The carrier’s current Las Vegas service operates from London Gatwick Airport. The move forms part of Virgin…..

Air Canada makes change to refer to Taiwan as part of China

Air Canada listed Taiwan as part of China, instead of a separate country, from 14-May-2018 (Taiwan News/Taipei Times/The Canadian Press, 15-May-2018). Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur said the carrier’s “policy is to…..

Fredericton International Airport generates USD30m in GDP p/a

Fredericton International Airport (New Brunswick) reported (15-May-2018) it supports 662 full time equivalent jobs and generates CAD38.8 million (USD30 million) in GDP p/a, according to its…..

HNA Group and Caribbean Airlines in commercial talks

HNA Group and Caribbean Airlines held commercial discussions on 14-May-2018, discussing cooperation in areas such as aviation tourism, aircraft leasing and financing (, 15-May-2018). The companies also discussed…..