Swoop launches five seasonal services to the US and Mexico

Swoop launched (15-Nov-2019) five seasonal services to the US and Mexico: Winnipeg-Orlando: Twice weekly service, effective 15-Nov-2019 to 24-Apr-2020; Winnipeg–Las Vegas: Twice weekly service, effective 15-Nov-2019 to 24-Apr-2020; Winnipeg–Fort…..

ARC: Dollar value of airline tickets sold in 2019 totals USD84 billion

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (14-Nov-2019) sales made by US based travel agencies increased 1.5% year-on-year in Oct-2019 and 2.8% for the first 10 months of 2019. The…..

LATAM CEO: ‘I don’t believe the government is willing to continue subsidising’ Aerolineas Argentinas

LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto commented on changes to the Argentina market with the incoming government, stating: “I do not believe there will be a hard shift…..

US Travel Association: US decision to advance reauthorisation of Brand USA is ‘huge step’

US Travel Association EVP for public affairs and policy Tori Barnes reported (14-Nov-2019) the US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce’s decision to advance the…..

Azul and Alitalia sign codeshare agreement for 16 Azul destinations from Guarulhos

Azul and Alitalia signed (14-Nov-2019) a codeshare agreement encompassing the following 16 Azul destinations: Sao Paulo Guarulho, Rio de Janeiro Galeao and Santos Dumont, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campinas, Ribeirao Preto, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Navegantes, Goiania, Salvador, Ilheus, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife and Vitoria. Bookings…..

American Airlines rolls out Overbooked Flight Automation tool

American Airlines introduced a tool called ‘Overbooked Flight Automation’ in 2019, designed to notify passengers when a flight has been overbooked (Phoenix Business Journal, 07-Nov-2019). The carrier previously…..

Volaris freezes growth in Costa Rica due to increase in costs, making it ‘unviable’ for aviation

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena, via his personal LinkedIn account, announced (13-Nov-2019) the carrier decided to “freeze the growth” of its subsidiary, Volaris Costa Rica, due to an…..

Allegiant Air unveils Allegiant Basic, Allegiant Bonus and Allegiant Total

Allegiant Air now offers bundle fares ‘Allegiant Basic’, ‘Allegiant Bonus’ and ‘Allegiant Total’ (USA Today, 13-Nov-2019). Allegiant Basic offers one personal item, Allegiant Bonus offers one personal item, seat selection and carry on, and Allegiant Total…..

Copa on LCCs in the Peruvian market: We focus on passengers seeking connectivity and frequencies

Copa Airlines GM Peru Jose Luis Aguero commented on the entry of LCCs in the Peruvian market, stating: “We are different business models… We choose to focus on…..

JetBlue Airways introduces Blue Basic fares, to replace Blue Flex with Blue Extra

JetBlue Airways introduced (Nov-2019) a new fare option called ‘Blue Basic’, designed to cater to a “growing customer segment that really values low fares and that…..

Gol: Business traveller makes up around 40% of the Brazil-Argentina market

Gol CEO Paulo Kakinoff commented on the carrier’s operations in the Argentina market, stating that Gol has not seen a drop in demand in the Brazil–Argentina market (Clarin, 11-Nov-2019). Mr Kakinoff added…..