LATAM Airlines Brazil cancels plans for Munich and Rome services due to international overcapacity

LATAM Airlines Group stated (16-May-2019) overcapacity on international routes in the Brazilian market made it necessary to suspend the launch of the Sao Paulo-Munich service and suspend…..

American Airlines opens Flagship Lounge, renovated Admirals Club at Dallas Fort Worth

American Airlines opened (16-May-2019) a new Flagship Lounge and a renovated Admirals Club in terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The Flagship Lounge includes Flagship…..

Amazon planning ‘largest facility in the southeast US’ at Lakeland Linder Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport and the City of Lakeland, via their official Facebook and Twitter accounts, announced (17/18-May-2019) the airport is seeking approval from the Lakeland…..

Avianca CEO: 1Q2019 a ‘difficult start of the year’ in a ‘challenging environment’

Avianca Holdings interim CEO Renato Covelo commented (15-May-2019) on 1Q2019 operations and results, stating: “Avianca Holdings had a difficult start of the year”. He proceeded to describe…..

Port of Portland: Uber and Lyft to test new rideshare processes at Portland International Airport

Port of Portland confirmed Uber and Lyft plan to test new rideshare processes at Portland International Airport in an effort to reduce wait times and curbside congestion. Uber’s new PIN…..

IATA: Trade tariffs to make 2019 ‘a very tough year for the air cargo business’

IATA reported (17-May-2019) increasing tariffs on trade are damaging the global economy and prospects for 2019. The association reported international trade volumes stopped growing in 1Q2019, following…..

Airbus: EU-US trade dispute ‘not supportive to any of the players in aerospace’

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said trade disagreements between Europe and the US are “not supportive to any of the players in aerospace” and while he does not believe Airbus would…..

Air Canada proposes to acquire Transat AT, create global travel services company

Air Canada entered (16-May-2019) into an exclusive agreement with Transat AT to potentially combine the airline and company. Air Canada proposes to acquire all issued and outstanding shares of Transat at…..

Avianca reduces ‘average fares by 4.2% given the macroeconomic weakness’ in several markets

Avianca Holdings attributed (15-May-2019) the USD18.5 million operating income (EBIT) in 1Q2019, with a 1.6% EBIT margin in 1Q2019 primarily to a 1.5% year-on-year decrease in…..

Delta Air Lines advises against proposed EU tariffs, would invoke ‘serious harm’

Delta Air Lines associate general counsel Scott McClain advised the US government that proposed EU tariffs over illegal aircraft subsidies would invoke “serious harm” to the airline, its customers and workers…..

TWA Hotel opens at JFK International Airport

New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo announced (15-May-2019) the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York John F Kennedy International Airport. The project involved the transformation…..