United Airlines: Consolidated PRASM increases 5% in 4Q2018

United Airlines reported (15-Jan-2019) consolidated PRASM increased 5% year on year in 4Q2018, towards the higher end of the airline’s 4Q2018 guidance range. Consolidated unit CASM…..

Delta sees USD3.4 billion of incremental value from relationship with American Express for 2018

Delta Air Lines reported (15-Jan-2019) double digit growth in co brand spend, creating USD3.4 billion of incremental value from Delta‘s relationship with American Express for 2018. Acquisition of American Express cards…..

San Diego Airport: Four airlines to move operations

San Diego International Airport announced (14-Jan-2019) Alaska Airlines plans to move all operations from terminals 1 and 2 to terminal 2 ‘East’. Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air and Sun Country also plan to move…..

Avianca Brazil to downsize fleet: report

Avianca Brazil reportedly plans to downsize its fleet amidst legal processes launched by lessors to repossess aircraft on lease (Reuters, 14-Jan-2019). As previously reported by CAPA,…..

A220 receives 180 minute ETOPS approval from Transport Canada

Airbus announced (14-Jan-2019) the A220 received 180 minute ETOPS approval from Transport Canada. The certification will enable A220-100 and A220-300 operators to fly for up to 180…..

Aeroméxico and Aeroflot sign codeshare agreement for Mexico-Moscow connecting services

Aeromexico signed (14-Jan-2019) a codeshare agreement with Aeroflot for Mexico-Moscow connecting services via Amsterdam, London, Madrid and Paris. The agreement includes FFP benefits and access to VIP lounges of both carriers……

FAA: Southwest’s service to Hawaii delayed due to US Government shutdown

US FAA assistant administrator for communications Gregory Martin said Southwest Airlines‘ planned service to Hawaii “is delayed during this time because of the partial shutdown” (Los Angeles…..

TAME suspends Quito-New York service citing profitability and insufficient studies before launch

TAME confirmed (13-Jan-2019) plans to suspend Quito-New York JFK service effective 01-Feb-2019. According to OAG, the carrier operates the route daily. The carrier stated: “2019 is an operational…..

Visitor arrivals to Dominican Republic up 6% in 2018, led by arrivals from US

Central Bank of the Dominican Republic reported (10-Jan-2019) visitor arrivals to the Dominican Republic for Dec-2018 and 2018. Details include: Dec-2018: Visitor arrivals: 659,008, +5.1% year-on-year; US: 186,732, +7.9%;…..

Corendon Dutch Airlines opens reservations for Amsterdam-Natal service

Corendon Dutch Airlines, via Corendon Airlines‘ official booking platform, opened sales for Amsterdam–Natal service with a fuel stop in Banjul, scheduled to commence on 03-Nov-2019 (aviation24.be, 11-Jan-2019). The…..