WestJet appoints new president and CEO

WestJet announced (08-Mar-2018) president and CEO Gregg Saretsky retired, effective immediately. EVP of commercial Ed Sims was appointed as new president and CEO, effective 08-Mar-2018, and to the…..

Gol CEO: No plans to operate Brazil-Europe ‘for now’

Gol Linhas Aereas CEO Paulo Kakinoff said new generation narrowbodies could operate between the Brazilian northeast and Europe but “we do not have plans for now” (Valor, 07-Mar-2018). Gol will…..

Allegiant to launch 13 new routes for summer 2018, introduces service to Nashville

Allegiant Air announced (07-Mar-2018) plans to launch 13 new routes in summer 2018, while offering service to new destination Nashville, as follows: Denver–Asheville: Twice weekly service…..

Uber sees ‘passenger drones and package-carrying drones all having to share the same airspace’

US FAA, via its official Twitter account, posted (07-Mar-2018) a series of commentary by Uber ‎engineering director of aviation Mark Moore. He said: “I don’t see just drones…..

Porter Airlines considering basic fare option, although not a ‘top priority’ at present

Porter Airlines manager of communications Brad Cicero stated the carrier may consider adding a fourth category to its fare options, noting: “We have been looking at…..

Air Canada and Virgin Australia apply for expanded US-Canada codeshare agreement

Air Canada applied (07-Mar-2018) for an amended statement of authorisation with the US Department of Transportation to expand its codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia. Air Canadarequested to codeshare with Virgin…..

British Airways introduces biometric boarding at Orlando Airport

British Airways and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority introduced (08-Mar-2018) biometric boarding at the gate at Orlando International Airport. The SITA powered technology allows passengers to board without a passport or boarding…..

Azul SA claims ‘highest average fare in Brazil’ at USD106

Azul SA announced (08-Mar-2018) it continues to hold the highest average fare in Brazil of BRL345 (USD106) in 4Q2017, a 17.2% year-on-year increase. [more – original PR – English/Portuguese]

JetBlue maintains optimism for Puerto Rico as various campaigns champion tourists to visit the island

Several campaigns are underway to promote Puerto Rico’s tourism business after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in late 2017, and the island’s largest airline,…..

Monthly Route Recap – March 2018

In Mar-2018, Qantas is set to launch its historic new route linking Australia with Europe direct. This won’t be the only new route launched this…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. El Al CEO…..