Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approves wording of Brazil-US open skies agreement

Brazil‘s Lower House (Chamber of Deputies) approved (19-Nov-2017) the Open Skies agreement signed with the US in Mar-2011. The framework will now be sent to…..

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of sixth new 737-800 aircraft for Dec-2017

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (19-Dec-2017) Southwest Airlines received a new Boeing 737-800 (N8558Z, MSN 63602), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The aircraft is the sixth 737-800 to be…..

Hawaiian Airlines to attack Hawaii-US west cost market with A321neo aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley stated the A321neo is “ideally suited” for the Hawaii-US west coast market (, 18-Dec-2017). Mr Dunkerley said that Hawaiian previously “left…..

Air Canada rouge launches Montreal-Lima service

Air Canada rouge launched twice weekly Montreal-Lima service on 17-Dec-2017, operating Boeing 767-300ER equipment (Portalde Turismo, 19-Dec-2017). The service complements Air Canada’s Toronto-Lima service, and “strategically positions Air Canada…..

737 MAX 7 may not survive if Bombardier continues with pricing strategy: Boeing

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister warned the 737 MAX 7 may not survive if Bombardier continues to sell aircraft below fair market value (Bloomberg/Telegraph, 19-Dec-2017). “Our Max…..

Southwest Florida International Airport pax up 5%, cargo up 3% in Nov-2017

Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport reported (19-Dec-2017) the following traffic highlights for Nov-2017: Passengers: 767,064, +5.4% year-on-year; Cargo: 1327 tonnes, +3.2%; Aircraft movements: 6983, +3.5%……

Can Milan – New York take the strain as Meridiana outlines trans Atlantic plans?

With its new backing from Qatar Airways, Meridiana has confirmed plans to launch long haul scheduled flights to New York and Miami from next summer……

Travelport boasts the first IATA NDC Level 3 certification

Travelport, announced last week it was now certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA’s New Distribution Capability…..

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

LATAM Cargo to expand to Boston, Rome, Lisbon and Tel Aviv

LATAM Airlines Group SVP cargo Andrés Bianchi stated LATAM Cargo‘s planned Boeing 767F consolidation will allow the carrier to “build a schedule that’s more robust and less vulnerable to…..

American Airlines to launch Dallas/Fort Worth-Flagstaff service

American Airlines announced (18-Dec-2017) plans to launch weekly Dallas/Fort Worth-Flagstaff service on 07-Jun-2018. The carrier will operate the route on a seasonal basis to determine if the…..