Tag: Airlines

Delta And Korean Air Create Leading Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a leading trans-Pacific joint venture in both scope and service, offering an enhanced and expanded network, industry-leading products and service and a seamless customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The agreement deepens their historic partnership, which spans nearly two decades. ​ Delta […]

Austrian Named The European Champion For Its Service

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2017 bestowed upon the winners in Paris on June 20, 2017. The Austrian Airlines team won the title “Best Airline […]

Lufthansa To Station Five A380 Widebody Jets In Munich

Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world’s largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport. […]

Russian Airlines Post 25% Traffic Growth For May

Russian airlines’ passenger traffic growth, which had been climbing since the beginning of the year, continued growing at a double-digit rate in May. Traffic surged 25.9% year-on-year last month, the record high so far this year, to 8.672 million passengers, the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) reports. To compare, the increase was recorded at 10.2% […]

airBaltic Achieves Record Passenger Growth In The Baltic Region

In the first five months of 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 29% more passengers from Lithuania and Estonia compared to the same period a year before. From January until May, airBaltic has transported a record number of passengers – 146,116 customers from Estonia, the highest number since the beginning of operations in Estonia. […]

Airlines And Airports Back European Union Aviation Plans

Industry bodies representing European airlines and airports have broadly welcomed the implementing details of the European Commission’s aviation strategy. On June 8, the Commission issued a communication, named the “Open and Connected Aviation” package, which involves four measures: A regulatory proposal aimed at “safeguarding” air transport competition Guidelines on how to interpret the EU’s airline […]

Next Step In Airline Transformation Is Digitization

US airlines have emerged from years of losses and bankruptcy to being among the most profitable in the world, but rising costs could derail them from this trajectory unless further transformation happens, consultants say. “Over the last 15 years, airlines have flipped their role, going from consistently loss making to consistently profitable,” Seabury Consulting managing […]

American Inks Deal For $1.6 Billion Investment At LAX

American Airlines and the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced that American would continue its investment at LAX, committing more than $1.6 billion over the next 15 years. The investment will go toward improvements of Terminals 4 and 5. American’s letter of intent sets the framework for negotiation of a new 15-year lease agreement and […]

ICAO To Decide When Thai Safety Red Flag Will Be Lifted

ICAO has not set a firm date for removing Thailand’s red flag status, but says the country’s procedures for awarding air operator’s certificates have improved. “Working with ICAO and expert consultants, Thailand has now enhanced its AOC procedures,” says Arun Mishra, ICAO’s Bangkok-based regional director. “Its AOCs are currently being re-certified progressively, in three phases, […]

Delta’s First A350 Takes Off For The First Time

Delta’s first Airbus A350-900 — yet to be painted in Delta’s signature livery — took to the skies early Monday morning in Toulouse, France, where the aircraft is assembled, kicking off two months of flight testing, and a fresh paint job, prior to delivery to the airline mid-summer. The lightweight, composite widebody aircraft will be […]