Tag: summer season

A4A Projects Summer 2018 Air Travel to Rise 3.7 Percent to All-Time High

Reading Time: 3 minutes The industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines expects a record 246.1 million passengers — an average of 2.68 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. This number is up 3.7 percent from last year’s record 237.3 million passengers. The nation’s carriers are adding 116,000 […]

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

Reading Time: 1 minute With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning awaits them with rising prices coinciding with the traditionally busy summer season. In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With schedules and […]

Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said a rebound in earnings over the past year faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies. The revival will come under pressure as a shortfall of 100 to 150 pilots compels Emirates to pare frequencies to destinations including Fort Lauderdale […]

United Feels Prepared For the Summer Season

Reading Time: 1 minute Since the end of last summer, United Airlines has been preparing for this summer’s busy flying season, which kicks off June 1. “I think we’re better prepared this summer than I’ve ever seen us prepared, so I’m conservatively having a very positive outlook on what our performance will be,” says Don Wright, VP maintenance operations. […]

American Airlines to Launch New Summer Routes from Six Hubs

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines has revealed 26 new routes to be served from five of its hubs. In a memo to employees, American Airlines President Robert Isom praised the company’s achievements through this year — which includes seven days without a mainline flight cancellation and an improving revenue trend — before looking forward to the busy summer […]

Air France to Increase West Africa Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France will begin 3X-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle-Accra (Ghana, West Africa) services on Feb. 28, 2017. Beginning March 28, 2017, Air France’s 208-seat Airbus A330 service will be upgraded to a 312-seat Boeing 777-200 for the summer season. Air France chairman and CEO Frédéric Gagey said partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates daily flights […]

Everyone Wants to Fly Airberlin to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Obama, the Rolling Stones and Karl Lagerfeld have led the way – Cuba is now more popular than ever! In order to meet the growing demand for travel to the Caribbean island, airberlin will fly even more services to Cuba this summer. airberlin will start flying a completely new route to Havana next Saturday, 28 […]