Tag: US

Delta to Become First US Carrier to Re-Start Services to China

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of temporary suspensions, US is about to reinstate air connection with China. On 25 June, Delta will re-launch its service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon, operating twice per week. From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon. Since the introduction of travel limitations […]

Blow to Airbus: US Further Increases Tariffs on Aircraft from EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long-lasting dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers is intensifying. The United States has announced that starting March, 2020, it is raising tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union from 10% to 15%. Although the tariff is set on a variety of products imported from the EU, ranging from some types of meat, cheese, […]

Battle for the Skies: Airbus Could Be Hardly Hit by US Tariffs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transatlantic trade war takes a new twist. On 2nd October, 2019, the United States announced about its plan to impose tariffs on a number of European products. Among these are 10% duties on aircraft from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom which are the four Airbus consortium countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) gave […]

IATA Calls on the US Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the United States government and industry to work together to ensure that aviation is able to accommodate an expected 62% rise in demand for air travel to, from and within the country over the next 20 years. Speaking at the International Aviation Club in Washington, D.C., Alexandre de […]

Revealed: Most Eco-Friendly Airlines Flying Between US and Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute For travelers committed to protecting the environment, your choice of airlines, planes and seats can make a big difference. A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has ranked 20 major airlines flying between the US and Europe by their carbon footprint. Norwegian Air Shuttle ranked first as the most environmentally friendly […]

Longest US Domestic Flight. Which Is It?

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Singapore Airlines passengers are in eager anticipation of world’s longest direct nonstop flight from Singapore to New York with a brand new Airbus A350ULR, Hawaiian Airlines are about to launch the longest US domestic flight. Flight time from Boston to Honolulu will take up to 11 hours, 40 minutes. This will be the longest […]

Gediminas Ziemelis: At Least 5 Medium Size EU Airlines Will Go Bankrupt in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Between 2004 and 2015, the US airline industry saw 11 major air carriers merge into 4. This massive consolidation took place as a response to industry slowdowns and from the lack of ability on the airlines part to generate a profit. As the dust settled, the remaining airlines have learned from their past and are […]

Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

Reading Time: 2 minutes An official from Russian Transport ministry confirmed to Russian Aviation Insider that US carriers would be able to continue overflying Russian territory after April 19, 2018, the date when the agreement, which governs the number of transit slots, expires. The negotiations for prolongation of the agreement were scheduled by the transport ministries of both countries, […]

Brazilian Unions Fear Result of Embraer-Boeing Tie-up

Reading Time: < 1 minute Political tensions arising from talks taking place between Embraer and Boeing are rising further as labor union leaders have accused the Brazilian government of colluding behind the backs of Brazilians. At Monday’s Senate hearing Herbert Claros da Silva, vice president of the metalworkers union of Sao Jose dos Campos said that: “We are being left […]

Disrupting Travel Disruptions And Helping Stranded Passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite many advances in airline systems over the last decade, there is one problem area in airline operations that technology hasn’t yet solved: cancelled flights and stranded passengers. Known as “irregular operations” (IROP), flights cancelled for non-weather reasons disrupt travel plans for hundreds of millions of US passengers each year. For airlines, flight cancellations are […]