Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Strikes Expected at German Airports on Wednesday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passengers should expect delays and cancellations at several airports in Germany on Wednesday due to planned strikes, including at the two largest airports in Frankfurt and Munich. Verdi, a large trade union, is encouraging employees at the airports in Frankfurt / Main, Munich, Dusseldorf, Cologne / Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover to start the strike at […]

Airbus Delivers Its First Aircraft Produced in the USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place on April 25th, in Mobile, Alabama. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus, JetBlue senior […]

Russia’s Commuter Subsidy Program Doubles in Growth in 1Q

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian airlines carried 78,400 passengers in the first quarter through the commuter subsidy program, more than doubled from 29,800 passengers in the year-ago period. According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, the number of operated flights grew 88.6% to 1,698 in 2016 from 900 in 1Q 2015. Russian carriers have used RUB388.97 million ($5.8 […]

Best and Worst Airlines in the U.S.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The truth is that not all airlines are created equal. Some try harder, some cut more corners and a few introduce raw sewage to the flying experience. The trouble for travelers is that just browsing horror stories isn’t enough to make sure the same won’t happen to them. How can you tell the difference between […]

American Airlines Offers Up Mixed Q1 Earnings Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said it had $1.25 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.4 billion in revenue, compared to consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.19 in EPS on revenue of $9.44 billion. In the same period of last […]

SWISS To Start Bombardier CS100 Operations in Mid-July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to put its first Bombardier C Series aircraft – a CS100 – into service on 15 July. In doing so, SWISS will be the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series. The flights concerned are bookable on swiss.com from today. The innovative short- and […]

Phase 1A of World’s Largest Airport on Track For 2018 Opening

Reading Time: 2 minutes Plans are on schedule for the opening of what will ultimately become the world’s largest airport, in Istanbul, Turkey. Though located 22 miles from the city center, the location will be well served with a rail, metro and bus links. Currently, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the hub for Turkish Airlines, is limited in passenger capacity owing to […]

Heathrow Retail Revenue +10.6% in Q1 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spend per passenger at Heathrow Airport climbed +7.7% to reach £8.10 in the first three months of this year, figures show. In its Q1 results announced today, the London hub reported an increase in retail revenue of +10.6% to reach £136 million, due largely to significant refurbishments at Terminal 5 that have piqued duty and […]

Possible Bombardier-Delta Deal Leads To Talks of a Bigger C Series Jet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Inc. almost won a crucial order from Delta Air Lines Inc. the last time the airline bought new single-aisle planes, but a deal fell apart when the plane maker told Delta it would not make a bigger version of its C Series aircraft. Now, as the two companies again appear close to a single-aisle […]

Southwest Airlines Stock Higher on Strong Q1 Earnings Expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines (LUV – Get Report) stock is gaining by 0.42% to $47.33 in late-morning trading on Wednesday, as the airline prepares to release its 2016 first quarter financial results before the market open on Thursday. Analysts have forecast for a year-over-year increase in both earnings and revenue. Southwest Airlines is projected to report earnings […]