The International Air Transport Association and Mexico’s ministry of communications and transportation have signed a memorandum of understanding in which IATA will provide technical and operational assistance for the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport. The agreement also encompasses IATA offering technical and professional advice for the current Mexico City airport to ensure…
The International Air Transport Association announced global passenger traffic results for April showing robust demand growth compared to April 2014. Total revenue passenger kilometers rose 5.9%. April capacity increased by 6.1%, and load factor slipped 0.1 percentage points to 79.4%.
The International Transport Association has said passenger growth in Latin America and the Caribbean could reach 385 million within ten years if the region’s governments address infrastructure bottlenecks, embrace smarter regulation, and observe global standards and best practices. In 2014, passenger numbers in the region were 242 million.
Etihad Airways is signing a collaboration agreement with Accenture to support the implementation of its business transformation program to improve productivity, efficiency and enable growth. As part of the multi-million dollar agreement, Accenture will provide strategy and management consulting services in the areas of human resources, finance, and procurement and supply management to streamline Etihad…
Aeromexico has launched a new service between Mexico City and Boston, the carrier’s 16th destination in the U.S.
SAS is launching several all-new routes for its winter schedule. Larger aircraft will also be deployed on its existing routes from Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo to London Heathrow. The Gothenburg-London route will also switch from Heathrow to Stansted Airport.
Emirates has commenced a daily nonstop service to the island of Bali in Indonesia. The new service between Dubai and Bali is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration.
Josef Bogdanski has been appointed the new Chief Information Officer/Chief Process Officer (CIO/CPO) of the Lufthansa Group. In his new role he will report to Harry Hohmeister, Chief Officer Group Airlines, Logistics and IT.
Qatar Airways, the Global Launch Customer of the A350 XWB, has revealed that Philadelphia will be the first destination it will fly to in the USA using the state-of-the-art aircraft.
Ryanair will increase flights on its London Luton to Copenhagen service from 3 to 4 times daily, as part of its winter 2015 schedule.
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An airline has infuriated Republicans – by offering to fly gay people to Pride events across the US for a discount. Alaska Airlines – which carries the name of the state known more for being the home of anti-gay politician Sarah Palin than for inclusiveness – made the offer as part of an ‘LGBT travel’ stunt. Though it…
NEWS American Airlines refuses to compensate wheelchair-bound woman forced to crawl onto plane (@KOHNnews)
A wheelchair-bound woman who was forced to crawl onto a plane officially filed a lawsuit Friday morning against American Airlines. Theresa Purcell was taking a commuter flight from San Diego when the agent at the gate told her it was too late to set up a ramp so she can board. Instead, Purcell had to…