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ALTA welcomes a new airline: Star Peru

Source: ALTA Since March 1997, Star Peru has maintained a strong commitment to safety, quality and operational excellence. The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce the joining of Star Peru as a new member airline. Membership that further strengthens the network of 46 airlines responsible for over 80% of passenger traffic in the region that actively collaborate to promote the safe, efficient and sustainable development of the airline industry for the benefit of the communities and countries in the region. “We are excited to welcome the entire Star Peru team as members of our association,” stated José Ricardo Botelho, ALTA's Executive Director & CEO, “The joining of Star Peru enhances the dynamics of our [...]

2024-05-15T20:27:36+03:00May 15th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Aena’s airports in Spain registered more than 25.6 million passengers in April

Source: Aena 7.8% more than in April 2023 Between January and April, the number of passengers exceeded 86.4 million, 11.6% more than in the same period in 2023 In April, 221,183 aircraft movements were operated A record 101,110 tonnes of cargo were transported The Easter holidays in 2024 were in March, not in April as in 2023 The airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed the fourth month of 2024 with an all-time record of passengers, aircraft movements and cargo in the month of April, thus maintaining the upward trend since the beginning of the year and most of last year. In April 2024, which included Holy Week unlike the previous year, Aena welcomed 25,669,281 passengers, marking a [...]

2024-05-15T20:31:48+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Traffic figures April 2024: Passenger and Freight volumes continue to grow

Source: Fraport The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) saw combined traffic slip by 3.6 percent to 936,854 passengers while Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru welcomed some 1.9 million travelers in April, a boost of 19.4 percent compared to the same month last year Some 5.1 million passengers traveled via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in April 2024 – an increase of nearly 5.6 percent year-on-year. Compared with pre-crisis levels, FRA’s passenger numbers in the reporting month were still around 15.6 percent below the figure seen in April 2019.1 Cargo volumes in Frankfurt (comprising airfreight and airmail) recorded strong growth, rising by 10.7 percent to 171,501 metric tons in April 2024. Aircraft movements also climbed by 5.8 percent [...]

2024-05-15T20:57:42+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

A4A Supports House Passage of 2024 FAA Reauthorization

Source: Airlines for America (A4A) A4A greatly appreciates the work of bipartisan lawmakers for their commitment to securing a long-term reauthorization of the FAA and supports the legislation’s passage in the House this week. We are particularly grateful for the work of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), as well as Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA) and Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN) for working collaboratively to pass this legislation critical to the success of the U.S. airline industry and our indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness. The bill was thoughtfully crafted by the leaders of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee [...]

2024-05-15T20:46:58+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

US DOT fines Mexico’s Volaris US$300,000 for unlawfully keeping hundreds of passengers on the tarmac for hours

Source: US DOT The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Volaris Airlines $300,000 for violating federal statutes and the Department’s rule prohibiting tarmac delays of four hours or more on international flights without providing passengers an opportunity to deplane. The airline was also ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. “If an airline passenger is stranded on the tarmac for hours on end, they have the right to disembark from the plane—and we’re making sure airlines give passengers that opportunity,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This enforcement action reflects our ongoing commitment to protecting consumers and holding airlines accountable.” An extensive investigation by the Department’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) found that in 2021 and 2022, Volaris [...]

2024-05-15T20:52:38+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Colombia, Chile, Peru and Brazil drive regional aviation growth in the first quarter of 2024

Source: ALTA In March, according to the Passenger Traffic Report released by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the region carried 41.1 million people, marking an increase of 8%, with 3.05 million more passengers than in March 2023. During the first three months of this year, there was a 9% increase in total air passenger traffic, registering an increase of 10 million travelers compared to the same period in 2023. The markets of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Brazil stood out as the main drivers of this net growth, contributing a total of 4.6 million additional passengers. In March, according to the Passenger Traffic Report released by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the region [...]

2024-05-14T20:40:25+03:00May 14th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Hello summer: 80+ routes, seamless travel and endless Delta adventures

Source: Delta Air Lines With its largest international schedule to date in operation this summer, Delta’s latest travel enhancements will ensure a top-notch experience while whisking customers to their favorite travel destinations worldwide. As summer approaches, Delta is primed for a bustling start with nearly 3 million customers set to take flight during the Memorial Day period, May 23-27 – a 5% increase from last year. And with its largest international schedule to date in operation, Delta’s latest travel enhancements will ensure a top-notch experience while whisking customers to their favorite travel destinations worldwide. Elevating the Travel Experience Delta, frequently recognized for operational excellence, reliability, and innovation, has recently rolled out several enhancements to ensure every journey is as smooth [...]

2024-05-14T21:10:35+03:00May 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

The WestJet Group boosts Calgary’s global connectivity through enhanced Winter 787 Schedule

Source: WestJet Airline expands connections to Asia with introduction of year-round service to Tokyo 787 Dreamliners provide access to more leisure and sun destinations with enhanced service to London, Paris, Mexico and Hawaii The WestJet Group announced significant enhancements to its transoceanic and leisure travel offering with its winter 787 schedule, revealing expanded year-round service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) and an increase to daily connectivity between Calgary and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle International (CDG) and London Heathrow International (LHR) Airports. As The WestJet Group continues to fortify its position as Canada's leisure travel champion, the airline is also enhancing its 787 presence on popular leisure routes with service between Canada, Mexico and Hawaii. "Our 787 [...]

2024-05-14T20:53:11+03:00May 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

United Expects Record Setting Start to Summer Travel Season

Source: United Airlines Airline plans for busiest Memorial Day weekend ever with three million expected passengers – a 10% increase over 2023 United's mobile app can save travelers up to 30 minutes on average at the airport with features like mobile check-in, bag drop shortcut, live flight updates, terminal wayfinding, self-service rebooking and more United is ready for its busiest Memorial Day holiday ever – with a record-setting three million travelers expected to fly between May 23-28, up nearly 10% compared to last year. To help fliers navigate the crowds and jumpstart their summer vacations, United has dozens of features in its mobile app to help travelers skip lines, breeze through security, navigate to their gates, quickly check their bags [...]

2024-05-14T20:45:33+03:00May 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Airlines promotes Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate; Horizon Air names Nathan Engel as vice president of maintenance and engineering

Source: Alaska Airlines     The boards of directors of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced two leadership additions today, promoting two industry veterans into important roles at each of the airlines. Both bring forward-thinking leadership and proven abilities to execute on complex initiatives that have a direct impact on strengthening Alaska Air Group's safety and reliability, growing our operations and financial results, and giving guests a premium experience when they fly with us. Alaska Airlines promotes 20-year industry veteran Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate Alaska Airlines has promoted 20-year industry veteran Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate. Jones, who joined Alaska in 2018 as vice president of real estate and development, has managed the airline's strategy and $3 billion investments in [...]

2024-05-14T21:28:31+03:00May 14th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|