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JetBlue Introduces Enhanced TrueBlue Loyalty Benefits Made Possible Through its Northeast Alliance with American

Source: JetBlue JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced further enhancements to its award-winning TrueBlue loyalty program with Mosaics – JetBlue’s top earning loyalty members – now eligible to enjoy some of their favorite perks when traveling on American Airlines-operated flights. Additionally, American is announcing a series of enhancements for eligible AAdvantage customers traveling on JetBlue flights, as well as the all-new ability to redeem AAdvantage miles for JetBlue-operated flights. “We’re always looking for ways to make our customer experience consistently more seamless and enjoyable, which is why we’re extending some of our most loyal customers’ favorite perks to the experience when they travel on flights operated by our partner American,” said Don Uselmann, vice president loyalty & personalization, JetBlue. “And with [...]

2021-10-14T06:23:20+03:00October 13th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta Air Lines Announces September Quarter 2021 Profit

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported financial results for the September quarter 2021 and provided its outlook for the December quarter 2021.  Highlights of the September quarter 2021 results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page six and are incorporated here. “Our September quarter marked an important milestone in our recovery, with our first quarterly profit since the start of the pandemic,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.  “Our revenues reached two-thirds of 2019 levels thanks to the industry-leading operational performance our people delivered through a busy summer, once again showing why they are the best in the business.” “While demand continues to improve, the recent rise in fuel prices will pressure our [...]

2021-10-13T18:30:51+03:00October 13th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Ministers and industry leaders convene on air travel and trade recovery priorities

Source: ICAO The attention of ministers of transport and health for 193 countries will be focused on air transport over the next two weeks, as discussions are underway at the ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC) on how to safely accelerate the resumption of global air connections to revitalize tourism and trade. Event interactions, taking place from 12 to 22 October, will focus not only on near-term objectives relevant to countries’ traveler vaccination and related pandemic risk mitigation measures, but also on medium- and long-term resilience and sustainability objectives to assure future infectious disease events might be managed with far less global disruption. In his opening remarks to the virtual event, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano stressed that as a [...]

2021-10-13T18:06:27+03:00October 13th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

UK Civil Aviation Authority signs post-EU exit air safety agreement with the Federal Air Transport Agency

Source: UK CAA The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) have today (12 October 2021) signed a Temporary Arrangement on air safety. The FATA is legally assigned as the Civil Aviation Competent Authority in the Russian Federation and the CAA is legally assigned as the Competent Authority in the UK. The Temporary Arrangement allows UK and Russian manufacturing organisations to continue without interruption their business relations in supplies of parts and spares, retaining the arrangements in place before the UK's departure from the European Union (EU). It also allows for both sides to negotiate a more detailed and broader working arrangement in the nearest future. For the CAA, the Temporary Arrangement is one of [...]

2021-10-13T05:29:46+03:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Key to Air Cargo Resilience Post Pandemic: Cooperation, Safety, Sustainability, Modernization

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the air cargo industry to continue working together at the same pace, with the same levels of cooperation as during the COVID-19 pandemic to overcome future challenges and build industry resilience. Sustainability, modernization, and safety were highlighted as key priorities for the industry post pandemic. The call was made at the 14th World Cargo Symposium (WCS), which opened in Dublin today. “Air cargo is a critically important industry. This pandemic reminded us of that. During the crisis, it has been a lifeline for society, delivering critical medical supplies and vaccines across the globe and keeping international supply chains open. And for many airlines, cargo became a vital source of revenue when [...]

2021-10-13T05:13:48+03:00October 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

United Announces Promotions and Leadership Changes in Network Planning and Procurement

Source: United Airlines United Airlines today announced the promotion of Ankit Gupta to Senior Vice President of Domestic Planning and United Express, and Patrick Quayle to Senior Vice President International Network and Alliances. Both Gupta and Quayle will continue to report directly to Andrew Nocella, United's Chief Commercial Officer. In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer. Murphy will now report to Gerry Laderman, United's Chief Financial Officer. Ankit Gupta "As we work to deliver the best customer experience in North America with a dramatic increase in premium seats, Ankit's leadership in developing [...]

2021-10-11T21:10:26+03:00October 11th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta Air Lines: After 523 days, flight attendant class finally returns

Source: Delta Air Lines In March 2020, flight attendant training at Delta came to a halt. The “G class,” those who were in training when the COVID-19 pandemic set in, headed home with Delta’s promise that they’d be the first to come back when it was time. Delta brought them back 78 weeks later. On Oct. 1, 99 trainees celebrated their graduation and joined the ranks of Delta flight attendants serving customers. On that graduation day, Gail Clarke and her classmates received their long-awaited Delta wings. She beamed at the group, who bonded in anticipation of a moment 78 weeks – 523 days – in the making. As a group, they represent Delta’s first graduating class of flight attendants since the pandemic began. On March 18, 2020, [...]

2021-10-11T20:52:03+03:00October 11th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

LATAM Group projects operation of 56% for October

Source: LATAM LATAM's passenger operation projection for October 2021 estimates the group reaching 56% of its capacity (measured in available seat kilometers - ASK) compared to the same month of 2019, in a pre-pandemic context. The situation continues to improve in the countries where the group operates, especially in Colombia and Ecuador where its domestic capacity would exceed pre-pandemic levels, reaching 105% and 100% respectively (measured in ASK). LATAM plans to operate approximately 970 domestic and international flights daily during October, connecting 122 destinations in 18 countries. Cargo has 1,140 cargo freighter flights scheduled with an average level of utilization that is 17% higher  than that of the same period of 2019. All of these projections are subject to the [...]

2021-10-11T20:49:05+03:00October 11th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

August Airline Industry Employment Edges Up from July, Remains 3.2% Below Pre-Pandemic August 2019

Source: US DOT Largest passenger airlines add 4,320 jobs in August U.S. airlines employed 718,407 workers in August 2021, which is 0.3% (2,454) more workers than in July 2021, but 3.2% (23,919) fewer than in pre-pandemic August 2019. The August industry numbers consist of 613,657 full-time and 104,750 part-time workers, an increase from July of 5,238 full-time and a decrease of 2,784 part-time workers. Major passenger airlines added 4,320 employees in August. As of August, the largest passenger airlines are operating with 63,341 fewer employees than at the March 2020 onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Airlines has dropped 20,025 workers, Delta Air Lines 14,896, and American Airlines 9,820. Major cargo airlines are operating with 21,761 more employees, with Federal [...]

2021-10-07T20:12:46+03:00October 7th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|