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The most important airport industry conference in Latin America and the Caribbean meets in Buenos Aires

Source: ACI-LAC The main airport industry event in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together the industry to discuss the sustainable future of the region's airports ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference & Exhibition 2022 takes place October 2-4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina, will host the ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference & Exhibition 2022, the premier event for the region's airport market. This year, the conference brings together Latin America's leading aviation authorities, executives, and experts to celebrate the industry's progress toward sustainable development and discuss solutions to the challenges ahead. The event will be held October 2-4 at the Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel. Also present at the opening of the event will be the director of Corporación América Argentina, [...]

2022-10-03T18:00:57+03:00October 3rd, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts

Source: Boeing Support for the Florida Disaster Relief Fund, American Red Cross, and others will provide immediate assistance and resources in affected Florida communities Boeing is committing $2 million to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the company announced. This includes a $750,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the state's lead agency for volunteer and national service that directly manages the Florida Disaster Relief fund. "The destruction left behind in the wake of Hurricane Ian is devastating and heartbreaking. Our thoughts go out to our colleagues and all those impacted by the storms," said David Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO. "Boeing and our teammates stand ready to support the people [...]

2022-10-03T17:50:14+03:00October 3rd, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Air Canada to Launch New, Non-stop Transborder Routes to the U.S. from Halifax and Vancouver

Source: Air Canada Halifax-Newark, Vancouver-Houston flights convenient for customers Air Canada today announced new, daily transborder flights between Halifax-and-Newark and Vancouver-and-Houston. The year-round routes will start in December and conveniently link these major urban markets, as well as provide easy onward connections through Air Canada's and its partner United Airlines' global networks.   "With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. "These routes will give customers in Atlantic and Western Canada more convenient options for flying to the U.S. They will reinforce the already strong links between Atlantic [...]

2022-10-03T17:48:34+03:00October 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

SkyTeam appoints Patrick Roux as new CEO and Managing Director

Source: Sky Team SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has named Patrick Roux as its new CEO and Managing Director, effective 1 October 2022.  An industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Patrick joins SkyTeam from the Air France-KLM Group, where he spent the last 15 years working at executive levels across key roles covering strategic and operational leadership, most recently as Senior Vice President Alliances. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the strategic partnership activities of Air France-KLM, including commercial offerings in different markets through more than 80 Joint Ventures and codeshare agreements. “We are delighted to welcome Patrick onboard as SkyTeam’s new CEO and Managing Director. He joins the alliance at an important point in time, [...]

2022-10-03T17:58:29+03:00October 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

British Airways and IAG Cargo fly 34 tonnes of emergency aid to Pakistan

Source: British Airways British Airways and its sister company IAG Cargo partnered with multiple aid organisations to fly vital emergency aid to Pakistan, in the wake of the devastating flood crisis 34 tonnes of aid is being flown to Islamabad, including medical support and clothing The latest flight was operated by a team of cabin crew who all have a personal connection to Pakistan British Airways’ customers have generously donated more than £176,000 to the cause through the airline’s onboard collection British Airways and IAG Cargo are proud to be flying 34 tonnes of emergency aid to Islamabad, Pakistan, following the devastating humanitarian crisis caused by floods across the country. More than 33 million people (around 15% of Pakistan’s population), have [...]

2022-10-03T17:56:39+03:00October 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Arajet to support CONNECT New World as the event’s Official Carrier

Source: CONNECT New World The Airport Agency is delighted to announce that Arajet will be the official carrier of CONNECT New World, the new regional event dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean. Arajet is the first ULCC in the Caribbean and is based in Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SQD), located in the capital of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo. Arajet operates a fleet of 5 brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and has commitments for 46 aircraft. The airline was founded and is led by Victor M. Pacheco Méndez, the Chief Executive Officer. "I am delighted to welcome our community to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the launch of CONNECT New World. The support of Arajet as the Official [...]

2022-10-03T17:52:44+03:00October 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS, SERVICES|

Delta and LATAM are cleared for plans to develop unparalleled network connecting the Americas

Source: Delta Air Lines Once implemented, the approval enables Delta and LATAM Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Brasil, LATAM Airlines Colombia, LATAM Airlines Peru and LATAM Airlines Paraguay to begin the work of unlocking new customer and cargo benefits U.S. Department of Transportation approves Delta and LATAM Joint Venture. The Joint Venture will allow passengers to access more than 300 destinations between the US/Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay). The partners will deepen their level of cooperation in these markets with expanded route offerings, more and better connections and strengthening of codeshare routes and reciprocal loyalty benefits already in place. Delta Air Lines and the LATAM Group will work closely to create the leading airline partnership [...]

2022-10-03T17:41:40+03:00October 2nd, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Declaración de la IATA ante la 41.ª Asamblea de la OACI, Comité Ejecutivo

Fuente: IATA La Asociación de Transporte Aéreo Internacional (IATA) quisiera comentar sobre el importante debate referente a la descarbonización de la aviación. El acuerdo de esta Asamblea bajo el liderazgo de la OACI de una meta a la que se aspira a largo plazo, es fundamental. Nuestros miembros están comprometidos a lograr el cero neto para 2050. Centrarse en el mismo objetivo permitirá que los Estados respalden mejor este importante desafío de la industria. IATA apoya firmemente a CORSIA. Sin embargo, no es ningún secreto que la línea de base que se propone no es la que hubiéramos querido. Pero entendemos la importancia primordial de tener al mundo unido en un acuerdo. Este acuerdo consolida a CORSIA como la única [...]

2022-09-30T17:36:12+03:00September 30th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA Statement to the 41st ICAO Assembly, Executive Committee

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association would like to comment on this important discussion on aviation’s decarbonization. The agreement by this Assembly under ICAO’s leadership of a long-term aspirational goal is critical. Our members are committed to achieving net zero by 2050. Being focused on the same goal will better enable states to support this top industry challenge. IATA strongly supports CORSIA. It is no secret, however, that the baseline being proposed is not the one that we would have wanted. But we understand the over-arching importance of having the world united in agreement. This agreement cements CORSIA as the only economic measure to manage the carbon footprint of international aviation. And we expect all states to honour, support [...]

2022-09-30T17:36:51+03:00September 30th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

WestJet Group furthers growth strategy, inking deal with Boeing for an additional 42 fuel-efficient 737-10 aircraft plus 22 options

Source: WestJet Multi-billion-dollar investment to strengthen airline's presence in Western Canada and underpin growth in transcontinental and leisure offerings from eastern Canadian communities Aircraft to foster low-cost positioning and greater affordability for Canadians Today the WestJet Group announced an agreement with Boeing to purchase an additional 42 MAX aircraft, along with options for 22 more. This order is in addition to WestJet's remaining 23 MAX orders and extends the airline's fleet growth plans out to 2028.   "With this additional order, the WestJet Group will accept delivery of no fewer than 65 aircraft in the next six years, at least 50 will be 737-10 aircraft, furthering our commitment to affordable travel options for Canadians and jobs for our company and the [...]

2022-09-30T16:43:13+03:00September 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|