Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service between Seattle and Toronto 

Source: Alaska Airlines For the first time, we’re linking our home airport and Canada’s largest city; our guestscan also connect on flights with Porter Airlines in Toronto, our newest global partner Starting today, Alaska Airlines is flying our new daily, nonstop flight between our home airport in Seattle and Toronto Pearson International Airport – our newest destination and the sixth Canadian city we now serve. Tickets, with convenient departure and arrival times, are available for purchase at alaskaair.com. Book flights to Toronto In Toronto, guests can enjoy the city’s rich culture or catch a flight from Toronto Pearson with our 30th global airline partner, Porter Airlines, to destinations across Eastern Canada and beyond, including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and St. John’s. These Porter [...]

2024-05-17T09:09:48+03:00May 17th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines expands winter schedule with eight new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: American Airlines American will fly to more destinations in the Dominican Republic than any other airline with the launch of new service to La Romana (LRM) in December. Seven more new routes connecting Charlotte (CLT), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Latin America and the Caribbean will offer customers expanded access to vibrant destinations. This winter, American will operate more than 2,350 peak weekly flights to more than 95 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than any other U.S. airline. While summer kicks off, customers can get a head start on planning to get away this winter with more options to visit the Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines. In winter 2024, American will enhance [...]

2024-05-17T09:21:10+03:00May 17th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Boeing ecoDemonstrator to test technologies to improve cabin recyclability, operational efficiency

Source: Boeing Sustainable cabin technologies include seat cushion sensors to reduce crew workload and smart galley tools to improve efficiency, reduce waste Other projects focus on single-engine taxi and digital taxi tests to reduce fuel usage and enhance safety Boeing is testing three dozen technologies on its ecoDemonstrator program focused on strengthening operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors, one of the most challenging parts of recycling an airplane. The company will begin testing this month using a 777-200ER (Extended Range). The Boeing ecoDemonstrator projects include: Airport operations: Testing to enable single-engine taxi and digital taxi clearances to reduce fuel use and enhance safety by reducing pilot workload Airport noise: Quantifying the benefits of flight operation procedures, like steeper glide [...]

2024-05-17T09:29:21+03:00May 17th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Brings Lei and Aloha to Utah with Inaugural Salt Lake City-Honolulu Service

Source: Hawaiian Airlines The carrier will stand up its colorful 31 Days of Lei pop-up event at City Creek Center on May 18 Hawaiian Airlines has officially arrived in Utah, just in time for summer. Hawaiʻi’s hometown airline has inaugurated daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City (SLC) and Honolulu (HNL) with a festive gate-side celebration, welcoming its first guests with fresh orchid lei, passion-orange-guava (POG) juice, cake, and live music and hula by the Hawaiian Airlines Serenaders. Hawaiian Airlines flight HA84 departs HNL at 6:50 p.m. and arrives at SLC at 5:15 a.m. the following day. The return flight, HA83, departs SLC at 7 a.m. with a 9:55 a.m. arrival at HNL – giving guests ample time to spend at the beach or explore [...]

2024-05-17T08:22:36+03:00May 17th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

TSA and AFGE Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Source: TSA TSA has reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which will take effect on May 24. The new agreement will provide benefits for all TSA bargaining unit employees comprised of non-supervisory screening officers. AFGE approved the agreement through the ratification process followed by Agency Head Approval and reflects the expanded scope of bargaining permitted under the 2022 Determination on Transportation Security Officers and Collective Bargaining. "Since joining TSA in 2017, my paramount focus at TSA has been supporting the dedicated professionals who ensure the security of our transportation systems every day," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. "I extend sincere appreciation to the collective bargaining teams from TSA and AFGE for [...]

2024-05-17T09:09:11+03:00May 17th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Traveling well: Delta releases 2023 ESG Report

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta shares their 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance report, which shows how the global, values-led airline is creating a safer, more equitable workplace that reflects the communities that it serves while advancing a more sustainable future of travel. Delta’s 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance report shares how the global, values-led airline is creating a safer, more equitable workplace that reflects the communities that it serves while advancing a more sustainable future of travel. “In 2023, the people of Delta Air Lines led the industry, strengthening our trusted global brand by consistently delivering operational excellence, unmatched financial performance and the welcoming, caring and elevated service our customers deserve,” said CEO Ed Bastian. “Once again, Delta’s longstanding values of [...]

2024-05-16T09:38:22+03:00May 16th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Caribbean Airlines welcomes you to Puerto Rico starting next July

Source: Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Airlines announced the expansion of its route network with the launch of a new service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, commencing July 14, 2024; subject to approval by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) and pending approval by the Government of Barbados. This strategic addition sees the airline operating flights three (3) times per week from its base in Trinidad, offering convenient connections via Barbados, to other destinations across the region. Cargo services will also be available on these flights. Caribbean Airlines flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico open for sale from May 2, via the company’s website, Reservations Sales Call Centre, Ticket Offices and Travel Agents. San Juan flight schedule: DAYS STARTING JUL [...]

2024-05-16T10:19:58+03:00May 16th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

The land of Fire and Ice awaits: The WestJet Group inaugurates non-stop service between Calgary and Iceland

Source: WestJet With the departure of the sold-out WestJet Flight 38, WestJet marks its seventh direct connection to Europe from its global hub in Calgary this summer The WestJet Group celebrated the takeoff of its highly anticipated service between Calgary and Reykjavik (Keflavik). The exclusive service, linking the Group's global hub in Calgary to Iceland, not only bolsters the airline's efforts to enhance YYC Calgary International Airport's connectivity but reinforces the city's standing as the best connected mid-sized city in North America. "Iceland offers one of the most geologically diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world and we are thrilled to provide convenient direct access to Reykjavik as we continue to expand our European network," said Angela Avery, WestJet Group, [...]

2024-05-16T09:23:40+03:00May 16th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Heart Aerospace opens new Research and Development hub in the USA, enters new development phase for hybrid-electric airplane

Source: Heart Aerospace   Swedish hybrid-electric airplane maker, Heart Aerospace, announces a significant milestone with the opening of a new Research and Development hub in the United States. This strategic move comes as the company prepares to enter a new phase of hardware testing in the development of its first regional hybrid-electric airplane, the ES-30. The Los Angeles-based R&D hub will focus on the advancement of Heart’s hybrid-electric propulsion system and other key technologies. The company will relocate its full-scale aircraft demonstrator to the US, where it aims to demonstrate proof of concept of a new and innovative hybrid propulsion system. To lead the US R&D hub, Heart Aerospace has appointed Benjamin Stabler as Chief Technology Officer. Stabler, who has led hardware [...]

2024-05-16T10:00:43+03:00May 16th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airlines for America (A4A) predicts record-setting summer travel season for US airlines

Source: A4A Airlines for America (A4A)– the industry trade organization for leading U.S. airlines – forecasts U.S. airlines will carry 271 million passengers across the globe this summer (June 1 – August 31), a 6.3% increase from last summer. This is a new record that surpasses the previous one set in summer 2023, during which U.S. airlines transported 255 million customers. To accommodate this demand, U.S. passenger carriers will offer more flights this summer with more than 26,000 scheduled flights per day – up nearly 1,400 from last summer. “U.S. airlines are excited to fly a record number of travelers this summer,” Rebecca Spicer, A4A Senior Vice President of Communications said. “Our carriers have adjusted their schedules to adapt to [...]

2024-05-16T10:05:39+03:00May 16th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|