Eclipse viewing at 30,000 feet: Delta to offer path-of-totality flight

Source: Delta Air Lines If you’ve ever wanted to experience a total solar eclipse from the sky, Delta has you covered this April. The airline is offering a special flight from Austin to Detroit on April 8, 2024, specifically for umbraphiles to be able to spend as much time as possible directly within the path of totality. Delta flight 1218 will be specifically operated on an A220-300, which will offer especially premium viewing due to the aircraft’s extra-large windows. The flight will depart from Austin at 12:15 p.m. CT and land in Detroit at 4:20 p.m. ET — timed to give those on board the best chance of safely viewing the solar eclipse at its peak.* “This flight is the [...]

2024-02-20T20:09:00+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Brazil’s Embraer and Scoot sign agreement for Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning

Source: Embraer Embraer and Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, have signed a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP), a tailored expendable spare parts inventory management program designed to assist customers reduce operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. The ECIP agreement, coupled with the Pool Program that Scoot has earlier signed for, will provide comprehensive support for Scoot’s incoming fleet of nine E190-E2 jets. The airline will be the first ECIP customer in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Ng Chee Keong, Chief Operating Officer, Scoot, said, “Our continued partnership with Embraer is testament of our commitment to deliver optimal performance with the new E190-E2 fleet. As we anticipate the arrival of our first Embraer jet in the near [...]

2024-02-20T20:05:24+02:00February 20th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Copa Holdings announced monthly statistics for January 2024

Source: Copa Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for January 2024: Operating Data January January % Change 2024 2023 Copa Holdings  (Consolidated)   ASM (mm) (1) 2,273.2 2,364.1 -3.8 %   RPM (mm) (2) 1,938.6 2,059.3 -5.9 %   Load Factor (3) 85.3 % 87.1 % -1.8p.p. 1.  Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown. 2.  Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers 3.  Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized Following the Airworthiness Directive issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 6, the Company suspended operations of twenty-one 737 MAX9 aircraft. From January 6 to January 29, a [...]

2024-02-20T20:14:10+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Enhancing support for air crash victims and their families

Source: ICAO At the occasion of today’s International Day Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano has issued the following statement: "Safety is and has always been the top priority for aviation and ICAO. This has resulted in remarkable progress achieved by international air transport over the decades of its development. However, despite these advances, aircraft accidents remain a sobering reminder of the persistent need to continue progress towards our zero fatality goal. The ICAO Council established 20 February as the International Day Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families in coordination with associations representative of victims and their families to provide governments and industry with an annual reminder of the onus upon them to improve [...]

2024-02-20T19:59:58+02:00February 20th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Booking directly with American Airlines and its airline partners makes travel even better for AAdvantage® members

Source: American Airlines American is updating the way customers earn AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points on flights AAdvantage® member benefits like same-day standby and Trip Credit for canceled flights are available when booking directly with American Reach AAdvantage® status and unlock rewards faster when booking directly with American and its airline partners American is making changes to its bag fees for travel booked on or after Feb. 20 and continues offering complimentary bags for all AAdvantage® status members When booking directly with American Airlines, customers enjoy the best possible travel experience. It's simple to manage trips online, receive travel credit for canceled trips and more. When booking travel and earning with American, AAdvantage® members can unlock rewards and endless ways [...]

2024-02-20T19:40:42+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Sun Country Airlines Extends its Fall Booking Schedule

Source: Sun Country Airlines Now serving over 100 destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) is extending its selling schedule through December 10, 2024, allowing customers to book fall travel including Thanksgiving and Minnesota’s popular Oct. 17-20 school break long weekend. In addition, Sun Country has bolstered its schedules to leading travel destinations starting later this summer. Joining Sun Country’s growing list of new destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in California and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire. “Sun Country proudly offers nonstop service from MSP to more than 100 destinations in 2024 giving our customers, and community an unparalleled breadth of destinations [...]

2024-02-20T19:38:27+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Breeze Airways discloses order for 10 additional A220 aircraft; announces all-A220 commercial operation by end of 2024

Source: Airbus      Photo caption: A Breeze Airways A220 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. Copyright : Tad Denson - Airwind;Inc. Brings airline’s total order for the type to 90 aircraft Breeze Airways has disclosed an order for 10 additional A220-300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total firm order for the aircraft type to 90, making Breeze the third largest customer worldwide for the A220. “Thanks to its world class performance capabilities, the A220 is the perfect aircraft to help Breeze achieve its goal to provide nonstop service between underserved routes across the United States,” said Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, Airbus. “The aircraft offers efficient operations and an outstanding passenger experience, all while operating with the world's lowest small single-aisle carbon [...]

2024-02-20T19:36:25+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Hawaiian Holdings Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Alaska Air Group

Source: Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (“Hawaiian”) announced that its stockholders have voted to adopt the merger agreement with Alaska Air Group, Inc. (“Alaska”). A substantial majority of the holders of Hawaiian’s stock voted in favor of the merger, according to preliminary results from the special meeting held earlier today. Hawaiian will file the final voting results, as tabulated by an independent inspector of elections, on a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “Stockholder approval of our transaction with Alaska is an important milestone toward combining our airlines,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram. “Together, we will bring stronger competition to the U.S. airline industry, deliver more value to our guests and the communities that [...]

2024-02-20T19:45:17+02:00February 20th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

United Adds New Corporate Partners to Sustainable Flight Fund That Now Exceeds $200 Million

Source: United Airlines Aircastle, Air New Zealand, Embraer, Google, HIS, Natixis CIB, Safran, and Technip Energies are now part of first-of-its-kind effort to reduce emissions and drive production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by providing startups with both financial and strategic capital United customers play a role too, with more than 115,000 people contributing nearly $500,000 since February 2023 United has announced that Aircastle (a Marubeni & Mizuho Leasing Company), Air New Zealand, Embraer, Google, HIS, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking, Safran Corporate Ventures, and Technip Energies are now among the 22 corporate partners that make up the airline's The United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight FundSM, a first-of-its kind effort to reduce emissions and drive production of sustainable aviation fuel [...]

2024-02-15T18:49:22+02:00February 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Airbus reports Full-Year (FY) 2023 results

Source: Airbus 735 commercial aircraft delivered Revenues € 65.4 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion EBIT (reported) € 4.6 billion; EPS (reported) € 4.80 Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 4.4 billion; Net cash € 10.7 billion 2023 guidance achieved Dividend proposals: dividend of € 1.80 per share; special dividend of € 1.00 per share 2024 guidance issued Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated Full-Year (FY) 2023 financial results and provided guidance for 2024. “In 2023 we recorded strong order intake across all our businesses and we delivered on our commitments. This was a significant achievement given the complexity of the operating environment,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to invest [...]

2024-02-15T18:22:06+02:00February 15th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|