Alaska Airlines expands First Class and main cabin meals, snacks and drinks, offering the most comprehensive onboard food and beverage program of any U.S. airline

Source: Alaska Airlines As more of our guests fly again, Alaska Airlines is thoughtfully and safely expanding food and beverage service on our flights, part of a process that started earlier this year. With our reinvigorated service, we're now offering an expanded selection of freshly prepared, West Coast inspired First Class meals on all flights more than 670 miles and hot meals on flights longer than 1,100 miles. Premium Class and main cabin guests can pre-order freshly prepared wraps or our famous Fruit and Cheese platter on all flights over 1,100 miles and packaged snacks on shorter flights. A full beverage service including Starbucks Coffee, Teavana Tea, individual cans of soda, craft beer West Coast wines and premium spirits are available in all cabins on flights more than 400 miles. "We're excited to [...]

2021-08-05T04:37:21+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Volaris Reports July 2021 Traffic Results: 18% growth versus 2019 and 89.5% Load Factor

Source: Volaris Volaris (the "Company") , the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reports its July 2021 preliminary traffic results. In July 2021, demand in the domestic Mexican and international markets for Volaris increased 23.2% and 10.3%, compared to July 2019, respectively. The Company capitalized on opportunities to add capacity, both domestically (+23.3%) and internationally (+7.3%), while maintaining a high load factor (89.5%). In July 2021, Volaris transported 2.3 million passengers, a record month and 16% higher than the pre-pandemic levels. Last minute demand for July remained as strong as in previous months, despite the Delta variant. We have not seen any reductions in travel demand, and we reaffirm our capacity growth guidance for the quarter of 20-22% [...]

2021-08-05T04:13:02+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Airports Council Releases 2020 Traffic Data

Fuente: ACI-NA Latest Report Confirms Devastating Pandemic Losses for North American Airport Industry Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today released its 2020 North American Airport Traffic Summary containing passenger, cargo, and aircraft operations data from 263 North American airports. “Since the very beginning the COVID-19 pandemic, airports took important steps to help ensure the health, safety, and security of the travelling public and airport workers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “The steep and sustained decline in traffic in 2020 will have a lasting financial and operational impact as we look toward the future.  As we work towards reopening travel and international borders as [...]

2021-08-05T04:04:35+03:00August 5th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Porter Airlines extends pilot simulator training agreement with FlightSafety International, including new E2 aircraft

Source: Porter Airlines Porter Airlines has finalized a new eight-year agreement with FlightSafety International to continue as the airline’s exclusive pilot training partner. This includes the installation of North America’s first E2 flight simulator to support Porter’s recent order for up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The new simulator comes online in April 2022, ahead of Porter beginning E2 operations in the second half of next year. It is expanding its current regional network to serve destinations across North America, including the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Porter is continuing its 15-year relationship with FlightSafety International at the company’s Toronto Learning Centre. Over 650 Porter pilots will receive ongoing training at the facility for the E2 and [...]

2021-08-05T03:26:58+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Air Transat inaugurates its first direct flight between Vancouver and Quebec City

Source: Air Transat Air Transat celebrates the launch of its brand-new direct service between Vancouver and Quebec City, becoming the first and only airline to operate this route. Flights will be offered once a week, on Mondays from Vancouver and on Sundays from Quebec City, until October 25. "It was only natural for us to add this route to our summer schedule," says Joseph Adamo, Transat's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "As we predicted, travellers are showing a strong interest in domestic destinations, so we are pleased to offer them this new route linking two of Canada's most important tourist hubs." "We are thrilled to welcome Air Transat back to Canada's skies with its new service connecting YVR to beautiful Quebec City," says Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of Vancouver International Airport. "The addition of this seasonal [...]

2021-08-05T03:24:39+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines announces new Caribbean destinations from MIA

Source: MIA This winter, American Airlines will launch two new Caribbean destinations from Miami International Airport: Dominica and Anguilla. These new destinations on American’s route map are part of the airline’s continued network expansion in Miami, which this year has already included new service to Tel Aviv (TLV), Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT), Portland, Maine (PWM), Huntsville, Alabama (HSV), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE), Rochester, New York (ROC) and Bangor, Maine (BGR). “We have been strategically growing our route network to give customers more choices to new destinations, better meeting the demand for travel to Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President of MIA Hub Operations. “As American’s largest international gateway, we are proud to continue to strengthen [...]

2021-08-05T02:51:00+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

TSA begins testing of drone detection technology at MIA

Source: MIA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun its initial test of technologies at Miami International Airport that will detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones entering restricted airspace. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), pose a threat to aviation security when flown into certain restricted airspaces. TSA chose MIA as the first UAS DTI testbed due to an ongoing perimeter intrusion technology pilot as well as the strong existing partnerships with the airport. Drones and other UAS are used for a wide range of commercial and recreational purposes. While many are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) software that prevents their use in restricted locations, there are many operators who do not follow rules and safety restrictions [...]

2021-08-05T02:38:07+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Group Interim Report – First Half 2021: Traffic Rebounds Noticeably

Source: Fraport Passenger numbers rising during summer travel season – Costs reduced significantly – Fraport achieves positive Group result thanks to one-off effects Fraport Group manages three terminals in South America: Lima's Jorge Chavez International, Fortaleza's Pinto Martins International and Porto Alegre's International Airport that together served over 39 million passengers in 2019 The business performance of the Fraport global airport company continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic during the first six months of 2021. Following a weak first quarter, traffic figures markedly picked up again in the second quarter of 2021 across all of the Group’s airports worldwide. For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Fraport again achieved a positive Group result (net [...]

2021-08-05T02:20:44+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Successful trials show Amber policy for fully vaccinated travellers can be rapidly expanded to US and EU citizens

Fuente: Virgin Atlantic Findings from a 10-day proving trial jointly organised by Heathrow, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic demonstrate that internationally recognised vaccination statuses can be checked quickly and easily away from the border to allow safe entry to the UK Around 250 fully vaccinated voluntary participants on flights from the USA, the Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow presented their Covid-19 vaccination status in digital or paper format, with 99% of credentials correctly verified for a smooth and convenient customer experience Anonymised data from the trial has been shared with the UK Government ahead of the next traffic light restrictions checkpoint, due by 31 July The trial shows industry readiness for Amber rules for fully vaccinated travellers, with no [...]

2021-08-05T01:30:57+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

It’s better in the Bahamas: Virgin Atlantic launches new twice-weekly services to the Bahamas

Source: Virgin Atlantic New twice-weekly services from London Heathrow to Bahamas commence on 20th November Flights go on sale from 11th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £713 per person 60% increase in Barbados flying with five flights per week from Manchester and 11 flights per week from Heathrow Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce new flying to the Bahamas from London Heathrow this winter as well as increasing frequency to Barbados As travel restrictions around the world begin to relax, the new services aim to respond to the pent-up demand from consumers looking to head off on a relaxing holiday to a sunny Caribbean destination. Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited [...]

2021-08-05T01:28:16+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|