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|

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|

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|

Delta invests in employees across the globe, provides profit sharing equal to 10.4% of annual pay

Source: Delta Air Lines On Valentine's Day, Delta employees received a check for 10.4% of their eligible earnings. This payout marks an important milestone for Delta’s profit-sharing program, bringing the total paid out to employees since its inception in 2007 to $11 billion. Valentine’s Day is an extra special day for Delta, with employees receiving their share of Delta’s 2023 profit. Delta people are receiving a check for 10.4% of their eligible earnings – representing more than one month’s pay. The payout marks an important milestone for Delta’s profit-sharing program, bringing the total paid out to employees since its inception in 2007 to $11 billion. Delta continues to lead the industry in profit sharing, with this year’s total greater than [...]

2024-02-15T18:27:37+02:00February 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

oneworld serves up another major win in wine tasting awards

Source: oneworld For the 13th year in a row the oneworld® alliance has been named the world's Best Airline Alliance for wines served by member airlines onboard in an annual international tasting competition. The Gold award in the Best Alliance category came from the Business Traveller's Cellars in the Sky Awards 2023 now in its 38th year. The Cellars in the Sky Awards has been running since 1985 and celebrates the best business and first class wines served by airlines on their flights. Judging this year's inflight wines were winemaker John Worontschak, Masters of Wine Sam Caporn and Peter McCombie, and head judge Charles Metcalfe, founder of the International Wine Challenge. oneworld's VP Europe, Middle East and Africa, Roger Blackburn, picked up [...]

2024-02-15T18:14:39+02:00February 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Frontier Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to 10 Additional Destinations; Summer Daily Departures to Increase 38% Versus a Year Ago

Source: Frontier Airlines Major Fare Sale on All Routes from CLE; Includes Fares and Premium Seat Upgrades Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) to 10 additional destinations in May of 2024. These routes are in addition to service announced last month from CLE to Minneapolis-Saint Paul and New York LaGuardia. With the new routes, Frontier will serve a total of 30 destinations from CLE, increasing average peak summer daily departures by 38 percent versus a year ago. To celebrate, America's Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19* and Premium Seat Upgrades starting at $19** on all routes operating from CLE. "Our growth in Cleveland is soaring," said Barry Biffle, CEO, [...]

2024-02-15T18:38:44+02:00February 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|