IAM-represented employees at Alaska Airlines ratify two-year contract extension

Source: Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines' airport customer service agents, stores, cargo, ground service and reservations agents, who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), have ratified a two-year contract extension. The contract passed overwhelmingly and includes increased pay with market reviews to ensure wage rates stay competitive, as well as increases in longevity pay. Job security has also been extended until Sept. 27, 2028. Alaska's airport customer service agents, stores, cargo, ground service and reservation agents are responsible for assisting guests with upcoming and day-of travel, managing aircraft material and parts, loading cargo and readying aircraft for departures and arrivals. "IAM negotiators strongly advocated for employees' needs, which included significant improvements to the wage structure. I'm [...]

2022-08-08T13:51:17+03:00August 8th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Avelo Airlines lands in Lexington and Kalamazoo with two and one destination in Florida respectively

Source: Avelo Airlines Avelo Airlines Lands in Lexington with Two Nonstop Routes to the Sunshine State Avelo Airlines announced it will begin serving Lexington, Kentucky this fall with exclusive nonstop service to two popular Florida destinations. Avelo will begin serving Orlando starting October 19 and Tampa beginning November 12.  Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Lexington– Say hello to Avelo! We are excited to add Kentucky’s Bluegrass region to Avelo’s nationwide network of popular destinations. Getting to the Sunshine State is now easier and more affordable than ever. These two sun-soaked destinations are an ideal fall and winter retreat. Avelo’s refreshingly convenient, reliable and caring service ensures our Central Kentucky Customers will arrive relaxed and ready for some fun [...]

2022-08-08T13:28:08+03:00August 8th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

This winter Air France will launch a non-stop service from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York-Newark Liberty (EWR), in addition to its service from/to New York-John F. Kennedy (JFK)

Source: Air France A non-stop daily flight between Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and New York-Newark Liberty International airport, operated by Boeing 777-200 as from 12 December 2022 As the leading airline on the Paris-New York route, Air France is continuing to increase its capacity between the two cities. Starting on 12 December 2022, the airline will operate a year-round, non-stop daily service between its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and New York-Newark Liberty (EWR), the second largest international airport to serve the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 18 miles away from Manhattan. Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 with a capacity of 280 seats (40 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 216 in Economy), and equipped [...]

2022-08-08T13:25:20+03:00August 8th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

ConTribute: Condor expands partnership with Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP

Source: Condor The opportunity to donate on board is already available on Condor's long-haul routes (among them to the Americas) and then on the entire route network from November 2022 Condor becomes an official donation partner of the FLY & HELP Foundation, which is committed to building schools in developing countries. From now on, donations can be collected by the airline, which will be donated 1:1 to the educational projects. In this way, the longterm partnership with the founder of the foundation, Reiner Meutsch, receives a new boost in further aid opportunities for Condor within the framework of the ConTribute initiative and the guests on board. Ralf Teckentrup on the expansion of the partnership: "As Germany's most popular leisure airline, [...]

2022-08-08T15:28:41+03:00August 8th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Forbes recognizes Delta as a Best Employer for Women for 2022

Source: Delta Delta is one of Forbes’ Best Workplaces for Women in the U.S. for a second year in a row, with employees giving top marks to the airline’s working conditions, benefits and representation of women in leadership. The Forbes ranking reflects Delta’s ongoing efforts to be a great workplace for women in hiring and recruitment and executive representation. “This recognition fuels our passion to continue making Delta an inclusive company that uplifts and encourages women,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s E.V.P. and Chief People Officer. “It inspires us to continue our journey to provide a great workplace for women while increasing the number of women in leadership roles across the company.” In partnership with Statista, a market research company, Forbes [...]

2022-08-05T16:05:49+03:00August 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Hawaiian Airlines Foundation Awards Grant to Heʻeia Nonprofit to Support Food Security

Source: Hawaiian Airlines The Hawaiian Airlines Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the cultural, spiritual and traditional practices of the Native Hawaiian community. The grant will fund the construction of a wash and pack facility in Heʻeia that will be used to process crops grown in the Kaneohe region including kalo (taro), ʻulu (breadfruit), ʻuala (sweet potato), and hōʻiʻo (warabi). “Supporting local agriculture is a critical issue for our economy and the well-being of our communities. Hawaiian Airlines has made bold commitments to purchasing more locally grown products, but we also need to eliminate the obstacles that prevent small farmers from bringing their produce to market,” noted Avi Mannis, chief marketing [...]

2022-08-05T15:50:33+03:00August 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Copa Holdings Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

Source: Copa Holdings Copa Holdings, S.A. , today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22). The terms "Copa Holdings" and the "Company" refer to the consolidated entity. The following financial information, unless otherwise indicated, is presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). See the accompanying reconciliation of non-IFRS financial information to IFRS financial information included in the financial tables section of this earnings release. Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons with prior periods refer to the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) (which the Company believes are more relevant than year-over-year comparisons due to the significant impacts in 2020 and 2021 of the COVID-19 pandemic). Operating and Financial Highlights Copa Holdings' adjusted net profit, excluding special items, for [...]

2022-08-05T16:30:17+03:00August 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

GOL discloses preliminary traffic figures for July 2022

Source: GOL GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil’s largest domestic airline, announces today preliminary air traffic figures for the month of July 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. Highlights: GOL’s total supply (ASK) increased 42.6%. Total seats increased 41.9% and the number of departures increased by 44.7%. GOL's total demand (RPK) increased by 36.3% and the load factor was 80.8%. GOL’s domestic supply (ASK) increased 31% and demand (RPK) increased by 24.1%. GOL’s domestic load factor was 80.1%. The volume of departures increased by 40.2% and seats increased by 37.5%. GOL’s international supply (ASK) was 309 million, the demand (RPK) was 275 million and international load factor was 88.9%.

2022-08-05T16:53:34+03:00August 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

SWISS posts first-half operating profit of CHF 67 million

Fuente: SWISS SWISS returned to profit in the first six months of 2022 and posted an operating result of CHF 67.0 million for the period. The encouraging business developments that had been seen in the first few months of the year strengthened further in the second-quarter period. The Airline of Switzerland benefited in particular from sizeable booking demand and from the improved profitability provided by its completed restructuring activities. SWISS transported some 5.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2022, five times as many as it had carried in the prior-year period. The increase was reflected in first-half revenues, which totalled CHF 1.8 billion. Despite the likelihood of an economic slowdown, SWISS is also confident of returning to [...]

2022-08-05T17:10:22+03:00August 5th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Iberia and Viva Aerobus now offer connecting flights within Mexico

Source: Iberia Iberia and Viva Aerobus signed a codeshare agreement to provide even more convenient options to passengers traveling between Mexico and Spain, combining flights operated by both airlines. On the one hand, customers of the Spanish airline traveling on the Madrid-Mexico City route will be able to connect to the network of domestic destinations that Viva offers from Mexico City. On the other hand, passengers in Mexico who want to travel to Madrid and beyond through Iberia, will be able to connect with Iberia’s Mexico City - Madrid service by travelling first with Viva on a connecting flight from any of the more than 25 destinations that the Mexican airline offers to Mexico City International Airport. Iberia currentlyoffers 19 flights [...]

2022-08-05T18:11:39+03:00August 4th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|