Caribbean Airlines update on consultation Process

Source: Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Airlines has made significant progress on the previously announced consultation process for its proposed restructuring, undertaken as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its commercial activities. The airline has adjusted its planned strategy, fleet size and route network to reflect the decreased size of its future market, specifically, reduced passenger numbers, which is estimated to remain below 2019 levels for the next two to three years. During the past five weeks extensive discussions were held with employees and employee representatives in the various locations that Caribbean Airlines operates. The process was constructive and as a result the number of employees to be separated is now 280, significantly fewer than previously estimated. In addition, 99 [...]

2021-08-04T19:12:16+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet to launch non-stop Calgary-Seattle service

Source: WestJet New destination marks 12 non-stop options to U.S. from Calgary hub by November 2021   WestJet announced new non-stop service between Calgary (AB), Canada and Seattle (WA), USA. As the airline with the most flights from Calgary, the new non-stop service to Seattle will operate four-times weekly beginning November 4, 2021, on WestJet Encore's Q400 aircraft and will increase to two-times daily on May 19, 2022. "We are delighted to add Calgary-Seattle service to our network, providing our first non-stop service between these two incredible cities," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "Whether planning to visit the Emerald City to catch a favourite sports team, or to explore the Canadian Rockies, this route provides guests in Western Canada and across the Pacific Northwest with new convenient and affordable options to connect for business or leisure.  As [...]

2021-08-04T19:07:39+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Wins Six Top Honours in FXExpress Publications, Inc.’s Awards for Leisure, Family and Millennial Travel

Source: Air Canada Air Canada won six honours in a series of awards from FXExpress Publications, Inc.'s family of brands. Global Traveler's Leisure Lifestyle Awards honour the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel; trazeetravel.com's The Trazees recognize in the best in millennial travel; and whereverfamily.com's Wherever Awards acknowledge the best in family travel. The carrier was voted by readers of the well-regarded travel magazine Global Traveler, and its sister publications Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily for the following accolades: Leisure Lifestyle Awards Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment for the third consecutive year Best Premium Economy Class for the third consecutive year Best Airline for Onboard Menu for the third consecutive year The Trazees Awards Favorite Airline in North America for the third consecutive year The Wherever [...]

2021-08-04T19:03:59+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Chase Ultimate Rewards® Adds Air Canada Aeroplan Loyalty Program to its Lineup of Point Transfer Partners

Source: Air Canada Chase and Air Canada also announce an exclusive waitlist bonus for the soon to launch Aeroplan U.S. Credit Card Chase, the largest U.S. co-brand card issuer and Air Canada, Canada's largest airline and a Star Alliance founding member, are giving eligible credit cardmembers with Ultimate Rewards a new option to use their points with the addition of Aeroplan as the latest Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer partner. Starting today, eligible Chase cardmembers can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan, and redeem for travel and flight rewards with Air Canada and their more than 40 airline partners, including the entire Star Alliance network. Eligible Chase cardmembers now have access to a total of 14 leading airline and hotel loyalty programs through Ultimate Rewards. "We [...]

2021-08-04T19:01:04+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Continues to Engage With Employees in Advancing Its Sustainability Goals and Commitments

Source: Air Canada Sustainability is a top priority for Air Canada Climate Action Plan, committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 Ongoing support to communities and children in need from coast to coast "I feel proud to have supported our country and fellow Canadians during these unprecedented times. Working with the Red Cross gave me a chance to give back in a meaningful way." ­­– Air Canada employee Ameena Youssef on working with the Canadian Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by recruiting humanitarian workers for long-term health care facilities. With the help of its employees like Ameena Youssef and others, Air Canada continued to support communities in need across the country for various causes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one example of many other actions and accomplishments [...]

2021-08-04T18:56:24+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Airline Industry Statistics Confirm 2020 Was Worst Year on Record

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures for 2020 demonstrating the devastating effects on global air transport during that year of the COVID-19 crisis: 1.8 billion passengers flew in 2020, a decrease of 60.2% compared to the 4.5 billion who flew in 2019 Industry-wide air travel demand (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers, or RPKs) dropped by 65.9% year-on-year International passenger demand (RPKs) decreased by 75.6% compared to the year prior Domestic air passenger demand (RPKs) dropped by 48.8% compared to 2019 Air connectivity declined by more than half in 2020 with the number of routes connecting airports falling dramatically at the outset of the crisis and was down more than [...]

2021-08-04T18:46:09+03:00August 4th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

New brand “Guanacaste Airport” boosts tourism in the international market

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports and government authorities of Costa Rica launched "Guanacaste Airport", a new image and commercial brand of the airport located in Liberia, whose objective is to improve the visibility and attractiveness of Guanacaste in international markets. The presentation took place in the terminal facilities, with the participation of the First Lady of the Republic of Costa Rica and coordinator of the Chorotega Region, Claudia Dobles, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, of Nicolas Notebaert, President of VINCI Airports and CEO of VINCI Concessions, and of the General Manager of Guanacaste Airport, César Jaramillo. "Guanacaste Airport will be our spearhead to position the province and its beauties, as well as all [...]

2021-08-04T18:45:24+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Frontier Airlines Announces 15 New Nonstop Routes

Source: Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines announced 15 new nonstop routes. The airline is expanding significantly in Miami with nine new routes, including its first-ever service to Aruba, along with flights to the Turks & Caicos. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $29*. "We're thrilled to continue Frontier's remarkable growth streak with the announcement of 15 new nonstop routes, including our first-ever service to Aruba and new international routes from Denver, Newark and Philadelphia," said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. "We continue to focus on adding service to markets where our 'Low Fares Done Right' approach benefits customers and stimulates demand with affordable fares and convenient service. Today's expansion holds true [...]

2021-08-04T18:12:27+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta eliminates fee to allow free standby for same-day trip changes

Source: Delta Air Lines Customers with last-minute changes can stand by for an alternate flight for free starting Aug. 4. Customers can make any changes to their trip via delta.com and the Fly Delta app. Delta is making it easier for customers to manage their travel from their own devices, even when plans change at the last minute. Beginning Aug. 4, customers who need to change their flight on the day of departure can now stand by for an earlier, alternative flight without paying a fee. The new flight must depart the same day, and standby requests or a confirmed change must be made within 24 hours of departure. Customers can make their same-day travel change directly within the Fly [...]

2021-08-04T17:34:13+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Touchdown! United Airlines Adds 74 Flights for College and Professional Football Games This Fall

Source: United Airlines United to fly new routes, add additional flights and operate larger aircraft to get more fans than ever to the best football games this season As football fans across the U.S. get ready to cheer on their favorite teams on the road this fall, United is adding new routes, more flights and flying planes with more seats to give diehard fans every chance to get in on action on their rival's home turf. To meet an expected increase in demand for fans to travel to watch their favorite teams in person this season, United is adding 74 flights, including 52 new direct flights between college towns and professional football markets on gameday weekends this September through November. [...]

2021-08-04T17:31:38+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|