Embraer and Breeze Airways Announce Pool Program Agreement

Source: Embraer Embraer announced today that it has signed a long-term Pool Program Agreement with the U.S. carrier Breeze Airways to support a wide range of repairable components for the airline’s E190s and E195s fleet. The agreement includes full repair coverage for components and parts, as well as access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center, which will support the start of the airline’s operation. “We’re very happy to extend our partnership with Embraer to include the Pool Program which confirms not only that we get immediate access to an inventory of parts more efficiently, it greatly enhances our aircraft maintenance and schedule reliability, and also reduces our upfront investment and allows for a more efficient management [...]

2021-05-04T15:36:02+03:00May 4th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

United Celebrates 40 Years of MileagePlus by Awarding Millions of Miles to Healthcare Workers

Source: United Airlines United Airlines is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MileagePlus® program this month, and to recognize this milestone the airline is giving away four million miles to essential healthcare workers. The contest will recognize four deserving healthcare workers with one million miles each. In addition, United is showing its appreciation to MileagePlus members around the world with domestic and international fare sales, surprise customer giveaways and 10 exclusive promotions with MileagePlus partners. "Throughout the past forty years, MileagePlus has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our members as well as reward their loyalty," said Luc Bondar, vice president of marketing & loyalty and president of MileagePlus at United. "That's why we celebrate this major milestone by [...]

2021-05-03T19:18:46+03:00May 3rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta Air Lines and Sabre sign transformative agreement to drive value creation

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines and Sabre announced on Monday a transformative global distribution agreement that will evolve their long-standing partnership and drive change in the travel industry through commercial and technological innovation. The new, value-based, multi-year distribution agreement represents an industry-first model that creates value for the entire travel ecosystem, including travel agencies and travelers. “Our vision is to shift the mindset of the entire ecosystem toward modern retailing, selling customers what they want, where they want it and how they want it across all channels,” said Delta’s Jeff Lobl, Managing Director - Global Distribution. “We are grateful to Sabre for their innovative and pioneering spirit in taking this journey with Delta and establishing a new and exciting path forward for [...]

2021-05-03T19:17:30+03:00May 3rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Quiport Board of Directors Announces a Change in the Company’s Senior Management

Source: Quiport The Board of Directors of Corporación Quiport announced today a change at the highest level of the management of the concession company of the airport service of the city of Quito. Andrew O'Brian, currently President and CEO of Quiport, presented his resignation in recent days before the group of shareholders, made up of Odinsa from Colombia, CCR from Brazil and HAS-Development Corporation (HAS-DC) from the United States. The person who will assume the functions of new President and CEO, as of June 1, 2021, is Ramón Miró, who has just held the presidency of HAS-DC in the city of Houston. The Board of Directors expressed its deep gratitude to Andrew O'Brian for all the management carried out throughout [...]

2021-04-30T08:03:17+03:00April 30th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI-LAC Welcomes Gallagher Aerospace

Source: ACI-LAC Gallagher Aerospace, a recognized insurance brokerage, risk management services and human capital firm, joins ACI-LAC’s World Business Partners as Regular Platinum member. Gallagher is headquartered in Illinois, United States and has more than 90 years of experience, serving 150 countries with 900 offices around the world. In the aerospace industry, Gallagher Aerospace is the leading broker in the airline and airport sectors, as it represents more than 45% of the airlines worldwide, and in excess of 500 airport and aviation service providers to the industry at large. It also offers risk management services and space insurance. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Executive Director of ACI-LAC stated, “I am very pleased to have Gallagher Aerospace join ACI-LAC and be part of [...]

2021-04-28T21:51:15+03:00April 28th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Embraer Delivers nine Commercial and 13 Executive Jets in 1Q21

Source: Embraer Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: BOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2021, of which nine were commercial aircraft and 13 were executive jets (10 light and three large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 14.2 billion. During 1Q21, KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, received its first E195-E2 jet. This first E2 delivery to KLM, and lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing, elevated the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50 aircraft. In the same period, Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of its first E195-E2 aircraft. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the [...]

2021-04-28T01:00:55+03:00April 27th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ACI World Director General: ‘Aviation industry interdependence key to recovery’

Source: ACI Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira today spoke at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit about how the industry can work together to safeguard and rebuild the millions of aviation jobs threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Participating in the panel Recovering 100 Million Jobs in Cancun, Mexico, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said air transport remains a vital part of the economy which, in pre-COVID-19 times, supports 88 million jobs and contributes $3.5 trillion to global Gross Domestic Product.   The panel was moderated by Aradhana Khowala, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Aptamind Partners, and Luis Felipe de Oliveira was joined by:   Craig Smith, Group President, International, Marriott International Luís [...]

2021-04-27T03:55:56+03:00April 27th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA / IATAN ID Card Benefits for Travel Agents Expanded

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the benefits available to the travel agent community through the ID Card and the AgentExperience platform. Eligible travel professionals (in possession of an IATA or IATAN ID card) can already access benefits such as special offers for flights, hotels, car rentals, sightseeing, ground transportation, familiarization trips and IATA training courses. An additional 180,000 worldwide hotel properties with attractive rates have been added to the portfolio for travel professionals, through a new partnership with hotelbeds.com. Additionally, travel professionals based in the US can also purchase select gift cards and receive up to 10% discount, or up to 50% discount on merchandise items. Bloomingdales, Foot Locker, TJ Maxx, Barnes & Noble, Sony, [...]

2021-04-27T03:54:28+03:00April 27th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

MHIRJ Aviation Group becomes a new ACI-LAC World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean welcomes MHIRJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) as its newest World Business Partner (WBP). MHIRJ was created following the acquisition of the CRJ Series program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), last year.  MHIRJ provides comprehensive critical operational, engineering and customer support solutions to the aircraft industry. Their extensive network of Service Centers, Support Offices and Parts Depots are positioned in important aviation hubs around the world. MHI’s acquisition of the CRJ Series program last year strengthened the company’s position as a global leader in aviation. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, commented “We are pleased to welcome MHIRJ as a new WBP Regular member of ACI-LAC. As a company that provides support and [...]

2021-04-26T20:17:18+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Singapore and Hong Kong Agree To Launch Air Travel Bubble (ATB) Flights

Source: CAAS 1. Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to set 26 May 2021 as the launch date of the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB). Both parties will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation from now till 26 May 2021, and will proceed with the launch if the situation continues to be steady and remain under control in both cities. 2. The ATB will be launched under more stringent arrangements to better safeguard public health and provide greater stability. Travellers on the ATB must have remained in either Singapore or Hong Kong in the last 14 days prior to departure, and the 14 days period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising [...]

2021-04-26T20:28:31+03:00April 26th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|