International Aviation Summit, 8 December 2023 – Industry and regional organization session

https://youtu.be/NoLWHMtwh2E Professor Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society -Bogdan Mindrescu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure - Romania -Riccardo Lambiris, Chairman, Athens International Airport -Theodore Kiritsis, President, IFATSEA -Jeff Peet, Managing Editor, ALA

2024-01-15T20:08:18+02:00January 14th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Air Cargo Demand Up 8.3% last November

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2023 global air cargo markets indicating the strongest year-on-year growth in roughly two years. This is partly due to weakness in November 2022, but also reflects a fourth consecutive month of strengthening demand for air cargo. Global demand for air cargo, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), increased by 8.3% compared to November 2022. For international operations, demand growth was 8.1%. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), was up 13.7% compared to November 2022 (+11.6% for international operations). Most of the capacity growth continues to be attributable to the increase in belly capacity as international passenger markets continue their post-COVID recovery. Compared to November 2019 (pre-COVID-19), demand is [...]

2024-01-09T14:17:54+02:00January 9th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

Spain orders 16 Airbus C295 in Maritime Patrol and Surveillance configurations

Source: Airbus The Spanish Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 Airbus C295 aircraft in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) configuration and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) configuration. The contract amounts to €1.695 billion. These new aircraft will enable the Spanish Air and Space Force and the Spanish Navy to strengthen the national anti-submarine warfare capability as well as increase and enhance its surveillance, reconnaissance and search & rescue units. “The aircraft will be fully designed and manufactured in Spain, fostering the national industrial defence footprint and sovereignty” said Mike Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space. “In particular, the Maritime Patrol version is the most complex C295 mission configuration to date. A major development project that will bring together the latest technologies [...]

2023-12-26T16:46:15+02:00December 26th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News, Uncategorized|

Hawaiian Airlines’ Mālama Maui Effort Marks Next Phase of Support for the Maui Community

Source: Hawaiian Airlines The airline focuses on food access in partnership with Hawaiʻi Foodbank, Maui Food Bank and Hawaiʻi Community Foundation As the unprecedented passenger and cargo airlift continues after the devastating wildfires on Maui, Hawaiian Airlines has embarked on a set of new initiatives to assist the community and address immediate needs. Access to food is an urgent need in parts of West Maui, and Hawaiian is working with Hawaiʻi Foodbank and Maui Food Bank on food collection and distribution. Hawaiian has donated $150,000 ($50,000 each to Hawaiʻi Foodbank, Maui Food Bank and the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation ) to further support the organizations’ wildfire relief work. In addition, under an expanded relationship with Hawaiʻi Foodbank, one [...]

2023-08-15T20:50:50+03:00August 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Viva Aerobus Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 90 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced today that Viva Aerobus has selected GTF engines to power an additional 90 Airbus A321neo firm aircraft orders, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2027. Having previously ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, the airline has now committed to 155 aircraft with GTF engines. Pratt & Whitney and Viva Aerobus have also extended their EngineWise® Maintenance long-term agreement to cover the maintenance needs of the entire GTF-powered fleet. "As we continue to grow and renew our fleet, we need the best engine technology, with lower operating costs and fuel efficiency," said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. "At Viva Aerobus our mission is not [...]

2023-07-07T14:20:26+03:00July 7th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS, Uncategorized|

Viva Aerobus signs MoU for 90 A321neo

Source: Airbus Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft to drive its international and domestic growth. This MoU would bring the airline's order book to 170 A320 Family aircraft. “These 90 A321neo 240-seater aircraft will allow us to grow and renew our fleet and remain the youngest in Latin America. The technology and operational efficiency of the A321neos will improve our operational reliability, on-time performance, and provide an unmatched passenger experience. Additionally, we expect to drive further cost-savings which will reflect in lower airfares and strengthen one of our most important advantages: having the lowest cost in the Americas. The fuel-efficiency and noise reduction that the A321neo provides will advance our [...]

2023-07-06T21:55:55+03:00July 6th, 2023|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News, Uncategorized|

ALTA commemorated World Meteorological Day

Source: ALTA The association emphasizes the symbiosis between meteorology and aviation On March 23, the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) celebrated World Meteorological Day. This event highlights the importance of this type of observation for flight safety and efficiency and the industry's close relationship with meteorology. Few people know that airlines play a key role in weather data collection. Thanks to onboard sensors and systems, aircraft get valuable information about weather conditions, and this information allows them to make real-time decisions about flight routes, altitude, and aircraft speed, which not only improves the flight experience for passengers but also reduces the environmental impact of aviation. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), about 80% of the atmospheric [...]

2023-03-24T19:36:38+02:00March 24th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

Delta Sky Club opens only airline lounge in newly transformed Kansas City airport

Source: Delta Air Lines The Delta Sky Club network is deepening its Midwest ties on Tuesday with the opening of its Kansas City International Airport (MCI) lounge, the only carrier lounge at the recently transformed airport. MCI’s $1.5 billion overhaul consolidated all airport operations into a state-of-the-art, 39-gate terminal. Customers at the new MCI will enjoy a completely revamped, fully accessible experience from curb to gate, with a state-of-the-art lobby; a new, enlarged security checkpoint; local concession options; gates equipped with the most up-to-date technology; and more. The Kansas City Club is the second in a string of lounge openings in the Midwest, with the new Chicago O’Hare Club opened in October 2022 and a third Minneapolis location planned for [...]

2023-02-28T00:45:27+02:00February 28th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, Uncategorized|

Iberia incorpora Belice a su red de destinos en Centroamérica gracias a un acuerdo con TAG Airlines

Fuente: Iberia Las dos aerolíneas estrecharon lazos en Fitur con un convenio interlineal, mediante el que los clientes de Iberia ya podrán viajar a este país y a otros destinos del interior de Guatemala como Flores, Tikal y Puerto Barrios El presidente y CEO de Iberia, Javier Sánchez-Prieto, se reunió en Fitur con el presidente de Guatemala, Alejando Giammattei. En la firma del acuerdo entre ambas empresas estuvieron presentes Marcela Toriello y Julio Gamero, presidenta y CEO de TAG Airlines, respectivamente Iberia también mantuvo reuniones con las autoridades de INGUAT y firmó una Carta de Intenciones para impulsar un acuerdo de promoción turística con Guatemala, el país socio de esta edición de Fitur En el marco de la Feria Internacional [...]

2023-01-27T20:29:27+02:00January 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Aeroplan wins Best Earning and Redemption Ability at the 2022 Frequent Traveler People’s Awards

Source: Air Canada Air Canada's Aeroplan loyalty program has been recognized for Best Earning and Redemption Ability (Americas) in a survey of global frequent flyers by the Frequent Traveler (FT) People's Awards, which celebrate excellence in loyalty programs globally. The award recognizes Aeroplan's extensive air reward program, and this honour follows on the heels of winning Best Redemption Ability at the 2022 Freddie Awards.   "We believe that becoming the best travel loyalty program starts with making rewards rewarding for our members, and that's why it's such an honour to earn this recognition," said Scott O'Leary, Air Canada's Vice President, Loyalty and Product. The transformed Aeroplan program, re-launched in November 2020, is designed to put the member experience first. Aeroplan offers flight rewards to thousands of destinations worldwide on [...]

2022-10-04T17:58:08+03:00October 4th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, Uncategorized|