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Emirates SkyCargo Orders Five More Boeing 777 Freighters to Modernize Fleet

Source: Boeing Carrier doubles 777 Freighter order book to 10 as it renews fleet with the industry's most efficient and capable twin-engine freighter Boeing and Emirates SkyCargo announced an order for five additional 777 Freighters as the operator again picks the world's most capable twin-engine freighter to meet growing cargo demand. The new purchase takes Emirates' order book to 245 Boeing widebody airplanes, including 10 777 Freighters. Emirates SkyCargo is the cargo division of Emirates, the world's largest international airline. Its investment in the 777 Freighter will boost main deck cargo capacity 30 percent by 2026. In all, Emirates' freighter fleet will grow to 17 airplanes – including 777 Freighters, 777 converted freighters and 747 Freighters. "Demand for our world-class [...]

2024-07-16T21:04:38+03:00July 16th, 2024|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

The Euro Cup final could be seen live on board all Iberia planes

Source: Iberia   The airline offered free Wi-Fi on all its flights so that customers could follow the game through their mobile devices. It was through the Wi-Fi portal, where they could access the streaming offered by Sports 24. It was the first time that an event was seen live on Iberia planes, at 30,000 feet above sea level and even across the Atlantic. More than 1000 seats were available to support La Roja The Iberia Group offered this weekend more than 1,100 seats to travel to Germany and support the Spanish National Team. Iberia Express usually offers three daily flights to Berlin, operated with Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity for 180 passengers, which means 540 seats per day in [...]

2024-07-15T11:05:10+03:00July 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

WestJet and AMFA agreement ratified

Source: WestJet WestJet continues operational recovery and guest support efforts The first collective bargaining agreement between WestJet and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the certified union representing WestJet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and other Technical Operations employees was ratified. "Reaching this milestone is good news for our organization and our guests, solidifying a five-year agreement that provides stability to our business and reflects the instrumental value and contributions of our Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and other Technical Operations employees," said Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Group Chief Operating Officer. "While we are grateful to have achieved resolution with a clear path forward together as a unified team, we recognize that the unprecedented impact of the disruption over July long [...]

2024-07-15T10:44:21+03:00July 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

TAP at the service of Madeira Island for 60 years

Source: TAP The anniversary is being celebrated with a promotion of one-way tickets from €25 and return tickets from €49. TAP is celebrating sixty years of regular flights linking Lisbon and the Portuguese mainland to Madeira. The inaugural flight took place in early July 1964. According to the chronicles of that time, the clock struck 11:24 when TAP's Super Constellation landed at Madeira airport, simultaneously inaugurating the airport infrastructure, located in Santa Catarina, and fulfilling a long-held dream of the Madeirans. From that day on, ships and seaplanes were no longer the only ways to get to and from the island and TAP never stopped serving Madeira and the Madeirans and guaranteeing territorial continuity, even during the pandemic, when TAP [...]

2024-07-15T11:12:54+03:00July 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Archer Aviation to Develop Operational Concepts for Air Taxi Network

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Co. and Archer Aviation Inc., have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer's eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest® operates. Archer Aviation is a leading manufacturer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Southwest is the Golden State's largest air carrier, operating at 14 airports across the state. Archer Midnight aircraft is designed to transform urban travel, replacing 60-to-90-minute commutes by car with estimated 10-to-20-minute electric air taxi flights. The goal of Archer's aircraft is to offer a safe, low-noise, cost-competitive transportation option with no direct emissions. Southwest and Archer intend to collaborate on a concept of operations that lays the foundation for integrated [...]

2024-07-15T11:31:38+03:00July 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Copa Holdings announced monthly traffic figures for June 2024

Source: Copa Holdings Copa Holdings, S.A. released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for June 2024: Operating Data June 2024 June 2023 % Change Copa Holdings (Consolidated) ASM (mm) (1) 2,521.9 2,244.7 12.3 % RPM (mm) (2) 2,185.1 1,949.0 12.1 % Load Factor (3) 86.6 % 86.8 %       -0.2 p.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 number of miles flown by revenue passengers 3. Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized For June 2024, Copa Holdings' capacity (ASMs) increased by 12.3 %, while system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased by 12.1 %, compared to 2023. As a [...]

2024-07-15T11:41:43+03:00July 15th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Over 144 million passengers recorded in Aena’s airports in Spain in the first half of the year

Source: Aena Traffic until June up by 11.4% compared to the same period last year 1.22 million flights were operated within the first six months of the year, and nearly 605,000 tonnes of cargo transported In June, over 29.4 million passengers, 239,462 flight movements and 102,000 tonnes of cargo were handled Airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed the first half of this year with a growth of 11.4% in passenger numbers compared to the same period in 2023. A total of 144,151,231 passengers were recorded from January until June. Within this period, 1,223,232 flights movements were handled, 8.2% more than for these months in 2023, and 604,781 tonnes of cargo were transported (+19.2%). These figures are the [...]

2024-07-12T18:39:22+03:00July 12th, 2024|AIRPORTS|

Delta Air Lines announces June quarter 2024 financial results

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines reported financial results for the June quarter and provided its outlook for the September quarter. Delivered industry-leading operational performance, underpinning trusted brand and customer loyalty Record June quarter revenue with mid-teens operating margin and strong cash generation Continued debt repayment, progressing balance sheet toward investment grade metrics  Announced a 50 percent increase to dividend payment beginning in September quarter Reiterating full year guide for EPS of $6 to $7 and free cash flow of $3 to $4 billion Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported financial results for the June quarter and provided its outlook for the September quarter. Highlights of the June quarter, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page five of [...]

2024-07-12T18:27:37+03:00July 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada proudly sponsors The Ninety-Nines International Conference and Career Expo 2024 in Vancouver

Source: Air Canada Last week, Air Canada proudly sponsored The Ninety-Nines International Conference and Career Expo that took place in Vancouver, BC. The organization, founded in 1929 and whose first president was Amelia Earhart and currently counts close to 8,000 female pilots and student pilots, offers mentorship as well as scholarships to its members. "We welcome women from all over the world, whether you are a certified or licensed pilot or student pilot even. We have members from New Zealand, India, and obviously Canada and the United States. We offer mentorship and scholarships to our members," said Captain Janet Patton, International Director of The Ninety-Nines. "We have commercial pilots, helicopter pilots, all sorts! What we all have in common is [...]

2024-07-12T17:43:40+03:00July 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

SITA becomes leader in airport solutions following completion of regulatory formalities and legal procedures in the acquisition of Materna IPS

Source: SITA SITA will now take the giant step forward to cement its global leadership in CUTE and CUSS solutions with 85% of international air passengers using its biometrics products SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has completed the regulatory formalities and legal procedures to acquire Materna IPS. This strategic move will reshape the aviation industry, resulting in the world's most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. The acquisition represents an unprecedented acceleration of global aviation industry digitalization, streamlining check-in, baggage handling, and security processes. Travelers can expect reduced wait times, smoother journeys, and a new era of personalized digital services. This strategic move will see SITA become number one in terms [...]

2024-07-12T18:15:00+03:00July 12th, 2024|News, SUPPLIERS|