Tag: airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020 21:40

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this is due to restrictions on travel mandated by government in ... Read More

Travel Agents Association of India: We Cannot Process Refunds

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 7, 2020 21:39

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is the nodal and premier Travel & Tourism association in India. Today, Jyoti Mayal, President of TAAI, issued the following statement in response to ... Read More

Safety of traveling public top priority: FAA issues important charter guidance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019 20:05

Today, booking a charter flight can be as easy as tapping a few buttons on your mobile device. But that doesn’t mean the flight is legal or safe. The FAA’s ... Read More

Merry Chrismukkah! Israel Tourism ringing in 2020 with new hotels and flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 19:54

The festive season is here, and with Hanukkah and Christmas overlapping this year, travelers are sure to have a memorable experience when visiting Israel during the holidays. This year, Jerusalem’s ... Read More

IATA raises global standards for cargo handling audits

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 16:48

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations. The Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) program aims to reduce audit ... Read More

Five tips for comfortable holiday air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 15:47

With the holiday travel season fast approaching, thousands of travelers will be flying in the upcoming weeks. To ensure each traveler has an enjoyable journey, travel experts share the tips ... Read More

ICAO is 75: Happy International Civil Aviation Day!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 7, 2019 15:46

Seventy-five years after ICAO’s foundation, the International Civil Aviation network carries over four billion passengers annually. The global Air Transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and USD 2.7 trillion in ... Read More

FAA seeks public comments on Boeing 737 MAX Master Minimum Equipment List

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 21:50

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a revised Boeing 737 MAX Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) today for a 30-day public comment period. An MMEL is a master list of ... Read More

Which airlines reject the most compensation claims?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 17:15

Latest investigation by an air passenger rights organization reveals United Airlines rejects 40% of claims that have been identified as eligible, and American Airlines and Delta each reject 27% of ... Read More

IATA: Moderate slowdown in passenger demand growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 15:15

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.4% compared to the ... Read More

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 18:44

Residents and visitors in France are preparing for a major strikes by transportation workers that will disrupt train, bus, and airline services nationwide. The massive strikes will take place on ... Read More

Christmas at Frankfurt Airport: Gift cards, shopping, dining and much more

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 16:45

During the weeks before Christmas, the terminals at Frankfurt Airport are incandescent with the glow of thousands of lights. Like every year, shops and restaurants invite guests to go on ... Read More

IATA: MP14 boosts efforts to tackle unruly airline passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019 18:53

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb ... Read More

Russia to produce 72 new MC-21 passenger planes a year by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 17:15

Official from Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today that the aircraft manufacturer is planning to produce six MC-21 passenger jets in 2021 and twice as many in 2022, bringing ... Read More

US Travel applauds Global Entry for Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 15:33

U.S. Travel Association issued the following statement on the announcement that citizens of Brazil can soon join the Global Entry program: "The American travel community welcomes news that citizens of ... Read More

How America travels: Holiday travel and travel projections for 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 17:15

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) today released its annual study that tracks perceptions of American travelers, key indicators of future travel planning and where they are spending. This ... Read More

Kazakhstan aims to improve air travel for children with mental disabilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 23:42

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee and a Chairman of the AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN National Association of AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN held a meeting today to work out proposals for improving availability of air transportation ... Read More

Russia calls off resumption of Egypt tourist flights due to poor security

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019 20:59

Russian aviation authorities announced that Russian Federation has postponed the planned resumption of charter flights to Egypt, as the North African country's airports still do not meet Russian safety standards. ... Read More

Inspired by nature: Airbus boosts aircraft environmental performance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019 00:15

Airbus has unveiled fello’fly, its latest demonstrator project inspired by biomimicry*, that is set to boost the environmental performance of commercial aircraft and make a significant impact on emissions reduction ... Read More

What are your chances of getting ‘bumped’ by airlines?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2019 18:50

A newly-released study explored the airlines most likely to bump passengers from flights: a process the industry calls involuntary denied boarding (IDB), or airline bumps. Using solid industry data from ... Read More

Lufthansa and SWISS offer customers climate-neutral fuels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 16:35

After successfully completing the test phase, the "Compensaid" platform developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub will become the Lufthansa Group's central compensation service. Lufthansa and SWISS customers can now find ... Read More

ICAO: Middle East one of the fastest-growing regions for air traffic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 23:35

At the Fifth Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the ICAO Middle East Region (DGCA-MID/5) in Kuwait City, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu underscored that the continued ... Read More

Fraport: Growth momentum slows in October 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 17:02

Some 6.4 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in October 2019, up 1.0 percent compared to the same month last year. In the first ten months of 2019, passenger ... Read More

Etihad and Pakistan International Airlines re-launch codeshare partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 16:45

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and the flag carrier of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have relaunched their codeshare partnership to provide their customers with greater ... Read More

Travelers don’t trust airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 16:15

An alarming number of passengers (55%) do not trust airlines to abide by air passenger rights laws, a new global study revealed. The survey, which investigated to what extent consumers ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 13.3 million airline passengers in October 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 16:06

In October 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.3 million passengers. This shows an increase of 1.1 percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were ... Read More

Air Partner plc opens office in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019 18:57

Air Partner plc announced the opening of its new office in Dubai as it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region. ... Read More

Flights to Sierra Leone about to become more affordable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 8, 2019 18:48

In an effort to make air transport affordable and accessible to all Sierra Leoneans and also to promote tourism, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), through the Ministry of Finance, ... Read More

Increasing air traffic to bolster global demand for air transport modifications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 8, 2019 15:34

High importance of passenger safety provisions in the airline business has driven the demand for air transport modifications. A range of products are being used as mods to renovate and ... Read More

Airline passengers don’t understand how to redeem loyalty program rewards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 21:47

Many airline loyalty programs are failing to deliver on their intended purpose because members do not understand how to redeem the awards they accumulate. According to the 2019 Airline Loyalty ... Read More

IATA: Air freight volumes remain weak

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 19:35

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.5% in September 2019, compared to ... Read More

IATA: Passenger demand continues on moderate upward path

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 16:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the same ... Read More

22 startups join Airbus accelerator program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 22:20

Airbus has selected twenty two new startups to join its BizLab for the launch of the fifth accelerator program, providing a platform to develop previously untapped technologies and ways of ... Read More

Brazil expands its air network, aims to attract more foreign visitors in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 17:15

Brazil is emerging as an alternative for generating new tourism businesses in 2020, in terms of attracting foreign visitors. The exchange rate situation, the recovery of the economy and the ... Read More

Over 50 Boeing passenger jets grounded worldwide due to ‘wing-related cracks’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2019 16:55

Over 50 Boeing passenger aircraft were grounded around the world after the discovery of 'wing-related cracks', world' biggest plane maker confirmed today. It's the US aviation giant's 737NG (Next Generation) ... Read More

Qatar Airways Group welcomes industry leaders to 2019 Trinity Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 19:31

Hundreds of airport and retail industry leaders from around the world gathered today in Doha for the first day of the 2019 Trinity Forum, which is jointly hosted by Qatar ... Read More