Delta Air Lines reached agreement with Massport, the airport authority for Boston Logan, to pay off construction debts related to the airport's rebuilt Terminal A, which was constructed exclusively for Delta but not used to the degree originally planned. According to The Boston Globe, DL will give up more than one-third of its 22 gates at the $500 million terminal, which opened in March 2005, leading to speculation about who will enter the new facility.
Ryanair yesterday unveiled its first Moroccan routes, part of a May agreement with the Moroccan government to fly up to 20 routes and nearly 1 million passengers per year to the North African country (ATWOnline, May 26). On Oct. 31 it will launch flights from London Luton to Fez (thrice-weekly) and Marrakech (four-times-weekly). LCC rivals Air Berlin and easyJet already serve Morocco.
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year....More
American Airlines (AA) chairman and CEO Doug Parker has chastised the US political system for treating the airline industry like a vice rather than a business that fuels the economy and warned that the fast growth of major Gulf carriers is an increasing threat to US carrier global competitiveness....More
Privatization of the US’s air traffic control (ATC) system will be considered as part of the FAA reauthorization legislation Congress will take up next year, according to a House of Representatives member....More