The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed this week it is exploring altering the 1,500-mile perimeter rule at New York LaGuardia Airport, but most US carriers said it is too early to consider what could mean for their networks, with one exception: Virgin America.
Air China is seeing slight a slot drop in premium cabin corporate traffic to North America, but has made up for it with a “surge” in paid travel from individuals, including for first class, the airline’s top US executive told ATW.
Calvary-based WestJet Airlines’ regional subsidiary WestJet Encore has received all required approvals to fly to the US, a move that should open new markets the carrier has been unable to serve, allowing it to more forcefully compete with Air Canada, company executives said.
Alaska Airlines is asking the commission in charge of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to alter plans to pay for an expanded international arrivals facility mostly with Passenger Facilities Charges (PFCs).
As it prepares to add four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft later this year, Calgary-based WestJet cautions it is only “dipping a toe in the widebody waters” as it tests whether it wants to expand its international network.
Colorado-based Frontier Airlines is changing its strategy at Trenton-Mercer Airport to limit East-West flying in winter, but still views the market as a valuable part of its network, even though it has increased departures at nearby Philadelphia International Airport, an airline executive said an interview.
New Canadian ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Jetlines remains on track to launch in mid-2015 with two used Boeing 737 Classic aircraft flying short-haul routes from Vancouver International Airport, according to a recently released prospectus.
Air Canada, bolstered by a recent agreement with its pilots that clears the way to boost capacity at its leisure affiliate rouge, has decided to halt transfers of 136-seat Airbus A319s to its low-cost subsidiary and will instead mix in larger narrowbodies, an executive said in an interview.
American Airlines is evaluating two types of business-class seats for its long-range Boeing 757s, one similar to what American has installed on its Airbus A321 transcontinental aircraft and the other akin to what JetBlue Airways has put on its Mint subfleet, an executive said in an interview.
United Airlines has filed an administrative complaint against the operator of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), accusing it of “imposing excessive, unreasonable and discriminatory charges” to generate surpluses it uses to fund non-airport expenses.
Trans States Holdings, parent of US regionals Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, remains “comfortable” with its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2017....More
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones....More