Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is increasing its marketing budget and investing more in customer service as it moves into larger markets, such as Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Memphis, executives said in a briefing at the carrier’s headquarters.
Gogo acknowledged on Feb. 25 that American Airlines is permitted to change Internet providers on roughly 200 Boeing 737s if, in the airline’s “reasonable judgment,” it receives a more favorable contract proposal from another company.
Denver-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines will continue to search for routes to fly only 3X- or 4X-weekly, so it can increase its footprint without committing too much capacity to unproven markets.
Dubai-based Emirates Airline will add a second daily Airbus A380 flight from Los Angeles next summer, timing the new departure to connect with an early morning bank of departures from Dubai, many bound for India and Pakistan.
Canada and Australia are doubling the number of seats airlines can fly per week between the two countries under an expanded air transport agreement, effective immediately, the Canadian government has said.
Silver Airways is hiring advisors at Raymond James to “evaluate a range of strategic alternatives,” including a merger or “ownership transition,” strategic partnerships, or new investments from outside groups.
Two major US airports have seen substantial disruption and panicked crowds in August and in both incidents, it was a false alarm. Airports now have to be prepared not only for real threats, but also perceived dangers; and the latter kind may be harder to solve....More
Peter Bellew became CEO and group managing director of Malaysia Airlines Berhad on July 1, succeeding Christoph Mueller. Bellew had been the airline’s COO since August 2015, and previously was director of flight operations at Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair....More
The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24....More