United Airlines remains hopeful it will reach a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by July 23, or “relatively soon after,” an airline executive told employees recently.
JetBlue Airways said it will expand significantly in Boston next year by adding one new route, increasing frequency to more than 10 destinations, and introducing its Mint product on transcontinental flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
IATA objects to some Latin American and Caribbean governments implementing new taxes and fees and using airlines as a “cash cow,” a senior executive from the trade group said during the IATA AGM in Miami.
American Airlines is focused on ensuring its regional carriers have “safe and reliable” operations and is not interested in the next generation of regional jets, at least for now, American SVP-regional carriers Kenji Hashimoto told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Expanding its battle with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines plans to start service between its Seattle hub and Nashville, Tennessee, Charleston, South Carolina and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, later this year, the carrier said.
Alaska Airlines may transfer its authority to fly between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mexico City to American Airlines, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively decided on April 17, despite an objection from Delta Air Lines.
United Airlines will switch to Boeing 767s from 757s on four longer European routes departing Newark Liberty International Airport, a move that will improve operational reliability by reducing unplanned fuel stops during the winter season.
In an effort to avoid “costly [public relations] and litigation,” United Airlines will open a Digital Operations Center at its Chicago headquarters to more effectively monitor social media, message boards and other online channels, the carrier told employees in a recent note.
Air Canada said it opposes improvements to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that would permit Porter Airlines to operate Bombardier CSeries aircraft from the facility, arguing the airport should continue allowing only turboprop operations.
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