LOT Polish Airlines is seeing increased reliability with its Boeing 787-8 fleet and is flying the aircraft an average of 19 hours per day—three more hours than it flew its 767-300s—in a mix of scheduled and charter service, CEO Sebastian Mikosz said in an interview at World Routes 2014.
Frontier Airlines—which has moved to the ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) business model—will not truly be able to compete with others in the category until it lowers costs, not including fuel, to six cents per available seat mile, chairman William Franke said in an interview.
Calgary-based Westjet is using its daily, seasonal flights from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin, Ireland as a testing ground for future European expansion, airline CFO Vito Culmone told analysts at the Cowen and Co. Global Transportation & Aerospace/Defense Conference in Boston.
Alaska Airlines—which this month is adding new flights from its Seattle-Tacoma hub to Detroit, Baltimore and Albuquerque—will continue to add routes to major business centers to serve its core Seattle customers.
European Union (EU) flag carriers could add nonstop flights from hubs into smaller interior US cities such as Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans within the next three to eight years, analyst Mike Boyd said this week at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas.
JetBlue Airways is strongly considering adding a checked baggage fee next year but expects to make limited changes to its network and business model, CEO David Barger said Monday at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas.
In an attempt to ensure United Airlines and Southwest Airlines eventually can fly the same routes, the City of Houston has asked the US government to seek a new bilateral agreement with Mexico by the end of 2014.
New York-based JetBlue Airways and South African Airways (SAA) have expanded their codeshare agreement to include flights between Washington DC and Dakar, Senegal—a move that enables SAA to sell tickets to American government workers and contractors under terms of the Fly America Act.
Adria Airways will phase out its two remaining CRJ200s at the end of March 2015 and add another Airbus A320 on wet lease, as it proceeds with plans to set up a series of bases outside its Slovenian home market....More
LOT Polish Airlines is seeing increased reliability with its Boeing 787-8 fleet and is flying the aircraft an average of 19 hours per day—three more hours than it flew its 767-300s—in a mix of scheduled and charter service, CEO Sebastian Mikosz said in an interview at World Routes 2014....More
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is trying to persuade Airbus to launch a re-engined A380, pledging to place an order for at least 60 A380neo aircraft if the manufacturer were to move forward with the program in the next six months....More