Kristin Majcher

ALPA: WestJet pilots ‘ready for a certified union’
Pilots at Calgary’s WestJet are gearing up for another attempt to unionize.
Brazil’s Azul raises over $570 million in IPO 
After years of angling to go public, Azul Brazilian Airlines has raised more than $570 million in an initial public offering (IPO) last week.
Delta, Aeromexico to expand codeshare routes 
Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have applied to codeshare on more transborder routes, an April 6 regulatory filing shows.
Argentina reveals aviation expansion plan 
Argentinian president Mauricio Macri has unveiled a plan to boost international and domestic routes, and improve infrastructure among the country’s airports.
WestJet Boeing 737-700
WestJet to boost Quebec services 
Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet will go head-to-head with Air Canada in Quebec when it rolls out capacity increases in the eastern Canadian province this year.
WestJet Boeing 767-300ERW
WestJet considers adding more widebody aircraft 
Canada’s WestJet continues to consider adding more widebody aircraft, but it appears the industry will have to wait at least a few more months to see how it will execute that strategy.
Airlines file for Mexico City, New York slots 
Several carriers have filed applications for slots being made available in Mexico City and New York City as a condition of Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico forming a joint-venture partnership.
DOT begins US-Mexico slot transfer process 
Now that Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have accepted the regulatory conditions they must satisfy to start a transborder joint venture, the US Transportation Department (DOT) has initiated the process for transferring slots from those carriers to competitors.
JetBlue A321
JetBlue eyes potential European routes 
JetBlue Airways is eyeing potential transatlantic route opportunities from Boston, based on comments made by executives during a Dec. 13 investor day in New York.
Volaris A320
Mexico’s Volaris begins ticket sales for Costa Rica subsidiary 
Mexico City-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Volaris has begun selling tickets for its Costa Rica subsidiary, the airline told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily during the annual Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Airline Leaders Forum in Mexico City.
ALC CEO: Don’t panic over Wall Street initial reaction to US election 
Initial Wall Street reactions to the US presidential election results do not necessarily signal long-term effects, Air Lease Corp. (ALC) CEO John Plueger said at the annual Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Airline Leaders Forum in Mexico City.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200
DOT tentatively approves Aeromexico-Delta joint venture 
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to approve antitrust immunity (ATI) for the joint venture (JV) between Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico—but with conditions including the divestiture of slots at Mexico City and New York JFK.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to add new services on Boston routes 
Delta Air Lines will introduce two new services to Nashville, Tennessee, and San Francisco from Boston, and will ramp up frequencies on some existing routes from the East Coast city. In most cases, several other carriers are providing service in these markets.
Gogo to connect China international flights 
With regulatory approvals in place, Gogo is now readying to provide connectivity services on international flights entering or leaving China.
Former Spirit CEO Baldanza to chair NewLeaf Travel 
Canadian startup travel company NewLeaf Travel has resumed ticket sales after a hiatus of several months, and added former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza to its board.
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Apr 19, 2017

Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Apr 14, 2017

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Apr 11, 2017

Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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