American Airlines is trying to strengthen its case for an additional slot at Tokyo Haneda Airport by telling the US Department of Transportation (DOT) it will operate flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to both Haneda and Tokyo Narita airports.
American Airlines is reiterating its request that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) require Delta Air Lines to operate its proposed Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport-Tokyo Haneda Airport (MSP–HND) flight daily with a 291-seat Boeing 777 aircraft.
Southwest Airlines said it should be considered before American Airlines and Volaris for any slot divestitures at Mexico City International Airport (MEX) that Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico must make in order for the Mexican and US governments to approve their proposed immunized joint venture (JV).
The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit.
At this year’s IATA annual general meeting in Dublin, the Middle East carriers once again dominated the news. While the CEOs of Delta and Emirates refused to engage in a public spat over open dkies, Qatar Airways was considerably less restrained. Aircraft tracking was also high on the agenda, but no consensus was reached on how to resolve the issue. Listen in as our editors discuss all this and the latest on Qatar Airways refusing its first A320neo.
With more than 100 liberalized air services agreements in place, the US State Department touts Open Skies policy on its website fact sheet as “promoting increased travel and trade and spurring high-quality job opportunity and economic growth.”
In reality, some in the US are questioning whether Open Skies policy should be “revisited.”
Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines’ pilots union is seeking court protection to prevent the airline from operating Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft without a contract provision for the type, a suit the airline calls “premature.”
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