Norwegian Air Shuttle’s (NAS) US-based employees are urging the Obama administration to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier’s permit application, adding their voices to the din surrounding NAI’s controversial application.
Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) opponents have opened a new front in their battle to keep the long-haul low-cost carrier from operating to the US by objecting to the carrier’s loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) for aircraft purchases.
Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris is “very focused” on the visiting friends and family (VFR) market, although it will not “say no” to more business traffic, Manuel Ambriz Lopez, manager of commercial strategy and network planning, said in an interview at the Routes Americas conference in Denver, Colorado.
American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines are making their cases to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) on why they should be awarded slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport currently held by Delta Air Lines for service from Seattle.
Southwest Airlines maintains the US Department of Transportation (DOT) should reallocate one of United Airline’s designations for service between Houston and San Jose del Cabo and Mexico City, arguing that its service is more in the public interest than the regional jet flights operated by Utah-based SkyWest Airlines on behalf of United.
The US government is not wavering from its Open Skies policy and will negotiate Open Skies deals with any friendly country that is interested, despite calls for government to roll back liberalization in order to protect the US airline industry, a senior US Department of State official said.
American Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), remain locked in talks over a new contract proposed by management last week and a union counterproposal, with each side claiming that its version is in the pilots’ best interest.
New visa reciprocal visa regulations between the US and China that go into force Nov. 12 could dramatically affect transpacific demand by markedly increasing the number of visitors from China to the US.
American Airlines is laying out a case for how it thinks the US Department of Transportation (DOT) should seize Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Haneda flights and reallocate it to the Dallas-based carrier for flights from Los Angeles without re-starting the full reallocation process.
American Airlines is not moving to a revenue-based frequent flyer program when it merges its
AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles systems in the second quarter of next year, but the Dallas-based carrier is not ruling out such a change in the future.
Trans States Holdings, parent of US regionals Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, remains “comfortable” with its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2017....More
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones....More