United Airlines’ expansion into secondary cities in China is a key part of its network strategy, and the airline is betting on expansion in those markets, an executive for the carrier said at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Olympic Valley, California.
Dallas Love Field could prove to be a profitable market for Alaska Airlines if it keeps the gates Virgin America acquired at the facility after the Seattle-based carrier merges with San Francisco-based Virgin America.
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.