The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing that airlines and ticket agents should be required to inform prospective customers in advance if an airline allows passengers to make mobile phone calls onboard the aircraft.
Purchase, New York-based air cargo operator Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has contracted with Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) to operate a Boeing 747-400 freighter for the Narita International Airport-based cargo carrier, the two companies announced Dec. 1.
US industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio praised the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for the incoming Trump administration.
Global air transport IT specialist SITA’s connected aircraft business SITAONAIR will partner with satellite provider Aireon and flight tracking data specialist FlightAware beginning in 2018, the companies announced Nov. 29.
Settling into his new role as the head of IATA, director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has made clear his frustration with government policies that fail to recognize the value of aviation....More
The world’s airlines will continue their streak of collective profitability in 2017, but anticipated higher costs, coupled with a sluggish global economy that lead IATA forecasters to believe next year’s industry net profit will be almost $6 billion lower than 2016’s expected profit....More