The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Jan. 20 to hold an election to unionize more than 2,850 production employees at Boeing’s South Carolina facility in North Charleston.
In the last week of the Obama Administration, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed that airlines and ticket agents be required to disclose specific baggage fees when providing airfare information.
Worldwide air freight traffic increased 6.8% year-over year (YOY) in November 2016, moderating from October’s 8.4% YOY growth, which was a 20-month high, according to IATA’s November Air Freight Market analysis.
Boeing confirmed Jan. 10 that South Korean low-cost carrier (LCC) Jeju Air is the previously unidentified customer behind a December 2016 order for three 737-800NGs, valued at $288 million at current prices.
Asian airlines’ international air cargo traffic for November increased 5.3% year-over-year (YOY) to 6.1 billion FTKs, a 1.3% rise in FTKs from October, according the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
All three of the New York metropolitan area major airports will see multi-billion dollar infrastructure investments under a proposed new plan, but the New York state governor wants to see far more invested in John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Alaska Airlines launched its Los Angeles-Havana service Jan. 5, bringing regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights from the US west coast to Cuba for the first time. Alaska operated the flight using a Boeing 737-900ER.
Southwest Airlines, which plans to grow capacity 3.5% in 2017, has released details on 22 new and seasonal routes, including four international routes originating from its forthcoming international concourse at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728....More