Mark Nensel

Americas Editor,
Air Transport World
DOT: Airlines must warn customers if inflight phone calls are permitted
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.
IATA: Global air passenger traffic grows 5.8% in October
Global air passenger traffic growth ebbed in October, increasing 5.8% year-over-year (YOY) compared to 7.1% growth in September, according to IATA’s October Air Passenger Market Analysis.
A4A: US airlines ready to handle 45.2 million holiday passengers
US industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) forecast 45.2 million passengers—a 3.5% year-over-year increase—will fly globally on US airlines during the upcoming holiday season.
Boeing books $1.7 billion in commercial aircraft orders in November
Boeing booked firm orders for 13 commercial aircraft from six customers in November, valued at approximately $1.7 billion at list prices.
IATA: Global air freight traffic on the rise
Global air cargo traffic increased 8.2% year-over year (YOY) in October, the best growth pace since February 2015, according to IATA’s October Air Freight Market Analysis.
Airbus books $1.6 billion in commercial aircraft orders in November
Airbus reported firm orders* for 14 commercial aircraft in November, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices, from two airlines and one undisclosed customer.
United Airlines Boeing 787-8
United technicians ratify contract; airline achieves labor peace
United Airlines’ 9,000 technicians and related employees, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, ratified a new six-year joint contract Dec. 5.
EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER
Taiwan’s EVA Air posts $79 million 3Q net profit
Taiwan’s EVA Air posted a TWD2.5 billion ($79 million) net profit for the third quarter of 2016, up 1.9% year-over-year (YOY).
EVA Air, Air India to codeshare
Taipei-based EVA Air and Air India announced a new codeshare partnership schedule Dec. 1.
American Airlines A319
American trims Cuba flights, plans to downsize aircraft on two routes
American Airlines plans to cut back flights from Miami to three outlying Cuban cities beginning Feb. 16, 2017.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F
Atlas Air to fly transpacific routes for Nippon Cargo Airlines
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.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR
Delta pilots approve labor contract
Delta Air Lines’ pilots approved a new labor contract Dec. 1, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
United to unveil new Polaris business-class upgrade Dec. 1
Chicago-based United Airlines will roll out its new premium business-class product United Polaris in all of the company’s markets Dec. 1.
A4A praises Elaine Chao DOT nomination, urges US ATC modernization
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.
Aireon, FlightAware, SITA partner for global flight tracking coverage
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 9, 2016

Good news for US airlines on unit revenue

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Dec 1, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
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