African low-cost carrier (LCC) Fastjet has fought off an attempt from its unhappy largest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, to dismiss chairman Colin Child, but warned it continues to face a “challenging” trading environment....More
The Middle East retained its position as one of the world’s most dynamic regions for airline growth, with several of the region’s smaller players following the “big three” of Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in expanding their fleets and route networks....More
POLL QUESTION: Norwegian International Airlines has announced new transatlantic services it plans to begin in May. US DOT has been reluctant to grant US-European service permits to the airline. What should happen next?
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....More
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit....More