ATWOnline http://atwonline.com/rss.xml en Canada’s Flair Airlines plans 11 US flights http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/canada-s-flair-airlines-plans-11-us-flights <div class="node-body article-body">Edmonton-based independent ultra-LCC Flair Airlines stepped up its competition with the Canadian majors’ subsidiary LCCs Aug. 20 by announcing 11 new nonstop transborder US flights for the upcoming winter season.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/canada-s-flair-airlines-plans-11-us-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/canada-s-flair-airlines-plans-11-us-flights#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:26:00 +0000 291181 at http://atwonline.com Flair Airlines/Facebook Spirit CEO eyes double-digit growth; new aircraft http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/spirit-ceo-eyes-double-digit-growth-new-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Florida-based Ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines plans to mix in both new destinations and additional frequencies to support its double-digit growth, which CEO Bob Fornaro said will be 13%-15% annually for the next few years. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/spirit-ceo-eyes-double-digit-growth-new-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/spirit-ceo-eyes-double-digit-growth-new-aircraft#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Operations & Technology ATW Plus Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:02:00 +0000 291171 at http://atwonline.com <p>Spirit Airlines A321</p> Joe Pries Adding flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill raises Open Skies concerns http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/adding-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill-raises-open-skies-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Attempts by some US lawmakers to add language to the FAA reauthorization bill that would change labor rules on foreign airlines operating to the US within Open Skies agreements are raising concerns among the White House administration, US airlines and the European Commission (EC).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/adding-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill-raises-open-skies-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/adding-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill-raises-open-skies-concerns#comments Aeropolitics Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:47:00 +0000 291161 at http://atwonline.com JAL plans high-density Dreamliners for new long-haul LCC http://atwonline.com/airframes/jal-plans-high-density-dreamliners-new-long-haul-lcc <div class="node-body article-body">Japan Airlines (JAL) is looking to significantly increase the seat density of the Boeing 787-8s that are assigned to its newly announced LCC unit and is eyeing markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/jal-plans-high-density-dreamliners-new-long-haul-lcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/jal-plans-high-density-dreamliners-new-long-haul-lcc#comments Airframes Daily News ATW On-Location Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:34:00 +0000 291151 at http://atwonline.com <p>Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8</p> Rob Finlayson South African regional SA Express cleared to restart flights http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regional-sa-express-cleared-restart-flights <div class="node-body article-body">South African regional carrier SA Express is set to begin a staged return to services from Aug. 23, three months after the country’s regulator barred it from flying.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regional-sa-express-cleared-restart-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regional-sa-express-cleared-restart-flights#comments Airlines Daily News Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0000 291141 at http://atwonline.com SA Express/Facebook Saudia, Middle East Airlines expand codeshare http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/saudia-middle-east-airlines-expand-codeshare <div class="node-body article-body">Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines (MEA) have expanded an existing bilateral codeshare agreement, which became effective Aug. 15.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/saudia-middle-east-airlines-expand-codeshare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/saudia-middle-east-airlines-expand-codeshare#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:51:00 +0000 291131 at http://atwonline.com <p>Saudia Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson Royal Air Maroc, pilot union reach agreement to end dispute http://atwonline.com/labor/royal-air-maroc-pilot-union-reach-agreement-end-dispute <div class="node-body article-body">Royal Air Maroc (RAM) reportedly reached an agreement with the National Trade Union of Moroccan Pilots (AMPL) Aug. 14, ending a four-week dispute that caused 150 flight delays and cancellations during the peak holiday season.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/royal-air-maroc-pilot-union-reach-agreement-end-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/royal-air-maroc-pilot-union-reach-agreement-end-dispute#comments Labor Daily News Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:39:00 +0000 291121 at http://atwonline.com <p>Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Gulf Air takes first A320neo for regional routes http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/gulf-air-takes-first-a320neo-regional-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air has marked the next milestone in its major re-fleeting program with the arrival of its first of 12 Airbus A320neos ordered at the 2016 Bahrain International Air Show. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/gulf-air-takes-first-a320neo-regional-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/gulf-air-takes-first-a320neo-regional-routes#comments Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Airframes Daily News Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:48:00 +0000 291111 at http://atwonline.com Gulf Air Denver Airport plans for growth http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/denver-airport-plans-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-growing Denver International Airport (DEN) has embarked on a $3.5 billion five-year capital improvement plan that will include the addition of 39 more gates and expand parking, security and passenger facilities by 2021.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/denver-airport-plans-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/denver-airport-plans-growth#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airports & Routes Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:35:00 +0000 291101 at http://atwonline.com <p>Denver International Airport&#39;s Concourse C.</p> Denver International Airport CAA survey: UK air passengers less satisfied with airports, airlines http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/caa-survey-uk-air-passengers-less-satisfied-airports-airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Satisfaction with both airlines and airports among UK travelers has diminished in the past two years—especially when it comes to responding to flight disruptions and delays, a survey by the UK air regulator has revealed.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/caa-survey-uk-air-passengers-less-satisfied-airports-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/caa-survey-uk-air-passengers-less-satisfied-airports-airlines#comments Daily News Operations & Technology Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:11:00 +0000 291091 at http://atwonline.com Russia’s Rostec, United Aircraft Corp. to merge http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/russia-s-rostec-united-aircraft-corp-merge <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Rostec has finalized a decision to merge with United Aircraft Corp. (UAC), Interfax news agency reported, quoting Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/russia-s-rostec-united-aircraft-corp-merge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/russia-s-rostec-united-aircraft-corp-merge#comments Daily News Manufacturers Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:06:00 +0000 291081 at http://atwonline.com <p>SSJ100</p> Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. US lawmaker calls for security review following Sea-Tac plane theft http://atwonline.com/security/us-lawmaker-calls-security-review-following-sea-tac-plane-theft <div class="node-body article-body">The crash of a stolen Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 turboprop Aug. 10 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is drawing scrutiny from US lawmakers about aviation security and airport employee screening. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/security/us-lawmaker-calls-security-review-following-sea-tac-plane-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/security/us-lawmaker-calls-security-review-following-sea-tac-plane-theft#comments Security Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:02:00 +0000 291071 at http://atwonline.com Delta, Kenya Airways to codeshare on Nairobi flights http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-kenya-airways-codeshare-nairobi-flights <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways have agreed to a codeshare partnership in which Delta’s code will be placed on certain flights to and from the Kenyan national flag carrier’s hub at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-kenya-airways-codeshare-nairobi-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/delta-kenya-airways-codeshare-nairobi-flights#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:45:00 +0000 291061 at http://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Wizz Air to expand Israel operations http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-expand-israel-operations <div class="node-body article-body">Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air plans to expand operations to Israel, where it has been one of the first LCCs in the country.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-expand-israel-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-expand-israel-operations#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:20:00 +0000 291051 at http://atwonline.com <p>Wizz Air A321</p> Rob Finlayson Fraport gains approval for expansion work http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/fraport-gains-approval-expansion-work <div class="node-body article-body">Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport has been granted a building permit for a new pier, which will ultimately be integrated into Terminal 3 (T3).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/fraport-gains-approval-expansion-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/fraport-gains-approval-expansion-work#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:12:00 +0000 291041 at http://atwonline.com <p>Fraport Receives Building Permit for Pier G (bottom right).</p> Fraport SWISS joins US TSA Pre-Check http://atwonline.com/security/swiss-joins-us-tsa-pre-check <div class="node-body article-body">The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) to participate in the agency’s expedited screening program, Pre-Check.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/security/swiss-joins-us-tsa-pre-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/security/swiss-joins-us-tsa-pre-check#comments Security Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:12:00 +0000 291031 at http://atwonline.com <p>SWISS Boeing 777-300ER</p> Rob Finlayson Lufthansa Cargo set to start marketing Brussels Airlines’ cargo space http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-cargo-set-start-marketing-brussels-airlines-cargo-space <div class="node-body article-body">Lufthansa Cargo will begin marketing the cargo capacities of Lufthansa Group subsidiary Brussels Airlines from Sept. 1, joining Lufthansa (mainline), Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Sun Express.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-cargo-set-start-marketing-brussels-airlines-cargo-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-cargo-set-start-marketing-brussels-airlines-cargo-space#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:59:00 +0000 291021 at http://atwonline.com Lufthansa Cargo JetBlue appoints Baldanza, Robb O’Hagan to board of directors http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-appoints-baldanza-robb-o-hagan-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body">JetBlue Airways has appointed Ben Baldanza and Sarah Robb O’Hagan to its board of directors as independent directors, effective immediately, following unanimous approval by the New York-based company.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-appoints-baldanza-robb-o-hagan-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-appoints-baldanza-robb-o-hagan-board-directors#comments Daily News People Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:37:00 +0000 291011 at http://atwonline.com <p>JetBlue Airways A321</p> Rob Finlayson Small Planet Airlines Poland appoints new CEO http://atwonline.com/people/small-planet-airlines-poland-appoints-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Charter and wet-lease specialist Small Planet Airlines Poland has promoted Bartosz Czajka to the role of CEO and board member, after former CEO Jarosław Jeschke stepped down earlier this year for health reasons.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/small-planet-airlines-poland-appoints-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/small-planet-airlines-poland-appoints-new-ceo#comments Daily News People Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:23:00 +0000 291001 at http://atwonline.com <p>Small Planet Airlines</p> Small Planet Airlines Bangkok Airways’ 1H net profit up 4.5% on tourism increase http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/bangkok-airways-1h-net-profit-45-tourism-increase <div class="node-body article-body">A boost in tourism to Thailand was a significant factor behind Bangkok Airways’ improved figures for the first half of 2018, the Thai regional carrier said. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/bangkok-airways-1h-net-profit-45-tourism-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/bangkok-airways-1h-net-profit-45-tourism-increase#comments Airline Financials Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:04:00 +0000 290991 at http://atwonline.com <p>Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600</p> ATR South Korea rules Jin Air can keep license over citizenship scrutiny http://atwonline.com/regulation/south-korea-rules-jin-air-can-keep-license-over-citizenship-scrutiny <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea’s aviation regulator has decided it will not revoke the license of LCC Jin Air because of violations of citizenship rules, but some restrictions will still be applied to the carrier.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/south-korea-rules-jin-air-can-keep-license-over-citizenship-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/south-korea-rules-jin-air-can-keep-license-over-citizenship-scrutiny#comments Regulation Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:54:00 +0000 290981 at http://atwonline.com <p>Jin Air Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Ethiopian Airlines confirms bid for Nigeria Air http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-airlines-confirms-bid-nigeria-air <div class="node-body article-body">Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines has submitted an expression of interest in the project to create new Nigerian flag carrier, Nigeria Air.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-airlines-confirms-bid-nigeria-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-airlines-confirms-bid-nigeria-air#comments Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:16:00 +0000 290971 at http://atwonline.com <p>Ethiopian Airlines A350-900</p> Joe Pries UK regulator calls for tougher action against disruptive passengers http://atwonline.com/regulation/uk-regulator-calls-tougher-action-against-disruptive-passengers <div class="node-body article-body">The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has called for more prosecutions to deter drunken and violent airline passengers.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/uk-regulator-calls-tougher-action-against-disruptive-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/uk-regulator-calls-tougher-action-against-disruptive-passengers#comments Regulation Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:53:00 +0000 290961 at http://atwonline.com XiamenAir Boeing 737-800 damaged after Manila runway excursion http://atwonline.com/safety/xiamenair-boeing-737-800-damaged-after-manila-runway-excursion <div class="node-body article-body">A XiamenAir Boeing 737-800 suffered damage to its landing gear and engine after it overran the runway at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Aug. 16. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/xiamenair-boeing-737-800-damaged-after-manila-runway-excursion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/xiamenair-boeing-737-800-damaged-after-manila-runway-excursion#comments Daily News Safety Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:18:00 +0000 290951 at http://atwonline.com Canadian exec Smith to take Air France-KLM helm http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-exec-smith-take-air-france-klm-helm <div class="node-body article-body">Air France-KLM’s board of directors appointed Air Canada COO Ben Smith as its new CEO, the first non-French national to head the group. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-exec-smith-take-air-france-klm-helm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-exec-smith-take-air-france-klm-helm#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:31:00 +0000 290941 at http://atwonline.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Air Canada president airlines and COO Ben Smith has been appointed Air France-KLM CEO.</span></p> Air France-KLM Breaking News: Ben Smith appointed Air France-KLM CEO http://atwonline.com/airlines/breaking-news-ben-smith-appointed-air-france-klm-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Air Canada president airlines and COO Ben Smith has been appointed Air France-KLM CEO.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/breaking-news-ben-smith-appointed-air-france-klm-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/breaking-news-ben-smith-appointed-air-france-klm-ceo#comments Airlines News Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:31:00 +0000 290931 at http://atwonline.com Cathay Pacific 777 wing damaged in ground-handling incident at Rome http://atwonline.com/safety/cathay-pacific-777-wing-damaged-ground-handling-incident-rome <div class="node-body article-body">A ground-handling incident led to “serious damage” to the wing of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER at Rome’s Fiumicino airport Aug. 15, according to the Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network (ASN).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/cathay-pacific-777-wing-damaged-ground-handling-incident-rome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/cathay-pacific-777-wing-damaged-ground-handling-incident-rome#comments Daily News Safety Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:19:00 +0000 290921 at http://atwonline.com MRO Briefs-Aug. 16, 2018 http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-aug-16-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">MRO Briefs-Aug. 16, 2018</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-aug-16-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-aug-16-2018#comments Daily News MRO Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:58:00 +0000 290911 at http://atwonline.com SIA posts strong load factors in July as West Asia market improves http://atwonline.com/airline-traffic/sia-posts-strong-load-factors-july-west-asia-market-improves <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group announced high load factors for the month of July, with an average of 85.9%, up 2.3 percentage points year-over-year (YOY). </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-traffic/sia-posts-strong-load-factors-july-west-asia-market-improves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-traffic/sia-posts-strong-load-factors-july-west-asia-market-improves#comments Airline Traffic Daily News Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:51:00 +0000 290901 at http://atwonline.com <p>Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900</p> Rob Finlayson Russia’s Utair expands at Rostov-on-Don http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-utair-expands-rostov-don <div class="node-body article-body">Utair Aviation plans to add five new domestic destinations from Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport at the beginning of September, the airline said. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-utair-expands-rostov-don" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-utair-expands-rostov-don#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:26:00 +0000 290891 at http://atwonline.com