Open Skies en DOT opens frequency allocation proceeding for Havana flights <div class="node-body article-body">Alaska Airlines’ decision to drop its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight has prompted the Department of Transportation (DOT) to start a frequency allocation proceeding for flights to Cuba’s capital from the US.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:06:00 +0000 266071 at <p>Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900</p> Alaska Airlines Poll Question: Will Trump administration restrictions on US citizen travel to Cuba mean the end of US airline scheduled service? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></p> </div><form action="/poll/11172017" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div 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19:25:14 +0000 265971 at Alaska latest to pull out of Cuba as US ends ‘people-to-people’ trips <div class="node-body article-body">Alaska Airlines has become the latest US carrier to give up on the Cuba market, announcing it will end its daily Los Angeles-Havana service on Jan. 22, 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:49:00 +0000 265641 at <p>Alaska Airlines operates Los Angeles-Havana flights with a Boeing 737-900 that will be redeployed in January.</p> Alaska Airlines Saudi Arabia re-establishes Iraq air links <div class="node-body article-body">Saudi hybrid carrier flynas operated the first direct flight between Riyadh and the Iraqi capital Baghdad Oct. 17, ending a 27-year gap in services between the two countries.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes ATW Plus Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:26:00 +0000 263201 at <p>Flynas Airbus A320</p> Rob Finlayson Hayes: Consolidation of US legacy carriers restrains JetBlue’s growth <div class="node-body article-body">JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes has given a spirited defense of the role smaller carriers play in the international airline market, while condemning what he called anticompetitive behavior by the three large US legacy carriers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Open Skies Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:36:00 +0000 259831 at <p>JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes</p> JetBlue Airways Russia, Greece increase frequencies between Moscow and Athens <div class="node-body article-body">Russian and Greek aviation authorities have agreed to increase the number of frequencies from 21 to 35 flights per week between Moscow and Athens for designated carriers, according to a letter released by Russian regulators.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:43:00 +0000 258321 at <p>Aegean Airbus A320</p> Rob Finlayson Eurasian Economic Union to liberalize air transport <div class="node-body article-body">Russia and a group of former Soviet countries want to create a common, liberalized commercial air transport market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Regulation Daily News ATW Plus Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:34:00 +0000 256721 at Al Baker: Qatar to take first A350-1000 by year-end <div class="node-body article-body">Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 by the end of 2017, the Gulf carrier’s CEO confirmed Aug. 9.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:57:00 +0000 256221 at <p>Qatar Airways A350 XWB at the Singapore Airshow</p> Airbus Group including several US airlines pushes back on majors’ Gulf campaign <div class="node-body article-body">A group including several US airlines, US airports and US companies associated with tourism has urged Congress to reaffirm Open Skies agreements and reject pleas from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to take action against the major Gulf carriers over alleged subsidies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Regulation Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:55:00 +0000 255981 at Rob Finlayson Qantas, American to refile ATI application <div class="node-body article-body">Australian flag carrier Qantas and Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines are preparing to file another application for antitrust immunity (ATI) after a previous rebuff by US regulators, and Qantas is optimistic that this time it will be granted.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:54:00 +0000 255641 at <p>Qantas Airbus A330-300</p> Rob Finlayson