Porter Airlines of Toronto and JetBlue Airways have agreed to an interline agreement, the first for Porter. Boston Logan International Airport serves as the connecting point for interline flights between the two carriers. JetBlue has 125 daily departures out of Boston and Porter flies to Boston 8X-daily from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport....More
AirBridge Cargo began weekly Moscow SVO-Basel Boeing 747-8F service.
Elite Airways began Melbourne, Fla.-Washington IAD Bombardier CRJ 200 service.
Estonian Air starts 10X-weekly Tallinn- Stockholm service Sept. 29-Dec. 19, 2014 and from Jan. 26 to June 19, 2015....More
Southwest Airlines’ eighth international destination will be San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), to which the carrier will operate daily flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) from March 7, 2015, subject to government approval....More
Future growth in Southwest Airlines’ network will come from its growing number of international routes, and the carrier sees potential in 50 “dots,” or new destinations, within reach of its current fleet of Boeing 737s....More
Iberia and Interjet signed a codesharing agreement linking 80 Iberia European cities with 24 Mexican cities on Interjet map. This is Interjet’s first codesharing agreement and links it to Iberia’s routes in Spain, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Iberia operates 2X-daily Madrid-Mexico City....More
Openness to a restructuring of FAA—including fundamental air traffic control (ATC) reform—appears to be widespread in government and among industry stakeholders, but disputes over the agency’s funding threaten to unravel any potential consensus on reorganizing FAA....More
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner continued to lobby on behalf of a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), saying elimination of Ex-Im financing for commercial aircraft would have a seriously negative impact on Boeing and the US economy....More
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan has made his first public comments on the growing campaign by the three largest US carriers against the three Gulf airlines they say operate on the basis of unfair government subsidies....More
With flight tests of the long-delayed Bombardier CSeries past the half-way stage and certification now on track for year end, key leasing companies say the airliner’s longer term success hinges on execution of the final approval phase to service entry as well as building credibility by attracting big orders....More