FAA issued a notice of proposed extension of a waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement for all international operations March 26, 2022, at JFK, LGA and DCA. FAA will also retain carrier baseline international allocations for cancelled services at Level-2 airports at EWR, LAX, ORD and SFO throug...Jump to post
Lagos start date announced - November 29 - 3x weekly from IAD.Jump to post
DHL extended its partnership with Atlas. The agreement covers 20 aircraft - 6 x 748, 2 x 744, 8 x 777F and 4 x 763s.
https://www.atlasairworldwide.com/2021/ ... reighters/
Took a look at some timetables I have access to for 737 ops. September 1985 FRA-ATH FRA-WAW FRA-ZAG-BEG FRA-ZAG-DBV LHR-AMS-HAM LHR-AMS LHR-BRU LHR-FRA LHR-MUC MUC-BUD-OTP MUC-VIE TXL-FRA TXL-HAM TXL-MUC TXL-NUE TXL-NUE-BRU TXL-STR ZRH-GVA-IST ZRH-STR-TXL ZRH-TXL November 1987 MIA-ATL MIA-DCA MIA-FP...Jump to post
Building on their existing codeshare relationship, AA will invest US$200 million for a 5.2% stake in GOL and receive a board seat. As part of the investment, the carriers will expand commercial relationships including deeper loyalty partnerships. AA press release https://news.aa.com/news/news-detail...Jump to post
Avianca Holdings will be sending its reorganization plan to creditors for a vote Per the plan, lenders and noteholders who agreed to refinance their debt will get 72% of the airline’s equity and by shedding $3 billion in debt. The company will repay $1.4 bil in bankruptcy loans and have around $1 bi...Jump to post
As far as BK timing, from a source that serves as an advisor to one of the firms involved, I understand they are hoping for a 180-day case timeline assuming they hit no turbulence along the way.Jump to post
US DOT extending waivers for airlines holding limited entry use or lose it international route authorities until March 26, 2022.
No news from FAA yet about domestic slot waivers for W21 season.
Another special 75th-anniversary livery from SV https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-_-9EOX0AExiQE?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-_-9EOX0AExiQE?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_Q9kJ4WYAUtruV?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_Q9kJ4WYAUt...Jump to post
Deloitte did a survey about the future of U.S. corporate travel. No surprise, but while business leaders value face-to-face interaction, they are reevaluating company travel impact on the bottom line, its environmental impact, and how widely can technology be adopted instead. Per the survey only 54%...Jump to post
Emirates gains its long-held wish and will introduce the A380 to IST effective October 1st. https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/296713/emirates-to-place-airbus-a380-on-dxb-ist/ It looks absolutely ridiculous to me to evaluate any airport with the votes of an unknown number of voters, ...Jump to post
Reported fleet plan that was posted online by Indonesian news portal Tempo
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_No6rxVkAA ... name=large
Southwest president Tom Nealon announced his retirement. Current COO Mike Van de Ven names as new president, effective immediately.
https://www.swamedia.com/releases/relea ... ip-changes
The administrators of HNA Group’s debt restructuring program have chosen Liaoning Fangda Group as the strategic investors for the airline and airport businesses. Hainan Airlines and HNA Infrastructure both plan to issue new shares to the investors and for the repayment of debt. The draft restructuri...Jump to post
As expected, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has formally rejected a proposed joint venture between JAL and Qantas on flights between Australia, Japan and New Zealand. The ACCC found the partnership would likely lead to reduced competition, to the detriment of passengers even a...Jump to post
JAL pumping money into growing leisure brands as it shrinks its own legacy widebody fleet and focuses on fewer routes and leverage partners like AA, BA and MH networks. Japan Airlines to Deploy $2.7 Billion to Expand Budget Carrier Operations https://airlineweekly.com/2021/09/japan-airlines-to-deplo...Jump to post
Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office submitted to the Chilean Competition Court an out-of-court settlement containing a set of remedies offered jointly by LATAM and Delta to safeguard competition. No real details about what the agreed remedies are. https://www.fne.gob.cl/en/fne-delta-y-lata...Jump to post
Pretty first Starlux A350
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-7Jq-jWEAA ... ame=medium
LATAM Airlines Group has released a five-year business plan that includes details of its exit financing process. LATAM says that it has received several commitments from significant claim holders and shareholders, which can provide it than US$5 billion of new funding. LATAM filed a motion seeking to...Jump to post
Interjet owner Alejandro del Valle was arrested in Mexico on fraud charges.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ud-charges
Philippine747 wrote:I'm curious to the source of the list? I've been seeing in another thread that they were interested in retaining the -878X A330s with the new interior and lower capacity.
This weeks update
America essentially has 2/3 of its office jobs working from home.
Can you provide documentation of that statistic? I would bet that is going to vary drastically by region. Per WSJ story 2 days ago; Offices in 10 major U.S. cities were just 33.1% occupied in the week ending Aug. 25, according to Kastle Systems, an access-control company that tracks how many people...Jump to post
WSJ also has the basic same story about sluggish business travel recovery and how 2022 likely won't be very robust either as companies have trimmed travel budgets. With ever more remote work and the ease in holding virtual meetings, the bar for in-person meetings has become higher as story mentions....Jump to post
I am not sure Breeze's target consumer is the young tech-savvy urbanite. Having built a route map around heartland city, low-frequency leisure flying seems more akin to Allegiant's* customer base than the once Virgin America. (* per Allegiant investor presentation their biggest demographic customer ...Jump to post
Obviously, Neeleman free to shape his company the way he wants, but not everyone has smartphone nor likes self-service tools such an app. And as far as smartphones, yes the majority of the U.S population has them especially in the under 50 urban crowd, but usage drops off among older and rural Ameri...Jump to post
It definitely seems the idea here is to shrink and dump costly or not as favorable deals, certainly not simplifying the fleet. After all why keep a pair of orphan A350s for example?Jump to post
PAL entered court filing to reject the following leases: A320 - RP-C8399 A321 - RP-C9910 A321 - RP-C9911 A321 - RP-C9925 A330-300 - RP-C8760 A330-300 - RP-C8766 A330-300 - RP-C8784 A330-300 - RP-C8785 A330-300 - RP-C8786 A350 - RP-C3503 A350 - RP-C3504 A350 - RP-C3506 A350 - RP-C3507 B777-300 - RP-C...Jump to post
Interview with Neeleman looking ahead. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherelliott/2021/09/04/breeze-airways-ceo-nice-airline-is-here-to-stay/ Lets see how the added $200mil in the bank and counterculture views such as not having a reservations number customers can call play out in the longer te...Jump to post
Undoubtedly returning to GUM service. Wow, 8:04 HNL-GUM non-stop on a 738, of course a ferry - 3303 NM into a potential. The most direct UA station between is KWA, which is quite a bit south of the great circle route. I don't see a jet stream issue on that leg. I wonder if some of the current 738s ...Jump to post
A320neo G-TTNA sporting a special livery. Ferried in this evening from Ostrava to LHR
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-opSKFXIAM ... ame=medium
First frame B-KJA enroute to HKG.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-mjAf0VIAA ... name=large
And its official. Philippine Airlines said on Friday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States which will allow the airline to restructure and reorganize its finances impacted by COVID-19 crisis. The proposed restructure plan which was filed in the Southern District of New Yor...Jump to post
Griffin Global Asset Management, the newly formed aircraft leasing company backed by Bain Capital has announced its first direct order with Boeing for five new 737 MAX 8 aircraft. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130912 https://boeing.mediaroom.com/image/Medium-res_Griffin7...Jump to post
Mexico CAA says it expects to recover its Category 1 status in early 2022.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ ... 021-08-31/
FAA is providing Mexico technical assistance to help remedy the situation.
Vietnam tells airlines to stop selling domestic flights until further notice.
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietn ... 48980.html
CX created a page detailing the A321NEO. Surprised it has such a tiny business class section (only 12 seats)
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/ ... 21neo.html
SAA says they are back with September relaunch... https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4D22AQEyIarfZfLIgA/feedshare-shrink_1280/0/1629900903249?e=1632960000&v=beta&t=JVV5xWuXhzblFpHh3DNGpVPP4ar2o10IUzQSmCj_w1E https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4D22AQEyIarfZfLIgA/feedshare-shrink_128...Jump to post
AZ announcement they are offering schedule changes, or refunds for all reservations after October 15.
https://www.alitalia.com/en_it/fly-alit ... tober.html
Copa to get in freighter game with commitments two B737-800BCF conversions. First frame to be HP-1522CMP
https://cargofacts.com/allposts/convers ... -737-800s/
Interpol arrest warrant issued for Miguel Aleman who is reportedly living in Paris
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ ... 021-08-18/
Plans to serve Bangkok, Phuket, and Singapore as part of launch network in Q4.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... h-network/
Malaysia regulators clear merger
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... reen-light
ENAC (Italian civil aviation authority) issued ITA is AOC.
https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziend ... e6ae.shtml
U.S. to extend mask mandate till January 18.
https://skift.com/2021/08/17/u-s-to-ext ... o-january/
New York court ordered Interjet pay US$27.4 million to Bank of Utah related to defaulted payments on A320s that date back to 2019.
https://centreforaviation.com/news/inte ... ah-1085658
Some paint shop images. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E815v84WQAUr8O_?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E815v84WQAUr8O_?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E815v9GWEAIFZ1o?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E815v9GWEAIFZ1o?format=jpg&name=...Jump to post
Canada to require air travelers, passengers on trains between provinces and cruise ship passengers be vaccinated in order to travel.
https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-bu ... 5b8f5b2cf5