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Indigo Partners’ JetSmart Commences Operations in Argentina

In an important week for the Argentinian aviation market, the newest actors have finally come to play in the newly deregulated market. While Norwegian Air Argentina started its domestic sales and set its operation launch to Oct. 16, Indigo Partners' southern venture JetSmart has started offering international routes between Chile and Argentina. In an event held in Buenos Aires, JetSmart CEO Estuardo Ortiz and Indigo Partners Managing Partner William Franke announced the new routes that will connect Mendoza, Cordoba and Buenos…

Primera Air Goes Up Against Star Alliance with Opening of…

Low-cost airline Primera Air announced four new transatlantic routes this morning from a new European base in Frankfurt, Germany to cities in North America. The announcement comes on the heels of the airline’s expansion to new transatlantic bases in Brussels and Berlin last month. The new routes will focus on…

Viva Air Set to Begin International Expansion with its Peruvian…

After a year of solid growth in the Peruvian domestic market, Viva Air Peru, part of Viva Air, announced that it will begin flying between Lima, Peru and two cities in Colombia beginning in November this year. Ticket sales began this week. Flights from the Peruvian Capital to Bogota and…

Amazon Prime Air Pilots Head to Seattle for Protest Outside…

The saga for cargo pilots flying under the Amazon Prime Air brand and their fight for increased working standards, benefits and wages continues as pilots employed by both Atlas Air and Abx Air took their fight to Amazon’s doorstep to make their voice heard. In a protest outside Amazon’s headquarters…

Primera Air Announces New European Destination, Inaugurates Washington Service

Low-cost long-haul carrier Primera Air has announced a major route expansion to a new European destination just four months from beginning its inaugural transatlantic service from Europe to North America. The airline will now serve the city of Brussels, Belgium from three cities in the United States. Newark, Washington and…

Norwegian Air Argentina Is One Step Closer to Taking Off

In early 2017, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced its plans to start operating flights from Argentina as part of its aggressive expansion plan the airline has been putting in place in the last few years. Norwegian Air Argentina was granted permission to fly 153 routes, which were solicited to the Argentinean…

Delta Goes Against Trend, Continues Seatback Entertainment Push

The future of inflight entertainment (IFE) — or more specifically, the hardware that comes with it — has become increasingly uncertain in recent years. As many airlines around the world — ranging from low-cost carriers to full-service behemoths — get rid of seat back televisions in favor of allowing passengers…

Mr. Smith Goes to Paris: Strike Threats and a Falling…

The recent appointment of Canadian Benjamin Smith as CEO of Air France-KLM has ruffled some feathers within the organization that operates both the French and Dutch flag-carriers. French and Dutch unions are already threatening strike action, a measure frequently used in Europe, if there is no dialogue on pay. Since the…

Delta Launches Corporate Benefits Program with Air France-KLM

Delta, along with its joint venture partner, Air France-KLM, is launching a new program bringing aligned benefits for corporate customers. This is an industry-first program catered to enhancing corporate customers’ travel experiences. Titled ‘Global Corporate Priority’, the program aligns the most valued corporate traveler benefits that were based on customer…

Stolen in Seattle: Airport Employee Steals Q400

The skies above Seattle, Wash. were the focus of the world last night as a stolen plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was taken for a joyride around the Puget Sound area. Following a statement from Alaska Airlines GCEO Brad Tilden, we can confirm that the thief was a 29-year old…