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Sea-Tac's North Satellite Modernization Program will see the expansion of the current North Satellite Terminal used primarily by Alaska Airlines. (Photo: AirlineGeeks } Katie Bailey)

Sea-Tac Airport Reaches New Milestone in North Satellite Modernization Project

Seattle Tacoma International Airport celebrated a literal high-point in Phase 2 of the North Satellite Modernization Project earlier this week as the last and highest beam of the building was hoisted into place. The beam, signed by crew and dignitaries before being hoisted into place by a 260-foot crane, is a part of the 8-story ceiling over what will be the terminal's central marketplace. [caption id="attachment_37813" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The highest beam of the new North Satellite Terminal at Sea-Tac was…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

Delta’s Path Forward After Beating Earnings Estimates

Thursday brought a pair of announcements for Delta Air Lines as it released both its third quarter earnings and outlined its path for growth in 2020 and beyond. The Atlanta-based airline, which came in slightly above consensus earnings per share estimates, highlighted a nine percent increase in premium cabin ticket…

Delta Takes 20 Percent Stake in LATAM Airlines Group

Delta Air Lines has just announced it is buying a 20 percent stake of LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest group of carriers in Latin America, an acquisition which also brings a potentially unprecedented strategic alliance between two carriers from South America and the United States. The agreement will cost Delta…

Japan Assigns 50 New International Daytime Slots at Tokyo Haneda

Japanese authorities have allocated 50 new daytime slot pairs at Tokyo Haneda Airport to nine countries for the 2020 IATA Summer season which begins on March 29, 2020. The pairs have been equally distributed between Japanese carriers (25 pairs) and foreign carriers (25 pairs) for services to the United States,…

No Finish Line Yet In Sight For Alitalia

Those who were looking forward to another episode of the never-ending saga of Alitalia and its quest for survival will have to wait a bit longer. The deadline for the presentation of a binding offer and commercial plan for the Italian flag carrier, that has been operating under bankruptcy protection…

700th Delta Aircraft with Seatback Entertainment Screens Takes Off

Delta Air Lines is doubling down on the passenger experience. After the carrier's choice to invest in an improved onboard experience for international economy class passengers, the Atlanta-based carrier continues with its roll-out plan to equip more and more aircraft with seatback screens to deliver its Delta Studio in-flight entertainment.…

The Implications of Alaska’s Newly-Inked Agreement with Air Italy

In a development that is likely to stir some controversy in the U.S. airline business, Italian carrier Air Italy signed a Special Prorate Agreement with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines adding ten more destinations in the United States to its network. These new destinations include Portland, Oregon, San Diego and Seattle and…

Delta Strives to Improve Customer Experience with New Amenity Kits

As part of a multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience, Delta Air Lines recently debuted a new line up of in-flight amenity kits. The refreshed kits have been created for long-haul customers in all cabins and will even be offered to passengers on certain domestic transcontinental flights. When customers…

Delta Begins Testing Free Onboard Wi-Fi

Delta has decided to take the first step towards providing free internet connection onboard its aircraft by setting up an “initial, limited test” on 55 domestic routes every day, starting on May 13. In the never-ending quest to improve in-flight customer experience one of the hottest battlefields is represented by…