Avianca Ecuador Inaugurates Aircraft with New ‘Plus’, ‘Economy’ Seats

Avianca has long anticipated the entrance of its new cabin configuration in its subsidiaries, bringing a new setup with the three new seats types: Premium, Plus and Economy The Colombian carrier estimated that the first aircraft with the complete design would be ready during the second quarter of 2022 and…

Avianca Reveals Its New Premium, Plus and Economy Seats

During the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum 2021, an event organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association in Bogotá, Avianca presented the three new seats: Premium, Plus and Economy, designed by Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro), and which will soon be available in the airline's reconfigured fleet. In a…

Boeing Issues $10 million Assistance Package to Support India

In order to help sustain the health and livelihood of the citizens of India and stave off a potential economic depression, Boeing has announced a $10 million emergency assistance package for India to support the country's response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases, with the outbreak raising many challenges for the…

Qantas Modifies Passenger Experience To Encourage Travel

The first couple of months of the year usually see considerably lower travel demand and load factors after the peak of holiday traffic. This year, the  COVID-19 pandemic is playing a significant role in contributing to the lack of passengers onboard aircraft, and airlines have been forced to significantly cut…

IATA Estimates Airlines Set to Lose $84 Billion in 2020

Airlines will lose $84 billion in 2020, the biggest loss of cash ever according to the forecast of International Air Transport Association (IATA) which was announced on Tuesday. The losses are expected to total approximately $16 billion in 2021 as the aviation industry recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus…

Southwest Releases Its Published Flight Schedule With New Nonstop Flights

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and its massive economic impact on the airline industry, Southwest Airlines, looking for a big change and transformation for future travel, announced in a press release an enlarged flight schedule running from Oct.31 through Jan. 4, 2021. The airline intends to lure more leisure and…

Boeing Cuts 12,000 U.S. Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing announced Wednesday that it is cutting at least 12,000 U.S. jobs, including 6,770 workers who must take involuntary layoffs. The planemaker would not rule out the potential for more layoffs in the coming months, saying it has plans for “several thousand remaining layoffs.” It did say, however, that this…

A New Inspiration of Japan: An Inside Look at ANA’s…

Less than two weeks after it was announced, New York became the second city to receive All Nippon Airways’ newest premium products on Friday with the Japanese airline debuting “THE Room” and “THE Suite” on the Tokyo-New York route in business class and first class, respectively. Fitted exclusively on the…

United’s Free Sandwiches and What Could Come of Them

Last week, a user on Twitter who was flying from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport aboard United Airlines posted a picture of a sandwich given to him on his flight. The picture didn't get much attention, save for that of a few who…