IATA Reports Strong Rebound in Global Travel for February 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a strong rebound in air travel in February as the impact of the Omicron variant of Covid diminishes. However, IATA Director General Willie Walsh noted “unacceptably long lines” at airports ahead of a surge in Easter travel and warned of “a huge increase…

Maersk Enters the Air Cargo Sector

Maersk — a Danish shipping company — is known for its massive ships navigating the seas and its operational focus on being a shipping firm. The company also deals with inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation. They are now shifting their attention…

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport Completes its Expansion

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport — one of the major gateways into Japan — has completed its expansion on terminal three during the pandemic. The terminal opened in 2015 and is best known for hosting no-frills carriers. It is believed the terminal expansion can entice more travelers to go to Japan…

Sale of Alitalia’s Handling and Maintenance Units Completed, ITA Airways’…

With the newly-founded Italian flag carrier ITA Airways still in the process of being sold off to a major airline group, the liquidation proceedings of its ancestor Alitalia which ceased operating last October are finally coming to an end. The 74-year-old Alitalia was broken off into different business units prior…

Advanced Air Expands Summer Services

As the winter sports season draws to a close, airlines are ending or getting ready for flights that operate to winter sports-friendly destinations. Advanced Air operates winter seasonal flights to two of these destinations — Taos, N.M., and Mammoth Lakes, Calif. But with a relative lack of flights on the…

Rex Cancels Two Flights in Two Days

Australian regional airline Regional Express experienced two incidents resulting in cancelled flights this week due to engine concerns. During take-off checklists, two separate flights operating Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft reported smoke and flames emanating from the left engines. The first incident occurred Tuesday, April 5 at Melbourne Airport when flight…

Replacing Air Jamaica: The Island’s Overhaul of Service

Formed in 1968, the government-backed Air Jamaica was the Caribbean island’s attempt at creating a flag carrier that would expand the island nation's presence in the global aviation scene and allow for growth of the island nation for leisure travelers and Jamaican business travelers. Under government ownership, Air Jamaica would…

Jetblue To Start Boston to London This Summer

JetBlue announced its plans to offer twice daily flights from Boston to London this summer. The carrier will offer nonstop service from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to both London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Heathrow Airport (LHR).  Flights between Gatwick and Boston will begin mid-summer on July 19, 2022,…

Ryanair Posts Record High Passenger Numbers for March

Ryanair has posted positive gains in traffic figures for the month of March with the airline recording 11.2 million passengers carried. This is the highest number of passengers the airline has ever carried in March with the previous high being in 2019 when the Irish airline registered 10.9 million passengers.…