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Clock Ticking for OneJet After Missing Service Resumption Date

Almost a week after it was supposed to resume scheduled services, charter airline OneJet seems to be no closer to returning to the skies over the U.S. According to the company's website, flights were due to restart on Oct 1 upon the acquisition of a 'full' 135 operating certificate, part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules which regulate commercial aircraft with nine seats or less. The carrier has been in operation since 2015, serving a number of cities including…

American Expands its Route Offering to Latin America

In an effort aimed to increase Dallas-Fort Worth's offering from 800 to 900 daily flights, American Airlines has announced the addition of 11 new routes departing from the carrier's largest hub. “We want the best for customers and that means having an expansive network out of DFW,” said Cedric Rockamore, Vice…

Taipei Taoyuan Airport Yearns for More Transit Passengers

According to Taiwan’s National Audit office, Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is struggling to crave a better growth rate. In 2017, the growth rate of the airport was 10.98 percent and 9.48 percent in 2014, only a slight increase over four years. In 2016, the growth rate was 29.5 percent in…

Brazil Opens Low-Cost Market Authorizing Norwegian to Operate

In December 2016, Brazil's national aviation authority, ANAC, issued the famous "resolution 400," which was an attempt to align the Brazilian aviation rules to the international standards. Among other changes, the most noticeable is the baggage allowance that permitted companies to create fare categories that do not include checked baggage,…

Ryanair Cancels Hundreds of Flights Amid Another Round of Pilot…

Ryanair was forced to cancel almost 400 flights on Friday as more pilot strikes continued to plague the low-cost carrier. Nearly 15 percent of the airline's operations were canceled as a result of strikes that come just a month after numerous other issues with pilots and cabin crew. The daylong…

Aerolineas Argentinas Targets Flybondi Customer Base in New, Deregulated Market

In a brief meeting on Tuesday, Aerolineas Argentinas' Revenue Management and Marketing departments unveiled the new price segment for domestic travelers: 3,000 seats will be offered starting from 499 Argentinian pesos in average per leg (about $30 for the round trip) in an attempt to regain domestic market share lost…

Leaked TSA Program Watches Unsuspecting Travellers

A secret program, dubbed “Quiet Skies," ran by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was leaked on Saturday by The Boston Globe. The hidden program targets travelers who “are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening data base,” according to a TSA bulletin posted in…

Delta Starts First Non-Stop Service to China from Atlanta Hub

Delta launched services between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and its hub in Atlanta on July 20, 2018, the airline’s busiest day of the summer. Delta Flight 185, operated by one of Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, departed Atlanta at 3:20 pm with hundreds of Shanghai-bound customers onboard. Shanghai is Delta’s first…

European Airlines Submit Formal Complaint to EU over French ATC…

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easyJet have together formally submitted an official complaint to the European Commission over France's recent air traffic control strikes. This follows after hundreds of cancellations occurring and thousands more delayed flights thanks to the reduction of controllers carrying out industrial action. This year…

HiFly’s Strategy Creates a New Game for Second-Hand A380s

While Boeing and Embraer have clearly stolen the show regarding orders, Airbus was determined to close Farnborough with a bang. After frantic negotiations, the European consortium was able to close an order from VietJet for 50 additional A321s, Air Asia's 34 additional A330neo aircraft and the presentation of the first second-hand…