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An Ethiopian Boeing 777 rotates out of Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ethiopian Airlines Renews SabreSonic Agreement With Minimum Commitment of $110 Million.

Ethiopian Airlines and Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation, announced they have renewed their long-standing strategic partnership in passenger management systems for yet another seven-year with a minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the renewed agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre's passenger service system – SabreSonic – enabling it to automate sales and service, and helping it to maximize revenue opportunities and create efficient airport experiences for travellers. Sabre's Intelligence Exchange will also help enhance the airline's passenger experience by…

TSA Responds to Record Violent Passenger-Caused Flight Disruptions

When on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists took chillingly easy command of four American commercial airliners, the tragedies ushered in a new era of how airline flight crews trained to deal with hijackers, and compliance was no longer the mandate. Now in the skies of 2021, as a reeling air travel…

Viva Aerobus Transported More Than 8 Million Passengers in 2020

Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, closed the year with more than 8 million passengers flying and a load factor of 80.5%. Viva Aerobus informed that in December 2020 it registered more than 1.1 million passengers transported, an increase of 15% compared to November 2020. These statistics are also close to…

Nearly One Million Passengers Pass Through U.S. Airports, Setting New…

For the first time since March 17, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that the total number of travelers flying in the U.S. has breached 900,000 flyers. Spurred by the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4’s total number of flyers reached 968,673 passengers throughout the U.S. This number is still…

Allegiant Second Quarter Traffic Data Encouraging

In a press release issued July 9, Allegiant reported encouraging performance in its preliminary 2nd quarter and June passenger traffic report but signaled cautious optimism for the upcoming third quarter. Allegiant reported carrying 867,207 scheduled service passengers in the month of June, down 45.6% from the previous year. For the…

Opinion: Will Passengers Return to the 737 MAX?

With certification steps entering into the final stages, the 737 MAX is expected to return to revenue service by year-end. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently conducted test flights with its engineers and pilots on board, a major step in the re-certification of the 737 MAX following its grounding after…

Hong Kong Airport Welcomes Transit Passengers Again

In response to the low infection rate of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airport is loosening its travel restrictions and resumed airport transit services on June 1. The main travel restrictions, however, remain unchanged. Foreigners coming from overseas countries by plane are still banned from entering the city while…

Japan Airlines Introduces Feature To Help Passengers Avoid Screaming Infants

It may be controversial, but the latest initiative by Japan Airlines is bound to prove very popular among a certain group of passengers. The Japanese carrier has introduced a feature in its website booking process that signals the seats that are likely to be occupied by infants “between the age…

Alaska Postpones Paine Field Launch as Government Shutdown Continues

As a consequence of the government shutdown, Alaska Airlines has announced that it will postpone the start of operations from Paine Field to March 4, three weeks later than the originally scheduled date of February 11. Dubbed as a "tough decision" in a company statement released on January 22, the…

Disruptive Behavior, Abuse Experienced by 10 Percent of Passengers

U.K. independent consumer standards body Which? has released a report into disruptive airline passenger behavior. According to the results of a survey of airline passengers, 10 percent have said they have experienced ‘abuse, shouting or other obnoxiousness’ while traveling during 2018. In some cases, the behavior has been so disruptive…