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Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held on September 10. The low-cost carrier is part of AirAsia Inc and is based at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, alongside the present Filipino flag carrier Philippine Airlines. The airline…

Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

Crossing O’er: Why North American Travelers Trek Across International Borders…

It’s not uncommon for the average person to go out of their way to save money. People will drive to a further gas station to save a few cents on gas, take indirect routes to avoid toll roads and spend hours comparing prices for a product, all to get the…

U.K. and U.S. Conclude Post-Brexit Open Skies Agreement

The British government this week announced a new bilateral Open Skies aviation agreement with the United States, concluding a protracted process and giving a degree of certainty to U.K. carriers of a continuation of operations between the two countries post-Brexit. The agreement will not replace the current Open Skies agreement…

U.S. Condemns China Over Letter to Airlines

The United States government has condemned a letter from the Chinese government. The letter was sent last week to 36 airlines around the world, including American carriers, such as American Airlines and United Airlines. The letter called for the airlines to stop referring Hong Kong, Macau, and most importantly Taiwan…

Cathay Dragon Approved for United States Service

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on June 29, 2017 that Cathay Dragon has been approved to begin service from to the United States under exemption code 49 U.S.C. §40109 and amended foreign air carrier permit under 49 U.S.C. §41301. The Hong Kong-based carrier filed to operate flights to…

Emirates Cuts U.S. Service Frequencies: Is It a Political Play…

Gulf carrier Emirates Airline has responded to the recent travel disruption caused by President Trump's administration by announcing a reduction in services to the U.S. A move to combat a "weakened travel demand" and a reduction in bookings will see some weekly frequency, and in some cases, daily frequency routes…

AirAsia X Cleared for Takeoff to the US by FAA

AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin flying to the US. The Malaysia-based affiliate of AirAsia is now the first Asian low-cost carrier certified to fly to the States. The airline, which effectively operates as AirAsia's long-haul division, currently operates a fleet of 22 Airbus…