United and Houston Airport System Break Ground on All-New Terminal C North at IAH

United Airlines, in partnership with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System, will break ground today on the airline’s new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the new concourse will offer soaring tarmac views, expansive gate-lounge areas will provide higher levels of comfort and 20 new dining … [Read more…]

Finnair Traffic Performance in April 2015

In April, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Passenger Kilometres decreased by 0.3 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres by 2.6 per cent year‐on‐year. Passenger load factor was 77.5 per cent. The capacity in Asian traffic decreased by 2.9 per cent and the traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres by 3.3 per … [Read more…]

NASA’s Langley Research Center Named Vertical Flight Heritage Site

In a ceremony held Friday, May 8, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was formally designated a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International. From left to right: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Langley Center Director Dave Bowles, AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg and NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Associate … [Read more…]

SAS traffic figures – April 2015

• SAS carried a total of 2.2 million passengers in April, down 9.6%. • The total traffic (RPK) decreased by 11.7%. • The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 0.1%. • The total load factor decreased by 9.2 p.u. to 70.1%. • The currency adjusted yield and PASK were up 8.1% and 13% respectively in … [Read more…]

Governor Cuomo, JetBlue, Cuba Travel Services Announce Direct Charter Flight From New York to Havana

New York State Trade Mission to Cuba Positions JetBlue as Leading Cuba-Bound Carrier New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined with JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline™, and its charter partner, Cuba Travel Services, today to announce a new flight from New York to Havana, Cuba. The milestone makes JetBlue the first major carrier to … [Read more…]

Avianca firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announcement in February, Avianca has signed a purchase agreement for 100 A320neo Family aircraft, the largest single order ever made in Latin America’s aviation history. The agreement, which includes A319neo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft, will allow Avianca to maintain one of the youngest fleets in the region as the … [Read more…]

IATA: Air Freight Resumes Modest Growth Trend

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets, showing a modest 1.6% rise in volumes in March compared to a year ago, measured in Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTK). The industry’s March performance stands in sharp contrast to the exceptionally strong 12.2% rise reported for February. February’s performance, however, was positively … [Read more…]

Boeing, SWISS Finalize Order for Three Additional 777-300ERs

The Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 order for six 777-300ERs, and will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet renewal. … [Read more…]