Frontier Airlines Mistakenly Adds Route Plans Between New York-JFK & Los Angeles But Keeps Las Vegas | Airlines

Summary A new route from New York to Los Angeles is not happening as originally announced by Frontier Airlines. The route will instead journey to Las Vegas and will operate daily from August 13th. Additional new routes from Sacramento, Atlanta, and Boston also announced to expand Frontier’s network. Frontier Airlines has announced an expansion of its route network from several…

After the Accident: It’s Not Worth Showing Off

With his parents watching, an F-14A fighter pilot took off from the Air National Guard airfield adjacent to Nashville International Airport (KNBA) in Tennessee. He immediately pitched up more than 50 degrees, climbing up into the clouds in a noisy blaze of afterburners. The pilot became disorientated, lost control, crashed, and died. A Navy inquiry determined the nonstandard, steep climb…

the world’s worst airline ticket has landed | Airlines

But wait, there’s more. Or rather, less. Selecting your seat will cost you more than usual. If you don’t pay, you’ll automatically be given a seat at the back of the plane. You will receive no points, nor rewards. Adding a check-in bag also costs more than usual. And finally, to rub salt in the wound, you will be the…

Mint Primer: More rights for foreign airlines: who will fly high? | Airlines

With a new government at the Centre, bilateral air service agreements are back in focus. In the past, these agreements, which give certain rights to countries, have elicited mixed reactions from stakeholders. Mint explains their working, the impact on airlines and passengers. What are bilateral rights? Bilateral rights are granted under air service agreements between two countries. They are a…

Sustainability, connectivity are top priority at EBACE2024 | Airlines

The executive aviation industry is currently facing a paradox. On the one hand, demand for private flying remains strong, propelled by the rise in the number of high-net-worth individuals around the globe. While on the other hand, the industry is increasingly being questioned by the public, the media, and politicians over its environmental credentials.   It is no exaggeration to say…

Qatar Airways, China Southern sign codeshare agreement | Airlines

Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines have announced an expansion of their partnership, including a new codeshare agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This collaboration aims to enhance travel options and convenience for passengers. The MoU, signed by Qatar Airways Group CEO Badr Mohammed Al-Meer and China Southern Airlines President and CEO Han Wensheng, outlines a framework for strengthening…

Avatar Airlines Seeks CEO Who Will Pay $250K To Buy Job | Airlines

If you’ve ever wanted to be the CEO of an “airline,” this is your chance… Avatar Airlines’ shameless CEO job posting Avatar Airlines is an airline startup that’s decades in the making (more on that in a bit). If you’ve always wanted to work for the airline (who hasn’t?), this is your chance. The company is now seeking a new…

Working With ATC – Plane & Pilot Magazine

There’s always potential for miscommunication whenever low-time pilots are involved with air traffic control. That doesn’t mean they should avoid all such entanglements. Whenever student pilots interact with controllers rather than fellow apprentices in the break room, there’s going to be much less forgiveness when mistakes are made. Learners are expected to absorb rapid-fire instructions, acknowledge everything verbatim, and comply…

Navigating the Skies of Doubt: A South African Pilot’s Journey

By Thandeka Themba Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the sky. Growing up in South Africa, I would watch airplanes carve paths through the clouds and dream of one day being at the helm. The journey to becoming a private pilot has been both exhilarating and challenging, filled with doubts, uncertainties, and profound moments of self-discovery. This…

Resumption of flights, reopening of terminal 1 boost Israeli tourism | Airlines

Tourism in Israel is still in a slump, after a significant downturn in the fourth quarter of 2023 according to data from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. The reopening of Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion Airport and restarted operations from low-cost airlines might help reverse that trend, bolstering Israel’s struggling tourism sector. For more stories from The Media Line…

Increase in passengers, cargo traffic seen boosting airlines’ 2024 profits | Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2024 compared with its June and December 2023 forecasts. An expected increase in passenger traffic and cargo trade across the world is expected to drive airlines’ profitability. An aggregate return above the cost of capital, however, continues to elude the global airline industry. Net profits are expected…

Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan rejects calls to resign | Airlines

Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan said Wednesday he will not resign as the air carrier faces pressure from activist investor Elliott Investment Management. “We want to understand what their ideas are, they may have great ideas,” Jordan told reporters in Washington after an event. “At the end of the day, we are going to treat Elliott like any other investor. We’ll sit…

airBaltic CEO talks finances and new investments | Airlines

May 2024 proved to be consequential for airBaltic on the financial front.   The Riga-based airline not only posted its highest profit ever (€34 million) for 2023, but it also managed to successfully place the largest corporate bond in the history of Latvia.   Although the 14.5% interest rate has raised some eyebrows, the €340 million airBaltic has raised this way will…

Plans for new plane spotting hub at Dublin Airport released | Airlines

Plans for a new plane spotting facility at Dublin Airport (DUB), Ireland, have been revealed that will provide aviation enthusiasts and members of the public with a dedicated viewing area to see aircraft take off and land. On June 11, 2024, daa International, which runs Dublin Airport and Cork Airport (ORK), submitted a planning application to local officials for permission…

Sanders Leads Senate Dems in Call for US Board to Allow Airline Workers Strike | Airlines

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday led 31 Senate Democrats in a letter calling on the agency that facilitates labor and management relations within the country’s railroad and airline industries to allow flight attendants to strike if necessary. Sanders (I-Vt.), who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and his colleagues—including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)—wrote…

Airline industry continues to grapple with safety concerns. | National | Airlines

(The Center Square) – Various aviation and airline executives and experts spoke today on safety in the industry at an event hosted by POLITICO. Speakers included Bob Jordan, CEO of Southwest Airlines, Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kans. and Federal Aviation Administration Michael Whitaker and other executives from the airline industry.  “The most important thing for the well being of the aviation…