American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are longtime partners. That relationship is set to get a lot deeper as the two establish a “west coast international alliance” with more long-haul lift coming.
Breeze Airways is ready to take flight. Or at least it is very close. The new carrier hopes to launch service later this year. And we now know (a tiny bit) more about what the service will – and will not – be.
Bringing a new class of service online is a major effort for any airline. LATAM Airlines’ new premium economy deployment is staggered, but rolling it out across the entire operation less than half a year after the decision was made is mighty impressive. Keeping the options simple overall helped the airline to reach this goal.
Kuwait Airways expects to bring the Airbus A330-800 into service during Q2 2020. While few details are available about the configuration, Panasonic Avionics confirmed this week that its X series inflight entertainment system will be on board when the planes are delivered.
Looking for more live streaming video content in the skies? FuboTV offers more than 100 channels on its platform and they soon could be available on board aircraft equipped with the Viasat inflight wifi connectivity system.
American Airlines and Brazil’s GOL will establish a reciprocal codeshare agreement and frequent flyer program partnership. The deal is expected to open 20 additional South American destinations to the AA network and deliver more that 30 US destinations to the GOL route map. As part of the move American also announced a dozen new flights at its Miami hub, the primary gateway to Latin America.
Air China wants to radically alter its route network to the United States. Facing a dramatic drop in traffic, as well as restrictions around passengers who can be admitted to the USA, the carrier is proposing to slash the cities served and the flight frequencies. It also is seeking a rather unconventional overall operational plan.
Satisfied customers that want to take their inflight connectivity experience further afield appear to be driving the Ku/Ka offering from Viasat. And it should be online sooner than not, according to President & COO Rick Baldridge.
Last week’s news that Airbus will pay nearly $4 billion in penalties associated with a long-running bribery investigation was huge. This week AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes and Chairman Din Meranun find themselves caught up in the scandal as well.
It is not just an inflight entertainment company. Immfly calls itself a cabin digitalization platform and now it has some extra cash in the bank to drive its growth. The company announced this morning that the HorizonX innovation and venture arm of Boeing made a strategic investment to help fund Immfly’s growth.