Delta Air Lines officially walked away from seven operating frequencies at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport late last week. Now United Airlines has formally requested access to those slots as it looks to consolidate its Tokyo operations.
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Hawaiian Airlines will launch regularly scheduled services on its new 787-9 fleet in April 2024. The carrier loaded the first flights for sale, serving routes between the Islands and the mainland west coast.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is ready to return to the United States. And this time it plans to do so using its own aircraft from Dhaka.
Atlantic Airways has spread its wings just a bit further. After three years of COVID-induced delays, the national airline of the Faroe Islands inaugurated service to the United States this week, with hopes of boosting both inbound and outbound travel for the islands.
Is it too early to begin planning a Summer 2024 getaway? American Airlines is keen to get a head start on its marketing efforts, planning three new transatlantic destinations among its plans for next year’s peak travel period.
Just six years after its prior expansion, Boston’s Logan International Airport is growing once again. Terminal E now has an additional four gates, supporting the recovery of international air service in the region.
Global Airlines had a spectacular opportunity, with the travel media world in attendance as the carrier hosted its “Welcome Aboard” party in London on 28 July. Instead, CEO James Asquith took the opportunity to once again highlight a bunch of brands that Global Airlines does not yet have a formal partnership with.
Connect Airlines has been quiet of late, but that does not mean the company has not been busy. As it continues to work with the FAA towards certification of its operations, the company also scored new funding, adjusted its organizational structure, and expects that a major US airline will buy in to the plan.
Since December 2021 Allegiant and VivaAerobus have been pursuing antitrust immunity from the US Department of Transportation to operate a transborder joint venture between the US and Mexico. Today that application took a somewhat unexpected turn, with the DOT suspending the procedural review, owing to factors well outside the control of either airline.
Global Airlines is grabbing plenty of attention of late. But a review of its financial pitch deck from 2021 raises far more questions than it answers, especially around partnerships and basic math skills.