Previously tipped for a 2019 launch, RwandAir is once again planning flights to the USA. The carrier filed its application with the US Department of Transportation this week to operate service to New York on its own A330s. It anticipates beginning the operations in December 2021.
Eutelsat, Intelsat team up to sell QUANTUM capacity in MENA
When Eutelsat’s QUANTUM enters service in 2021 it will have two companies working to sell its capacity. A new deal with Intelsat announced today allows both companies to sell the satellite’s Ku-band capacity to customers.
Neos chooses Viasat for Dreamliner connectivity
Little deals matter, too. Italian leisure carrier Neos is the latest carrier to choose an inflight wifi connectivity solution. The carrier picked Viasat’s Ka-band system to operate on its trio of 787 Dreamliners.
Africa opens up for Oneworld with Royal Air Maroc
Royal Air Maroc is the newest Oneworld alliance member. The news will become official today in New York City following a meeting of the group’s Board of Governors. The carrier will be the 14th in the alliance and massively change the group’s footprint in Africa.
Airline stopovers: Big business or marketing malarkey?
Stopovers arguably built the Icelandic tourism economy and its position in the North Atlantic aviation market. But are such programs a guaranteed success? More and more airlines are trying, often with outsized expectations and limited success. Here are a few examples of such…
A mostly successful launch for SES, Yahsat, Arianespace
SES and Yahsat have more capacity in the sky thanks to an Arianespace launch last night. The launch suffered from anomalies after the second stage ignition and the satellites were not inserted where initially expected, though both companies report control of their assets.