JetBlue secured slots for flights to Amsterdam this summer, just five weeks after initiating a regulatory complaint against Dutch authorities. While the airline seems likely to launch the route, it is not yet willing to drop the complaint, owing to details around the type of slots it received.
JetBlue seeks slots at Amsterdam, possibly taken from KLM by force
JetBlue wants to fly to Amsterdam. But, facing difficulties obtaining slots at Schiphol Airport, the carrier took the unusual step of asking the US Department of Transportation to negotiate on its behalf, or require KLM to cede slots to enable service.
Blue Skies ahead as Delta, KLM, Air France, Virgin Atlantic receive ATI approval
It only makes sense that the Department of Transportation tentatively approved the latest antitrust immunity (ATI) request. After all, the mutual ownership blend across Delta Air Lines, Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic lends itself to coordination of operations, marketing and pricing efforts. The DoT did hold back a tiny bit, though it is unlikely that will be sufficiently consolatory for the parties that objected to the deal.
Investment & Innovation: KLM’s sustainability initiatives
From biofuel investment to supporting crazy new aircraft design concepts, KLM is leading the charge in a push towards more sustainable operations. And there’s plenty more yet to come.
Slots ceded, planes impounded, sales cut: Jet Airways circles the drain of insolvency
Earlier this week the future for Jet Airways appeared dire. In the intervening days the situation worsened. With only a handful of aircraft flying this weekend, and only on domestic routes, it seems the end is finally nigh. For travelers holding tickets it is (way past) time to seek alternate arrangements. Following the impounding of a […]
Further troubles for Jet Airways: Collapse appears likely
India’s Jet Airways continues towards its demise as the days without new funding drag on. The latest news has critical services cut off and aircraft impounded. Optimism seems a bad choice at this point.