2017 December

GOL adjusts transfer price of airline tickets and miles by its loyalty programme

Gol advised (27-Dec-2017) the price of standard airline tickets sold by GLA to Smiles will decrease by 0.6% and the price of miles sold to GLA by Smiles will decrease

An in-depth look at global alliances

The death warrant for global alliances is routinely issued. It takes only a squabble between members or one airline’s partnership with a member outside the

Canada’s Minister of Transport requests Air Canada to accelerate A320 retrofit to reduce noise

Canada‘s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau reportedly requested Air Canada to retrofit up to 100 A320s in an effort to remove a high-pitched whistling noise allegedly made by

Construction works at Honolulu International Airport to be altered following Island Air bankruptcy

Hawaii Department of Transportation stated it will scale back expansion works at Honolulu Daniel K Inouye International Airportfollowing Island Air‘s bankruptcy (The Honolulu Star Advertiser, 24-Dec-2017). Previous plans called for

Pegasus Airlines and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to implement block chain technology

Pegasus Airlines signed (25-Dec-2017) an integration agreement with Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport for the digitalisation of operational processes. Block chain technology will be used to immediately provide airport

bmi regional to launch Bristol-Gothenburg service, continuing strategy of linking key business hubs

bmi regional announced (21-Dec-2017) plans to launch twice weekly Bristol–Gothenburg service, effective 22-Jan-2018. bmi regional CCO Jochen Schnadt commented: “As part of our on-going strategy to connect key business

Mauritania Airlines receives first 737 MAX 8

Mauritania Airlines received (21-Dec-2017) its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 (5T-CLJ; serial number 64299), becoming the first operator of the aircraft type in Africa. [more – original PR]

Viva Air finalises order for 50 A320 family aircraft

Viva Air signed (22-Dec-2017) a purchase agreement with Airbusfor 50 A320 family aircraft. The 35 A320neo and 15 A320ceo aircraft will be operated by the group’s airlines VivaColombia and Viva Air

CAPA’s Top 5 most popular analysis pieces of 2017

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Hamburg Airport confirms Condor to bolster services in summer 2018

Hamburg Airport, via its official newsletter, stated (21-Dec-2017) Condor plans to recommence Hamburg–Zakinthos and Hamburg-Malta services in summer 2018. The carrier will also serve Hurghada in summer 2018, operate twice daily

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