2019 November

Cathay Pacific Cargo: 4Q2019 ‘looks promising’, but 1H2020 expected to be ‘weak’

Cathay Pacific Cargo head of cargo global partnerships James Conlin, via the carrier’s official ‘Cargo Clan’ newsletter, stated (28-Nov-2019) the airline’s performance “picked up” since

Japan MLITT reports domestic pax up 11%, intl pax stable in Sep-2019, South Korea traffic down 10%

Japan MLITT reported (28-Nov-2019) the following traffic highlights for Sep-2019: Passengers: Domestic: 9.3 million, +10.5% year-on-year; International: 1.9 million, +0.3%; China: 358,778, -3.0%; South Korea:

Hainan Airlines to relaunch Chongqing-Budapest service

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport confirmed (28-Nov-2019) Hainan Airlines plans to relaunch twice weekly Chongqing-Budapest service on 27-Dec-2019. The service will operate with Boeing 787-9

West Air becomes first Chinese LCC to become IATA member

West Air, via its official Weibo account, announced (28-Nov-2019) it became an official member of IATA, becoming the first Chinese LCC to become a member

Goodbye Uber? Hello Ola? – will it be all change in the London ride hailing space?

You can’t have escaped the big news this week regarding Transport for London’s (TfL) decision not grant Uber London Limited a new private hire operator’s

Berkshire Hathaway increases stake in Southwest Airlines

Berkshire Hathaway increased (27-Nov-2019) its stake in Southwest Airlines to 10.2%, representing 52.6 million shares of Southwest Airlines common stock. [more – original PR]

Corporacion America attributes 11% reduction in passengers in Brazil to demise of Avianca Brazil

Corporacion America Airports attributed (22-Nov-2019) a 11.8% year-on-year (unconsolidated) reduction in passenger traffic in Brazil during 3Q2019 primarily to the cessation of operations by Avianca Brazil. Domestic and transit traffic

Finnair to launch new business class menu on China-Helsinki services

Finnair entered (28-Nov-2019) a partnership with DeAille Tam to create a Chinese influenced menu for business class passengers travelling on China-Helsinki services, effective 05-Dec-2019. Finnair services seven airports in China: Beijing

IATA: Europe RPK growth eases to 2.6% in Sep-2019 showing weakest outcome in 2019

IATA, in its Nov-2019 Europe regional briefing, reported (28-Nov-2019) RPK growth rate for European airlines eased to 2.6% year-on-year in Sep-2019, displaying the weakest outcome in 2019.

Icelandair CEO: Icelandair’s main focus to be ‘improving the profitability of our route network’

Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason stated (28-Nov-2019) the carrier’s main focus “will be on improving the profitability of our route network” and “ensure seat capacity to

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