2021 May

Spirit Airlines to launch multiple services from Louisville and St Louis

Spirit Airlines announced (27-May-2021) plans to launch the following services from Louisville: Louisville: Fort Lauderdale: Daily from 27-May-2021; Las Vegas: Daily from 27-May-2021; Los Angeles: Daily

Peru MTC: Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport expansion 20% complete

Peru‘s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced (22-May-2021) the expansion of Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport is 20.7% complete, as of Apr-2021. The new control tower

Alaska Airlines to launch LA and Seattle services to Belize City

Alaska Airlines announced (27-May-2021) plans to launch four times weekly Los Angeles-Belize City service and twice weekly Seattle-Belize City service from 19-Nov-2021. [more – original PR]

Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves International Airport to trial facial recognition boarding software

Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves International Airport will start trials of boarding using facial recognition on 28-May-2021 (aeroin.net, 27-May-2021). The technology, developed by Brazil‘s government technology company Serpro,

Ryanair CEO calls on Ireland’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to ‘take charge’

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “Ireland has a Minister for Transport who has no plan, no policy and no commitment to aviation” (Irish Examiner/RTE/breakingnews.ie/Belfast Telegraph, 27-May-2021). Mr O’Leary

JAL Group intl pax down 98.4% in Apr-2021, domestic pax down 62%, compared to Apr-2019

JAL Group reported (28-May-2021) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2021:  Passengers: Domestic: 1.0 million, -62.0% compared to Apr-2019; International: 45,304, -98.4%; Southeast Asia: 19,455, -92.9%;

Alitalia unions call for rapid relaunch of national carrier with fleet equal to European peers

Ultrasporti, FIT-CISL and CISL unions called (27-May-2021) on the Italian government to accelerate the relaunch of Alitalia “for the good of the country” and ensure that Italy has a national airline “with a

BDL joins other associations in calling for Germany to ease international travel restrictions

German Aviation Association (BDL) joined (27-May-2021) a coalition of German business associations to accelerate measures to significantly facilitate the return of international travel and avoid a

Iberia: IATA NDC enables IAG to embrace digital retailing practices that enhance customer experience

Iberia head of distribution Cliff Trotta, via the Amadeus blog, said (27-May-2021) IATA‘s New Distribution Capability (NDC) “enables something that is core to IAG and Iberia‘s business strategy: to embrace digital retailing

Japan extends state of emergency to 20-Jun-2021

Japan‘s Government, via its official Twitter account, announced (30-May-2021) plans to extend the period for the declaration of a state of emergency and priority measures

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