Daily News Briefs

Alaska Air Group: ATL mixture changes ‘dramatically’ as passengers increasingly book with credits

Alaska Air Group VP for finance and controller Chris Berry stated the mix of cash and credits for the carrier’s air traffic liability (ATL) has “changed

Boliviana de Aviacion seeks government funding to reactivate operations

Boliviana de Aviacion is reportedly waiting to receive USD24 million from the Government of Bolivia in order to proceed with its plans to reactivate services (Los Tiempos, 26-Oct-2020). The carrier

American Airlines will be in a ‘better environment’ in six months: CEO

American Airlines Group chairman and CEO Doug Parker said the carrier “remain[s] hopeful” that elected officials will agree on an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) (Seeking

Flybondi: ‘Buenos Aires El Palomar Airport or nothing’

Flybondi stated (25-Oct-2020) ORSNA informed Argentina ANAC that the only airport that will be open of regular operations in the Buenos Aires area is Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. Flybondi stated the carrier

Southwest Airlines records ‘highest’ NPS in 2Q2020: COO

Southwest Airlines COO Mike Van de Ven stated the carrier managed to achieve “arguably the best overall performance in Southwest history” during 2Q2020, as it marked a Net Promoter Score

Avianca Holdings purchases 19.9% of Lifemiles FFP for USD195 million

Avianca Holdings announced (22-Oct-2020) it closed on the agreement to purchase 19.9% of Lifemiles‘ equity from Advent International (prior owners of 30% of Lifemiles’ equity) at a purchase price

US DoT: 493% increase in airline service complaints in Jul-2020, mostly related to refunds

US Department of Transportation (DoT) released (25-Oct-2020) the Air Travel Consumer Report for Jul-2020, which found the following details regarding complaints: Airline service: 11,117 complaints, +493.2% year-on-year and -30.3%

Aeromexico to resume Mexico City-Lima service in Nov-2020

Aeromexico, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (26-Oct-2020) the carrier plans to resume three times weekly Mexico City-Lima service effective 01-Nov-2020. According to OAG, LATAM Airlines also plans to resume the

Alaska Air Group to block middle seats until Jan-2021

Alaska Air Group announced (22-Oct-2020) plans to continue blocking middle seats on mainline aircraft until 06-Jan-2021. During 3Q2020, the carrier also announced 15 new routes aimed

US DoT tentatively grants approval to proposed alliance between Delta Air Lines and WestJet

US Department of Transportation (DoT) tentatively granted (23-Oct-2020) approval and antitrust immunity for the proposed alliance between Delta Air Lines and WestJet, subject to conditions. Delta Air Lines and WestJet plan to expand