Daily News Briefs

Aerolineas Argentinas to upgauge Austral fleet

Aerolineas Argentinas president Mario Agustín Dell‘Acqua stated it would commence the replacement of aircraft in the AustralLíneas Aereas (Austral) fleet from Jan-2018 (baenegocios.com/reportur.com/.iprofesional.com, 28-Dec-2017). The carrier, which currently has

Norwegian Air Argentina plans Buenos Aires-Tahiti service

Norwegian Air Argentina plans to launch service from Buenos Aires to Tahiti (Radio NZ, 29-Dec-2017). Currently, the only air service between Papeete and South America

Stewart International Airport USD34m redevelopment project proposed by Governor Cuomo

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed (30-Dec-2017) a USD34 million development project to improve and revitalise Stewart International Airport, including: Construction of permanent federal inspection station

Norwegian outlines expansion plans for 2018

Norwegian Group outlined (02-Jan-2018) the following expansion plans for 2018: South America: Norwegian confirmed plans to launch four times weekly London Gatwick-Buenos Aires service with Boeing 787 equipment, effective 14-Feb-2018. The

Louisville International Airport trialling app for visual impaired pax since Oct-2017

Louisville International Airport (Kentucky) stated a new app designed for visually impaired travellers, has been trialled at the airport since Oct-2017 (Sun Sentinel, 22-Dec-2017). Using Bluetooth technology, the free

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

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

Flybondi to postpone launch until the end of Jan-2018: report

Flybondi reportedly postponed plans to launch service in Argentinauntil the end of Jan-2018, after previously scheduling its launch for 03-Jan-2018 (La Nacion, 27-Dec-2017).

LATAM Ecuador anticipates domestic growth following delivery of A319

LATAM Ecuador anticipates growth in domestic operations following the delivery of A319 aircraft, as it strengthens service on services from Quito to Cuenca and Guayaquil as

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