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Agency continues quest to hit 50 branches by end of 2020
Forget the share price, the rescue is all, says Travel Weekly’s Ian Taylor
Chief executive quits, along with chief customer and commercial officer
Michael Waterman has almost 30 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing
Retreat from Ireland may be only the start, says Travel Weekly’s Ian Taylor
Bookings, visitor numbers or customer orders at same level or higher than last year for 75% of members
GDS giant to ‘vigorously defend’ takeover, if US Department of Justice objects
Online anti-fraud measures put back by 18 months
Hundreds of agents have come out in support of a relaunched version of the short-breaks specialist
Gateway to Space is operationally functional and able to support all Virgin Galactic’s flight requirements
But full functionality a way off
Doubts cast over 2020 deadline for Amazon-style retailing of air fares and ancillaries
The aircraft manufacturer is in the midst of dealing with questions over the safety of the 737 Max
KPMG research shows outbound tourism hardest hit by political uncertainty
More US flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester
Sarah Jones urges other homeworkers to consider different ways to generate business
New itineraries for 2020, 2021 and 2022 went on sale on Monday
228-passenger ship has been dubbed the world’s most luxurious cruise ship and has two helicopters which can be folded away and a submarine for guests.
12 winners represent a range of agency channels from across the UK
Tui’s decision to keep brochures is like holding back an internet tide of its own creation, says Steve Endacott.
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 2.8% increase in traffic on a 2.5% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 88.0%.
International Group airports report differing traffic development
Traffic in July increased 5.3 percent from July 2018, on a capacity increase of 5.6 percent. Load factor for July 2019 was 88.6 percent, a decrease of 0.3 points from July 2018. JetBlues preliminary completion factor for July 2019 was 98.4 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 70.2 percent.
For the month of July 2019, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) decreased 2.6% year over year, while capacity (ASMs) decreased 0.6%. As a result, system load factor for the month was 86.6%, 1.7 percentage points lower than July 2018.
Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2019.
Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located.
Hawaiian welcomed more than one million guests in July 2019. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.2 percent on an increase of 0.1 percent in capacity (available seat miles) compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 1.9 points year-over-year to 89.3 percent.
Airline adds Boston and Louisville as crew and maintenance hubs
On a YoY basis, passenger traffic decreased 0.7% in Mexico, increased 2.8% in Puerto Rico and 13.7% in Colombia
GOL's domestic supply (ASK) decreased 0.8% and demand (RPK) increased by 1.8%. GOL's domestic load factor was 85.3%, a 2.2 p.p. increase in comparison to July 2018. The volume of departures increased by 2.0% and seats increased by 3.1% over July 2018.
In July 2019, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) increased by 17.1% vs last year, with demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) showing a significant increase of 17.2%. Volaris carried a record number of 2.0 M passengers in total (18.4% increase vs last year), with load factor at the same level vs last year to 88.8%.
The company carried 19.4 million customers across its broad global network, an all-time monthly record, including a record 700,094 passengers flown in a single day on July 8th.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africas first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft.
First Global Lessor to Place the Aircraft Type with an African Airlin
The Air FranceKLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industrys most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday, July 26.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.
Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join the airlines fleet.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes and bottlenecks.
New jetliners are provided with sustainable jet fu
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 1.7% increase in traffic on a 1.9% increase in capacity compared to June 2018. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 88.2%.
Summary - change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to all areas of Northern Shan State, within 10km of the town of Pyin-Oo-Lwin (Mandalay State) and along the Pyin-Oo-Lwin to Kyaukme road; updated information on 15 August attacks and the potential for further clashes
Summary - addition of information regarding a planned protest on 17 August. You should remain vigilant, follow the advice of local authorities and move away quickly to a safe place if there are signs of disorder. Removal of factual information on previous protests
Summary - updated information on planned general strikes in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September and Monday 9 to Friday 13 September. You should monitor local media to check for the latest information about the shutdown
Summary and Health section - revised information on outbreak of Ebola
Summary - Planned demonstration in Harare Central Business District on 16 August
Summary - removal of information on typhoon Lekima
Summary - removal of link to information page for the UEFA Super Cup match on 14 August
Terrorism section and summary - this section has been reviewed with minor amendments to information on locations where British nationals should be particularly vigilant
Natural disasters section (Volcanoes) - Mount Bagana in Bougainville erupted on 13 August. Air Niugini has suspended flights to the Buka and Hoskins airports following the Ulawun volcano on 3 August. Visitors should check with their airline / travel operator if visiting Bougainville and New Britain
Summary - Severe tropical storm Krosa is expected to make landfall in western Japan by 15 August. You should follow local media and the Japan Metrological Agency for updates on weather, follow the advice of the local authorities and emergency services, including any evacuation orders. Updated figures on visits by British nationals in 2018
Summary - updated information on a wildfire in Illea region, Manolada. The National road between Payras and Pyrgos has been closed. You should follow the advice of Greek authorities and monitor the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection for updates
Summary - Portuguese fuel tanker drivers went on strike action on 12 August for an unspecified period; if you’re travelling to Portugal over the coming weeks, be aware that the strike may cause disruption to travel and other non-essential services
Summary - Addition of information on Indian Independence day on 15 August, which is a national holiday; large public celebrations are expected with increased security checks and traffic restrictions; editorial changes to information on travel during monsoon season
Terrorism section and summary - addition of factual information about a shooting incident at the Al-Noor Mosque in Baerum, west of Oslo, on 10 August
Safety and security (crime) - Addition of information on thieves targeting cars travelling from Lima city to the airport
Summary - removal of information regarding a political demonstration on Saturday 10 August
Summary - On 10 and 11 August 2019, anti and pro-immigrant marches are scheduled to take place in downtown Santiago, including Plaza Italia; if you have to travel to the area you should remain vigilant at all times and follow the advice of the local authorities
Summary - change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the Line of Contro
Summary - update on recent events in the Koy Tash area and Bishkek following the arrest of former President Atambayev
Summary - removal of information about the US Transport Security Administration public notice on poor aviation security at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport