Lufthansa Group Boosts April Traffic

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Published: May 11, 2017

May 10, 2017 Lufthansa Group flew 11.2 million passengers during April, a 25.1 percent increase from the same month of 2016. Passenger traffic in revenue passenger kms (RPK) increased at a similar rate, 25.2 percent, on an available seat km (ASK) capacity increase of 15.8 percent. Load factor was up 6.2 percentage points to 82.3 […]

Boeing 737 MAX Flights Halted, Engines Inspected

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Published: May 11, 2017

May 10, 2017 Boeing has suspended test flights of the 737 MAX after a problem was discovered in a CFM LEAP-1B engine component. A CFM spokesperson said the LEAP-1B engines used in the MAX would be inspected at General Electric in Indiana or Safran in France. GE and Safran are joint venture partners in CFM […]

Boeing 737 MAX Flights Halted, Engines Inspected

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Published: May 11, 2017

May 10, 2017 Boeing has suspended test flights of the 737 MAX after a problem was discovered in a CFM LEAP-1B engine component. A CFM spokesperson said the LEAP-1B engines used in the MAX would be inspected at General Electric in Indiana or Safran in France. GE and Safran are joint venture partners in CFM […]

American Reports Strong April Traffic

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Published: May 10, 2017

May 9, 2017 American Airlines reported its April traffic on Tuesday showing higher passenger numbers and traffic. American carried 16.5 million passengers during the month, a 0.8 percent increase from the same month last year. RPM (revenue passenger miles) traffic was up 3.1 percent to 18.59 billion on an ASM (available seat miles) capacity increase […]

American Reports Strong April Traffic

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Published: May 10, 2017

May 9, 2017 American Airlines reported its April traffic on Tuesday showing higher passenger numbers and traffic. American carried 16.5 million passengers during the month, a 0.8 percent increase from the same month last year. RPM (revenue passenger miles) traffic was up 3.1 percent to 18.59 billion on an ASM (available seat miles) capacity increase […]

Emirates, Cargolux To Share Cargo Capacity

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Published: May 10, 2017

May 9, 2017 Emirates and Luxembourg-based cargo carrier Cargolux have signed an agreement to share freight capacity. Under the memorandum of understanding, the carriers will develop block space and interline agreements that will allow Emirates to access capacity on Cargolux’s Boeing 747F freighters, which are larger than its own 777 cargo fleet. Cargolux will also […]

IndiGo To Go Regional With ATR Order

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Published: May 10, 2017

May 9, 2017 India’s IndiGo has signed a provisional order with ATR for up to 50 ATR 72-600 aircraft, in a deal worth over USD$ 1.3 billion at list prices. The agreement allows IndiGo to vary the number of aircraft under certain conditions. ATR said the first aircraft should enter service by the end of […]

Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic

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Published: May 9, 2017

May 8, 2017 Southwest Airlines flew 11.1 million revenue passengers in April, a 7.3 percent increase on last year. RPM (revenue passenger miles) traffic stood at 11.23 billion, up from 10.36 billion in April 2016 – an 8.4 percent increase. ASM capacity rose at a slightly smaller rate, 7.6 percent, to 13.37 billion, with a […]

Qatar Airways To Sponsor World Cup

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Published: May 9, 2017

May 8, 2017 Qatar Airways announced it will become the official airline of FIFA in a deal which lasts until 2022. The airline will sponsor events which include the next two football World Cups, 2018 in Russia and 2022 in its home base Qatar. Other tournaments include the Confederations Cup this year and the Women’s […]

Delta, Aeroméxico Launch Transborder JV

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Published: May 9, 2017

May 8, 2017 Delta Air Lines and Aeroméxico on Monday launched their transborder cooperation agreement for flights between Mexico and the United States. The launch comes after the US Department of Transportation approved antitrust immunity for the alliance in December of last year. Delta said the partnership will allow the airlines to expand competition, add […]

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