Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

Transport

American Airlines caps Europe fares after ban decree

American Airlines has placed a cap on one-way economy ticket prices to and from Europe, including the U.K., following a rush to buy in the wake of the travel suspension decreed by President Trump on Wednesday.  The carrier has capped economy fares from Europe and the U.K. at 799 euros and 799 British pounds, respectively. […]

Renovation work to resume at Denver airport

Construction on Denver Airport’s central terminal will resume this week.  The resumption comes seven months after the airport terminated a $1.8 billion deal with previous contractor Great Hall.  New contractor Hensel Phelps will begin the $195 million Phase 1 of the resumed project. Primary portions of Phase 1 include demolition, construction of new airline ticket […]

737 MAX Order Cancellations Continue to Cause Trouble for Boeing

While the reputation of the now-infamous Boeing 737 MAX model aircraft—whose onboard system malfunctions caused fatal crashes in October 2018 and March 2019—might’ve seemed have to hit rock bottom last year, the first few months of 2020 don’t appear to be going any better. Boeing has just reported that it received more cancellations of its […]

European Union to act over coronavirus ghost flights

Officials at the European Union are seeking to offer struggling airlines a lifeline by suspending rules forcing them to run almost empty planes in order to keep prized landing slots. Under the EU airport regulations, carriers are subject to a ‘use it or lose it’ rule. They are required to operate 80 per cent of […]

Airlines reduce schedules coronavirus

U.S. airlines announced service cuts Tuesday to counter the plummeting demand caused by the Covid-19 virus.  “This is a crisis that is going to have a large near-term impact on revenue,” United president Scott Kirby said during a presentation at the J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference.  United had already announced a 10% cut to domestic capacity […]

Boeing pilot training on 737 Max 'inadequate'

Crash of the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX six minutes after takeoff killed all 157 people on board, triggering the global grounding of the MAX The crash of the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX six minutes after takeoff on March 10, 2019, killed all 157 people on board. Ethiopia’s probe of last year’s Ethiopian Airlines crash found […]

Emirates airline increases cleaning measures to combat coronavirus spread

On average, 248 planes undergo a comprehensive cleaning and sterilisation within 24 hours On average, 248 planes undergo a comprehensive cleaning and sterilisation within 24 hours. Image: Emirates A team of 18 people work for an hour to clean, sterilise and prepare for the next Emirates flight. While the Airbus A380 involves a team of […]

Alaska Airlines to Launch Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and Cincinnati

Alaska Airlines is set to make its debut in Cincinnati this summer. The carrier announced it will launch daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on August 18. Cincinnati marks the airline’s 93rd nonstop destination served from its hub in Seattle. The daily flights will be operated by […]