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Airlines 'Abandon' Routes To Hackers

January 23rd 2018 2:03PM
#BAHAMIAN commercial airlines have effectively abandoned some routes to illegal 'hackers', a senior executive yesterday saying he wanted promised regulatory 'crackdowns' to turn into action. #Captain Randy Butler, Sky Bahamas' president and chief executive, told Tribune Business that he heard ...

Sanctions could halt summer flights by Israeli airlines

January 23rd 2018 12:33PM
Hundreds of flights by the three Israeli airlines - El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL), Israir Airlines and Tourism Ltd., and Arkia Airlines Ltd. - planned for the 2018 summer season are liable to be canceled because of security procedures and the sanctions being conducted by employees of the Ministry ...

United Airlines Reports Earnings After The Close: What To Expect

January 23rd 2018 12:22PM
United Airlines (UAL) reports fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell as it looks to ease investor anxiety following the meltdown last quarter precipitated by its vague guidance. X Estimates: Earnings per share to fall 25% to $1.34, as revenue increases 4% to $9.43 billion, according to Zacks ...

Seahawks And Delta Air Lines Partner On Continued Sustainability Efforts

January 23rd 2018 11:37AM
As part of the Seattle Seahawks' ongoing sustainability efforts, Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Seahawks, has offset carbon emissions from the miles the Seahawks traveled during the 2017 season by purchasing 1,080 carbon credits from Cedar Grove Composting. The Seahawks traveled ...

Delta Air Lines slashes prices on flights to the USA with cheap return flights from £309

January 23rd 2018 10:52AM
It's no secret that you can find some of the best travel deals in the January sales , and now Delta Air Lines has got in on the bargains bonanza. The airline has slashed prices on flights from the UK to the USA, with cheap return fares starting from £309pp in economy, with some very glamorous cities on ...

Local airlines carried 117 million passengers in 2017

January 23rd 2018 10:48AM
In December, domestic air passenger count grew by about 17.7% with Indian carriers flying 11.2 million during the month. SpiceJet had the highest load factor with 95.6% of its seats filled up in December 2017, followed by GoAir (92%) and IndiGo (90.8%). All remaining airlines had a load factor of above ...

US TSA imposes enhanced cargo security rules on six Middle East airlines

January 23rd 2018 10:18AM
TSA is mandating the airlines comply with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, a pilot program in which airlines can voluntarily participate. But ACAS will no longer be voluntary for the six Middle East airlines operating from five countries (Egypt, ...

Hawaiian Airlines CEO reveals where he sees the next big opportunity

January 23rd 2018 10:18AM
Over past decade and a half, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley has seen it all. From the dark days of bankruptcy during the early 2000s to the record high stock prices of 2017. Last November, Dunkerley announced that he will retire this March with chief commercial officer Peter Ingram taking over ...

Wanna Go to Super Bowl 2018? United Airlines Adds Extra Flights

January 23rd 2018 10:18AM
Now that we know who's playing in Super Bowl 2018, United Airlines is offering extra flights Minneapolis for Eagles and Patriots fans. United's 16 additional flights will let football fans touchdown in Minneapolis on Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, 2018. There will also be additional flights on ...

Nigerian Airlines Kick Over Plan Of Federal Government To Open Sky To Other African Airlines

January 23rd 2018 8:37AM
It was an intense session today at the annex office of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos between the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the federal government, following the resolve of the latter to commence full implementation of the ...

Now over 23 million passengers from Seattle

January 23rd 2018 8:03AM
In 2016 Alaska Airlines, along with Horizon Air, SkyWest and Virgin America operations, flew just over 26.74 million seats from Tacoma, an increase of 8.5% when compared to the 24.63 million it flew from the airport in 2015 (Virgin America was not purchased by Alaska Airlines until 2016). For 2017, the ...

Nordavia Airlines reports 13% passenger growth in 2017

January 23rd 2018 7:41AM
ARKHANGELSK, January 23. /TASS/. Russia's Nordavia Regional Airlines served in the past year 1.087 million passengers in 2017, thus demonstrating a growth by 13% year-on-year, the company's press service said. "In 2017, Nordavia Airlines served 1, 087,538 passengers, which means a growth by ...

VLM Airlines inaugurates Zurich service

January 23rd 2018 7:41AM
VLM Airlines, the recently restored operator, has begun flights between Antwerp and Zurich, adding to its existing London City link. Launched on 22 January, the airline will offer 10 weekly flights on the 518-kilometre hop to Switzerland. Seen at the launch are: Marcel Buelens, CEO of Antwerp and ...

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Massive new search begins using drones

January 23rd 2018 7:25AM
A MASSIVE new search for the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 using underwater drones has begun today. By Paul Harper / Published 23rd January 2018. CHANNEL 7/CINEFLIX. SEARCH: A major new Indian Ocean search has begun for the doomed plane. The aircraft vanished en route from ...

In-Flight Wi-Fi? Soon, Airlines May Charge 30% Of Fare For Connectivity

January 23rd 2018 5:48AM
The move is likely to help airlines add value to services for business class travellers on domestic and international routes. It may not be an option for low-cost carriers, the newspaper added. The TRAI on Friday, January 19, recommended In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). “The authority recommends that both, ...

Model gets £100k payout after Asiana Airlines flight attendant spilled boiling hot noodle soup on ...

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
She was flying in the business class cabin when an Asiana Airlines crew member accidentally spilt the instant noodle soup on her, the Straits Times reports. Despite several operations, the former model still has not recovered from the burns. "Even after years of skin transplant surgery, I cannot fully ...

Lift-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
The airline, Europe's number two budget operator, is operating in a market that has been re-shaped by the collapse of rival Monarch, and Air Berlin and Alitalia falling into administration. Market leader Ryanair has also had difficulties, having to scrap flights due to pilot rostering issues. The reduction in ...

Formula One Champion Niki Lauda Rescues Airline Named After Him

January 23rd 2018 5:03AM
Lauda had teamed up with Thomas Cook Group Plc's German airline Condor for an earlier bid, though it's not yet clear whether Niki will fly on behalf of the tour operator under the new deal. IAG, which originally bid 20 million euros ($24 million) for Niki, is disappointed that it won't be able to add the ...

Annoyed by a fuel stop on your direct flight? Why airlines can't always plan ahead

January 23rd 2018 5:03AM
Laval St. Germain, a pilot for Canadian North, says most of the time airlines can plan ahead, but there are a whole host of factors that come into play, including weather, strong headwinds, slippery runways and technical issues. Weather can also change quickly: a Canadian North flight could land with no ...

European Stocks Extend Gains as Airlines, Health Care Equities Edge Higher

January 23rd 2018 4:41AM
European equity benchmarks were extending gains on Tuesday morning as airline operators and health care companies marched higher against a backdrop of rising oil prices and sentiment following a deal enabling the US government to reopen. Oil prices were higher ahead of the release of US ...