flyadeal CEO Con Korfiatis, speaking on CAPA TV, said (Mar-2018) the airline expects to receive new aircraft in Mar-2018, Apr-2018 and May-2018, increasing its fleet to eight aircraft. Mr Korfiatis expects the airline to be operating 10 to 12 aircraft by the end of 2018 and add another eight to 10 in 2019. The carrier is undertaking an RFP process for 30 firm aircraft orders and 20 options, with the aim to make a decision by Jun-2018. [more - CAPA TV]
Patee Sarasin was the CEO of Thailand’s Nok Air from its launch in 2004 until late 2017. He was one of the founders behind Nok and NokScoot, a joint venture long haul low cost airline with Singapore Airlines subsidiary Scoot that launched in 2015. Mr Sarasin is now working to establish a new travel company that will not be an airline but will work closely with airlines. He plans to formally launch the new company in London in Jul-2018, at which time more details about the product and positioning will be announced. Mr Sarasin also gives his views on market conditions in Thailand’s highly competitive airline sector and the future for Nok and NokScoot.
The highlights of the summit include the Department of Finance’s keynote on the WoAG’s centralised travel programme, panel discussions on key aviation access issues, and insights on the future of travel mobility.
flyadeal CEO Con Korfiatis, speaking on CAPA TV, said (Mar-2018) the airline's performance since it commenced operations is "well ahead of plan" in terms of load factor and yield. Mr Korfiatis reported "encouraging" demand for the carrier's new services, stating: "Clearly, low cost is popular" He commented: "We're very happy with the results of the company, and it's trekking better than what we expected up until this point". [more - CAPA TV]
CAAC reported (20-Mar-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2018:
- Passengers: 46.5 million, +5.7% year-on-year;
- Passenger load factor: 80.8%, -2.6ppts;
- Cargo: 639,000 tonnes, +12.7%;
- Domestic: 446,000 tonnes, +8.7%;
- Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan: 20,000 tonnes, +15.7%;
- International: 193,000 tonnes, +23.0%. [more - original PR - Chinese]
- Domestic: 446,000 tonnes, +8.7%;
Vancouver International Airport reported (02-Mar-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2018:
- Passengers: 1.9 million, +8.2% year-on-year;
- Cargo: 23,805 tonnes, +6.9%;
- Aircraft movements: 23,356, +3.9%.
San Francisco International Airport reported (20-Mar-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2018:
- Passengers: 4.2 million, +7.5% year-on-year;
- Cargo: 39,919 tonnes, +2.3%;
- Mail: 6414 tonnes, +3.5%;
- Freight: 33,505 tonnes, +2.1%;
- Domestic: 11,268 tonnes, -5.9%;
- International: 22,237 tonnes, +6.8%;
- Aircraft movements: 37,629, +8.1%.
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- HK Express increases focus on interlines, to implement partnership with Virgin Australia
- Updated Industry Forecast predicts a 1% rise in global airfares, and hotel rate increases of 2-4%
- Rolling back the clock – Is there a future for open skies agreements?
- Speakers revealed for upcoming International SOS and CAPA 'bleisure' webinar
- Airline Insight: Ryanair
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