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easyJet reported (18-Jul-2018) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 30-Jun-2018:

  • Total revenue: GBP1517 million, +9.4% year-on-year;
    • Passenger: GBP1202 million, +7.7%;
    • Ancillary: GBP315 million, +16.3%;
  • Passengers: 23.1 million, +3.6%;
  • Passenger load factor: 95.1%, +0.9ppt;
  • Total revenue per seat: GBP61.62, +6.6%;
  • Total revenue per passenger: GBP65.54, +5.6%;
  • Total headline cost per seat: GBP54.78, +4.6%;
  • Total headline cost per seat excl fuel: GBP42.14, +4.0%;
  • Average sector length: 1126km, +0.7%. [more - original PR]

US House Appropriations Committee released (18-Jul-2018) its proposed FY2019 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, including US TSA and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In total, the measure proposes USD51.4 billion for DHS, USD3.7 billion more than the level provided in the FY2018 omnibus. Highlights include:

  • US TSA: House recommends USD7.3 billion for TSA in FY2019, including USD3.3 billion for Transportation Security Officers and private screeners;
    • Bill includes USD91.5 million for the purchase and installation of 240 computed tomography machines at high risk passenger screening checkpoints, USD20 million and 95 machines more than requested;
    • Bill proposes 50 new canine teams for passenger screening, raising the total to 1097 teams nationwide;
    • Rejection of Trump Administration's proposal to raise the passenger security fee by USD1 per one way trip;
  • US CBP: House recommends USD17.8 billion for CBP in FY2019, USD3.8 billion above the FY2018 omnibus;
    • USD5 billion is proposed for the border wall and associated technologies;
    • Provides funding for 375 new CBP officers to be deployed at air and land ports of entry. [more - original PR]

Sabre Corporation established (18-Jul-2018) a 'Travel Solutions' organisation and expanded its technology leadership team, as follows:

  • Dave Shirk promoted to EVP and president Travel Solutions;
  • Sundar Narasimhan appointed SVP and president Sabre Labs and product strategy;
  • Louis Selincourt appointed SVP global development centres.

Travel Solutions includes Travel Network, Airline Solutions and data and analytics solutions across the company's business units. The company said Travel Solutions is the result of its strategy to unify efforts across all channels of retailing, distribution and fulfilment to better serve customers, drive innovation and accelerate development of new solutions. [more - original PR]

CAPA - Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: 'Premium economy: Thai Airways considers joining the growing trend', stated (18-Jul-2018) Thai Airways is evaluating the introduction of a premium economy product on new widebody aircraft that it intends to order for delivery from late 2019 or 2020. The airline is also considering fitting premium economy cabins in the upcoming retrofit of its Boeing 777-200ER fleet. Premium economy would potentially help Thai Airways compete for sixth freedom corporate traffic. The carrier would be the fourth full service airline in Southeast Asia and the 13th full service airline in Asia Pacific to offer premium economy. [more - CAPA Analysis]

Singapore Airlines and CAE announced (18-Jul-2018) their Singapore CAE Flight Training pilot training JV will commence operations in Aug-2018, after securing all regulatory approvals. The JV will provide simulator and classroom training with an initial focus on Boeing aircraft, supporting Singapore Airlines Group carriers and other operators. The JV will operate from the Singapore Airlines Training Centre near Singapore Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines will transfer four of its Boeing full flight simulators to the JV and additional new CAE training equipment, including 737 MAX and 787 full flight simulators and flight training devices, will be deployed in Jun-2019. The facility will provide a full range of initial type rating and recurrent training programmes for 737 MAX, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft. [more - original PR]

IATA called (18-Jul-2018) for the European Commission, EU member states and ANSPs to take "urgent" action to address European airspace congestion. IATA outlined a four point plan as follows:

  • Modernisation of infrastructure and implementation of SESAR;
  • Reforming outdated work practices to improve staff deployment efficiency and further recruitment where required;
  • Empowerment of the European Network Manager to plan and configure the network to meet the demands of passengers.
  • Strengthen SESAR's performance and charging scheme so that ANSPs not delivering agreed capacity undergo some form of penalisation. [more - original PR]

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CAPA Global Aviation Outlook 2018

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