WestJet Group braces for pilot strike

Canada’s WestJet Group, which includes WestJet and Swoop, has begun canceling flights and parking aircraft in anticipation of a pilot strike that could begin as soon as early Friday. The company said that it is parking the majority of its […]

Hawaiian Airlines unveils interior of new Dreamliner jet

Hawaiian Airlines unveiled images of the interiors on new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The carrier has 12 Dreamliners on order through 2027, with service on the first of the aircraft slated to launch early next year. The initial Dreamliner routes […]

Avianca stops pursuing Viva Air merger

Avianca has abandoned a yearlong effort to purchase Colombian low-cost carrier Viva Air.  In a statement, Avianca CEO Adrian Neuauser said that the merger conditions laid out by regulator Colombia Aerocivil in a late April resolution were overly onerous. “Unfortunately, […]

United aims to hire 15,000 employees this year

United Airlines is pushing forward with aggressive hiring, a move the carrier says is necessary now and in the years ahead.  So far this year, United has hired more than 7,000 people, human resources director Kate Gebo said on a […]

Emirates president says more airline alliances are possible

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of long-haul carrier Emirates suggested on Tuesday that it could reach deals with more firms to share routes after the start of a similar arrangement with U.S.-based United Airlines. Tim Clark, who […]

American Airlines is pleased with its NDC rollout

The early days of American Airlines’ NDC full-content strategy have gone well, company executives asserted on Thursday morning.  “The results have been extremely encouraging,” said chief commercial officer Vasu Raja during the carrier’s Q1 earnings call on Thursday.  American began […]

United Airlines says bank failures dinged corporate travel

After Silicon Valley Bank failed last month and raised fears about a wider banking crisis, bookings for last-minute business trips on United Airlines quickly dropped and remained depressed for about two weeks, underscoring how economic turmoil could choke off a […]