Archive | Americas RSS feed for this section

New York’s $5.6bn plans for LaGuardia and Newark airports

It looks like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is ready to finally move forward with some much needed terminal upgrades to New York LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports. The operator budgeted $5.6 billion for a new central terminal at LaGuardia and a new terminal A at Newark in its proposed […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Delta chief Anderson looks beyond volatility

“It’s a volatile industry,” says Richard Anderson, chairman and chief executive of Delta Air Lines, on the ups-and-downs of the airline industry in the January-February issue of Airline Business. “The question is what you do about your business model to buffer and make the enterprise successful regardless of the volatility of the marketplace,” he continues. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

PICTURE: United’s new higher density 737

United Airlines has received its first Boeing 737-900ER with slimline seats, allowing it to add up to 12 seats to the type. The new 179-seat configuration includes new Priestmangoode-designed blue economy seats that will grace the economy cabins of roughly 500 narrowbody aircraft in the Chicago-based carrier’s fleet by the end of 2015. United says […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Breaking down American’s Washington National changes

The planned schedule changes that American Airlines will make at Ronald Reagan Washington National will take a bite out of the small- and medium-size cities US Airways added after its slot swap deal two years ago. The Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld carrier announced on 15 January that it will end service to Augusta (Georgia), Detroit, Fayetteville […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Domestic terminal developments at LAX

Los Angeles International airport is undergoing a more than $1.4 billion upgrade – to its domestic terminals. The airline-led projects in partnership with operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will see significant passenger-facing improvements to terminals 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 by 2016. These are in addition to the $1.9 billion that is being […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

American makes a premium bet with A321T

“It’s a huge, huge improvement,” says the four-million mile flier sitting next to me on American Airlines’ inaugural Airbus A321 Transcontinental flight from New York JFK to Los Angeles. He would know. The gentleman sitting next to me, who declines to be named, describes the Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld alliance carrier’s New York-Los Angeles flights […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

When slot changes and maintenance throw a kink in Christmas travel

Volaris flight 813 was scheduled to depart Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International airport bound for Tijuana International at 08:55 on 22 December, the last Sunday before Christmas. All that changed about nine hours before departure. Passengers were notified of an “itinerary modification” via email, text message and phone, according to the Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC). […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

San Diego’s new Mexican gateway: Tijuana

San Diego will get a direct connection to the Tijuana International airport when a new cross-border terminal facility opens in 2015, the first such facility in either Mexico or the USA. The project, which is being jointly constructed by airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) and privately held Otay-Tijuana Ventures, will connect the existing […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Interjet’s Superjets take flight

Prior to a riding aboard one of Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet’s Sukhoi Superjet 100s, Flightglobal took a peek inside the airline’s third aircraft in a hangar at Mexico City Benito Juarez International airport on the eve of its entry into service. The aircraft, registration XA-JLV, arrived from Venice on 7 November and still had the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Go west, US airlines

US air carriers are beginning to duke it out (again) out west. Delta Air Lines especially is provoking the ire of its codeshare partner Alaska Airlines and competitor United Airlines along the west coast, as it builds up its focus city at Seattle Tacoma International airport. Citing the need to provide feed for its expanding […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }