Boeing 777-300ER Cockpit Longest Flights

Longest Non-Stop Flight Titleholder 2017 Edition

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Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and rival Airbus have been working hard on extending flight ranges in their 777/787 and A350/A380 programs since their introduction into service. In combination with lower fuel prices, airlines have been taken risks in flying longer routes non-stop shattering distance current operating records in the process. Experience The Skies have been following […]

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WestJet Long Term Growth Plans Part 2 – Ultra Low Cost Model

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Part 1 of the WestJet long term growth story started off with the news of the airline extending its business model into ultra low cost, an overview of the company and the differences between the low cost and ultra low cost model. This part extends the discussion of the airline in the ultra low cost […]

Airline Retailing

Airlines Hunt For Secret Recipe To Ancillary Revenue Success

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“Retail is the process of selling consumer goods and/or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Demand is created through diverse target markets and promotional tactics, satisfying consumers’ wants and needs through a lean supply chain.”  The first retail experience was introduced in late 1560s at The Royal Exchange in […]

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Joins Aeroplan

Aeroplan Member Can Earn And Redeem On Select Cathay Pacific Flights

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Aeroplan has been working hard in 2017 to add new earn and redemption options for members who are wary about its relationship with Air Canada in 2020 when the latter officially starts its own frequent flyer programme and compete directly. The loyalty program added Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and its subsidiary Cathay Dragon (KA) to […]

Aviation News Digest - Experience The Skies

Aviation News Around The World – June 16, 2017

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Today’s news digest incorporates features on Air Canada, Air India, American Airlines, Hainan Airlines, easyJet, SriLankan Airlines, SWISS Air Lines International, United Airlines, Auckland Airport, Montreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport, light rail transit, biometrics, Bombardier CS300, Airbus A320neo, Boeing 787.

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Delta Air Lines And The Airbus A350 Connection

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Delta Air Lines will receive its first of fifteen Airbus A350-900 aircrafts in July 2017. The first aircraft went through its maiden test flight at Airbus assembly center located in Toulouse, France on May 24, 2017. We go behind the scenes on Delta Air Lines’ journey with this aircraft thus far and what lies ahead as the […]

Air Canada / Aimia Aeroplan Evolution

Air Canada Launches Its Own Loyalty Program in 2020

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Air Canada announced plans to end its long standing direct relationship with Aimia’s Aeroplan loyalty program and launches its own unnamed unit in 2020. While it is business as usual for all stakeholders, the future launch will have big impact for travellers, the airline, loyalty program competition and banks.

NewLeaf Travel Boeing 737-400 Aircraft

NewLeaf Travel – How Well Does It Compete With Others?

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We reported earlier that NewLeaf Travel will begin commercial operations by February 2016 (News – January 7, 2016). Introductory fares start at CDN$89 to CDN$149 (tax included). In this insight, we will examine how competitive its product mix is against the incumbent airlines (Air Canada, WestJet, and Porter Airlines).

NewLeaf Travel Boeing 737-400 Aircraft

NewLeaf Travel Enters Competitive Canadian Marketplace

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NewLeaf Travel unveils itself as a new “ultra-low-cost” alternative for travellers looking for cheap fares. Its focus will be connecting destinations between Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Experience The Skies examines this new airline and how it compares to its biggest competitors Air Canada (AC), WestJet (WS) and Porter Airlines (PD).