On the heels of Air France introducing its own low cost subsidiary Joon for a September 2017 launch (Related News – Air France Unveiled New Low Cost Carrier Named Joon), International Airlines Group (IAG) announced it has ordered additional aircrafts for its similar LEVEL subsidiary and expands operations to Buenos Aires.
A Canadian consortium purchased London City Airport (LCY) for an estimated £2bn (US$2.78 bn).
The Middle East airline is adding significant capacity into Boston in the second half of the year (refer to our additional coverage of Emirates new and expanded service to Orlando / Seattle here). It currently operates a daily flight from its hub at Dubai International Airpot (DXB) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) with a Boeing 777-200LR.
London City Airport
Back in February 2015, Newham Council approved plans for London City Airport expansion. At the time, Declan Collier, the airport’s chief executive, mentioned: “Expansion will allow us to increase the flight capacity over the next few years that London so badly needs now. It’ll also create greater attraction for long-haul flights coming in and out of London City. The new expansion will include a state of the art london taxi transfer station. This is a great result for the capital and will be a catalyst for significant inward economic growth and regeneration.” This redevelopment is essential due to the ever-increasing dependence on London as a critical hub of business. A further reflection of this is the demand for every office rental in the city being sky-high.
“It will deliver a world-class international gateway to Newham and London and generate additional short-haul aviation capacity for the UK.”
The expansion plans may be on hold now that London Mayor provided his feedbacks.
Turkish Airlines has been going through major route expansion since entering Star Alliance back in 2008. The biggest aircraft it currently operates is a Boeing 777-300ER which can sit 337 passengers in a three-class configuration. The “Globally Yours” airline has been looking for options to lease or buy bigger aircraft type to fly from its hub in Istanbul (IST) to highly populated cities like Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG) and Tokyo (HND/NRT) where flight slots are more restricted.
JetBlue and Porter Signed Interline Agreement
This post was originally reported on October 6, 2014 and updated on November 11, 2014 to include additional marketing information from Porter Airlines.
JetBlue Airways (B6) and Porter Airlines (PD) announced on October 6, 2014 that they have reached an interline agreement to expand their route network effective immediately.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines (IATA Airline Code – DL) started a trial partnership with Porsche to bring a selective group of passengers to their connecting flights in Atlanta International Airport (IATA Airport Code – ATL) in 2011. The trial was well received and it was expanded to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York JFK International Airport (JFK) and Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport (MSP) in 2013.