Swiss Air Lines International (SWISS)(LX) received its first delivery of Boeing 777-300ER at the end of January 2016 (News). The airline is using this occasion to dedicate the plane to its employees.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) (LX) and Boeing are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) on January 29, 2016.
Beacon technology is in the initial stages of being adopted by worldwide airports. In an earlier post (News – December 4, 2015), Experience The Skies discussed how beacon technology works and the benefits it brings to the masses. As one of the the world’s Top 30 busiest airports (Insight), New York JFK International Airport (JFK) is the next US city (besides Cincinnati, Miami and Dallas) to install the technology.
American Airlines adds a new frequency to the crowded New York to London market (Insight – August 12, 2015) early Spring 2016.
New York to London Market
The New York to London market has been a hotly contested route beginning in 1958 when British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), predecessor to British Airways (BA), became the world’s first airline to fly non-stop between these two destinations. These are two business hubs where any ambitious businessman would love to call the home of his business ventures. If you are to set up a business in London then here are some great ideas for getting started with your marketing campaign. So, any guess on which airline it beat out? This post discusses the history of the route and who are the current players.
American Airlines is reducing first class seat availability from its New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) route starting in December 2015 prior to Christmas. Refer to our coverage here. In this post, we will continue the discussion and follow where these Boeing 777-300ER will go next.
Qatar Airways (QR) is the first airline worldwide to operate the Airbus A350-900 plane. Its maiden flight was flown in October 2014, with delivery in December 2014 and first commercial operation shortly after that in January 2015.
2014 Top 30 Busiest Airports In The World
The International Air Transport Association reported that worldwide traffic increased 5.9% from 2013 to 2014 to a record 3.3 billion passengers. Experience The Skies completed an analysis of the Top 20 busiest back in October 2014 (refer to this post for the complete list).
We have completed research based on all published information and came up with an expanded Top 30 list for 2014 . Which airports will make it to the list and who will be Number 1? Find out more below:
Tokyo Haneda International Airport
In this entry, we will follow Hawaiian Airlines (IATA Airline Code – HA), American Airlines (AA) and Delta Air Lines (DL) as they start service from Honolulu International Airport (IATA Airport Code – HNL), New York JFK International Airport (JFK), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Some will enjoy success while others will have a bumpy ride.
Tokyo Haneda International Airport
Yesterday, we started a new series entitled “Battle for Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots” (Follow link for Part 1 of the series).
As part of the bilateral agreement between US and Japan in 2010, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) was awarded 4 pairs of slots to US based airlines to operate into Tokyo Haneda International Airport (IATA Airport Code HND). Given its proximity to Downtown Tokyo, all major airlines including American Airlines (IATA Airline Code – AA), Continental Airlines and its subsidiary (CO), Delta Air Lines (DL), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and United Airlines (UA) all applied for these coveted slots. Who will win?