Tag: airlines

BUSINESS

American Airlines Takes A Beaten

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc in the airline business and speculation is rife that many of these companies must either merge or go out of business. American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) has now joined Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) in forecasting a 90% slump in second-quarter revenue. The company has cut $13.5 billion from its operating and capital budgets for […]

BUSINESS

JetBlue, United Airlines Takes Safety Measures Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost brought travel by air in the U.S. to a halt. Passenger traffic is down about 94 percent, and half of the industry’s 6,215 planes are parked at major airports and desert airstrips, according to Airlines for America, a trade group. Now, with the opening up of the country, airlines expect an increase in domestic travel […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Get New Airlines

Jamaica is set to have a new domestic low-cost carrier as soon as next year. Speaking at a launch event recently, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, chairman of Oriole—a Jamaican and European consortium, said that the set up will be an integrated aviation business based on a bold strategic vision. “I knew from the time when I was minister of tourism that Jamaica […]

BUSINESS

Delta Airlines Completes Purchase Deal

Delta Air Lines has completed its purchase of a 20% stake in LATAM, culminating in an aviation 2019 deal. LATAM is a member of Oneworld and an associate of Delta’s arch-rival, American Airlines. The deal is putting that relationship in jeopardy. The Delta/LATAM deal was part of a wider strategy by Delta Air Lines to make equity investments in key […]

POLITICS

Delta Airlines Clip Wings To Haiti

Delta Airlines has announced that it will end its service between Atlanta and Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the last flight on Jan. 9, 2020. The Atlanta-based carrier said it will re-accommodate passengers or offer refunds to customers with flights booked on the route after that date. The airline has served Port-au-Prince since 2009 when it began flights between the Haitian capital […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Get Domestic Airline Operating Soon

According to the Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, Jamaica will soon have a domestic airline operating. “Having a domestic airline is one of my objectives because I believe that ordinary Jamaicans should have an option of taking… air transport, so I have it as one of my priorities,” the Minister said. He stated that discussions were already taking […]

NEWS

United Airlines Bleeds Amidst Worldwide Backlash On Poor Treatment Of Customer

Dear Team, Like you, I was upset to see and hear about what happened last night aboard United Express Flight 3411 headed from Chicago to Louisville. While the facts and circumstances are still evolving, especially with respect to why this customer defied Chicago Aviation Security Officers the way he did, to give you a clearer picture of what transpired, I’ve […]