AW Daily

Avianca and Viva Air Expect Year-End Approval of Merger in Colombia

Avianca and Viva Air could have regulatory approval in hand for their merger by the end of the year, Viva Air CEO Felix Antelo said this week. The combination, first unveiled in April, will bring together Colombia's two largest airlines...

Read More

Latin America Airline CEOs Temper Optimism on Strong Demand With Caution on Economy

Air travel in Latin America is back with the leaders of the region's largest airlines forecasting strong demand through the peak southern summer season, or roughly until March. But even with bookings coming in at a rapid clip, they expressed...

Read More

Aerolineas Argentinas: No Plans to Join Avianca and Gol in Latin America’s Newest Airline Group

Aerolineas Argentinas has no plans to join Gol in its merger with Avianca to form the new pan-South America airline group, Abra, president Pablo Ceriana said. "It’s difficult to think about something like that," he said at the ALTA Leaders...

Read More

Lufthansa, American Among Airlines Investing Billions in Lucrative Premium Seats

They say the best time to invest is at the bottom of the cycle. Well, airlines may have missed the bottom, but with balance sheets looking solid again they are moving quickly to update their products as travelers eagerly return...

Read More

7 Questions for Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle

Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle is confident that the carrier's cost advantage will drive its growth — and success — over the coming decade. This confidence comes after it lost a bidding war for budget competitor Spirit Airlines to JetBlue...

Read More

United Plans 7 New Transatlantic Routes in 2023 Despite Economic Uncertainty

United Airlines is confident enough in the outlook for 2023 to plan seven new transatlantic routes despite the economic storm clouds circling the U.S. and Europe. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier will add three destinations to its map — Dubai,...

Read More

Delta Air Lines to Invest Up to $200 Million in Electric Flying Taxi Joby

Delta Air Lines has answered its questions on electric air taxis. The lone holdout among major U.S. carriers is investing up to $200 million in Joby Aviation, a developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, to develop new...

Read More

New Korean Long-Haul Airline Faces Tough Odds Adding Route to Los Angeles

Things are stirring in Korea’s airline market. Air Premia, which launched last summer, is now selling tickets on the busy Seoul Incheon-Los Angeles route, with flights starting on October 29. Service will run five times per week using Boeing Dreamliners,...

Read More

Delta, United Airlines Could Emerge as Big Winners on Revenues in 4th Quarter

Full flights and busy airports are likely to continue in the U.S. through the end of the year, Wall Street analysts warn. Demand is forecast to remain robust as corporate travel continues to recover, and consumers shift spending back to...

Read More

How Did Airline Startups Compare to Failures Since the Pandemic’s Start

The world has another new passenger airline. Sri Lanka’s Fits Air, born from a cargo airline, began offering low-fare flights from Colombo on Wednesday. It aims to compete with long-troubled SriLankan Airlines, a state-backed entity. Fits Air is hardly alone....

Read More

Europe’s Startup Airlines Face a Long Winter

Winter has long been a low season for air travel in Europe with the seasonal fluctuation from peak summer months greater than in many other global markets, including the U.S. This winter is proving no different, but the added challenges...

Read More

London Heathrow Ending Daily Passenger Caps Gives Airlines New Schedule Confidence

Flying will get a little easier through London Heathrow this winter after staffing issues and capacity caps created chaos at Europe's busiest airport last summer. The airport, which first capped the number of passengers that could travel through the facility...

Read More