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Carl Jones OneAlpha Technologies

OneAlpha Technologies, the next generation airport capacity management and slot coordination software company, continues to go from strength to strength. The team has expanded, and is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Jones to the position of Vice President Global Business Development. Carl is known to many in the aviation industry, having spent the […]

Canadian Passenger Demand

Passenger demand in Canada is finally starting to recover. Latest passenger figures collected by CATSA at Canada’s eight busiest airports shows a rapid improvement since early June. At that time demand was only at 10% of the 2019 figure. However, by the end of August, demand was up to around 45% of the pre-pandemic figure, […]

US and Mexico Market Sept 2021

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). However, the biggest […]

UK - USA

Last week JetBlue became the latest airline to venture into what was, pre-pandemic, the apparently highly lucrative air travel market between the UK and the US. Travel restrictions were recently eased for US citizens wanting to visit the UK. Sadly, there remain major restrictions for UK citizens wishing to travel to the US. Despite this, […]

August 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America, Top Story

Volaire Forum 2021

The Volaire Air Service Forum kicked off last week in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. The event, sponsored by Northeast Florida Regional Airport, took place at the Casa Monica Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection in St. Augustine on Florida’s historic coast. The Volaire team was proud to welcome 45 airports, 16 airline attendees, and 11 sponsors to […]

August 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America

SD A&S Museum copy

This week has seen the launch of several new routes operated by Allegiant Air to/from Rapid City in South Dakota. These routes will all operate just four times during the next two weeks. This unusual situation is down to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event for motor bike enthusiasts, which this year runs from […]

August 6, 2021 | Airports, North America

Canada sees significant demand

Canada’s commercial aviation industry has been slow to recover from the pandemic as the government introduced severe restrictions, even on domestic travel. Last autumn passenger numbers were at around 15% of the level of 2019. Between February and May of this year that figure had fallen to less than 10%, according to passenger data collected […]

A332 at FRA gate

Germany’s Luthansa Group already has a wholly-owned, lower-cost subsidiary, Eurowings (IATA code EW). It even used the airline prior to the pandemic to launch long-haul services from Frankfurt. Cirium Data and Analytics shows that in late October 2019, Eurowings was offering flights from Frankfurt to Barbados, Las Vegas, Mauritius and Windhoek in Namibia. So why […]

North America welcomes 184 routes

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 80% of the level they were back in 2019. With Independence Day falling on a Sunday this year, passenger numbers peaked on 4 July at 85% of the level reported in 2019. However, while […]

CEO Heavy Weights

The Airline CEO Heavyweights session at Routes Americas 2021 yesterday brought together leaders from Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and the US Travel Association to discuss some of the challenges brought by the pandemic and how they have managed to remain in a relatively favourable position to weather the crisis. Sharing some of the key lessons […]

June 24, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America

Avelo at HVN

  California-based startup carrier Avelo Airlines recently made a truly historic announcement that Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut will be its first East Coast base. In addition, Avelo has committed $1.2 million towards an ambitious $100 million capital-improvement plan for HVN. During an insightful interview at yesterday’s Routes Americas 2021 conference, Jorge Roberts, […]