Travel Industry Wire
May, 17 2017
February 2017 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
February 2017 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported last week that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor fell to 82.6 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, falling for the third consecutive month. Read More
Summer Travel Trends
Survey Reveals American Parents Are Spending Cautiously on Summer Vacation This Year
Nearly 70% of Respondents Taking a Vacation Say they will Spend the Same or Less than Previous Year Read more
U.S. Air Travel Consumer Report
1st Quarter 2017 U.S. Airline Bumping Rate Equal to Previous Year
The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its May 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of March 2017 and the first quarter of 2017. For the first quarter of 2017, the 12 U.S. carriers who report on-time performance and mishandled baggage data posted an involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, rate of 0.62 per 10,000 passengers, equal to the 0.62 rate reported for the first quarter of 2016. Read more
Summer Travel Trends
Reykjavík Tops Trivago's Trending Destination List
Reykjavík Tops trivago's Trending Destination List
This year, reveals 2017’s worldwide trending destinations as part of their annual Global Summer Trends research. Using exclusive price data from the past two years on trivago platforms around the world, trivago has identified the destinations that have seen the largest increase in popularity over this period. Read more
Self-service Bag Drop Machines
Delta Plans First Biometric-Based Self-Service Bag Drop in U.S.
Delta Plans First Biometric-Based Self-Service Bag Drop in U.S.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers. Read more
USGlobal Airways
Proposed New Airline Intends to Launch Flights to Popular European Destinations
USGlobal Airways, a proposed new U.S.-based international airline, last week announced its intention to operate transatlantic passenger flights between Stewart International Airport and selected European countries covered by the US-EU Open Skies Agreement. Read more
Interjet Fleet
Aviation Capital Group Announces Lease Agreement with Interjet for 10 New Airbus A320 Family Aircraft
Aviation Capital Group LLC announced today that it has signed long-term lease agreements with Interjet for 10 new Airbus A320 Family aircraft. These aircraft are from ACG’s order book commitment with Airbus. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in July 2017. Read more
Management Appointment Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways Appoints Marc Cavaliere As New Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Cavaliere joins the airline's executive leadership team, reporting directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for the new, dedicated global airline alliances and partnerships function, as well as all sales channels, marketing activities and related commercial functions. Read more
Aviation Fueling
New Partnership to Enhance Quality Assurance and Safety in Global Aviation Fueling
IATA partners with the Joint Inspection Group and Airlines for America to promote fuel safety and quality assurance. Read more

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