Travel Industry Wire
October, 5 2017
Travel Trends Index Shows Slight Uptick Across All Travel Segments
Travel Trends Index Shows Slight Uptick Across All Travel Segments
After the contraction of international visitation in the first half of 2017, the international inbound segment’s modest growth in August is a welcome respite from a troubling trend - though U.S. Travel economists warn that the international market will still trail domestic travel, as previously predicted. Read More
The Low-cost Revolution
Ryanair’s Crisis Shows the True Price of the Low-cost Revolution - The Guardian
Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, in his cheerfully blunt way, frequently used to assert that the only customer service that really counted was getting passengers to their destination on time and for the cheapest fare. Read more
Munich Oktoberfest
ARC Finds More Americans Will Fly to Germany’s Oktoberfest in 2017
U.S. Fares Dropped Five Percent to Fly to Munich vs. 2016 Read more
Global Air Freight Trends
Double Digit Global Demand Growth for Freight Continued in August
IATA released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 12.1% in August 2017, compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fifth time in six months of double-digit gains on the previous year’s performance. Read more
787-10 Dreamliner
Boeing Rolls Out Singapore Airlines' First 787-10 Dreamliner
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has rolled out the first 787-10 Dreamliner built for Singapore Airlines at its Final Assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. Read more
Delta Air Lines Results
Delta Air Lines Reports Operating Performance for September 2017
During the month, Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted operations across the Caribbean and Southeastern United States. Hurricane Irma significantly impacted operations with 2,200 flights cancelled from September 7-12 at airports in Florida, the Caribbean, and Georgia, including the company's Atlanta hub. Read more
Southwest Airlines Fleet
Southwest Airlines Begins Boeing 737 MAX 8 Service
Southwest is First Carrier in North America to Offer Service with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Read more
Management Appointment Southwest Airlines
Linda Rutherford Named Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer for Southwest Airlines
Rutherford will add the Company's Culture Services Department to her oversight and will report to Executive Vice President Corporate Services Bob Jordan, while continuing to work directly with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly on communication efforts and Culture activities. Read more
FAA Extension
A4A Urges Congress to Pass FAA Extension and Keep Our Skies Open for Business
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today urged Congress to take swift action to pass legislation extending the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) charter to ensure our nation's air travel system does not shutdown like it did in 2011. Read more

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