Travel Industry Wire
November, 22 2017
U.S. Airline Bumping Continues to Decline and Mishandled Baggage Rate Lowest in Decades
U.S. Airline Bumping Continues to Decline and Mishandled Baggage Rate Lowest in Decades
For the third quarter of 2017, the 12 U.S. carriers who report involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, data posted a bumping rate of 0.15 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest quarterly rate based on historical data dating back to 1995 and down from both the rate of 0.69 for the third quarter of 2016 and the previous lowest quarterly rate of 0.44 posted in the second quarter of 2017. Read More
U.S. Air Ticket Sales Trends
ARC Reports Increase in October 2017 Air Ticket Sales
Passenger Trips Also Increased More Than Five Percent Read more
U.S. Airline Employment Trends
September 2017 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in September 2017 than in September 2016, reaching 428,343 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported last week. Read more
Hawaiian CEO Retires
Hawaiian Airlines Announces CEO Retirement
Hawaiian Airlines yesterday announced the planned retirement of Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer, and the selection of Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, to replace Dunkerley, effective March 1, 2018. Read more
Alaska Airlines Performance
Alaska Air Group Reports October 2017 Operational Results
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported an 11 percent increase in traffic on an 11.6 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2016. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 83.8 percent. Read more
Copa Airlines Performance
Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics For October 2017
For the month of October 2017, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased 13.5% year over year, while capacity (ASMs) increased 11.5%. As a result, system load factor for the month was 84.8%, a 1.5 percentage point increase when compared to October 2016. Read more
Veteran Pilot Initiative
A4A Applauds Volpe National Transportation Systems Center's Veteran Pilot Initiative
Airlines for America (A4A) yesterday applauded the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s announcement of an initiative to help non-pilot veterans become commercial pilots. Read more
Global Aviation Security Plan
IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation
ICAO's Global Aviation Security Plan will address four challenges to improve security Read more
Euromixology at Ibtmworld’17
During the 3 days at ibtmworld’17, our exclusive mixologist Flair Crew, will create mocktails 'Bijou', 'Lychee Colins' & 'Eastern Promise' and smoothies 'Ever Green', 'Virgin Colada', 'Marathon Runner' treating all euromic stand visitors. Read more
Airbnb End-to-end Experience
Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia Hints at Plans for Travel World Domination - Domain
Billionaire Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia has outlined plans to consolidate the international travel market during his first trip to Australia - a country where one in five people are signed-up members of his business. Read more

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