Travel Industry Wire
December, 19 2017
American Express Travel Reveals Emerging Trends and Top Ten Destinations for 2018
American Express Travel Reveals Emerging Trends and Top Ten Destinations for 2018
Travel Trends Signal Interests in Cultural Discovery, Camaraderie, Premium Amenities, Wellness and More Read More
U.S. Air Ticket Sales Trends
ARC Reports November 2017 U.S. Air Ticket Sales Increase More Than Five Percent
Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that the average U.S. roundtrip ticket price for November 2017 was $484, unchanged from October 2017. Average November 2017 ticket prices are down .5 percent compared to November 2016. Read more
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer
Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Drive Tourism Growth Through October 2017
Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the global economic upswing. Read more
U.S. Airline Trends
September 2017 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ September systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements fell 3.1 percent from August, falling for the second consecutive month to 68.6 million, seasonally-adjusted. Read more
U.S. Airline Employment Trends
October 2017 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data
The four network airlines that collectively employ 64.7 percent of the scheduled passenger airline FTEs reported 2.1 percent more FTEs in October 2017 than in October 2016. Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines increased FTEs from October 2016. Month-to-month, the number of network airline FTEs rose 0.3 percent from September to October. Read more
Fraport Traffic Figures
Fraport Traffic Figures - November 2017: Positive Trend Continues
Fraport's FRA home-base and Group airports report traffic growth Read more
WestJet Performance
WestJet Reports November Load Factor of 82.4 Per Cent
Airline increases traffic by 12.1 per cent and flies a record number of guests in November Read more
SkyWest Performance
SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined November 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines
SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) today reported 144,180 block hours in November 2017, compared to 148,707 block hours in November 2016, a decrease of 4,527 or 3.0%. The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new E175 aircraft, while reducing its 50-seat jets. Read more
U.S. Mexico Transborder Travel
A4A and CANAERO Join Efforts to Strengthen US-Mexico Air Transport
Since the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico Air Services Agreement (ASA) in August 2016, there has been unprecedented growth in the cross-border market. This ASA gives airlines from both countries the freedom to establish customer service models that follow the global trend of passenger empowerment, allowing them to choose the additional services they want to add to their travel experience. Read more
Texas Bullet Train
Texas Bullet Train Moves Ahead with Federal Environmental Report
Texas Bullet Train Moves Ahead with Federal Environmental Report
Federal Railroad Administration releases its Draft Environmental Impact Statement on high-speed train - Preferred North Texas-to-Houston route outlined Read more

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In Brief...

Luoma Award
GBTA Honors BCD Travel’s Torsten Kriedt with Luoma Award

MSC Cruises Fleet
MSC Cruises Announces Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli and More for U.S. Naming Ceremony Celebration

Crystal Cruises Sailings
Crystal River Cruises Unveils New Collection Of Curated Destination Experiences

2018 Young Leaders Scholarship
Euromic and SITE Announce Winners of 2018 Young Leader Scholarship for Site + MPI Global Forum, Rome

OneJet Routes
OneJet Announces Three New Routes from Pittsburgh to Palm Beach, Kansas City and Memphis

United Airlines Routes
United Airlines Adds Tahiti Route

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