Travel Industry Wire
February, 23 2018
State of Business Travel Survey Reveals New Insights About Road Warriors
State of Business Travel Survey Reveals New Insights About Road Warriors
The secret is out - frequent business travelers are taking time for fun and personal activities during their business trips. And, although most feel their break from work is well-deserved, many business travelers avoid telling their managers, co-workers and even spouses. Read More
U.S. Airline Employment Trends
December 2017 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.4 percent more workers in December 2017 than in December 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported yesterday. Read more
Air Travelers In America Report
Air Travel More Accessible in 2017, According to Latest Air Travelers in America Report
Air Travelers in America Report
Nearly 50 percent of Americans flew on an airline in 2017, up from just 25 percent in 1977 - Americans of all age groups and income levels, except top earners, took more air trips in 2017 than 2016 Read more
Airline Safety Performance
IATA Releases 2017 Airline Safety Performance
The commerical airline industry showed continued safety improvements in nearly all key metrics and regions. Read more
Southwest Airlines Cargo
Southwest Airlines Cargo To Go Beyond Borders
The first international destinations Southwest Airlines Cargo® expects to serve are Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta with more international destinations planned for 2018. Read more
Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Aviation Cyber Stakeholders Discuss Challenges and Vulnerabilities
Regulatory and industry stakeholders focus on cyber resilience Read more
787 Dreamliner
Aviation Capital Group Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Aviation Capital Group Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The aircraft, a Boeing 787-9, is on a long-term lease to EL AL Israel Airlines, and is the first of two Boeing 787-9's to be delivered from ACG's orderbook and leased to EL AL Israel Airlines. The second aircraft is scheduled to deliver this fall. Read more
Management Appointment JetBlue
Steve Forte Named Vice President JetBlue University
Steve Forte Named Vice President JetBlue University
Forte joins JetBlue this week to oversee the company's training programs and facilities. He will be based in Orlando, Fla. and report to Rachel McCarthy, JetBlue's Senior Vice President, Talent & Learning. Read more
Airport Tax
U.S. Airline CEOs Urge Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to Oppose a Doubling of the Airport Tax Passengers Pay with the Purchase of Each Flight
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today released a letter from the CEOs of six leading U.S. commercial airlines, urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to oppose any attempt to increase the current Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), also known as the airport tax. Read more
OTA Antidote
Is Google Flights the OTA Antidote? - Phocuswright
Google Flights is speedily growing monthly visitors (it took them less than five years to surpass KAYAK despite KAYAK's eight-year head start to market), but fewer visitors are clicking onwards to airline or OTA websites. Read more

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In Brief...

Association News
IATA - Infrastructure Improvements and Market Innovation Are Key for Aviation Development in the US

Volaris Results
Volaris Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results: 8% Net Income Margin and Cash Flow Generation

Other News
The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) Changes Name to Booking Holdings Inc.

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