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Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 New Destinations From Paine Field

January 16th 2018 2:26PM
Thirteen new Alaska Airlines flights will take off from Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington, to Las Vegas, Portland, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. The move is part of the Alaska Airlines's goal to be the "go-to airline" for West Coast dwellers, Alaska ...

Alaska Airlines announces eight non-stop routes from Paine Field

January 16th 2018 2:03PM
Neither of the airlines are expected to begin flying there until fall, but Alaska Airlines had not yet detailed the destinations it would serve from Everett. The carrier said on Tuesday that its initial Paine Field schedule would include flights to eight destinations: Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County/Santa ...

United Airlines and American Airlines are feeling new heat from WOW air

January 16th 2018 1:41PM
United Airlines and American Airlines, the two major carriers operating internationally from Chicago, are facing new competitive threats from WOW air, the Iceland-based ultra-low-fare carrier that flies nonstop five times weekly from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland and onward ...

Pent-Up Demand And Smart Strategies On Capacity Are Keeping US Airlines Flying High

January 16th 2018 1:30PM
Where in the past network carriers often matched value player increases in capacity, network airlines resisted this year, and the strategy to limit expansion was rewarded with a boost in domestic revenue of $614 million year-over-year through Q2 2017. This increase was attributable to the consequent ...

Alaska Airlines promises 13 flights a day out of Paine Field

January 16th 2018 1:18PM
People who hope to catch flights from Everett's Paine Field, rejoice: There will be 13 departures flying out of the airport come fall. Alaska Airlines announced last year that they would be offering nonstop flights starting autumn 2018, and the airlines has now confirmed that when service starts up folks will ...

Qantas 'worst major airline' for fuel efficiency on trans-Pacific flights, study suggests

January 16th 2018 1:07PM
Qantas has been ranked in a new study as the worst major airline for fuel efficiency and carbon emissions when flying across the Pacific. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has analysed the fuel emissions of 20 major airlines conducting trans-Pacific flights. It ranked Qantas the ...

Ethiopian Airlines finalizes agreement to relaunch Zambia's national carrier

January 16th 2018 12:33PM
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 16(Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) announced on Tuesday it had finalized shareholders agreement with the Zambian government to relaunch Zambia Airways. Zambia has had no national airline since 1994, when its airline, Zambia Airways, was ...

Frontier deal with sister airline Volaris could mean more cheap flights to Mexico, Central America

January 16th 2018 12:22PM
The Denver-based ultra-low-fare airline announced Tuesday it has signed a codesharing deal with Mexican sister carrier Volaris Airlines. The arrangement, whereby the two carries will co-book and share flights in certain areas, will require regulatory approval in Mexico and the U.S. Assuming it clears ...

Airlines ground more than 800 flights as winter storm hits Texas

January 16th 2018 12:22PM
Airlines called off more than 800 Texas flights on Tuesday as a winter storm hit the eastern part of the state, where its largest airports are located. More than 600 flights in or out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a United Airlines hub, were canceled Tuesday, according to flight-tracking ...

American won't let you pay with cash at Miami's airport anymore. Here's how it'll work

January 16th 2018 11:56AM
If you're traveling on American Airlines from Miami International Airport, leave the cash at home. The leading airline is moving to a cashless model at MIA, meaning that any transactions for additional fees, such as checked bags or overweight bags, will have to be made with credit or debit cards.

American Airlines CEO admits he's never been on company's new plane with 'tiny lavatories'

January 16th 2018 11:48AM
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker revealed he's never actually flown on the company's new Boeing 737 MAX planes, which feature more seats and ... Back in May, the airline announced plans to reduce the pitch, the space between seats, from 30 inches to 29 in the new models in order to squeeze in ...

Southwest sues startup that monitored airfare changes

January 16th 2018 11:37AM
This fall, two friends had an idea: Monitor Southwest Airlines' fares and alert travelers when prices fell. Southwest sued them. Pavel Yurevich, an engineer, and his friend Chase Roberts, a coder, launched SWMonkey.com in November. For a $3 fee, they sent travelers an email when fares or mileage ...

New CEO, new ownership and US routes coming for Flair Airlines

January 16th 2018 10:52AM
TORONTO — Airline pilot and Canada Jetlines founder and former CEO Jim Scott has taken over the reins of Flair Airlines, in a major corporate shake-up in Canada's burgeoning ultra low-cost carrier market. Scott was announced today as Flair's new CEO, bringing with him extensive airline operational ...

Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals

January 16th 2018 10:52AM
Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2014. For each kilometre Qantas transports a ...

Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

January 16th 2018 10:41AM
Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines is opening new routes and hubs and is acquiring new aircraft. In a statement Tuesday, the airline said it will have a 45 ...

Ethiopian Airlines to Re-Launch Zambia's National Carrier

January 16th 2018 10:41AM
"The launching of Zambia Airways will enable the traveling public in Zambia and the Southern African region to enjoy greater connectivity options," said Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam. "It is only through partnerships among African carriers that the aviation industry of the continent will be ...

Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

January 16th 2018 10:41AM
In a statement Tuesday, the airline said it will have a 45 per cent stake in the Zambian carrier and it aims to make the Zambian capital, Lusaka, its newest aviation hub. The remaining 55 per cent will be acquired by the Zambian government which is aiming to revive the country's aviation sector after ...

Shortcut to Silicon Valley? Alaska Airlines will fly to 8 cities from Everett's Paine Field

January 16th 2018 10:18AM
“This is both a historic occasion and a great honor for Alaska Airlines. We are excited to be able to continue our commitment to the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest,” Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' chief commercial officer, said in today's news release. “We're proud to become the anchor ...

For Airlines, Things Are Looking up in 2018

January 16th 2018 10:07AM
An upbeat economic outlook should help airlines stay ahead of jet fuel prices, Cowen analysts wrote in a Tuesday note. • “All regional economies appear to be growing,” the analysts wrote. “The airlines will likely benefit from better economic growth which should lead to continued strong demand and ...

Alaska Airlines to offer 13 daily flights to 8 cities from Everett

January 16th 2018 9:56AM
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced Tuesday it will offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities every day from Everett's Paine Field beginning in fall 2018. Alaska's new service will connect Everett to Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; ...