Wizz Air adds extra flights to Kiev

Wizz Air announced 14 additional flights on its Budapest-Kiev route during February and March. Bookings on this route went up strongly since Aerosvit cancelled a number of flights to Kiev Borispol and passengers were forced to make alternative travel arrangements. Wizz Air operates three weekly flights from Budapest to the more convenient city airport in … Read more

US Airways launches Philadelphia to Salt Lake City

US Airways announced that it will begin nonstop, daily year-round service from its international gateway in Philadelphia to Salt Lake City, Utah on June 8. The new service will give customers in Salt Lake City one-stop access to destinations throughout the East Coast, Europe and the Caribbean. Service to Salt Lake City will be operated on dual-class, 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. “We are excited to expand our service … Read more

Arik Air and Air Cote d’Ivoire explore partnership

Arik Air and the Ivorian national carrier, Air Cote d’Ivoire are seeking ways of working together for the mutual benefit of both airlines. The Chairman of Air Cote d’Ivoire, General Coulibaly Abdoulaye (retired) and the airline’s Managing Director, Mr. Rene Decurey were at Arik Air headquarters on Wednesday, 9 January to hold preliminary discussions with … Read more

Horizon Air Pilots Ratify Six-Year Contract

Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the carrier’s 610 pilots ratified an agreement to extend the current contract for three years, creating a new six-year pact. Among pilots who voted, 77 percent approved ratification. “The fact that the extension was achieved three years before the contract became amendable demonstrates the effectiveness … Read more

WestJet reports record December load factor

WestJet today announced December 2012 traffic results with a record load factor of 81.9 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.2 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.0 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 17.4 million guests in all of 2012 … Read more