Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) today celebrated the delivery of the first airplane from the new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China. Air China received the first plane, marking a new era in Boeing's partnership with the Chinese aviation industry.
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 1.0 percent increase in traffic on a 1.2 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2017. Load factor decreased 0.1 point to 84.1 percent.
For the month of November 2018, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased 6.7% year over year, while capacity (ASMs) increased 4.1%. As a result, system load factor for the month was 84.3%, 2.1 percentage points higher than November 2017.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.
Passenger numbers at Frankfurt Airport on the rise – Largely positive development at the international Group airports
With the larger, longer-range 787-9, Royal Air Maroc will be able to accommodate about 30 additional passengers (for a total of 302) and fly several hundred miles farther (up to 7,635 nautical miles or 14,140 km). The airline plans to deploy the 787-9 on routes such as Casablanca to Paris (Orly), to New York and to Sao Paulo.
Air travel is set to grow 50% across Europe over the next 20 years. The goal of the air traffic management (ATM) network in Italy is to service this demand. Airlines and ENAV have joined forces to continue the ongoing modernization of the network, while ensuring safety, improving environmental performance, and reducing costs and delays.
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) commends Transport Canada for announcing new flight- and duty-time regulations for professional pilots in Canada, through publication in Gazette II.
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for November 2018. Traffic in November increased 9.7 percent from November 2017, on a capacity increase of 10.6 percent.
UAL's November 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.5 percent versus November 2017. UAL's November 2018 consolidated load factor increased 1.2 points compared to November 2017.