The American Airlines Cadet Academy will train prospective pilots for 18 months at the carrier's partner flight schools, removing financial roadblocks to encourage more to become professional aviators. Once training is complete, students can interview for a position with the airline's regional carriers Envoy, Piedmont and PSA.
Mumbai, India, has several eye-catching places for history buffs to explore. Visitors can discover treasures of the past at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum and admire the 19th-century Gothic architecture of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railroad station.
Developments in New Distribution Capability bookings could adversely affect GDS, so agents need to be aware of these challenges when negotiating their GDS renewal contracts, Mark Pestronk advises. It's best for agents to clearly define contract provisions and to find out whether using NDC will result in penalties, while remembering it will take time for GDS vendors to address NDC issues.
Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu sees a need for new midmarket aircraft sized between the Boeing 737 MAX and 787. "There is a need for aircraft of that size, for secondary airports in North America, Europe and Asia, but with the range of a widebody aircraft," he said.
Alaska Airlines removed Virgin America branding from its website, signage, ticket counters and baggage claim overnight on Tuesday, replacing it with the Alaska Airlines brand.
JetBlue Airways reported $1.76 billion in revenue for the first quarter, up 9.6% over last year, with $88 million in net income for a year-over-year increase of 7%. Passenger traffic was up 4.1%, capacity rose 3.3% and load factor increased 0.7 points to 84.6%.
JetBlue Airways has prevented more than two billion pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by using renewable fuel, prompting Carbonfund.org to honor the airline with its "For Planet and People" Award of 2018. "It is a significant accomplishment demonstrating their continued leadership in climate change mitigation," said Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org.
London is a great summer destination this year for travelers who want to partake in the festivities surrounding the upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Visitors can experience royal accommodations at the upscale Rubens on the Palace hotel, honor the Queen's birthday at the Trooping the Colour ceremony and tour Buckingham Palace, where Prince Harry spent his childhood.
On Monday, United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 9, the first of 10 to be delivered by the end of this year. "It has better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and does all of this while maximizing customer comfort," CFO Andrew Levy said of the new plane.