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What does Malaysia Airlines (as a brand) really stand for?

January 22nd 2018 7:18PM
Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar last week said, it is confident the national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will profitable by end of 2019. This is despite the fact that the airline is already behind the schedule outlined in the five-year 12 point MAS Recovery Plan (MRP), ...

Southwest Airlines rescues 62 stray dogs, cats from Puerto Rico

January 22nd 2018 6:11PM
DALLAS - Sixty-two dogs and cats were rescued from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico this weekend, courtesy of Southwest Airlines. After months of organizing, the Dallas-based airline completed a relief flight that brought 14,000 pounds of supplies to the island. On a return flight to Baltimore, 62 stray ...

Airlines add flights, hike fares to Super Bowl in Minnesota

January 22nd 2018 5:52PM
U.S. airlines are upping their game to get Bay Area football fans to Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis — but be ready to pay a premium for a seat on the plane...or at the game! United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and Sun Country ...

United Airlines expands service to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII

January 22nd 2018 4:07PM
Hunt Auctions President Dave Hunt on some of the Super Bowl memorabilia up for auction. United Airlines (UAL) is helping football fans reach the end zone in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. Continue Reading Below. The airline, which operates 26 daily flights from its U.S. hubs to Minneapolis, ...

United Airlines Just Saved $290000 by Changing Something Nobody Will Notice

January 22nd 2018 3:45PM
According to the Los Angeles Times, the airline made one teeny-tiny change by switching up the paper it uses for its in-flight magazine. The change made each issue one ounce lighter. And that small weight reduction has helped them save more than 170,000 gallons of fuel a year, which accounts for ...

Photos: Southwest airlifts 62 puppies and kittens out of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

January 22nd 2018 3:29PM
Southwest Airlines lent a helping paw to dozens of cats and dogs in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico this weekend with a special aid flight to transport the ... Volunteers assist with a special Southwest Airlines aid flight to transport about 60 dogs and cats from Puerto Rico to the United States where they'll ...

United Airlines saves 643520 litres of fuel by using lighter paper on in-flight magazine

January 22nd 2018 3:00PM
If you are United Airlines, with 4500 flights a day, grams can add up. The US carrier said it recently began printing its in-flight magazine, Hemispheres, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce (28 grams) from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces (0.19 kilograms). In an internal message to employees, ...

Rolls-Royce to test jet engines at shuttered American Airlines' facility in Fort Worth

January 22nd 2018 2:34PM
Two years after American Airlines and Rolls-Royce shut down their joint maintenance operation at Fort Worth's Alliance Airport, a familiar tenant ... which performed engine maintenance, repair and overhaul work on American Airlines' aircraft until it was shut down in early 2016 amid a declining workload ...

Airlines may charge 30% of fare for Wi-Fi

January 22nd 2018 2:33PM
Officials said the charges for in-flight net connectivity would range from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 for thirty minutes to an hour, according to international standards and taking into account the charges levied by service providers for slots on satellites. Airlines have to pay service providers like Inmarsat and others ...

TSA tightens screening on cargo from six Middle East airlines

January 22nd 2018 1:18PM
Six Middle East-based airlines must now participate in additional cargo screening for flights entering the United States, the Transportation Security Administration announced Monday. The carriers are Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Etihad. They operate flights to the ...

These 3 Dow Stocks, This Hot Chipmaker, United Airlines Earnings On Tap: Investing Action Plan

January 22nd 2018 1:18PM
Here is your Investing Action Plan: What you need to know as an investor for Tuesday, Jan. 23. Earnings are due from United Airlines (UAL), chipmaker Texas Instruments (TXN), Dow industrial components Verizon (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Procter & Gamble (PG) and well as for-profit Chinese ...

Is open skies the magic wand that will drive African airlines' competitiveness?

January 22nd 2018 1:06PM
Because of the increasing protectionist policies, airlines are being pushed out or blocked from some markets, he adds. Ironically, carriers from outside the continent, like Etihad or Emirates from the Middle East have easy access to the continental aviation market, which has greatly impacted on African ...

The 'New' Alaska Airlines Looks a Lot Like Virgin America

January 22nd 2018 12:33PM
There's been a lot of bemoaning the loss of Virgin America ever since the trendsetting (and seriously beloved) domestic airline was bought by Alaska Airlines. What would happen to that purple mood lighting? The decent mid-air cocktails? The Wi-Fi that wasn't awful?! Even Virgin Group founder Sir ...

This Innovation May Save Airlines and Air Cargo Carriers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

January 22nd 2018 12:17PM
It's a good time to be an airline. Low fuel prices, cheap credit, and rising demand for air travel—particularly on budget flights—allowed airlines to add to their fleets and carry an unprecedented 4.1 billion passengers in 2017, a 7.1% increase from a year earlier, according to the United Nation's civil ...

This Is What it Really Looks Like Inside a Plane When Passengers Learn They're Going Down ...

January 22nd 2018 11:37AM
"Brace!" It's the one word nobody wants to hear in flight. During an emergency, however, it's a vital instruction you can expect to hear from flight attendants. Thanks to a now-viral video from a recent American Airlines emergency landing in Dallas, Texas, we know exactly what that terrifying situation looks ...

Airlines return to 60% load factor after Christmas

January 22nd 2018 11:26AM
After operating 95 to 100% load factor during Christmas season, airline sources disclosed to BusinessDay that air travels seems to have slowed down for domestic airlines operating in Nigeria as they have returned to 60 to 65percent load factor. A visit by BusinessDay yesterday to local and international ...

Virgin America just got one step closer to disappearing as vivid red uniforms are replaced by ...

January 22nd 2018 10:52AM
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America took another step towards unification with the unveiling of new designer uniforms for the company's 19,000 employees. Alaska debuted the new uniforms in a fashion show last Thursday inside its hangar at Sea-Tac Airport with several thousand employees in ...

American Airlines Is Adding Free Wine and Beer to Select Flights

January 22nd 2018 10:52AM
International flights can resoundingly stink, but luckily, plenty of airlines offer free booze during these long hauls to help keep spirits high. But that isn't to say that flying domestically is any better, so American Airlines is planning on using the allures of alcohol to make life for people traveling between two ...

Spirit Airlines Grows In December While Being More On Time

January 22nd 2018 10:52AM
Spirit Airlines reported year over year December 2017 increases of 14.8% and 14.7%, respectively, in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and available seat miles (ASMs) year over year. Due to the rebounding of the U.S. economy, airline activity is expected to see consistent growth in 2018 after a solid ...

Business travel boon: Chinese airlines lift in-flight smartphone ban

January 22nd 2018 10:18AM
Major Chinese airlines now allow travelers to use their smartphone during flight, as reported by our sister site ZDNet. The move came after the Civil Administration of China (CAAC) loosened regulations on the devices. Smartphones and tablets must be in airplane mode, but the new rule is an upgrade ...