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Pakistan eyes on privatizing national airlines by April

January 17th 2018 12:22AM
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan will privatize the core business of its national airlines Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) by mid-April, before the end of the current government's tenure this year. Daniyal Aziz, minister of Privatization Commission, said the government would sell core business ...

ANALYSIS: China drives efficiency at state-owned airlines

January 16th 2018 10:52PM
Chinese state-owned carriers could become more competitive on the international stage, following the change in their parents' ownership structures. Earlier this month, Air China and China Eastern Airlines both disclosed that their parent companies – China National Aviation Holding and China Eastern ...

Pakistan to privatize national airline before April 15: official

January 16th 2018 10:41PM
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan will privatize the core business of its national airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)) before mid-April this year, according to local reports Tuesday. Quoting Minister for Privatization, Daniyal Aziz, the reports said that the country will finalize the privatization ...

Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

January 16th 2018 10:07PM
For as much as people tend to hate the hassle associated with flying, Southwest Airlines over the past few years has done a stellar job of alleviating the stress that comes along with air travel. As a quick example, Southwest's user-friendly cancellation policy allows travelers to change or cancel a ...

Ryanair hand luggage rules change - but which airlines offer free baggage in the cabin?

January 16th 2018 9:56PM
Hand luggage: Which airlines allow free bags in the cabin? Ryanair has announced the changes to their baggage restrictions this week, as they end free hand luggage being allowed into the cabin. Passengers must now pay for Priority Boarding or have them put into the hold free of charge, with only a ...

American Airlines is going cash-free at airports

January 16th 2018 8:15PM
American Airlines is going cash-free at airports ... American Airlines is converting to a cashless system at Miami International Airport and at least 50 others locations. ... American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello told the Miami Herald the new system will help speed up the check-in process.

United Airlines flight to Hawaii diverts to San Francisco after bathrooms reached capacity because ...

January 16th 2018 6:22PM
Passengers headed to Hawaii had to make an unscheduled stop in California after the bathrooms on a United Airlines flight reached full capacity. Flight 1219 was supposed to be a direct flight Sunday morning from Denver, Colorado to Kauai, but about five hours into the trip the pilot announced that they ...

Alaska Airlines announces 5 new routes to California from Pacific Northwest

January 16th 2018 5:53PM
The city will get a little easier to access this fall when Alaska Airlines opens up 13 daily departures to and from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport. Five of those routes are aimed at California cities. The new service, which the airline announced Tuesday, Jan. 16, will connect Paine Field to Los ...

Report: Wide Fuel-efficiency Gap Among Transpacific Airlines

January 16th 2018 4:52PM
SAN FRANCISCO— Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways ranked first in fuel efficiency among transpacific carriers in 2016, according to a report released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation. The new report analyzed 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland ...

AirAsia Fleet Growth Spurs Investment Changes For Group Airlines

January 16th 2018 4:16PM
Multinational low-cost carrier heavyweight AirAsia is looking to secure new investment in its franchise airlines as the group ramps up its fleet expansion and streamlines its sprawling structure. Driven by high-profile Group CEO Tony Fernandes, Malaysia-based AirAsia has spawned joint-venture carriers ...

American Airlines might have a secret customer rating system that affects how you're treated

January 16th 2018 3:00PM
At American Airlines (AA), it's called the Helix Score, which is a point system that ranks each passenger between one and five Eagles. The Eagles are given to passengers based on their flying status — Executive Platinum flyers (the company's most elite membership option) allegedly receive more ...

Southwest Airlines sues startup over airfare drop alerts

January 16th 2018 3:00PM
Southwest Airlines is suing a website that alerted customers when the Dallas-based carrier's fares dropped so travelers could collect the difference from the airline. The lawsuit against SWMonkey.com was filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Dallas. The website launched in November and shut ...

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 ...

American Airlines Going Cashless At Miami International Airport

January 16th 2018 1:59PM
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you thought cash was king, think again, especially if you are traveling on American Airlines through Miami International Airport. The airline is going cashless at Miami International Airport by the end of the week. That means transactions for tickets, checked or overweight bags, ...

Alaska Airlines announces eight non-stop routes from Paine Field

January 16th 2018 1:52PM
We now know where Alaska Airlines intends to fly when it begins service at Paine Field north of Seattle. The carrier revealed eight new routes it will add from the airport in Everett, Wash., which does not currently have commercial airline service. Alaska Airlines announced last May that it would begin ...

New boss at Kelowna's Flair Airlines

January 16th 2018 1:52PM
Rogers said he feels there is no one better to take over leadership at Flair than Scott, given the airlines plans to expand it's route network. Flair currently flies between seven Canadian cities—Kelowna, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Toronto—and plans to announce more ...

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 ...