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AviTrader Weekly News 2017-11-27

AviTrader Weekly News 2017-11-27

AviTrader Weekly News

ISSN 1718-7966 November 27, 2017/ VOL. 618 WEEKLY AVIATION HEADLINES Read by thousands of aviation professionals and technical decision-makers every week www.avitrader.com WORLD NEWS SPIRIANT extends partnership with Alaska Airlines SPRIANT, a leading airline equipment provider, announced the extension of its successful partnership with Alaska Airlines for an additional three years. The contract renews its ongoing management of all of the carrier’s inflight equipment, design and development, procurement, inventory and warehousing. SPIRIANT has already been Alaska Airlines’ trusted inflight services provider for the last three years. This agreement is part of a larger contract with the LSG Group, which covers an impressive 40 airports in the U.S. and Mexico. Cyprus Airways to launch six new destinations Cyprus Airways announced six new destinations to its network for summer 2018 from Larnaca Airport to Athens, Munich, Prague, Stuttgart, Verona and Zurich. Flights to Athens are scheduled to begin 29th of March 2018. Flights to other destinations, are scheduled to begin from May 2018 onwards. Cyprus Airways offers two categories of fares, Basic and Flex. Wizz Air to expand from London Luton LCC Wizz Air has announced a massive expansion at its London Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018. The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equipped with 186 seats, brings the total number of aircraft in Wizz Air’s Luton fleet to five, with a combined value of $500 million, continuing Wizz Air’s phenomenal growth story in the UK. U.S carriers to boost domestic capacity While millions travel for holiday weekend By the time the Thanksgiving holiday wraps up on Monday November 27 th , Delta is expected to have flown more than 4.85 million people to visit loved ones, according to a statement on the airline’s website. Delta’s holiday planning began several months ago as the airline kicked into high gear its efforts to keep customers moving through the travel stream. At major hub airports across the system, Delta has increased staffing on peak days to ease the check-in process, including deploying the airline’s volunteer Peach Corps in Atlanta, something Delta has done for the last several years. In the meantime, American Airlines is planning to add a new spoke route from its Charlotte “We continue to focus on making United the first choice for customers when planning their domestic and international travel.” Grant Whitney, United’s VP Domestic Network Planning hub next year. The carrier will add nonstop daily Airbus A320 service between Charlotte and Tucson starting on February 15, 2018 according to Airline Route. U.S domestic capacity will increase. Photo: United United Airlines also announced it will offer travellers more opportunities to travel from five of its U.S. hubs to 10 cities in California, Florida, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas beginning in April 2018. Additionally, the airline announced it will optimise its O’Hare International Airport (ORD) schedule to provide shorter connection times and more options for customers connecting through Chicago. “We continue to focus on making United the first choice for customers when planning their domestic and international travel,” said Continued on page 3

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