Wednesday, January 12, 2011

8th Annual Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific 2011

Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific 2011 invites you to join the only dedicated platform for key stakeholders in the low cost aviation sector to innovate, plan and shape the future of the industry. To be held from January 26–28, 2011 at Grand Hyatt, Singapore, the convention promises an exciting program featuring inspirational CEOs from the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.

Learning the most recent on growth and development strategies straight from Asia’s key low cost carriers (LCC) leaders, delegates can also find out the most profitable ancillary revenues as well as the latest network developments, distribution and partnership strategies. Those in attendance will also be able to accomplish business with over 300 aviation executives.

A keynote speech from leading brand guru, Ian Rowden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, will show how LCCs can spark a winning brand movement and take pleasure in unwavering loyalty. Discover how LCCs are responding to travelers’ desires for enhanced experiences and how they intend to develop their revenues with smart and new products to create new markets, new routes and tap into new customer segments.

An unrivalled speaker line up comprising: GOL, Tiger Airways, Air Asia X, Mango Airlines, Virgin America, Jetstar, Thai AirAsia etc.

Singapore Tourism Board supporting Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Continental Airlines stops hundreds of flights due to imminent snowstorm

Although the snowflakes haven't yet began to fall in Newark, the impending storm has prompted Continental Airlines to abandon 485 flights scheduled for Wednesday, most of them in or out of its Newark hub, the airline said this evening.

In all, the storm led Continental to cancel more than 700 flights systemwide, as well as 244 today, said Andrew Ferraro, a Continental spokesman. The majority of the airline’s flights begin, stop or join at Continental’s northeastern hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, Ferraro said. Continental is Newark Liberty’s most important carrier.

Mass cancellations through and after the late December blizzard left thousands of passengers stranded at Newark Liberty and other regional airports. Many fliers said they went to the airport not perceptive whether their flight was canceled after being unable to discover its status by phone or online.

In advance of the latest storm, Ferraro said the airline started calling passengers by phone to inform them their flights had been canceled. Passengers who signed up for status alerts have also been informed by text message, Ferraro said.

“We proactively reached out to folks this instance,” Ferraro said.

As it had in advance of the blizzard and a lighter storm last week, Continental, along with its recently merged corporate cousin, United Airlines, permitted fliers to rebook flights scheduled for Monday night and Tuesday without fine.

Ferraro said United stopped 142 flights systemwide scheduled for Wednesday. American Airlines has stopped about 500 flights scheduled for Wednesday, said Tim Smith, an American spokesman. But Newark Liberty is not an American hub, Smith said, and only about 20 of those cancellations engage Newark.

Smith said American is also permitting passengers to alter their reservations without penalty throughout the storm.

Monday, January 10, 2011

American Airlines and Japan Airlines to commence Joint Venture on April 1st

American Airlines and Japan Airlines will start their formerly announced trans-Pacific revenue sharing venture on April 1st, the companies declared in Tokyo Tuesday morning.

The two airlines plan to build a number of moves to progress their trans-Pacific reach. These comprise scheduling tighter flight connections between carriers throughout the summer 2011 schedule, JAL moving their Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) operations to the Terminal 3 home of American on March 27th, and raising the number of codeshare flights to 123.

In addition, AA and JAL will align fares on routes operated by both carriers and customers will be able to book and handle flights on either airline through either airline’s website.

To celebrate the deal, AA and JAL will present a fare sale on all Tokyo-US routes for travel between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2011. Customers will be able to fly either airline or a mixture of the two.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Frontier Airlines permits flight alters due to Colorado storm

Frontier Airlines says it will permit passengers bigger flexibility in changing their flight schedules in advance of the winter storm forecast in Colorado as well as in Georgia.

The declaration relates to Frontier flights to, from and through Denver International Airport, Colorado Springs and Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 9, and Monday, Jan. 10, using tickets bought on or before Jan. 8.

"Customers who have by now in progress their travel may create one itinerary change," the airline said. "Rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or greatest stay necessities have been waived. Origin and destination cities must stay the same. Changes must be made by midnight, Jan. 10, 2011, and travel finished by Jan. 20, 2011.

"Customers who have not begun travel may make one modify to their travel plans by Jan. 10, 2011, without a change fee," Frontier added. All rescheduled travel may be subject to higher fares if it does not convene the unique rule or booking class."

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Most important airlines waive alter fees as Northeast snow storm approaches

U.S. airlines are waiving fees for altering flights as more snow is expected to beat the Northeast this weekend and cause waves of delays and cancellations.

American Airlines said Thursday that customers planned to fly to, from or through 14 airports in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts on Jan. 8 (Saturday) or Jan. 9 (Sunday) can alter their journey devoid of paying the common $150 rebooking fee if they begin their rescheduled trip no later than Dec. 10.

United and Continental, owned by United Continental Holdings, made a akin declaration covering travel at 14 airports in the Northeast from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10. They will waive the $150 booking fee and any variation in fare if the rescheduled trip begins by Jan. 23.

AirTran Airways is waiving booking modify fees and fare alterations for passengers scheduled for travel on Jan 7 and Jan. 8 to and from the following cities: Allentown/Bethlehem, Penn., Atlantic City, Boston, Harrisburg, Penn., New York (LaGuardia and White Plains), Philadelphia and Portland, Maine.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Frontier Airlines Commences New Year's Sale

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., commenced on Jan. 3, a five-day sale across the U.S. and Mexico.

Sale-priced tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 7, 2011, for travel through March 10, 2011, the Company report. Tickets are offered for purchase at

"We required kicking the New Year off right with one of the largest and best sales of the year," said Ian Arthur, VP of Marketing and Branding. "With sale fares to destinations across the U.S. and Mexico our guests can start the new year traveling to see family and friends, or to a secluded beach in Mexico."

Frontier Airlines is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., an airline holding company that furthermore possesses Chautauqua Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

American Airlines still discussion with Orbitz about listings

American Airlines is talking to Orbitz and Expedia about recommence the listing of its flights with the online travel agencies.

An American Airlines official said Tuesday there are no instant plans to restore listings on Orbitz. Expedia declined to mention on whether it was discussing listing American flights again.

American pulled its flight listings from Orbitz when the two companies couldn't concur on a new agreement.

Expedia made American flights harder for consumers to discover, then dropped them totally over the weekend.

"We still want to remain relationships with all our present travel agencies," said Cory Garner, American's director of distribution strategy, "and we are open to distributing our fares (and) schedules in an efficient manner as mostly as possible, as well as through Orbitz and Expedia."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Runway accident in Surgut Airport in Siberia

The authorities of the Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous District in the north of Russia are given that support to airline passengers who became victims of an accident.

On Saturday, the Tupolev-154 airliner bound for Moscow from Surgut broke out in fire on the airstrip. It carries 134 passengers on board, three of whom passed away and 40 were burnt.

The local authorities have allotted 10 million roubles to sustain the families of those who died and were injured. Legal suggestion is also available. 28 people still stay in hospitals in Surgut, one of them is in serious condition. Local doctors are being given consultations by experts from Moscow burn centers.

Expedia end sales of American Airlines tickets

Expedia has stopped its sales of American Airlines tickets subsequent a dispute.

It is the newest loop in the pricing argument between American and travel websites.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline has said that it would rather sell more tickets via its own website, because Expedia can be expensive.

Airlines have to pay a commission each time people explore a particular flight, look up a fare or book a trip.

American has now claimed it can present better packages, such as hotel and flight deals, to passengers who buy tickets directly from the airline.

Last month, American Airlines also pulled its flights from travel website Orbitz, saying consumers could just as effortlessly buy tickets from American’s website.