Passenger Activity: Total passenger traffic for December 2015 was 1,029,803 up 12% compared to December 2014. December 2015 enplanements totaled 525,873, up 12.5%. Southwest Airlines passengers totaled 419,788, up 21% compared to December 2014; American Airlines passengers totaled 213,742, up 32%; United Airlines passengers totaled 162,508, up 5%; Delta Air Lines passengers totaled 116,528, up 6%; JetBlue Airways passengers totaled 43,019, down 5%; Frontier Airlines passengers totaled 24,330, up 63%; Alaska Airlines passengers totaled 14,727, up 43%; Virgin America passengers totaled 12,746, down 12.5%; Allegiant Air passengers totaled 10,064, up 61.5%; British Airways passengers totaled 9,282, up 0.7%; Air Canada passengers totaled 2,596; and Texas Sky passengers totaled 255, up 32%. December 2015 air cargo totaled 13,647,796 lbs., down 4.5% compared to December 2014. International air cargo totaled 1,268,144 lbs., down 19%. Federal Express carried 6.8 million lbs., down 8%; and United Parcel Service carried 3.5 million lbs., up 4%. Air Services transferred 453,510 lbs. of mail, up 15.5%; and 1,486,501 lbs. of belly freight, down 14.5%. Aircraft Operations: General Aviation operations totaled 3,979, up 1.5%. Combined operations (including commercial and military) totaled 15,904, up 7%. January - December 2015
Passenger Activity: Total passenger traffic for January - December YTD was an airport record 11,897,959, up 11%, compared to January - December 2014 (previous record of 10,718,854). January - December 2015 enplanements totaled 5,966,097, up 11%. Southwest Airlines passengers totaled 4,371,303, up 9%; American Airlines passengers totaled 2,143,084, up 11%; United Airlines passengers totaled 1,969,167, up 11%; Delta Air Lines passengers 1,428,662, up 7%; JetBlue Airways passengers totaled 541,107, down 8%; Frontier Airlines passengers totaled 351,664, up 87%; Virgin America passengers totaled 236,844, up 112%; Alaska Airlines passengers totaled 148,783, up 27.5%; British Airways passengers totaled 122,949, up 27%; Allegiant Air passengers totaled 120,550, up 70%; Air Canada passengers totaled 24,087; and Texas Sky passengers totaled 2,477, 2,732, up 581%. December YTD (January - December 2015) air cargo totaled 157,484,666 lbs., up 1% compared to January-December 2014. International air cargo totaled 19,588,001 lbs., down 2.5%. Federal Express carried 85.1 million lbs., down 6.5%; and United Parcel Service carried 30.1 million lbs., up 0.3%. Air Services transferred 6.1 million lbs. of mail, up 29.5%; and 16.3 million lbs. of belly freight, down 3.5%. Aircraft Operations: General Aviation operations totaled 53,017 for January - December YTD, down 0.3%. Combined operations (including Commercial and military) totaled 191,193, up 5%.
Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0328h UTC Feb 09, 2016
Mumbai, India and Dubai, U.A.E. - Emirates SkyCargo has been named International Air Cargo Carrier of the Year at the Economic Times Logistics' Awards in India. Organised by The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily and the world's second largest financial daily after The Wall Street Journal, the awards aim to recognise excellence in logistics that can set benchmarks for the respective industries in India.
KPMG India, one of India's largest auditing and advisory company, rated the nominees on a set of criteria, including connectivity offered, the annual turnover and growth of the company. The winners were selected by a panel of judges nominated by the organisers.
Emirates SkyCargo is one of the key facilitators of cargo from India and operates stations in nine locations, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram. In 2015, the cargo leader transported over 168,000 tonnes of cargo from India. Key exports from this market include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive parts, engineering spares, perishables and electronic items. In addition to belly space in the passenger aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo operates three weekly scheduled freighters from India. It also manages ad hoc charters for Indian exporters and consignees, who have special requirements and want to export special cargo for specific projects, such as local festivals and music concerts.
"Emirates started its cargo operations in India over 30 years ago and our capacity has grown to 183 weekly wide-body aircraft services connecting our customers in India to 150 cities in 80 countries around the world. We are also continually innovating to provide tailored solutions that answer our customers' cargo requirements. We feel very honoured to have won this award and are pleased to know that our commitment to provide innovative cargo solutions is recognised in the market," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
Emirates SkyCargo is the world largest international air cargo carrier. Renowned for the highest standards of product quality in supporting business logistics, Emirates SkyCargo uses cargo hold capacity in Emirates' fleet of 247 aircraft, including 15 freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0327h UTC Feb 09, 2016
From 27 April 2016, passengers travelling with carry-on bags only will be able to fly at a lower price on all Scandinavian Airlines routes between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, including on all routes to and from the UK, as SAS announces the launch of SAS Go Light.
Launched to complement the existing SAS Go and SAS Plus products, SAS Go Light is designed for those customers who want to travel light with only carry-on bags, with fares around £10 lower each way than for SAS Go. The new concept is being introduced following very positive feedback after trials on selected routes from Scandinavia since autumn 2015.
"We've listened to our customers, who want a more scaled-down option and tickets in a lower price range for those traveling without check-in bags," says Stephanie Smitt Lindberg, Vice President Customer Journey & Loyalty at SAS. "That's why we're now launching SAS Go Light for all European destinations. As SAS Go Light will complement our existing products, our customers will have more opportunity to choose the option that best meets their needs."
As with all SAS tickets, SAS Go Light includes the option to cancel with a full refund within 24 hours, the ability to choose your seat 22 hours before departure, and tea and coffee on board. Passengers can also pay for access to the SAS Lounge and while there is the ability to add checked baggage at the airport, those sure they are taking checked-in baggage when purchasing their ticket will remain better off booking a ticket in SAS Go.
SAS EuroBonus member benefits are also provided when traveling in SAS Go Light, including Silver, Gold, and Diamond members being able to take checked baggage free of charge when booking in SAS Go Light.
SAS Go Light will not be available domestically within Scandinavia, or outside Europe but is offered on all SAS routes to and from the UK. SAS Go Light has been trialed on selected routes within Europe since autumn 2015 and has received a good response from SAS customers.
Source: Scandinavian Airlines
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0326h UTC Feb 09, 2016
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has today established a presence at Rotterdam The Hague Airport with its inaugural flight from Manchester marking the start of this new double daily service. It is the only route from the UK to Rotterdam The Hague outside of London. The new route offers two flights a day on weekdays, morning flights on Saturdays, and an afternoon service on a Sunday. Flights are available for booking at www.flybe.com with introductory one way fares currently available from £19.99 including taxes and charges.
Following an official send off by Commercial Director of Manchester Airport Stephen Turner, Flybe's Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder joined the first passengers for the inaugural flight. They were welcomed at Rotterdam The Hague with a traditional water arc and personally greeted on arrival by Ron Louwerse, CEO of Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
Mr Hodder said: "Flybe is delighted to offer this new double daily service to Rotterdam The Hague from our Manchester hub. We are really pleased by the customer response to our conveniently timed flights that offer time-saving travel between these two key European cities. We are not only seeing bookings from those obviously travelling for business but weekend travel is also proving extremely popular, with our first Friday flight filling up fast. It bodes well for the future as we seek to offer our Manchester customers an even wider choice of flights from their local airport and also as we establish a presence at Rotterdam the Hague."
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: "I'm delighted that today sees Flybe's inaugural flight between Manchester Airport and Rotterdam. This new service will offer the 22 million people in our catchment area direct links to a fantastic city that offers passengers a wealth of attractions to visit as well as access to its thriving business district and the nearby city of The Hague."
Taking just 90-minutes, Flybe's flights are conveniently timed for day return business travel giving customers quick and easy access for onward travel from the airport that has excellent transport connections to The Hague, home to the Netherland's seat of government. Weekend flights are also proving popular for leisure travel, with late afternoon flights on a Friday, returning Sunday evening, allowing travellers the opportunity to take advantage of a full relaxing weekend away.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0324h UTC Feb 09, 2016