Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 12, 2016
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United's Q4 Revenue Down Because Of Paris Attacks
Delta Now America’s Second Largest Carrier
New Air Service Aims To End Sydney-To-Melbourne Gridlock
Singer Says Airline Destroyed His Instruments... Twice
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Delta was the most punctual airline during the busy December travel season. 80.9 percent of its flights were on time. The North American on-time average was 77.4 percent.
Asiana will launch a new low cost brand called Air Seoul. It received official approval for the airline just before the new year. Air Seoul will be Asiana’s second LCC after Air Busan. Both airlines will operate short-haul flights out of their namesake cities.
It is the latest example of large airlines buying up-and-coming competitors: Japan’s ANA has bought an 8.8 percent share in Vietnam Airlines.
China will invest billions of dollars in new airports and expansion projects this year. The Civil Aviation Administration of China has announced plans for 11 new airports and as many as 52 expansions.
Scotland’s airports had a good year in 2015. Edinburgh saw 11.13 million passengers and Glasgow had 8.71 million (one million more than they had in 2014).
Looking for cheap fares? Denver International had the cheapest fares, on average, amongst the 15 busiest airports in the U.S. The average fare at the high-traffic hubs in the US was $406 (measured during Q2 lasy year). Denver’s average was $337.
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