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CAPA TV | June 20, 2018

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Vietnam Airlines CEO: A321neo First Delivery Delayed Until At Least Dec-2018, Regional Jet Wet Leases To Fill Capacity Void

June 20, 2018 |

Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Thanh discusses delays in A321neo deliveries, growth projects for 2018 and market conditions in Vietnam. Delivery of the airline’s first A321neo has been postponed from 1Q2018 to Dec-2018 and could potentially be pushed to 2019. Vietnam Airlines … Read More

Philippine Airlines President: New Routes To Delhi, Mumbai, Sapporo And Potentially Chicago, Seattle And Tel Aviv

June 18, 2018 |

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista discusses PAL’s new fleet of A321neos and A350-900s. The first A321neo, featuring 12 lie flat business class and 154 economy seats, was delivered at the end of May-2018. PAL will take six 166-seat low density … Read More

Germania CEO Update

June 13, 2018 |

Germania CEO Karsten Balke gives a brief history of this independent airline and talks strategic partners and fleet expansion. “As we are a small, independent airline… everything has to be built on our own”, he said. Mr Balke expresses interest in … Read More

Copa: ‘We Like The Size Of The MAX 10… We Will Use Them In Our Highest Load Factor Markets’

June 6, 2018 |

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) the carrier will incorporate Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft in 2021, “we like the size of the MAX 10… we will use them in our highest load factor markets… It will probably … Read More

SAA Requires USD1.7bn Funding, Government To Sell ‘Big Stake’ In Airline: CEO

June 6, 2018 |

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana, speaking on CAPA TV, confirmed (04-Jun-2018) the carrier has a “break even time line of about three years”, but noted “the plan needs funding”. Mr Jarana said the airline’s capital requirements will total about … Read More

Virgin Australia Talks Being The ‘Challenger Brand’ In New Zealand, And International Opportunities

June 6, 2018 |

Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp, speaking at CAPA Airline CEOs in Sydney, stated (06-Jun-2018) the end of its partnership with Air New Zealand, and the announcement of a new Air New Zealand/Qantas codeshare agreement, means the carrier will be the “challenger brand” … Read More

Austrian Airlines Welcomes Government Decision To Halve Pax Tax, Hopes For Complete Abolition

June 5, 2018 |

Austrian Airlines, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Harry Hohmeister, speaking on CAPA TV, welcomed (04-Jun-2018) the Austrian government’s decision to halve the passenger tax, noting the “passenger taxation is just a stupid tax… and i hope they will completely take it away”.

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ACI World DG: ‘Everything That Makes The Process Faster Helps In Terms Of Capacity’

June 5, 2018 |

Airports Council International (ACI) World DG Angela Gittens, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) “It’s always amazed me how we’ve pretty much done bag processing the same way for 50 years”, despite the existence of technology that could improve the process. … Read More

Air Malta Chairman Sees Potential For Malta To Become Year Round Destination For Tourists

June 5, 2018 |

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (04-Jun-2018) the airline is “working with tourism authorities” to push tourism arrivals “throughout the year”, noting the “saturation” in summer periods would require adjustments to year round inbound schedules. Mr Mangion … Read More

SkyTeam Airline Alliance Appoints New CEO

June 4, 2018 |

Just five hours after being confirmed as the incoming CEO of SkyTeam, Kristin Colvile speaks to CAPA TV about her plans for the alliance. Her appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the alliance’s Governing Board of the 20 member … Read More

SkyTeam Develops New Technology Delivering Increased Seamlessness For Customers

June 4, 2018 |

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has reached a milestone in the development of advanced technology enhancing its current tech hub with new functionalities. Unique to SkyTeam and known as the SkyLink Digital Spine, the new functionality is intended to gradually … Read More

Star Alliance CEO Notes That Airlines Are In ‘Different Stages Of Technology Development’

June 4, 2018 |

Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh, speaking at a media briefing at the IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit, stated (04-Jun-2018) “many airlines…are using and still depending on very legacy based systems”. He noted airlines are in “different stages of technology development and … Read More