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USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May

American Airlines Begins New Service Between Prague and Philadelphia

American Airlines brings the Czech Republic and the USA one step closer May 5, by launching direct service between Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Flights are operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, providing more than 2,800 seats per week between the two cities, every day throughout the summer season.

American Airlines to begin direct service to SVG’s Argyle International Airport

American Airlines announced St. Vincent and the Grenadines as one of the destinations to which its customers “will have new options to escape the cold with more seasonal and year-round flights”. A release issued by the Airline, states that “American is the first U.S. carrier to serve St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD) with the introduction of year-round Saturday service from MIA.” The release further states that the year-round service will operate on an Airbus A319 weekly commencing December 22nd 2018.

Aviation Capital Group Announces Todd Woodward to Transfer to Pacific Life

Aviation Capital Group LLC announced 7 May that Todd Woodward, executive vice president, Asset Management, has transferred from ACG to its parent company Pacific Life and assumed a new role within Pacific Life’s corporate finance team, reporting to Darryl Button, chief financial officer of Pacific Life.

Ethiopian Airlines secures rights for direct flights between Accra and Texas

Ethiopian Airlines plans to launch direct flights between Accra, Ghana and Houston, Texas, as the airline was granted fifth freedom rights. The launch date of the new service was not disclosed. The route will originate from Addis Ababa and transfer via Accra to Houston.

GE and Altair Sign Agreement for Exclusive Distribution of GE’s Flow Simulator Software

Altair and GE have signed a multi-year software agreement making Altair the exclusive distributor for GE’s Flow Simulator software. This comprehensive engine system modelling software provides the functionality of numerous tools for fluid systems to enable multi-disciplinary analyses.

United and Lufthansa Cargo Successfully Launch Air Cargo Joint Venture

United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have launched their previously announced air cargo joint venture. Effective May 3, the two carriers jointly manage sales and booking of standard and express shipments on routes between Europe and the U.S. using their joint venture framework. Starting with selected routings from the U.S., Italy, Great Britain, Ireland and Germany, the carriers will expand the geographical scope in the coming months and plan to include additional products and features in the future.

United States Postal Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary of United States Air Mail Service

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of regular airmail service with a Forever stamp. This stamp celebrates the courage of the pioneering airmail carriers and the foresight of those who fostered the new service and made it a success.

Uzbekistan Airways orders 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft

Uzbekistan Airways has finalized an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner from Boeing, valued at $239 million at current list prices. Uzbekistan Airways currently operates two Dreamliners on international routes, including Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and USA. With today’s order, the carrier will add five more Dreamliners as part of its plan to modernize and expand its fleet.

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