New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) May 9, 2010
US government told airlines that they now must consult the "No-Fly" list 2 hr. after being notified The US government yesterday told airlines operating flights to, from or within the US that they now must consult the "No-Fly" list no more than 2 hr. after being notified that a new name has been added. Previously, airlines had 24 hr. The new rule, which went into effect yesterday, is in response to this week's incident in which the man eventually arrested and charged with trying to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square Saturday night was allowed to board an Emirates flight bound for Dubai at New York JFK. The flight was called back to the gate and Faisal Shahzad was apprehended. May 6, 2010
Air New Zealand, Virgin Blue Air New Zealand intends to compete on transtasman domination by the Qantas-Jetstar duo with its proposed tie-up with Virgin Blue. The airline ended speculation it was working on a deal with Virgin Blue Airlines yesterday when it said it would seek regulatory approval to create an alliance with the low cost carrier on the competitive trans-Tasman route. May 3, 2010
American Airlines, Continental Airlines NYC & Company, New York CityOs official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, announced its support for American Airlines and Continental Airlines in their efforts to obtain the new air slots at JapanOs Haneda Airport, which would increase flights between JapanOs and New York CityOs regional airports. The year-round service from Haneda is anticipated to begin in late 2010, following the completion of the airportOs new fourth runway. According to the most recent data, New York City ranks as the nation's number-one Japanese business-travel market, with 35 percent of the market share in 2008. Japan has long been a key international market for New York City. An estimated 242,000 Japanese travelers visited the City in 2009, and they ranked fourth in spending among international travelers to New York, with an average of $2,096 spent per visit. For more information, visit www.nycvisit.com. May 5, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus Cathay Pacific Airways says a report issued by Hong Kong authorities on an A330-300 high-speed landing last month is "consistent" with its understanding of the incident. The aircraft had landed at a ground speed of 230kt at Hong Kong International Airport on 13 April after flying from Surabaya. The high-speed landing deflated the...