OVERALL TRAFFIC GROWS, BUT NOT BY MUCH
• Airlines added many more trans-Atlantic seats than passengers in July. So load factors fell—6.6 points in the case of one U.S. carrier. Check the Aug. 18 Trans-Atlantic report.
• The rebuilding of Alitalia is underway. The chief of Etihad Airways— Alitalia’s savior—says Alitalia must attract more long-haul leisure travelers from Asia and the Americas. Details are detailed in the current Trans-Atlantic report.
WILL LUFTHANSA LAUNCH LOW-COST SERVICE FROM U.S.?
• Second-Q profits were down 32 percent and Lufthansa’s new CEO is looking for a game-changing strategy, according to the latest Trans-Atlantic report.
AND COMING IN THE END-AUGUST ISSUE…
• Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano continues to rumble and shake under its glacier. Only 537 years ago it ejected 100 times more ash and rock than did the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that shut down European airspace in 2010.
Details are in the full Trans-Atlantic report—including the latest traffic charts—now available by subscription. 24 issues/ 12 months/ $150. Just email: TransAtlantic@dnmartinco.com.