American and Frontier Set 2021 Lows in Mishandled Baggage, Denied Boarding – SGF News

March 12, 2022

American and Frontier Set 2021 Lows in Mishandled Baggage, Denied Boarding

Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows American Airlines mishandled the most bags in 2021, while Frontier Airlines had the most denied boardings in the year.

Statistics from 2021 collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows American Airlines flyers were most likely to lose their checked luggage, while Frontier Airlines passengers spent the most time waiting for the next flight.

The data comes from the February 2022 U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report, releasing the year-end totals from the previous year.


Air Canada, Airlink and Project C.U.R.E. Unite for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

An Air Canada-operated humanitarian special cargo flight on behalf of Airlink and other aid organizations departed Toronto Pearson International Airport with a final destination of Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday, March 9. Through a partnership between Air Canada, disaster logistics non-profit Airlink, relief organization Project C.U.R.E., and freight forwarder Flexport, medical supplies and hospital beds, humanitarian and medical supplies were loaded onboard the Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Medical and trauma supplies destined for a Ukrainian hospital provided by Canadian disaster relief and life-saving humanitarian aid organization GlobalMedic were also boarded.

After the flight arrives in Poland, Project C.U.R.E. will manage the distribution of supplies to hospitals treating Ukrainian civilians injured during the war, expanding the capacity of hospitals in border regions to provide care. More than two million people throughout Ukraine have now fled their homes after the invasion seeking safety in neighbouring countries. Primary care has been identified by aid agencies as one of the most pressing needs.

"Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people in need - all of us have seen the crisis they are facing. We know from our aid partners the critical requirement for much needed medical and humanitarian supplies and our global partner Airlink reached out to us to help transport these vital items quickly. Importantly, both Airlink and GlobalMedic have the infrastructure and teams on the ground to ensure that the shipments will get to their destinations right after our flight arrives. We are proud of our employees who have stepped up to help organize the complex logistics, handle and operate this special flight so quickly," said Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo at Air Canada.

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India resumes international flights on 27 March after two years of suspension

After deliberation with stakeholders and in view of the decline in the number of Covid cases, we have decided to resume international travel from March 27,” India’s Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia wrote in a tweet.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said international operations will however be subject to strict adherence to the Ministry of Health guidelines for international travel, as amended from time to time.


flydubai revenue surges 86% as passenger demand soars

Dubai-based airline flydubai on Monday reported Dh841 million profit for 2021 while revenue surged by 86 per cent to Dh5.3 billion from Dh2.8 billion in the year-ago period.

With the easing of travel restrictions across the world, the airline saw an increase in demand, and carried 5.6 million passengers last year, a 76 per cent increase compared to 2020 levels.


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