Intelligence – September, 27 2007

Intelligence – September, 27 2007

Hawaiian Airlines is a new mileage partner with Shop4Miles and to celebrate the new partnership, Shop4Miles is offering new users 200 bonus miles on their initial purchase using the shopping engine …

Lufthansa has signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a partnership with Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, including cooperation between the airlines’ FFPs. Air Astana’s frequent flyer program, Club Nomad, is set to launch this month …

Delta Air Lines is introducing nonstop flights between Santa Fe and Los Angeles and Salt Lake City effective Dec. 10, 2007 …

The transatlantic skies might soon become even more crowded. Rumor has it that bmi will begin flying between London (Heathrow) and New York; the airline currently flies between Manchester and Chicago and Las Vegas. Air Berlin might also begin transatlantic service when the airline gets new planes in 2013 …

Air Jamaica is no longer a partner in the Delta SkyMiles program …

The American AAdvantage partnership with India’s Air Sahara ends Nov. 15; award travel must be booked by that date and completed by Nov. 15, 2008 …

Transportation Department statistics for the first five months of 2007 indicate that Southwest Airlines has surpassed American as the world’s largest carrier, in terms of passengers carried. Southwest, which has only domestic routes, carried 40.3 million flyers from January through May, DOT said, while American had a total of 40 million system-wide, including domestic and international flights …

Bloomberg reports that American Airlines may double its U.S. flights to Narita, Japan in the next 10 years. In October, AA dropped daily flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Osaka and between San Jose, Calif. and Tokyo because higher fuel costs made the routes unprofitable …

AirTran recently commenced several nonstop flights to Las Vegas and passengers on the first flights were treated to live performances by an Elvis impersonator and given playing cards …

Air Europa, Copa Airlines and Kenya Airways have been welcomed into the SkyTeam alliance as associate airlines. Passengers traveling with these airlines will receive the same benefits as other SkyTeam alliance airlines …

Delta Air Lines will launch the first transatlantic service from Salt Lake City June 2, 2008, when the airline begins nonstop service to Paris. Onward connections will be offered by SkyTeam partner, Air France …

US Airways and Air New Zealand have entered into a codeshare agreement to allow “seamless travel” between the U.S., New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. The two airlines already have an FFP partnership through the Star Alliance …

Sun Country Airlines has increased the number of flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. and Tucson and West Palm Beach will be added to the schedule in December …

According to a recent study by Forrester Research, 81 percent of leisure travelers and 90 percent of business travelers shop online.

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