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Veteran Airline Exec Launching a New Airline on Heels of Pandemic Says Nothing Crazy About It https://hubs.ly/H0KP32F0
04/08/2021
Veteran Airline Exec Launching a New Airline on Heels of Pandemic Says Nothing Crazy About It

Veteran Airline Exec Launching a New Airline on Heels of Pandemic Says Nothing Crazy About It https://hubs.ly/H0KP32F0

Andrew Levy sure sounds undaunted about the prospect of launching an airline in the teeth of the worst crisis for the industry in its century-long history. Is the former Allegiant and United executive crazy, or will time show the brilliance of his bold move? Levy’s latest project, Avelo Airlines, ...

Airlines Ready to Put Green Shoots Behind for Permanent Recovery https://hubs.ly/H0KL5g10
04/07/2021
Airlines Ready to Put Green Shoots Behind for Permanent Recovery

Airlines Ready to Put Green Shoots Behind for Permanent Recovery https://hubs.ly/H0KL5g10

A year ago, airline industry leaders were excited by “green shoots” of emerging demand for summer travel. After a relatively busy summer season, the Covid pandemic surged, showing it wasn’t done, and those green shoots withered. Now, with increasing vaccinations and rebounding economies worldw...

New Podcast: Delta's Bad Week in the News https://hubs.ly/H0KnFw00
04/02/2021
Delta's Bad Week in the News

New Podcast: Delta's Bad Week in the News https://hubs.ly/H0KnFw00

Georgia’s controversial new elections law caused a public relations nightmare for Delta Air Lines and its CEO Ed Bastian, whose first, tepid comment on the law caused immense blowback and calls to boycott the airline. Bastian reversed course and issued a more forceful condemnation, inviting Govern...

AerCap is leasing nine Boeng 787s to Norse Atlantic Airways, but the new Norwegian airline still doesn't have permits to...
03/31/2021
Norway's Newest Airline Ready With Jets But Still No Permits to Fly

AerCap is leasing nine Boeng 787s to Norse Atlantic Airways, but the new Norwegian airline still doesn't have permits to fly.

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At least one lessor believes the low-cost, long-haul model could work, even with so many doubters in recent years. AerCap is leasing nine Boeing 787s to Norse Atlantic Airways that will form the backbone of the startup carrier’s fleet when it starts flying later this year. The 787s are all used .....

Price competition is set to be fierce once international air travel rebounds. That's one reason why Air France-KLM has d...
03/30/2021
Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber

Price competition is set to be fierce once international air travel rebounds. That's one reason why Air France-KLM has decided to join airline groups in setting fares like Uber.

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Air France-KLM Group said on Tuesday it will adopt continuous pricing with Accelya tech. It will calculate fares in real-time, like Uber.

American Airlines is gearing up for what could be a busy summer season in the U.S. by preparing many of its stored jets ...
03/30/2021
Pilot Training Backlog Could Slow Anticipated Recovery at American Airlines

American Airlines is gearing up for what could be a busy summer season in the U.S. by preparing many of its stored jets ready to fly again by June. Good news, right?

Not so fast.

https://hubs.ly/H0K7vT-0

American Airlines is gearing up for what could be a busy summer travel season in the U.S. by getting many of its jets that remain in storage ready to fly again by June. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier aims to “reactivate most” of its 855 mainline aircraft — plus many of its 544 regional ai...

European Airlines' Summer of Recovery Remains Hazyhttps://hubs.ly/H0K7vRG0
03/30/2021
European Airlines' Summer of Recovery Remains Hazy - Airline Weekly

European Airlines' Summer of Recovery Remains Hazy

https://hubs.ly/H0K7vRG0

Will the Recovery Actually Happen When the Weather Warms Up? Pushing Back: Inside This Issue Almost exactly a year ago, as the world was shutting down in the face of a terrifying new disease and as we watched news reports out of Italy and New York with growing horror, airline CEOs the world over wer...

Gearing up for what could be a busy travel summer season in the U.S., American Airlines is getting many of its stored je...
03/29/2021
Pilot Training Backlog Could Slow Anticipated Recovery at American Airlines

Gearing up for what could be a busy travel summer season in the U.S., American Airlines is getting many of its stored jets ready to fly again by June. Good news, right?

Not so fast.

https://hubs.ly/H0K4W_90

American Airlines is gearing up for what could be a busy summer travel season in the U.S. by getting many of its jets that remain in storage ready to fly again by June. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier aims to “reactivate most” of its 855 mainline aircraft — plus many of its 544 regional ai...

Many CEOs of European airlines think the pace of covid vaccinations will allow people to really start traveling again. A...
03/29/2021
European Airlines' Summer of Recovery Remains Hazy - Airline Weekly

Many CEOs of European airlines think the pace of covid vaccinations will allow people to really start traveling again. Are they right? It's too soon to tell.

We explore in this week's Feature Story.

https://hubs.ly/H0K4JKP0

Will the Recovery Actually Happen When the Weather Warms Up? Pushing Back: Inside This Issue Almost exactly a year ago, as the world was shutting down in the face of a terrifying new disease and as we watched news reports out of Italy and New York with growing horror, airline CEOs the world over wer...

Delta’s New Iceland Routes Portend More Global Expansion as Vaccines Prompt Fewer Restrictions https://hubs.ly/H0K30bl0
03/29/2021
Delta’s New Iceland Routes Portend More Global Expansion as Vaccines Prompt Fewer Restrictions

Delta’s New Iceland Routes Portend More Global Expansion as Vaccines Prompt Fewer Restrictions

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“Have vaccine, will travel,” appear to be buzzwords in the network planning department at Delta Air Lines as the carrier adds flights to Iceland following the country’s decision to reopen to vaccinated travelers. The Atlanta-based carrier will add new service between Boston and Reykjavík from...

The UK is considering disrupting arrivals and trade flows from France, says PM Boris Johnson. But is this going to be ef...
03/25/2021
UK Considers Tougher Covid Measures on Arrivals From France

The UK is considering disrupting arrivals and trade flows from France, says PM Boris Johnson. But is this going to be effective in stopping the spread of new Covid variants?

https://hubs.ly/H0JTN6W0

Britain might have to introduce tougher measures on arrivals from France, particularly hauliers, to reduce the possibility of new variants of COVID-19 entering the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

Saudia Airlines' New $3 Billion Finance Package Will Help It Capture Bigger Share of Tourism, Pilgrimage Business https:...
03/25/2021
Saudia Airlines' New $3 Billion Finance Package Will Help It Capture Bigger Share of Tourism, Pilgrimage Business

Saudia Airlines' New $3 Billion Finance Package Will Help It Capture Bigger Share of Tourism, Pilgrimage Business

https://hubs.ly/H0JTl470

The $3 billion financing deal signed on March 18 by Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation will go toward its largest fleet expansion ever, with both Boeing and Airbus as the beneficiaries. The move signals the escalating competition among airlines in the Middle East, with carriers poised for a travel r...

New Podcast: Is the Airline Industry's Bullishness Misplaced? https://hubs.ly/H0JD3Y10
03/20/2021
Is the Airline Industry's Bullishness Misplaced?

New Podcast: Is the Airline Industry's Bullishness Misplaced? https://hubs.ly/H0JD3Y10

U.S. airline CEOs are pretty confident that they’ve turned the corner. The pandemic isn’t in the rearview mirror yet, but they’re fairly certain travel will rebound this summer, and some think their airlines will return to profitability this year. Is that confidence misplaced? Will business tr...

03/19/2021
skift.com

So, is spring break a bust? The answer really depends on the airline. The landscape looks very different for major carriers, than that of low-cost carriers. Read the latest by Ruthy Munoz for Skift.

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During the pandemic, countries have played nice to ensure that air cargo and airline services went smoothly. But now, ge...
03/19/2021
Pandemic Geopolitics Snare Airlines as U.S., Hong Kong Spar Over Crew Quarantines

During the pandemic, countries have played nice to ensure that air cargo and airline services went smoothly. But now, geopolitics and deep trade tensions between the U.S. and China are starting to threaten what had been surprising cooperation.

https://hubs.ly/H0JysDh0

Until now, countries have played nice with each other to ensure that air cargo and commercial airline service continued during the pandemic. But one year in, geopolitics, particularly deep tensions between the U.S. and China on trade, are threatening what had been surprising cooperation in the crisi...

Sun Country Airlines saw its shares soar 50 percent today upon its debut on Nasdaq, giving airlines a vote of confidence...
03/17/2021
Sun Country Shares Soar 50 Percent on First Day as Wall Street Gives Airlines Vote of Confidence

Sun Country Airlines saw its shares soar 50 percent today upon its debut on Nasdaq, giving airlines a vote of confidence.

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Shares of regional discount carrier Sun Country Airlines soared 52 percent in their debut on Wall Street Wednesday, underscoring investors’ confidence through this rare airline IPO in travel’s recovery. Shares of Minneapolis-based Sun Country debuted at $24 per share — a dollar more than the h...

Southwest Airlines appears poised to stay an all-Boeing 737 operator after giving the Airbus A220 a close look during th...
03/17/2021
Southwest Leans to Boeing 737 Max Order After Rare Flirtation With Airbus

Southwest Airlines appears poised to stay an all-Boeing 737 operator after giving the Airbus A220 a close look during the Max grounding.

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Southwest Airlines appears poised to stay an all-Boeing 737 operator after giving the Airbus A220 a close look during the Max grounding. Speaking at a J.P. Morgan investor conference on Monday, Southwest Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo said the carrier “continues to believe that there are many ...

Norse Atlantic, a new Nordic budget airline, is positioning itself to take over some of the gaps left by Norwegian Air’s...
03/16/2021
Norway's New Low-Cost Airline Aims to Crack Transatlantic Market

Norse Atlantic, a new Nordic budget airline, is positioning itself to take over some of the gaps left by Norwegian Air’s long-haul exits.

https://hubs.ly/H0Jknys0

Airline industry veterans in Norway have set up a new carrier, Norse Atlantic Airways, aiming to crack the long-haul discount market after Norwegian Air's Airline industry veterans in Norway have set up a new carrier, Norse Atlantic Airways, aiming to crack the long-haul discount market after Norweg...

European airlines are looking beyond the grim reality of the pandemic to a brighter future. So how are carriers like Luf...
03/16/2021
A European Wild West as Airlines Eye Opportunities - Airline Weekly

European airlines are looking beyond the grim reality of the pandemic to a brighter future. So how are carriers like Lufthansa and Ryanair taking advantage of demand recovery? We explore that in this week's Feature Issue.

https://hubs.ly/H0JjPpv0

European Carriers Look Past This Year to a Changing Airline Market Pushing Back: Inside This Issue European airlines are looking beyond the exceptionally bad year they had last year and the possibly grim year this year to a brighter future. Many, like Lufthansa Group, are shuffling the pieces around...

China Eastern has returned all its aircraft in storage at its Shanghai base to service as domestic demand in China retur...
03/15/2021
China Eastern Among First Global Airlines to Pull Jets Out of Mothballs as Domestic Travel Spikes

China Eastern has returned all its aircraft in storage at its Shanghai base to service as domestic demand in China returns to pre-pandemic levels.

https://hubs.ly/H0Jh1QF0

China Eastern has returned all its aircraft in storage at its Shanghai base to service as domestic demand in China returns to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier is back up to operating 2,400 daily flights and is restoring service to several domestic routes, including Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Chen...

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