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Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent as Demand Surges https://hubs.li/H0X-rm20
09/23/2021
Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent as Demand Surges

Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent as Demand Surges https://hubs.li/H0X-rm20

British Airways, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic are among the growing number of carriers seeing a surge in U.S. bookings since the Biden administration said Monday that it would ease entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers from November. Latam is the latest to report....

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race https://hubs.li/H0XPq_C0
09/21/2021
Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race https://hubs.li/H0XPq_C0

The electric aircraft market has gone from zero to 60 in just a matter of months, now that one of the world’s largest airframers has entered the race. Airbus said its Helicopters division is developing an electric take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi that could take its first flight in 2023. This...

Why American Airlines Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery https://hubs.li/H0Xp_f00
09/16/2021
Why American Airlines Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery

Why American Airlines Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery https://hubs.li/H0Xp_f00

The new strategic partnership between American Airlines and Gol checks some important boxes for the two carriers. American gets much deeper access to South America’s largest domestic market — Brazil — something that Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr has said is a priority for the company, whi...

Southwest's New CEO is appearing next week in New York City for Skift Global Forum. Here's what he has to say about the ...
09/15/2021

Southwest's New CEO is appearing next week in New York City for Skift Global Forum. Here's what he has to say about the airline's recovery and moves forward. https://hubs.li/H0Xl3k-0

Southwest's New CEO is appearing next week in New York City for Skift Global Forum. Here's what he has to say about the airline's recovery and moves forward. https://hubs.li/H0Xl3k-0

Canada's Porter Lives to Fly Another Day, Resuming Flights Under Grand New Plan https://hubs.li/H0WV5ZV0
09/09/2021
Canada's Porter Lives to Fly Another Day, Resuming Flights Under Grand New Plan

Canada's Porter Lives to Fly Another Day, Resuming Flights Under Grand New Plan https://hubs.li/H0WV5ZV0

Canada’s Porter Airlines woke from its pandemic slumber with ambitions to become a much larger airline than it was before the crisis hit. The carrier relaunched flights on Wednesday after ceasing operations in March 2020 as demand collapsed for its domestic and U.S. routes. Porter resumed flights ...

New Issue: Airlines Begin to Emerge From the Crisis to New Competition and Remade Markets  https://hubs.li/H0WKlfK0
09/07/2021
Nascent Recovery Ushers In Era of Change - Airline Weekly

New Issue: Airlines Begin to Emerge From the Crisis to New Competition and Remade Markets https://hubs.li/H0WKlfK0

Airlines Begin to Emerge From the Crisis to New Competition and Remade Markets Pushing Back: Inside the Issue Welcome back! The airline industry is making its usual summer-to-fall transition in a very changed world. Leisure travel demand soared in many regions during the summer, as the pent-up deman...

09/04/2021
Avianca Combats New Budget Competition With Point-to-Point Routes

Avianca Combats New Budget Competition With Point-to-Point Routes https://hubs.li/H0WDnG40

Avianca sees the proliferation of discount carriers as its main competitive threat as it emerges from its Covid-19 pandemic induced restructuring. And for good reason, JetSmart, Viva Aerobus, Viva Air Colombia and Volaris have all used the crisis to expand deeper into Avianca’s territory from Colo...

What Norwegian Air Learned From Its Near-Death Experience https://hubs.li/H0Wmb3W0
09/01/2021
What Norwegian Air Learned From Its Near-Death Experience

What Norwegian Air Learned From Its Near-Death Experience https://hubs.li/H0Wmb3W0

Norwegian Air ended the first half of this year a leaner airline — much leaner, as it ended its longhaul ambitions and reduced its workforce by 6,000 employees. Almost one-quarter of the airline’s remaining 3,000 employees remain furloughed, though CEO Geir Karlsen believes they will be recalled...

American Airlines Says Delta Variant Could Slow Business Travel Recovery Further https://hubs.ly/H0VZ-sJ0
08/25/2021
American Airlines Says Delta Variant Could Slow Business Travel Recovery Further

American Airlines Says Delta Variant Could Slow Business Travel Recovery Further https://hubs.ly/H0VZ-sJ0

American Airlines is the latest carrier to report lower than forecast revenues in August amid the surge in Covid-19 Delta variant cases. And while that has not changed the carrier’s overall outlook, American does see a delay in the return of lucrative business travelers. The Fort Worth, Texas-base...

Ethiopian Restores Jets From Cargo Use to Serve Rising Passenger Demand https://hubs.li/H0VJ8m20
08/20/2021
Ethiopian Restores Jets From Cargo Use to Serve Rising Passenger Demand

Ethiopian Restores Jets From Cargo Use to Serve Rising Passenger Demand https://hubs.li/H0VJ8m20

Cargo proved a lifeline for Ethiopian Airlines during the pandemic, but with passenger demand returning, the carrier is reconverting its fleet of converted freighters back to passenger flights. During the depths of the pandemic, Ethiopian converted four Boeing 777-200s into freighters — known sinc...

Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity https://hubs.li/H0VJ9hS0
08/20/2021
Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity

Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity https://hubs.li/H0VJ9hS0

New York City’s airports are about to get big transit investments. New AirTrains costing more than $4 billion are planned for LaGuardia and Newark Liberty with an aim to better connect the airports to the region’s rail system. But the controversial plans raise the question: Will they live up to ...

After two fatal accidents, regulators around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max for almost two years. When the FAA re...
08/16/2021
The 737 Max Is Back - Airline Weekly

After two fatal accidents, regulators around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max for almost two years. When the FAA re-certified the aircraft, most Max operators allowed passengers to book away from the type. Media reports were awash with stories about people swearing they would never fly the aircraft. And now, half a year later? Are people afraid of the Max? Our reporting says no. https://hubs.li/H0Vk28g0

Airlines Report That Few Passengers Are Booking Away From the Aircraft Pushing Back: Inside the Issue After two fatal accidents, regulators around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max for almost two years. When the FAA re-certified the aircraft, most Max operators allowed passengers to book away fr...

The Boeing 737 Max Is Back With Passenger Fears Proving a Mirage https://hubs.li/H0Vdz_v0
08/13/2021
The Boeing 737 Max Is Back With Passenger Fears Proving a Mirage

The Boeing 737 Max Is Back With Passenger Fears Proving a Mirage https://hubs.li/H0Vdz_v0

No news is good news when it comes to proving an aircraft’s mettle, or at least that’s what the conventional wisdom holds. That’s true both for new, unproven models and for aircraft that have been through the media’s wringer. This is to be the case for Boeing’s 737 Max. Since the latest it...

Latin American Carriers Showcase New Pandemic Leverage for Airlines Shopping for Planes https://hubs.li/H0T_y6K0
08/10/2021
Latin American Carriers Showcase New Pandemic Leverage for Airlines Shopping for Planes

Latin American Carriers Showcase New Pandemic Leverage for Airlines Shopping for Planes https://hubs.li/H0T_y6K0

One of the only benefits to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic for airlines is something of a buyer’s market for aircraft from the world’s largest planemakers. Latam Airlines Group is the latest to cash in on the downward pressure on aircraft values with a deal for 28 new Airbus A320neo family je...

New Podcast: U.S. airlines are maintaining their bullish recovery outlooks even as Covid-19 Delta variant cases jump and...
08/03/2021
Too Much U.S. Optimism?

New Podcast: U.S. airlines are maintaining their bullish recovery outlooks even as Covid-19 Delta variant cases jump and mask requirements make a comeback. Is this really realistic? https://hubs.li/H0TwGqz0

U.S. airlines are maintaining their bullish recovery outlooks even as Covid-19 Delta variant cases jump and mask requirements make a comeback. Reporter Ned Russell and Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss whether this is a realistic view or one tailored for shareholders. Later in the episode, they disc...

Second-quarter and first-half earnings for European airlines have proved to be a mixed bag. While their U.S. counterpart...
08/02/2021
Europe's Tepid Summer - Airline Weekly

Second-quarter and first-half earnings for European airlines have proved to be a mixed bag. While their U.S. counterparts pop open champagne and say the worst of the crisis is over, European airline CEOs are more measured. https://hubs.li/H0TwCqt0

The Summer Isn’t All That European Airlines Hope For Pushing Back: Inside the Issue Second-quarter and first-half earnings for European airlines have proved to be a mixed bag. While their U.S. counterparts pop open champagne and say the worst of the crisis is over, European airline CEOs are more m...

American Airlines Partners With Chile's JetSmart to Stay on Top in South America https://hubs.li/H0TrXXN0
07/31/2021
American Airlines Partners With Chile's JetSmart to Stay on Top in South America

American Airlines Partners With Chile's JetSmart to Stay on Top in South America https://hubs.li/H0TrXXN0

American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier in South America, has been without a local partner in much of the region since Latam Airlines shocked the industry with its pivot to Delta Air Lines two years ago. Now, American has a plan to close much of that gap with a new partnership with Chile’s Jet...

IAG Sees Hope in Spain as Iberia, Vueling Roar Back https://hubs.li/H0TrX890
07/31/2021
IAG Sees Hope in Spain as Iberia, Vueling Roar Back

IAG Sees Hope in Spain as Iberia, Vueling Roar Back https://hubs.li/H0TrX890

Bookings for UK travel from the U.S. almost doubled in a single afternoon, on July 28, when the UK waived quarantine requirements for U.S. visitors who are fully vaccinated or could present a negative Covid-19 test. The spike surprised even IAG executives, who took it as an augury for the demand the...

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