United Rolls Out Airport Contactless Virtual Assistance
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United Airlines passengers will soon have access to virtual, on-demand customer service at the Chicago-based carrier’s hubs, giving people a contact-free option to get real-time information and support.
Virgin Australia Restructures MAX Order; No Widebody Return In 2021
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Virgin Australia has cut its Boeing 737 MAX orders by about half but remains focused on narrowbody operations, signaling that a return to widebody flying is still on the agenda but remains a long-term prospect.
Beijing Capital Airport Invites Bids For Fourth Runway
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Beijing Capital International Airport has called for tenders for laying a fourth runway, part of a larger upgrade program for the facility made possible by the opening of another airport in the capital region in 2019.
Cebu Pacific Pumps In Capacity As It Preps For Recovery, Vaccines
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Filipino LCC Cebu Pacific is adding capacity in December in a joint effort with the Philippines department of tourism to promote domestic tourism, as well as adding more international flights to support the transport of overseas Filipino workers.
Lessor Consolidation Not Imminent, CDB Aviation Chief Says
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The volume and complexity of financial challenges facing airlines is helping shake out the lessor business, but a wave of consolidation is not likely to start until after a jittery, pandemic-battered air transport marketplace settles down, the head of CDB Aviation said.
Delta Permanently Scraps Select Change Fees For International Flights
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Delta Air Lines became the second major U.S. carrier to permanently eliminate change fees for certain international tickets, joining American Airlines in an effort to stimulate travel demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sun Country Eyes Opportunities To Source Used 737NGs
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ULCC Sun Country Airlines is ready to seize on opportunities in the used aircraft market as the Boeing 737 MAX returns to service, as airlines in other regions shrink their fleets through Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
Airlines For America Names Southwest CEO Kelly As Board Chair
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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly was tapped to be the next chairman of the board of Airlines for America, a role that will see him steer the activities of the influential lobby group amid the worst downturn in commercial aviation history.
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