In a move to promote tourism spending in Bali, Garuda Indonesia is exploring new long-haul flights from the resort island to Europe, India and the U.S. even though the routes would be unprofitable ones.
Airlines are considering the flexibility of introducing a new fleet of smaller regional aircraft as they juggle diminishing passenger demand, cost per seat and falling capacity, Embraer VP of Asia-Pacific Cesar Pereira has said.
Calgary-based WestJet will grow capacity by 10% in August from July, although its overall schedule will be just a quarter of 2019’s level, illustrating the magnitude of cuts made across its network during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulators have banned the use of Dupont’s Kathon FP 1.5 biocide in Boeing 737 MAXs, the first of what is likely to be a series of mandates to protect fuel systems from in-service incidents linked to the anti-microbial fuel system additive.
Business-rescue practitioners overseeing South African Airways (SAA) have secured creditor backing for their much-delayed business-rescue plan, with SAA chief commercial officer Phillip Saunders named as interim CEO.
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