Will Airlines Require Pilots To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19?

By Karen Walker Apr 16, 2021
Ask the Editors: Flight crews favor vaccination, but requirements depend on airline policies and local laws, which are changing quickly.
Airlines & Lessors

Editorial: UK’s “Maybe May” On Travel Isn’t Certain Enough

By Victoria Moores Apr 09, 2021
“You can maybe fly internationally from May 17. We’ll tell you where in early May. And it might be very expensive.” This paraphrases the latest message from the UK government to airlines and passengers.
Air Transport

Editorial: Social awareness is the new airline CEO competitive skill

By Karen Walker Apr 01, 2021
For the CEOs of some of the world’s largest airlines, coronavirus hasn’t just meant wrecked financials and networks. They are rebuilding their carriers with a new perspective on what it means to be a good corporate leader and citizen.
Air Transport

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Alexandre De Juniac, IATA CEO and Director General

Mar 26, 2021
This webinar took place March 26, 2021. Under the leadership of CEO Alexandre de Juniac, IATA has led the charge to adapt the global airline industry…
Air Transport

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Carlos Munoz, Volotea CEO

Mar 26, 2021
This webinar took place March 26, 2021. Barcelona-headquartered Volotea is proof of the flexibility and adaptability of low-cost carriers that has…
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: Despite Domestic Gains, Border Closures Curb Capacity Growth

By David Casey Mar 26, 2021
While domestic airline capacity recovers, border closures are making it difficult for carriers to offer international departure seats.
Airports & Routes

CAPA LIVE INTERVIEW: Flyadeal CEO Con Korfiatis

By Richard Maslen Mar 26, 2021
Despite a difficult year, Saudi Arabian LCC flyadeal is expecting big things in 2021.
Air Transport

Recaro’s 2020 earnings down 60% in 2020

By Linda Blachly Mar 25, 2021
Recaro Aircraft Seating reported its 2020 earnings as €295 million, down 60% from 2019. However, the seating company remains focused on moving forward after an unprecedented pandemic year.
Air Transport

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO & Incoming A4E Chair

Mar 25, 2021
This webinar took place March 25, 2021. UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet is a major force in European air travel. CEO Johan Lundgren will provide…
Air Transport

CAPA LIVE INTERVIEW: Hawaiian Airlines President & CEO Peter Ingram

By Lori Ranson Mar 25, 2021
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Ingram speaks to CAPA Analyst Lori Ranson about running an airline during a pandemic and the future of the carrier.
Air Transport

Asia-Pacific Outlook: Near-Term Pain, Long-Term Return To Growth

By Adrian Schofield Mar 25, 2021
Almost all Asia-Pacific airlines are overhauling their fleet strategies, with changes that will be felt for years to come.
Air Transport

Interview: Sean Donohue, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport CEO

Mar 24, 2021
DFW CEO Sean Donohue discusses the US airport’s recovery strategy, its major network targets, and how the US aviation market will fare in the next few months.
Air Transport

Interview: Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airports CEO

Mar 24, 2021
Dubai Airport CEO Paul Griffiths outlines how COVID will continue to impact strategy and how he is confident its role as a major hub is secure in the recovery.
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: New Cabin Designs Aim To Restore Passenger Confidence

By Linda Blachly Mar 24, 2021
Boosting passenger confidence and creating a sense of well-being aboard aircraft are priorities of cabin interior specialists in the slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Interiors & Connectivity

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Dorothea von Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo CEO

Mar 23, 2021
This webinar took place March 23, 2021. Lufthansa Cargo is one of the largest cargo airlines globally. The carrier, like much of the sector, is…
Air Transport

Interview: Kadri Samsunlu, CEO, Istanbul Airport

By Wesley Charnock Mar 23, 2021
Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of Istanbul Airport, tells Routes editor-in-chief Wes Charnock why he expects 2021 to be “a year of partial normalization” for air transport and outlines the key markets IST is focusing on during the recovery.
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: Health Crisis Will Fast Track Digital Travel Apps

By Karen Walker Mar 23, 2021
Biometric and digital technologies were becoming more widespread in air travel before the pandemic hit. Few travelers thought or cared about how…
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: Hybridize To Revitalize

By Graham Warwick Mar 23, 2021
To many, Surf Air Mobility’s acquisition of hybrid-electric aircraft pioneer Ampaire may seem to be small news. Neither company is a household name. But if their plans succeed, the deal could prove to be a milestone for regional aviation and electric aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Jens Bischof, Eurowings Chairman and CEO

Mar 22, 2021
This webinar took place March 22, 2021. Germany-based Eurowings, the low-cost carrier brand of Lufthansa Group, is poised to launch a long-haul brand…
Air Transport

Interview: Glyn Hughes, TIACA Director General

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 22, 2021
Glyn Hughes, director general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), discusses the challenges faced by the air cargo industry during the pandemic, from mobilizing to deliver COVID-19 vaccines globally to coping with the reduction in passenger aircraft belly capacity.
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: Government Pandemic Aid For Airlines Will Have A Long Tail

By Jens Flottau Mar 22, 2021
The novel coronavirus pandemic would surely have led to many more airline bankruptcies had it not been for the massive financial support by governments.
Air Transport

ANALYSIS: China’s Full Recovery Depends On International Network Restoration

By Chen Chuanren Mar 22, 2021
China and Southeast Asia are showing mixed signs in the recovery from the pandemic and related downfall in demand for air travel. Guangzhou Baiyun…
Air Transport

EDITORIAL: Waiting To Inhale

By Victoria Moores Mar 16, 2021
A year ago, the aviation industry took a deep breath and went into survival mode. A year on, many are still waiting to come up for air.
Air Transport

INTERVIEW: Etihad Group CEO Tony Douglas lays out future path

By Alan Dron Mar 16, 2021
Etihad Airways was three years into a major transformation program when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier is transitioning from its previous management’s policy of rapid expansion and equity partnerships with other airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

ANALYSIS: Government Setting Of Digital Health Travel Standards Is Frustratingly Slow

By Karen Walker Mar 16, 2021
Health travel apps need government standards.
Safety, Ops & Regulation