Daily Memo: Does United Have What It Takes To Go Premium?

By Ben Goldstein Aug 02, 2021
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is betting that corporate and long-haul international traffic will fully recover over the next few years—and that United will be ready to meet it with its network of large coastal hubs and fleet of premium-heavy aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors
US TSA

US TSA screened 2,238,462 pax at airport security on August 1, highest daily volume since start of the pandemic.

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SITA Trials New Border Management And Processing Systems

By Adrian Schofield Aug 02, 2021
Aviation technology provider SITA is preparing to expand the deployment of new systems intended to streamline the validation and acceptance of the health certificates that will be vital for international travel to properly resume.
Airports & Routes

Chinese Airports Look To Curb New Outbreak Blamed On Moscow Flight

By Chen Chuanren Aug 02, 2021
Airports all over China are taking sweeping measures to prevent the spread of a new COVID-19 outbreak, which has been traced back to cleaning staff working on an Air China flight that arrived at Nanjing Lukou Airport (NKG) from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) on July 10.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: Insights On The Airbus Production Rates Discussion

By Jens Flottau Jul 30, 2021
There is skepticism in the aerospace supply chain about Airbus’ plans to massively expand single-aisle production over the coming years.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Jul 30, 2021
SINGAPORE AIRLINES has pulled A380 (251) out of storage at Alice Springs for maintenance and return to service.
Air Transport

SKYWEST

Jul 30, 2021
SKYWEST had $62m net income in 2Q21 (vs $88m profit in 2Q19) on 11.7% lower revenues; it has $956m in cash/marketable securities. It reached…
Air Transport

ANA HOLDINGS

Jul 30, 2021
ANA HOLDINGS had ¥51.2b net loss for first quarter ended June 30 (vs ¥11.4b profit in 2019) on 60.3% lower revenues.
Air Transport

AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP

Jul 30, 2021
AIR FRANCE-KLM GROUP had €1.5b net loss for 2Q21 (vs €98m profit in 2Q19) on 61% lower revenues; it has €9.4b liquidity. It says it is seeing initial…
Air Transport
AIR TRANSAT

AIR TRANSAT resumed operations on July 30 after six months on inactivity due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and plans to serve 16 cities at peak this summer

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ANA Narrows Loss Despite Domestic Market Restrictions

By Adrian Schofield Jul 30, 2021
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has managed to significantly reduce its losses in its latest quarterly results, keeping it on track to return to profit for the current fiscal year.
Airlines & Lessors

MTU AERO ENGINES

Jul 30, 2021
MTU AERO ENGINES had €103m net income on €2b revenues in 1H21 vs €125m on €2b in 1H20 and says it is now somewhat more optimistic about commercial…
Aerospace

Asian LCCs Could Have Edge In Post-Pandemic Market

By Adrian Schofield Jul 30, 2021
Low-cost model will likely be better suited to new landscape than full-service carriers, at least for the short term.
Airlines & Lessors

GOL

Jul 29, 2021
GOL says it expects to end 2H21 with R$4.2b in liquidity (vs R$4.5b previously projected) and R$15.3b in adjusted net debt (vs R$14.8b); revenue for…
Air Transport

Daily Memo: Safran’s Resilience Bodes Well For Post-Crisis Era

By Thierry Dubois Jul 29, 2021
Safran has reported solid financial results, showing a negative impact from the COVID-19 crisis but underlining intrinsic strengths in the company’s activity against the current backdrop.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AAPA

Jul 29, 2021
AAPA reports year-over-year member traffic (RPKs) dropped 87.4% in 1H21 on 69.6% lower capacity; cargo was up 20%.
Air Transport

The Week in Defense, July 29-Aug. 6, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jul 29, 2021
How to ease engine shortage?; NDIA creates think tank; missile defense laser development; and Lockheed takes $225 million charge.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA

Jul 28, 2021
IATA reports global pax traffic was down 60.1% in June (vs June 2019) on 51.6% lower capacity, and says it is seeing movement in the right direction,…
Air Transport

IndiGo Targets Domestic Capacity Recovery By Year End

By Adrian Schofield Jul 28, 2021
Indian LCC IndiGo is looking to fully restore its domestic capacity to pre-pandemic levels, but to achieve this goal it will need the government to ease capacity restrictions.
Airlines & Lessors
Hawaiian Airlines Anticipates Slow Return of Asia-Pacific Routes
While Hawaiian Airlines continues to see a strong rebound in its domestic operations, it does not expect any recovery in its international operations until near the end of this year.
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Robust Demand Propels U.S. Airlines Closer To Profitability

By Lori Ranson Jul 28, 2021
As profitability becomes more of a reality, U.S. airlines are working to restore networks and create high levels of fleet optionality.
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JETBLUE AIRWAYS

Jul 27, 2021
JETBLUE AIRWAYS had $64m net income in 2Q21 (vs $179m net profit in 2Q19) on 28.8% lower revenues vs 2Q19.
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LAX

Jul 27, 2021
LAX handled 4.89m pax in June 2021, down 39.2% from 8.04m in June 2019.
Air Transport

US DOT

Jul 27, 2021
US DOT reports US airlines carried 56.6m pax in May, down 27% vs May 2019; international traffic fell 51% vs May 2019.
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BANGKOK AIRWAYS

Jul 27, 2021
BANGKOK AIRWAYS plans August 1 to resume (Samui-Singapore), its first international service since start of pandemic (A319).
Air Transport