Daily Memo: Omicron Puts Europe’s Slot Rules Back Under The Spotlight
With high numbers of COVID-19 cases in Europe as a result of the highly transmissible omicron variant, large numbers of flight cancellations have revived the debate on Brussels’ airport slot rules.  
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:30
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Ryanair Group Boosts Vienna Base To 19 Aircraft For Summer Season
Ryanair Group is increasing its number of Austria-based aircraft this summer season as its targets a market share of 25% from Vienna International (VIE). 
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:39
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Old Is New Again For Canadian Startup Airlines
Jetlines and Lynx join a growing list of low-cost carriers in Canada. Will they all survive?
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Bolstered By Concessions, Industry Tackles 5G Risk Assessments
Regional carriers, helicopter operators face daunting restrictions while FAA analyzes potential 5G interference
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Startups FlyOnE And Electron Eye Australian Electric Regional Network

By Graham Warwick Jan 20, 2022
Two early-stage startups have joined forces to lay the foundations for an on-demand regional air service in Western Australia using small electric aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Lynx Air To Serve Five Canadian Destinations

By David Casey Jan 20, 2022
The airline, led by former Tigerair Australia CEO Merren McArthur, will initially operate a fleet of three Boeing 737-8s from Calgary International (YYC).
Airlines & Lessors

Ryanair Reveals Largest Ever Dublin Summer Schedule

By Aaron Karp Jan 20, 2022
The ULCC said the robust schedule was the "direct result" of Dublin Airport Authority introducing its Traffic Recovery Support Scheme.
Airports & Routes

Vueling To Open London Gatwick Base

By David Casey Jan 20, 2022
The IAG-owned carrier plans to operate 12 short-haul routes from the UK’s second largest airport.
Airports & Routes

Air Astana Fully Restores Network Following Unrest

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 19, 2022
Air Astana says it has fully restored its network of domestic and international services after operations were disrupted by civil unrest across Kazakhstan.
Airports & Routes

Greenland Eyes Air Routes To Attract Tourists From North America, Europe

By David Casey Jan 18, 2022
Greenland is making a major push to increase connectivity over the coming years as work progresses on three airport projects that will open up the world’s largest island to new international destinations.
Airports & Routes

Chinese Airlines Welcome Spring Travel Rush Despite Uncertainty

By Chen Chuanren Jan 18, 2022
The Chinese air transport sector has injected some 600,000 extra flights into the market to support the heightened demand.
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Omicron Surge Reignites Europe Slot Debate
With the latest COVID-19 variant causing widespread flight cancellations, slot rules once again are in the spotlight.
audra.avizieni… Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:00
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Omicron Reignites Europe Slot Debate

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Norse Secures U.S. Approval For Transatlantic Routes

By David Casey Jan 17, 2022
The U.S. Transportation Department has given Scandinavian startup Norse Atlantic Airways the green light to launch scheduled commercial operations between Europe and the U.S.
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Op-Ed: It’s Broken ... This Time It Would Be A Failure Not To Fix It

William Swelbar Jan 14, 2022
Why not size U.S. airport infrastructure to better match today’s aircraft technology by consolidating it?
Airports & Routes

U.S.-China Row Over Forced Route Suspensions Escalates

By Aaron Karp Jan 14, 2022
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) is not ruling out countermeasures following the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) forcing the temporary suspension of a number of routes to China operated by major U.S. airlines—an action DOT says runs afoul of the bilateral air transport agreement between the two countries.
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Grant Scheme Opens For Small U.S. Airports

By David Casey Jan 14, 2022
The Small Community Air Service Development Program aims to help underserved airports attract and retain commercial service.
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Emerald Airlines Sees ‘Huge Opportunity’ At Belfast City

By David Casey Jan 14, 2022
Dublin-based Emerald Airlines has confirmed plans to open a base at George Best Belfast City (BHD) in Northern Ireland and launch routes to six destinations in England and Scotland.
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Big Interest But Small Start For Hydrogen Propulsion Project
EasyJet to provide large-airline perspective to project, converting small commuter to hydrogen-electric propulsion.
audra.avizieni… Fri, 01/14/2022 - 09:00
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TUI Airline Expects To Hit Pre-Pandemic Flying Levels This Summer

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 13, 2022
TUI Chief Flight Operations Officer Oliver Lackmann told Aviation Daily that “a new normal of travel has emerged.”
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Finnair Struggles To Staff Flights As Crew Call In Sick

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 13, 2022
Finnair has cut its already reduced February flying program by 20% in an attempt to manage the operational challenges caused by high levels of staff absence. 
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Qantas Reduces Capacity, Citing Omicron Wave

By Adrian Schofield Jan 13, 2022
Qantas has significantly cut back its capacity plans as Australia grapples with soaring COVID-19 case numbers caused by the omicron variant.
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International Rebound Remains Elusive For Asian Carriers

By Adrian Schofield Jan 13, 2022
Asia-Pacific international recovery significantly lags other regions.
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American Airlines, Aer Lingus Unveil Codeshare Plans

By David Casey Jan 12, 2022
The codeshare agreement follows Aer Lingus’ entry to the oneworld transatlantic joint venture in late 2020.
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Avianca To Launch Seven New Routes, Plans London Return

By David Casey Jan 12, 2022
The network additions mean Colombia’s flag-carrier is almost halfway towards reaching its goal of launching 50 new routes in three years.
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Pakistan International Airlines Hopes To Resume European Flying

By Kurt Hofmann Jan 12, 2022
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) hopes to restart flying to Europe in March as it waits for EASA to lift the suspension it imposed on Pakistani airline operations in 2020 following a fatal accident. 
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