Turkish Airlines, JetBlue To Deepen Codeshare Ties

By David Casey Sep 20, 2021
A DOT application outlines 43 O&D city pairs that would be covered by a proposed extended codeshare partnership between Turkish Airlines and JetBlue.
Airports & Routes
Norway Competition Heats Up As Flyr Expands International Network
Norwegian startup Flyr is launching three new international routes from Oslo in October and increasing frequencies on flights to two leisure destinations in Spain. 
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China Eastern Outlines Hainan Ambitions

By David Casey Sep 20, 2021
China Eastern Airlines has launched an operational unit in Hainan where it plans to deploy 50 aircraft and increase domestic and international connectivity.
Airlines & Lessors

The Week In Technology, Sept. 20-24, 2021

By Graham Warwick Sep 20, 2021
Electric Accel takes off; Moog flies SureFly; Tulips cleans airports; Terrafugia launches UAV; and Hamburg’s drone sandbox.
Emerging Technologies
Newark Slots Opened To LCCs To Boost Competition
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) plans to award the rights for several peak flights at Newark Liberty International (EWR) to a LCC or ULCC to spur competition and reduce fares.
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Hyundai, Urban-Air Port To Develop 65 Vertiports Worldwide
South Korean automaker Hyundai and UK startup Urban-Air Port plan to develop 65 urban vertiports at key locations worldwide.
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Hamburg Test Zone Trials Drone U-Space Services

By Graham Warwick Sep 16, 2021
Testing of U-space services designed to enable unmanned and manned aircraft to share low-altitude airspace have begun in Hamburg.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Heathrow Appeals For Easing Of COVID-19 Restrictions

By Alan Dron Sep 15, 2021
London Heathrow Airport has appealed to the UK government’s UK Global Travel taskforce to lift or ease the complex and confusing thicket of regulations that is stifling passenger activity at the London hub.
Airports & Routes
Canada’s Sunwing Returning To Cuba In October
Sunwing served Cuba starting in 2005, but the Toronto-based airline dropped flights to the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Airlines Invests In GOL, Deepening Codeshare Partnership
American Airlines is to buy a minority stake in Brazil’s GOL as it seeks to better compete against Delta Air Lines and its regional partner LATAM.
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More SAF Initiatives Announced In Italy, U.S.

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2021
A slew of sustainability initiatives continues to be rolled out by the aviation industry as the opening of United Nation’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow at the end of October draws closer. 
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Runway Reconstruction Closes Ireland’s Cork Airport For 10 Weeks

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2021
Ireland’s Cork Airport (ORK) has brought forward a major reconstruction of its sole jet-capable runway, taking advantage of much lower traffic levels during the pandemic.
Airports & Routes

Schiphol To Lead European Airport Sustainability Project

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2021
A research project to improve the sustainability of airports by eliminating emissions and waste, led by Royal Schiphol Group, has been awarded €25 million ($29.5 million) in funding by the European Commission.
Airports & Routes

August North American Bizav Activity Second Busiest Ever

By Molly McMillin Sep 13, 2021
Business aviation flights in North America were flat in August compared to July, but higher than August 2020 and up 10% from August 2019.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Green Motion Launches OEM-Independent Electric-Aircraft Charging

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2021
As first electric aircraft enter service airports and operators come to grips with infrastructure for recharging batteries.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Commercial Services From Kabul Airport Gradually Resume

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 13, 2021
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777-200 landed at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International (KBL) on Sept. 13, marking the first foreign commercial flight to the country since the Taliban takeover.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Regulator Blocks Qantas-Japan Airlines Pact

By David Casey Sep 13, 2021
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied authorization for Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) to coordinate flights between Australia and Japan.
Airlines & Lessors
Sustainability Report: European Airports Take Action

European airports are taking different approaches to meeting ever-more stringent sustainability targets, and some are already well on the way.

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Europe's Hydrogen Power Brainstorming Makes Progress

By Thierry Dubois Sep 13, 2021
Ground-support equipment suppliers make fast progress toward hydrogen use, but OEMs are still reviewing their options.
Emerging Technologies

SalamAir Takes First A321neo As It Seeks To Broaden Horizons

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 10, 2021
As the Omani LCC's fleet expands, one consultant in the region believes SalamAir should now focus on reducing its maintenance costs and building a stronger partnership with flag-carrier Oman Air.
Airlines & Lessors

Brussels Finds Alitalia State Aid Illegal But Green-Lights ITA Launch

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 10, 2021
The European Commission found that Italy's new national carrier ITA is not the economic successor to Alitalia, and is therefore not liable to repay state aid deemed illegal.
Airlines & Lessors

Bahrain’s Gulf Air To Enter Israeli Market

By David Casey Sep 10, 2021
Bahrain’s flag-carrier Gulf Air plans to launch its inaugural route to Israel before the end of the month—almost a year after the two countries formally established diplomatic relations.
Airports & Routes

Editorial: It Is Time To Revisit Travel Bans

Sep 10, 2021
There are ways to safely restore transatlantic air traffic.
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Daily Memo: European Industry Continues Hydrogen Brainstorming

By Thierry Dubois Sep 09, 2021
The research and technology effort in Europe toward the use of hydrogen in commercial air transport is in full swing, but the readiness level varies depending on the industry segment. 
Emerging Technologies

Emirates Flying 30 Of Its A380s, Including To South Africa

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 09, 2021
Emirates announced that it will be expanding its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights from the end of October and bringing back its flagship aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors