IAG Fleet To Grow By 15 Aircraft In 2021
International Airlines Group (IAG) is preparing to receive another 15 aircraft this year, giving it greater flexibility to respond to changing demand.
natalia.pelayo… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 19:41
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Air Canada Keeps Possibility Alive Of Adding A321LRs To Its Fleet
Although Air Canada’s major priority remains lobbying to reopen Canadian borders and restore passenger demand, the airline is taking its time to evaluate longer-term fleet composition, which could include adding the Airbus A321LR. 
natalia.pelayo… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 19:06
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IAG Eyes Return To 12-15% Operating Margin By 2024
International Airlines Group (IAG) is confident that it can restore its operating margin over the next three years as it gets ready to cautiously ramp up flying.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 16:43
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JAL Looks To Target New Chinese Routes With LCC Spring Japan
Japan Airlines has revealed more detail on how it plans to prepare for the post-pandemic environment by strengthening its LCC portfolio while scaling back its widebody mainline fleet.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:22
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Flydubai Expands Russian Network To 11 Destinations 
Flydubai has announced it is growing its network in Russia to 11 points.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 14:27
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SWISS Announces Major Downsizing Of Fleet, Workforce
Swiss International Airlines is confronting the greatest challenge in its corporate history as management concluded that a significant restructuring of its business is unavoidable.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:32
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Most Europeans ‘Willing To Travel’ This Summer
Most Europeans are willing to travel by the end of August, demonstrating the “significant amount of pent-up demand which has accumulated following months of travel restrictions,” a new report has found.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 11:25
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Travelers Remain Wary Of Bubble Disruption Risks
While the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble is the first in the Asia-Pacific region, demand has been slow to rebound.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:00
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Copa Aims To Return To Pre-Crisis Bank Flows At Panama City Tocumen
Copa plans to return to a six-bank operating structure at its Panama City Tocumen hub in June to drive greater efficiency as it continues to face an uneven recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 21:24
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Avelo, Tweed New Haven Airport Team Up On Expansion Plans
Recent start-up Avelo Airlines plans to use Connecticut’s Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) as its first East Coast base and has committed $1.2 million toward an ambitious, $100 million capital-improvement plan unveiled by the airport and its manager, Avports.
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 20:48
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Positive Booking Trends Encourage Azul As Brazil’s Vaccinations Grow

By Lori Ranson May 06, 2021
After battling headwinds during the first quarter from a second wave of COVID-19 infections in Brazil, Azul is seeing positive signs for a rebound in demand as its home country’s vaccination rates increase.  
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Ex-Flybe Aircraft Heading For New Home

By Alan Dron May 06, 2021
A further batch of aircraft from failed UK regional airline Flybe has been sold to new owners. 
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Daily Memo: Pandemic Highlights Allegiant Model’s Enduring Success
The ULCC is rightfully boasting that it could be the first U.S. operator to fully recover and its market capitalization has already surpassed pre-pandemic levels. 
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:00
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Turkish Airlines Updates On Fleet As It Posts Net Profit For Q1 
Turkish Airlines said deferrals and cancellations for aircraft ordered before the pandemic and due to be delivered in 2020-21 have now been signed with OEMs.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:45
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Ryanair To Open Stockholm Base, Launch Swedish Domestic Flights
Ireland-based ULCC Ryanair will open a base at Stockholm Arlanda during the 2021 winter season and launch domestic services in Sweden for the first time.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 13:50
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Competition Watchdog Rejects Qantas-JAL Joint Venture
Australian regulators have issued a draft rejection of an application by Qantas and Japan Airlines to cooperate more closely, although Qantas says it will argue to have the decision reversed in the final ruling.
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Air France-KLM Forecasts 50% Capacity For Q2 After $1.8B Q1 Loss
Air France-KLM said May 6 that it expects to offer around half of its equivalent 2019 capacity in the second quarter of 2021. 
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:56
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Atlas Air Boosts Charter Work Amid Belly Capacity Decline
An absence of passenger-aircraft belly capacity and growing needs of shippers to move goods is translating into more long-term charter contracts for Atlas Air Worldwide—a trend the company sees continuing well into the future.
natalia.pelayo… Wed, 05/05/2021 - 21:14
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Widerøe Sees Strong Summer As Norwegians Plan Domestic Vacations

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 05, 2021
Norwegian regional operator Widerøe said it expects a repeat of demand patterns from seen last summer, when it recorded one of its best Julys ever, as Norwegians plan domestic vacations amid the ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty.
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Daily Memo: Are Alliances A Haven For Uncompetitive Airlines?

By Jens Flottau May 05, 2021
Conventional wisdom in the industry has it that it is good for legacy airlines to be part of one of the three global alliances, but a new analysis suggests the relationship between alliance membership and competitiveness is not as straightforward as it may seem.
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Regional Airports Looking For Airline Partnerships, Air Dolomiti CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann May 05, 2021
Italy-based Air Dolomiti is in negotiations with several European regional airports which are looking for airline partnerships to secure connectivity. 
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Humanitarian Flights To India Ramp Up To Deliver Oxygen 

By Chen Chuanren May 05, 2021
FedEx Express and its partners have begun a series of humanitarian flights to India, delivering much needed medical supplies and oxygen concentrators.
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MAG Expands Firefly, Puts Focus On End-Of-Lease MRO

By Chen Chuanren May 05, 2021
Malaysia Aviation Group is giving its smaller airline Firefly more flexibility to capture the domestic and regional market while aiming to avoid cannibalization of routes operated by Malaysia Airlines. 
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Allegiant Sees Solid Growth Opportunities Throughout 2021

By Lori Ranson May 05, 2021
Although Allegiant Air could grow its capacity by 20% in the back half of this year, the airline is taking a measured approach to expansion  as it evaluates a favorable used aircraft market, which it can continue to access in the future.
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South African LCC Mango Battles On After Short Suspension

By Victoria Moores May 04, 2021
South African Airways’ (SAA) low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, Mango, has resumed operations, despite payment difficulties that forced the LCC to plan for a flight suspension beginning May 1.
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