BOC Aviation Reports 99% Of Its Owned Fleet Placed In Q3

By Victoria Moores Oct 18, 2021
Singapore-headquartered BOC Aviation achieved 99% utilization for its owned-aircraft fleet for the quarter ended Sept. 30.
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Fuel Price Jump Will Challenge Airline Financials Near-Term

By Sean Broderick Oct 18, 2021
Airline executives still fretting over the pace of travel recovery in many markets now face another potentially significant short-term headache: rising fuel prices.
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Daily Memo: Cargo’s Star Power Shows No Signs Of Fading Anytime Soon
With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future. 
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Eurocontrol Sees Recovery To Pre-Pandemic Flight Numbers By 2023

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
Eurocontrol said a recovery to 2019 levels of passenger and cargo flights in Europe could come as early as 2023. 
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Etihad Airways Raises $1.2B In Sustainability-Linked Loan

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
Etihad Airways has raised $1.2 billion in the first sustainability-linked loan (SLL) tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in global aviation.
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Uzbekistan’s First Private Airline Expands Network

By Maxim Pyadushkin Oct 15, 2021
Qanot Sharq, the first private passenger airline in Uzbekistan, is quickly growing its network.
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Aegean Airlines Takes Majority Stake In Romania’s Animawings

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 15, 2021
Under the arrangement Aegean will co-manage the airline and send three of its aircraft to support the leisure carrier for the summer 2022 season.
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Airblue’s First A321neo A Sign Of The Times For LCCs In Pakistan

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 15, 2021
Pakistan-based LCC airblue has received its first of two Airbus A321neo, becoming the first operator of an Airbus neo aircraft in the country.
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JetBlue Aims To Strengthen UK Sales For Its Transatlantic Flights

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
After launching its first transatlantic service to London Heathrow in August, JetBlue Airways is taking steps to build brand awareness to bolster point of sales in the UK. 
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British Airways To Hire New Cabin Crew For Summer 2022

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 15, 2021
The recruitment drive comes after BA said that it is finally seeing a demand for travel return.
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Qantas Accelerates Long-Haul Restart As Border Rules Ease

By Adrian Schofield Oct 15, 2021
The Australian state of New South Wales plans to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated residents returning home, prompting Qantas to…
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Daily Memo: Air India’s New Owner Must Face Debt, Fleet, LCC Competition Issues

By Adrian Schofield Oct 14, 2021
Tata Group won the bidding contest, but now faces many challenges in operating its new acquisition as a viable business.
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Breeze Airways Sees Large E190 Fleet In Its Long-Term Plan
U.S. startup Breeze Airways sees a long-term place for Embraer E190-series regional jets in its network even with larger, more efficient Airbus A220s on the way, as the carrier focuses on filling domestic and international niches that align with its strategy.
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Alitalia Operates Last Flight As Successor ITA Prepares To Take Off
Alitalia made its last flight Oct. 14, bringing an end to more than 70 years of operations as successor Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) prepares its launch.
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Norway’s Flyr To Lease Six New 737 MAXs From Air Lease Corp.

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 14, 2021
Norwegian startup Flyr has signed a letter of intent with Air Lease Corporation for six Boeing 737-8s, which are set to be delivered directly from Boeing in the first half of 2022.  
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United Airlines Ramps Up Transatlantic Network For Summer 2022

By David Casey Oct 14, 2021
The Chicago-based carrier is adding five new points to its route map.
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Wizz Air Targets Ukraine After Country Signs EU Open-Skies Treaty

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 14, 2021
The European Union and Ukraine have reached an agreement on a common aviation area after 15 years of negotiations.
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Flair Eyes ‘Non-Existent’ Canada-U.S. Weekend Market
ULCC Flair Airlines is hoping to open up the U.S. short-break market for Canadian travelers by price stimulation.
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Ryanair Returns To UK Domestic Market
The ULCC will resume UK domestic service in December after a hiatus of almost a year.
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Air Astana Looks To Capture Demand For ‘Lifestyle’ Destinations
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana is aiming to tap into demand for longer stays outside traditional seasons with the addition of twice-weekly flights to Phuket, Thailand.
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Hayes Says JetBlue-American Competition ‘Aggressive’ Outside NEA

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2021
Despite recent efforts by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to block the Northeast Alliance (NEA) between JetBlue Airways and American Airlines, JetBlue stresses the two airlines engage in solid competition outside the tie-up.
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European Leaders To Discuss Travel Restriction Evolution

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 13, 2021
When the next European Council meeting of European leaders convenes in Brussels Oct. 21-22, the agenda will include a discussion of the evolution of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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Despite Improved Demand, Delta Girds For Q4 Loss As Fuel Costs Rise

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2021
Delta Air Lines believes headwinds created by the delta coronavirus variant have waned, but a sharp rise in fuel prices is creating pressure on the company’s 2021 fourth quarter (Q4) performance. 
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Icelandair Seeking To Lease Two More Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 13, 2021
Icelandair is seeking to secure leasing contracts for two more Boeing 737-MAX aircraft, its COO said, as the airline looks forward to a recovery in demand driven by the relaxation of U.S. border restrictions.
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AirBaltic To Impose 100% Vaccine Mandate For Staff By Mid-November

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 13, 2021
AirBaltic is requiring all of the airline’s staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-November. 
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