Podcast: Norse Atlantic CEO Explains Long-Haul Startup’s Strategy

By David Casey May 26, 2022
Can Norse Atlantic make a success of the low-cost transatlantic business model? Ahead of Norse's inaugural flight in June, CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen tells Routes Editor-in-Chief David Casey how the airline plans to succeed where others have failed.
Air Transport

Alaska Airlines Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike

By Ben Goldstein May 25, 2022
Pilots at Alaska Airlines have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, as contract negotiations with management fail to make meaningful progress.
Airlines & Lessors
SAF Is This Decade’s Premier Enabler Of Emissions Reduction, American Exec Says
SAF and new-generation, more fuel-efficient aircraft will be the main levers in achieving the aviation industry’s goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, American Airlines' head of ESG says.
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Daily Memo: Delta’s Boarding Pay Policy Will Inevitably Spread Through The Industry
Delta Air Lines broke ranks with its peers when it announced plans to become the first U.S. carrier to begin paying flight attendants during the passenger boarding process. 
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Frontier CEO: JetBlue-Spirit Merger Would Raise Fares, Cut Destinations
A merger of U.S. ULCCs Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines would create more low fares for more people to more places, while a merger of Spirit and JetBlue Airlines would create the opposite, Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle said.
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Iceland’s PLAY Halts Orlando Plans Due To Fuel Costs
The 3X-weekly route was due to start in September but will not go ahead as previously proposed.
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Flyadeal Plans Continued Expansion With New Narrowbody Order
Saudi LCC flyadeal is considering an order for up to 50 new narrowbodies as it continues to grow.
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EAN Boosts North Sea Inflight Connectivity

By Victoria Moores May 25, 2022
Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom have formed a partnership with offshore communications specialist Tampnet that will improve European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight connectivity on high-density Northern European routes.
Interiors & Connectivity
Lufthansa Group Confirms ITA Airways Bid
Lufthansa Group is in the running for a stake in ITA Airways after confirming it made a bid in conjunction with shipping group MSC.
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KLM Faces Legal Challenge Over Eco-Advertising

By Victoria Moores May 25, 2022
Dutch eco-lobby group Fossielvrij NL is threatening to take KLM to court, after publicly challenging the Dutch carrier’s sustainability advertising as “dangerous deception” during an Air France-KLM shareholders’ meeting in Paris.
Airlines & Lessors

Beluga Rides On New Air Freight Demand

By Chen Chuanren May 25, 2022
The Singapore military has contracted Airbus to deliver its new batch of H225M helicopters from France, ferried on the company’s BelugaST transporter.
Airlines & Lessors
Thai AirAsia To Raise $58M To Strengthen Financials
Thai AirAsia is planning to raise THB2 billion ($58 million) via debentures to institutional investors and “high net worth individuals” in a bid to stabilize the airline’s balance sheets. 
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Jetstar Outlines Timetable For A321LR Deliveries
Australia’s Jetstar Airways is preparing to receive its first Airbus A321LR, which will also mark the start of A320neo-family deliveries for the airline.
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Spirit Airlines CEO Blasts ‘Cynical’ JetBlue Tender Offer
Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie is reiterating his firm opposition to the hostile takeover effort initiated by JetBlue Airways, describing it as a “cynical” attempt to disrupt Spirit’s planned merger with Frontier Airlines. 
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India’s Jet Airways To Resume Flying In Third Quarter

By David Casey May 24, 2022
The airline is one of two carriers poised to enter the Indian market over the coming months alongside Akasa Air.
Airlines & Lessors

EasyJet Ancillaries Boosted By Revenue-Management Approach

By Victoria Moores May 24, 2022
UK LCC easyJet is already seeing summer 2022 yields rise above 2019 levels, partly driven by the yield-management of ancillary revenues.
Airlines & Lessors
Russian Startup Halts Operations As Cessna Aircraft Prove Unavailable
Kamchatka Airlines, an aviation startup from Russia’s Far East, has stopped operations due to the lack of Western-made aircraft.
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Daily Memo: New CEOs Will Steer Indian Carriers Out Of Pandemic Period

By Adrian Schofield May 24, 2022
High-profile leadership moves by Indian carriers highlight the fact that the country’s airline industry is entering a new phase.
Airlines & Lessors

Air France-KLM Launches $2.4B Capital Increase

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 24, 2022
The airline group will issue 1.93 million new shares and said it intends to “free itself” from the European conditions that govern the state aid it was awarded earlier on in the pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Europe’s Airlines Consider The Cost Of Emissions Reductions

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 24, 2022
Progress on the region’s decarbonization legislation is highlighting the challenge ahead for airlines.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Higher Fares Likely Weighed On U.S. Travel Demand In April

By Ben Goldstein May 23, 2022
The ability of U.S. airlines to pass along higher costs for fuel and labor through increased fares may have hit its limit in April.
Airlines & Lessors

Flyr Bucks The LCC Model With Openness To Partnerships

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
Norwegian LCC newcomer Flyr is open to potential partnerships with other airlines, including interline agreements and codeshares.
Airlines & Lessors

Norway’s Wideroe Eyes More DHC8-400s, E-Jets

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
Norwegian regional airline Wideroe is looking to add up to five more De Havilland Canada DHC8-400s by 2023 and is considering another three Embraer E-Jets, although this depends on fuel prices.
Airlines & Lessors

EasyJet Adds Climate Change To Its Corporate-Risk Register

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
UK LCC easyJet has added “Climate Change Transition” as a specific item on its corporate-risk register, highlighting the growing significance of sustainability to airline operations.
Airlines & Lessors

How Lessors Are Putting Sustainability Into Aircraft Financing

By Victoria Moores May 23, 2022
Leasing companies are working together to support the global air transport’s collective goal of meeting 2050 net-zero carbon emission goals. The…
Airlines & Lessors