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Allegiant announces its first agreement with the Teamsters

Allegiant Air today announced that the company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing Allegiant’s workforce of maintenance technician and related employees, have reac...
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Hong Kong Airlines to increase service between Hong Kong and Shanghai in May

Hong Kong Airlines has made this announcement:To cater for the needs of passengers, flight frequency in May between Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong will be increased. Meanwhile, services between Hong Ko...
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American expects to fly more than 90% of its domestic seat capacity compared to summer 2019 this summer

American Airlines made this announcement:This summer, American Airlines is giving customers more than 150 new opportunities to reconnect with friends and family as it continues to rebuild its network ...
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Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG sign partnership to advance sustainable aviation fuel made from municipal solid waste

Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MOU builds on a long h...
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easyJet expects a first half loss before tax in the range of £690 to £730 million

easyJet (UK) released this financial statement:SummaryeasyJet has operated a disciplined flying program over the winter months whilst continuing to deliver a major restructuring and cost reduction pro...
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TAROM to restructure its fleet, will sell 14 aircraft

TAROM has announced it is restructuring its fleet in order to become profitable by 2025.The airline has offered for sale:4 Airbus A318-100s (YR-ASA, YR-ASB, YR-ASC and YR-ASD)4 Boeing 737-300s (...
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PLAY aims to fill the WOW Air void in Iceland, raises $35 million

PLAY (Keflavik) is a new prospective low-cost carrier based in Iceland.The company has raised $35 million through a private share offering.PLAY is a new low-cost airline proposing to operate flights b...
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WestJet extends sun-flight suspensions until June 4

WestJet has announced it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4, 2021.Photo: Adrian Edwards.“We are extending ...
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United Airlines to lead industry switch to sustainable aviation fuel with global corporations, customers

United Airlines has made this announcement:United Airlines continues to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future with the launch of the first-of-its-kind Eco-Skies Alliance SM  program. Wor...
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SmartLynx Airlines will be operating charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus this summer

SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus. From summer 2021, it will fly to tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands for TUI Deutschl...
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JetBlue and Qatar Airways expand strategic codeshare partnership

JetBlue Airways today announced it is expanding its codeshare with Qatar Airways to offer customers more ways to book travel to international destinations aboard the global partner airline. The new co...
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GoJet Airlines joins United Airlines’ aviate pilot development program

GoJet Airlines today announced it is joining Aviate, United Airlines’ innovative pilot development program. Aviate provides those who aspire to a career as a United captain with the most direct ...
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Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines to reinforce their partnership

Air France-KLM has made this announcement:In the context of the participation of China Eastern Airlines to the share capital increase of Air France-KLM, both airline groups have decided to extend the ...
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Upstart flypop signs multiple aircraft Airbus A330-300 leasing deal with Avolon

Flypop is a new British long-haul airline. The upstart has announced it has signed a multiple aircraft Airbus A330-300 lease deal with Avolon.Flypop intends to fly to the ‘Second Cities’ i...
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Upstart Sky Alps leases two Dash 8-400 aircraft from Chorus Aviation

Sky Alps (Bolzano) is a new airline in the South Tyrol part of Italy. It plans to commence domestic and regional operations this summer.Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced it has entered into agreement...
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CNN: How American Airlines pulls planes

From CNN: American Airlines is planning to put all of its stored airliners back into service by the end of this month. Watch and read how the airline’s maintenance crews prepare the stored aircr...
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SAS: Continued strict travel restrictions, but Easter holidays lead to increase in travel during March

SAS has issued its traffic figures for March 2021:In March 310,000 passengers flew with SAS, an increase of about 40% compared with February, but almost 70% lower than the same month last year. The in...
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CNN: Everglades Jetport: The ‘world’s greatest airport’ that never was

The full story of TNT in the Everglades from CNN:Everglades Jetport: Conceived at the end of the 1960s, Florida’s Everglades Jetport was supposed to be an airport five times the size of New York...
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Air Canada and Government of Canada conclude agreements on liquidity program

Air Canada has announced that it has entered into a series of debt and equity financing agreements with the Government of Canada, which will allow Air Canada to access up to $5.879 billion in liquidit...
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Could Heathrow Airport be at risk of collapse?

By Guest Editor Piers Moore Ede.Here are a few key facts:Heathrow is experiencing its lowest passenger numbers since the 1970s.Every month saw at least an 80% fall in passenger numbers when compared t...