Article • Routes and Networks

WestJet to Make Asia Debut

WestJet will make its long-anticipated debut to Asia next spring. The airline will launch thrice-weekly flights between its Calgary base and Tokyo Narita with Boeing 787s on April 30. WestJet executives had previously teased Asia, while not necessarily Tokyo, as...

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Article • Fleet

Last Boeing 747 Rolls Out

Airbus confirmed what most in the industry already knew: The planemaker will miss its target of around 700 aircraft deliveries in 2022. Instead, Airbus will deliver fewer than that but not "materially short" — whatever that means. The airframer has...

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Article • Jet Green

EU Finds France Can Ban Flights for Trains

The European Union has upheld France’s landmark 2021 climate law that bans select flights on routes where trains are time competitive. The decision, from European Commissioner of Transport Adina-Ioana Valean, found that the country can bar domestic flights where trains can make...

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Article • Weekly Skies

A Whole New AirAsia

The pandemic has wrought big changes on Southeast Asia’s largest budget airline, AirAsia. The collection of carriers, primarily owned by Malaysia’s Capital A, is preparing to launch a new airline in Cambodia while also on the cusp of a major...

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Article • By the Numbers

Q3 Earnings Scoreboard

Airlines are ranked by operating margins for the July-to-September 2022 period, or calendar third quarter, excluding special accounting items. Pegasus, a low-cost carrier in Turkey, was turbocharged by booming inbound tourism and access to Russian traffic now off limits to...

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Article • Weekly Skies

SIA to Take Air India Stake Through Vistara Deal

Air India and Vistara are to merge under a deal between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines that also secures the latter’s foothold in the rapidly growing aviation market. The combination, which has been speculated about for months, will solidify Air India's position...

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Article • Sky Money

Air Lease Raises $700 Million

Air Lease Corp. priced a $700 million senior unsecured issue with an interest rate of 5.85 percent last week. The medium-term notes are due in December 2027. ALC will use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including purchasing aircraft and...

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Article • Routes and Networks

Norse Ups New York-Paris Competition

New Yorkers must be dying to get to Paris next summer. Long-haul, low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways is the latest to debut new flights between the cities with plans for a daily New York JFK-Paris Charles de Gaulle service on a...

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Article • State of the Unions

United to Open 2 New Pilot Bases

United will open new pilot bases in Florida and Nevada next spring, in a move that comes as contact negotiations with its pilots union, ALPA, continue after crews rejected an initial agreement in November. The Chicago-based carrier plans to open...

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Article • Fleet

Delta Introduces First Former Lion Air 737

Delta quietly introduced the first of 33 used Boeing 737s formerly flown by Lion Air in November. The first, registered N951DX, of the fleet of 737-900ERs entered service between Atlanta and Panama City, Fla., on November 18, according to FlightRadar24. Delta...

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Article • Feature Story

EasyJet Profits on Privileged Airport Positions

In the rabidly competitive airline industry, profits don’t come easy. Europe’s low-fare giant EasyJet, however, has found a way. Last week, the orange-colored carrier reported financial results for its fiscal year that ended in September (it reports just twice a...

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Article • Weekly Skies

The Return of Turkey Travel

Thanksgiving travel is back, well nearly. U.S. airlines anticipated flyer numbers just shy of 2019 levels making this turkey day the busiest holiday for travel since the pandemic. Security screening numbers at U.S. airports have been slightly above, or a...

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