Article • Fleet

Airlines Seek to Shed E190s

Copa, Avianca, Aeromexico, JetBlue, American… Azul too wants to shed its first-generation E190s as fast as possible. The Brazilian carrier now plans to do so by the end of next year, at which point all of its E-Jets will be...

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Article • Sky Money

Air India for Sale

The Air India sale process is heating up. According to newly-published guidelines, bidders will be able to buy 100% of the airline, incurring just one-third of its mammoth $8b debt burden. When India’s government last tried to sell just 76%...

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Article • Media

Air France Tries to Avert Hop Strike

Les Echos describes efforts by Air France to avert a strike at its regional airline Hop. Its union (SNPL) threatens to stop working every Friday from mid-February to late April, hoping to win pay rates and working conditions closer to...

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Article • Weekly Skies

2019 Q4 Earnings Continue

All Nippon Airways, as discussed in last week’s issue of Skift Airline Weekly, doesn’t like being less profitable than its archrival Japan Airlines. Well, that didn’t change last quarter, when its 8% operating margin fell short of JAL’s 11%. For...

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Article • Around the World

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Article • Around the World

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Article • Routes and Networks

Spirit’s Challenge to Southwest

Spirit is expanding from Baltimore BWI again, not at all intimidated by Southwest’s enormous size there. The ultra-LCC is adding more frequencies to Florida, namely Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. It’s adding more flights to Puerto Rico as well. Spirit says...

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Article • Feature Story

All Nippon Airways Looks to Dethrone its More Profitable Rival

If All Nippon Airways (ANA) has a bit of a chip on its shoulder, you can understand why. It was once Japan’s most profitable airline, routinely beating its larger, bloated rival Japan Airlines (JAL). After the Japanese government rescued JAL...

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Article • Marketing

Air France’s Business Class Experiment

Air France unveiled its new domestic business class offering, a component of its latest turnaround plan. Is there raging demand for business class travel on quick hops from Marseilles to Paris? Not really. But the airline thinks its longhaul business...

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Article • Landing Strip

Moscow’s Red Carpet

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo’s capital improvement program is going up a gear. The airport is reconstructing a runway, lengthening it to 3,350m and widening it to 60m. The project is expected to take 11 months and the airport, and main tenant Aeroflot, do not...

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Article • Fleet

Boeing’s Big Bit of Good News

The B777X, the world’s largest twinjet, took to the skies for its first flight on Jan. 25, after many weather-related delays. The four-hour flight was a success, offering Boeing a rare bit of recent good news. The 777X presented Boeing...

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Article • Sky Money

Coronavirus Impact in Asia

The world is on edge as a dangerous virus spreads from its origin in Wuhan, China. The Coronavirus outbreak is spreading worldwide via air travel, making airlines an important line of defense in the efforts at containment. Already, the economic...

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