Wizz Air Sees Opportunity in Crisis With Italy, UK Expansions

Wizz Air is using the crisis to expand its network in a push that its CEO József Váradi sees as both strengthening the company and accelerating its recovery. During its 2021 fiscal year that ended in March, the Hungarian discounter...

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What Travel Recovery, Asks Swiss International Air Lines

Europeans may be flocking to Mediterranean beaches for getaways delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but — at least at Swiss International Air Lines — the rise in leisure bookings belies a broader travel recovery. "We regretfully still see no signs...

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Hawaiian Subsidiary Ohana Latest Coronavirus Airline Casualty

Hawaiian Airlines has pulled the plug on its regional turboprop subsidiary, Ohana, which had been temporarily grounded in January. The carrier cited a lack of sustainable restart options for the decision. The closure of Ohana will affect 92 staff at...

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Azul and Latam Airlines Break Off Partnership Over Merger Overtures in Brazil

The pandemic partnership of Azul and Latam Airlines broke up faster than almost anyone expected. Latam is pulling the plug on the codeshare and frequent flyer relationship on August 22 — less than a year after the pact launched —...

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Aeromexico and Volaris Likely to Bear Brunt of FAA’s Rebuke of Mexico’s Aviation Regulator

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Mexico's safety rating to Category 2, blocking the cross-border expansion plans of Mexican airlines and potentially putting Aeromexico's restructuring in jeopardy. Mexican carriers Aeromar, Aeromexico, Viva Aerobus and Volaris flights are affected by...

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American Airlines Forecasts Pent-Up Business Demand Could Exceed Pre-Covid Levels Starting Next Year

Much has been said about the pent-up leisure demand that is driving dramatic air traffic recoveries in domestic markets from Australia to China and the U.S. Now, American Airlines executives are embracing the idea of pent-up business travel demand that...

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United Beats JetBlue Into Newark Airport’s New Terminal A That Opens in 2022

Which airlines will operate from a new terminal under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport is a hot topic in the hyper-competitive New York City market. United Airlines, which operates a large hub at the airport, is the shoo-in favorite....

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Qantas, Virgin Australia Expand on Strong Domestic Travel Rebound in Australia

Australia's domestic travel market is rebounding quickly after a successful national effort to keep Covid-19 in check with strict border controls and even domestic travel restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. Both Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia are...

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JetBlue Uses Pandemic to Land at London Heathrow in August

London is finally becoming a reality for JetBlue Airways. Hot on the heels of the EU’s decision to reopen to vaccinated travelers and those from so-called safe countries, JetBlue unveiled details of its long-planned service to London. Flights between its New York JFK base...

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United Expands Long-Haul Routes as Mainstay China Is Slow to Recover

A United Airlines jet flew to Ghana for the first time in almost a decade on May 14. In a few weeks, the airline will operate its first-ever flight to Johannesburg and, in July, the carrier will launch its first-ever...

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Southwest Makes Play to Be Among Largest Carriers to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines is making a move to become one of the largest airlines flying between the continental U.S. and Hawaii after little more than two years in the market to the 50th state. The Dallas-based carrier will add 15 new...

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American Plans a Smaller, More Profitable International Network Post-Pandemic

American Airlines is making no small plans for its network recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. But those plans are not necessarily what one might think: It will continue to grow domestically around its largest hubs but internationally it will come...

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