JetBlue Shakes Up Airline Status Quo With Audacious Spirit Bid

JetBlue Airways pulled off a rare surprise in the airline industry when it unveiled a $3.6 billion proposal to acquire Spirit Airlines on April 5. The combination would create a fifth-largest U.S. carrier and supplant the proposed $2.9 billion merger...

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European Airlines Want EU Support to Help Meet Sustainability Goals

European airlines are mounting a unified front against the European Commission's proposed climate legislation that aims to reduce carbon emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels by the end of the decade. “Airlines want to decarbonize. We have to decarbonize....

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Ryanair, EasyJet Make Progress on Pandemic Recovery Expansion

Ryanair and EasyJet are targeting markets where competitors have made deep cuts to grow as Europe emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Topping that list are destinations in southern Europe. Speaking at the Airlines for Europe Aviation Summit on March 31,...

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Delta Plans New Lie-Flat Transcontinental Seats in Premium Travel Push

Delta Air Lines is planning a new premium transcontinental product on some of its Airbus A321neo aircraft, in a signal that it will defend its position as the premium U.S. carrier amid renewed competition from other airlines. The Atlanta-based carrier...

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Berlin Airport Prepares for Busy Summer as EasyJet, Eurowings, Others Add Routes

Berlin is gearing up for a hot vaxxed summer this year. Covid restrictions have eased and the city's long-delayed new airport Berlin Brandenburg is finally fully operational, and that has prompted a wave of new air service even with the...

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U.S. to Require Airlines to Disclose Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would require airlines to disclose actual greenhouse-gas emissions in as little as two years. The move would bring an end to the industry's vague approach to carbon emission...

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Air New Zealand Confident in Return of Long-Haul Travel With New York Flights

Air New Zealand will launch its Covid-delayed ultra-long-haul nonstop to New York this September, putting to bed skepticism that 14-hour-plus flights could be casualties of the pandemic. The Star Alliance carrier will begin nonstop flights between Auckland and New York...

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LAX, Orlando Among U.S. Airports to Debut New Terminals in $13 Billion Overhauls

The Terminal 2/3 Delta Sky Way in Los Angeles to the South Terminal Complex in Orlando are just a few of the multi-billion dollar expansion projects poised to open at airports across the U.S. in the coming months. Pieces of...

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Why Brazilian Airline Gol Actually Likes Higher Fuel Prices in 2022

Gol is optimistic about 2022, betting that high commodity prices coupled with capacity discipline in Brazil will accelerate its financial recovery to at or above pre-pandemic levels. The optimism is somewhat counterintuitive outside of Brazil. Despite quickly recovering travel demand,...

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SkyWest Drops Flights to 29 Small Cities as Pilot Shortage Worsens

SkyWest Airlines notified the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday of its intent to end flights to 29 cities within 90 days. All of the destinations are served under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which provides subsidies to airlines...

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The U.S. Pilot Shortage May Not Peak Until 2023

The pilot shortage in the U.S. will get worse before it gets better, according to a the second-largest regional airline in the country, Republic Airways. Republic Chief Financial Officer Joseph Allman forecasts the shortage reaching its apex — or "its...

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Airbus, Boeing Aircraft Delayed by Supply Chain Woes: Udvar-Hazy

Air Lease Corp.'s Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy is frustrated with Airbus and Boeing. The lessor faces delivery delays for "every one of our single-aisle" aircraft from the two major airframers as supply chain issues mount. "The supply chain, starting with...

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