Omicron Surge Crimps United’s Capacity Plans

United Airlines' ambitious plans to fly 5 percent more capacity this year than in 2019 ran into an obstacle named Omicron. Due to the spread of the coronavirus variant, the airline now expects to fly less than it did in...

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AT&T, Verizon Delay 5G Rollout as Global Airlines Suspend U.S. Flights

AT&T and Verizon agreed on Tuesday to delay the rollout of their 5G wireless networks — scheduled to go live Wednesday — at several U.S. airports to give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airlines more time to determine if the...

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Aircastle Reports Stronger Quarter as Airlines Turn to Lessors For Fleet Needs

The pandemic brought new prominence to the aircraft leasing industry, as airlines, with their balance sheets battered by the crisis, increasingly have turned to lessors to supply their aircraft needs. But this prominence could accelerate a wave of consolidation in...

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Podcast

Will Boeing Become The Junior Partner in The Duopoly?

Airbus and Boeing have split the commercial aircraft market for a while, but analysts say Boeing could become the junior partner if it doesn't come up with something for the middle of the market. Hosts Madhu Unnikrishnan and Edward "Ned"...

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Airbus Uncertain of Timeline For Stretched A220

Airbus notched another win with an order for 22 A220s from regional-airline lessor Azorra, the first major order of the year for an airframer that reported a banner year last year, with more than 600 deliveries. The Azorra deal cements...

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Podcast

Cancellations Mar Airlines’ Holidays

It should have been a great holiday season for the U.S. industry, with bookings approaching 2019 levels, but a combination of Omicron-related crew shortages and terrible weather forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Edward Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan dig...

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Airline Opposition Prompts Wireless Companies to Delay 5G Rollout

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay their 5G wireless network rollout by two weeks, defusing for now a interagency fight that pits the wireless and technology companies and their regulator against the Transportation Department (DOT) and the airline and...

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Holiday Notice

Airline Weekly is taking a holiday break from Fri., Dec. 24, 2021-Mon., Jan. 3, 2022. We will update the site, however, in the event that news breaks that our readers really should know. The next issue of the weekly edition...

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FAA Proposes Fixes to Pratt & Whitney Engines on Boeing 777s

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recommending fixes to Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series engines that could see Boeing 777-200s and -300s powered by the jets return to service early next year. The aircraft have been grounded since earlier...

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Embraer’s Electric Aircraft Business Eve to Go Public Via $2.4 Billion SPAC

Embraer is spinning off its urban mobility subsidiary, Eve, through a special purpose acquisitions company (SPAC), Zanite, which will list on the New York Stock Exchange. The deal, which values the company at $2.4 billion, comes as the startup announces...

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Iceland’s Play Picks Boston, Baltimore as First U.S. Destinations

Icelandic startup Play has chosen its first U.S. destinations: Baltimore-Washington and Boston with flights set to launch on April 20 and May 11, respectively. The carrier, which got its U.S. Transportation Department permit in October, expects to reveal a third...

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Hawaiian Banks on Japan Reopening For Summer Recovery

Hawaiian Airlines expects its recovery to begin in earnest next summer, when it believes its essentially shuttered international network will spring back to life. Although the Omicron variant has roiled its recovery timeline, the carrier forecasts that key international markets...

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