Podcast

Just What’s Happening in Newark?

Airlines are sparring over Newark Liberty International Airport, as United claims the FAA is allowing low-cost-carriers to go over the 79 flight operations per hour cap. But Spirit and JetBlue refute that claim and say United should reduce its own...

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AirBaltic Leases Ukrainian Aircraft Due to Shortage of Airbus A220 Spare Parts

In one of the most tangible demonstrations of the how geopolitics, economics, and the pandemic have affected airlines, AirBaltic will operate a Boeing 737-900 owned and crewed by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) this summer. The arrangement, called a "wet-lease," will...

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Air Canada Forecasts 2023 for Full Recovery, Longer Than U.S. Peers

Air Canada expects traffic and revenues to start matching 2019 levels by the first or second quarter of next year, with the full recovery now forecast for 2024, a sharp contrast from its peers in the U.S., which are increasingly...

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Pilots Union Sues American Airlines Over Training Practices

American Airlines faces a lawsuit from its pilots union over what the latter claims are labor law violations that speak to the airline's lack of preparedness for the upcoming peak summer travel season. The issue turns on who accompanies a...

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Delta Reaps Fuel Savings From Refinery Ownership

The rising cost of fuel is a concern for Delta Air Lines, but the Atlanta-based carrier enjoys a benefit few other airlines in the world can claim: Its own oil refinery. Delta will see a benefit of 20 cents per...

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EasyJet Plots Strong Summer Despite Continued Losses

EasyJet is predicting summer demand almost at 2019 levels, but the outlook is tempered by continued losses during the first three months of this year when the carrier grappled with the Omicron variant and a sharp drop in demand. Capacity...

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Flight Attendants Back Bill to Create National List of Unruly Flyers

The federal mask mandate on flights may be ending soon, but that won’t eliminate the threat of unruly passengers disrupting flights, the head of the largest U.S. flight attendants union warns. “I don’t view the two as related,” Association of...

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Airbus Can Meet Production Targets Despite Russian Titanium Constraints

Airbus' plans to aggressively ramp up aircraft production are on track, despite new constraints on the global supply of Russian titanium, a critical metal for aerospace manufacturing. The European airframer quashed rumors that its A320 and A350 production increases will...

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What’s Delta Planning at LAX?

Delta Air Lines is making a play for more premium passengers in Los Angeles. Our reporter Brian Sumers took a field trip to LAX to talk to Delta leaders to see what the airline thinks sets it apart at the...

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Aircraft Lessor AerCap Files Claims for $3.5 Billion in Assets Seized by Russia

AerCap had hoped to take something of a victory lap in the fourth quarter of 2021 as it closed its $30 billion acquisition of GECAS to become far and away the world's largest aircraft lessor. But when the war in...

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Alaska Airlines Retires A321neos, Dash 8s For Efficiency

Alaska Airlines is speeding up its transition to an all-Boeing fleet with new plans to retire the Airbus A321neo aircraft it inherited from Virgin America early. And in unexpected news, the Seattle-based carrier will also retire the De Havilland Dash...

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Mexico City’s New Airport Off to Slow Start

The first flight from Mexico City’s new airport took off on March 21, but whether the new facility can relieve congestion at the capital’s main airport remains to be seen. Felipe Angeles International Airport, located about 28 miles (45 km)...

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