End of Federal Aid Gave Airline Startups a Boost: Avelo Exec

Generous federal aid to U.S. airlines during the pandemic delayed and deferred the industry restructuring that had just started as the crisis began, startup Avelo's new chief financial officer says, arguing that as the industry restructures, even more opportunities for...

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How Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Change Airlines and Aerospace?

In this week's episode, Edward "Ned" Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan break down the many ways the Ukraine war will affect global aviation. Will lessors repossess jets by March 28? How will airlines reroute their polar flights? This global crisis has...

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Lufthansa Sees Minimal Fallout From Ukraine War

Russia's invasion of Ukraine will not affect Lufthansa's recovery plans, even if airspace closures require the German carrier to fly more circuitous routes to Asia. Lufthansa is predicting heavy summer leisure demand, particularly on European short- and medium-haul routes. Before...

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Sanctions on Russia for Ukraine War Could Reorder Global Aviation

President Joseph Biden's State of the Union announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. is closing off its airspace to Russian aircraft topped off a week of extraordinary upheaval in global aviation that shows no signs of settling down. The repercussions...

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Ukraine War and Airlines: Here’s What We Know so Far

The world's airlines have already begun to feel the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, just two days into the conflict, with more repercussions expected as the West and Moscow escalate sanctions and other punitive measures. Airlines around the world,...

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Airlines Face Major Business Disruptions From Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Global airlines could face severe disruptions from Russia's invasion of the Ukraine that could escalate if the West and Moscow volley sanctions at one another. Airlines, like Ryanair, Wizz Air, and Qatar Airways which as recently as Wednesday were flying...

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What Will Business Travel Look Like This Year?

This week, Accenture's Emily Weiss, global travel lead, and Scott Davidson, managing director-travel industry, talk to host Madhu Unnikrishnan about how different business travel may look when it returns. If the pandemic has taught the travel industry anything it's the...

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AirAsia Plans to Add 100 Air Taxis to Ridesharing Platform

Capital A, the company formerly known as AirAsia, is jumping on the electric air taxi bandwagon with an order for up to 100 of the aircraft for its ridesharing platform in Southeast Asia. The order affirms the global race to...

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Airbus Predicts Return of Strong Asia-Pacific Demand Post-Pandemic

The Asia-Pacific region will get past its current doldrums and return to leading the world in air transport growth. The region will need 17,620 new aircraft by 2040, Airbus predicts in its latest forecast. That's hard to see now, however....

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The ULCC Shakeup

Big news in the U.S. ultra-low-cost-carrier market this week, as Spirit and Frontier announced their plans to merge. Meanwhile, Allegiant's long-serving CEO Maury Gallagher, who helmed one of the most profitable airlines in the world, announced his retirement. Madhu Unnikrishnan...

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Mesa Airlines CEO Blames Regulators For Pilot Shortage

Mesa Air Group CEO Jonathan Ornstein blasted U.S. requirements that pilots have 1,500 of flight experience before they can take the helm of a commercial aircraft and argued for lawmakers to reduce the number of hours on Thursday. The regional...

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Where Will Ryanair Put Its ‘Gamechangers?’

Boeing hinted it would launch a new aircraft, and it did: The 777-8F, a freighter variant of its 777X program. Launch customer Qatar Airways put in an order for up to 50 of the new aircraft. Meanwhile, Ryanair's normally bullish...

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