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Hawaiian Airlines Having One Hot Summer as Mainland Demand Beats 2019

Hawaiian Airlines is enjoying someting of a "hot vaxxed summer" as it seeks to fulfill an almost insatiable demand for vacations in its home state. The carrier now is flying more routes and passengers between the U.S. mainland and the...

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Ryanair Wants to Win the European Travel Recovery

No one has ever called Ryanair or its colorful CEO Michael O'Leary bashful, and that's proving to be true as European travelers slowly return to the sky. The discounter has big ambitions to grow and capture a larger share of...

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Air Canada Sees ‘Green Shoots’ as Domestic, U.S. Travel Returns

Air Canada has begun the long slog to recovery as its namesake country slowly begins unwinding travel restrictions that have hobbled its airlines for more than a year. The Montreal-based carrier is seeing "steady increases" in bookings for domestic, U.S.,...

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Southwest Airlines Faces Hiring Crunch as Flights Ramp Up

Southwest Airlines has the planes and the map to meet the rapid return of travelers and then some as the coronavirus pandemic wanes in the U.S. It has ordered hundreds of additional Boeing 737 Max jets, added 18 new destinations...

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United Bullish on 2022 Growth and Profits Despite Variant Fears

United Airlines may do what few thought was possible just a year-and-a-half ago as the coronavirus pandemic brought global air travel to a near standstill. Barring an unforeseen reversal of the recovery — like maybe the rapidly spreading Delta variant...

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Aeromexico Wants a Piece of Mexico’s Travel Recovery With New 737 Max Deal

Aeromexico is growing its orderbook with a new deal for 12 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft as it positions itself to take a larger slice of Mexican travel market recovery. The Mexico City-based carrier has signed a letter of intent...

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Italy’s New Airline Is Ready to Take Off Into a Changed Market This October

Italy's new national carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is set to take flight into a changed European marketplace this October under a new plan recently approved by European officials. ITA will launch with the best — read most profitable —...

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Volaris Looks South for Growth as Mexico’s Domestic Airline Market Recovers

Mexican discounter Volaris is grabbing growth opportunities at home and venturing further south in Latin America as travel rebounds from the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline plans to add 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft to its fleet by the end of...

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Leisure Carrier French Bee Resumes Paused Transatlantic Flights

French Bee's plans to launch Newark-Paris Orly flights last year were put on ice when the world shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the French leisure carrier is making good on its expansion, with its first flight on...

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Delta Goes Back to the Future With Used A350 and 737 Deals

Delta Air Lines took a page out of its own playbook with dual deals for gently-used Airbus A350 and Boeing 737 aircraft as it looks to accelerate its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The deal is a throwback to the...

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Saudi Arabia Thinks Its New Airline Can Dethrone the Middle East’s Legacy Carriers

Saudia Arabia's government made news earlier this month when it hinted at plans to build a global airline, based in the kingdom, to take on regional powerhouses Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad. But will Saudi Arabia be able to dethrone...

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United Is Chasing an Elusive Future With a Huge Order for Electric Aircraft

United Airlines and regional carrier Mesa Air Group have been making waves with unconventional aircraft orders, and today is no different. The two carriers announced a potential 200-aircraft order with Gothenburg, Sweden-based Heart Aerospace for an electric 19-seat regional aircraft....

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