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Biden Transportation Department Zeros in on Aviation Emissions in Climate Push

President Joseph Biden has promised a buffet of initiatives aimed at combating climate change, ranging from an expected investment in high-speed rail to an emerging focus on sustainable aviation fuel. Climate change is a "huge priority" for the new administration,...

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Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Airlines’ Quest to Fly More Efficient Jets

Lufthansa is bidding auf wiedersehen to the Airbus A380s, as the group joins the growing list of airlines retiring the superjumbos in favor of smaller, more efficient models as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during the group's fourth-quarter...

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Delta Trimming of Routes Portends Larger Industry Reconfiguration of Flights

As Delta Air Lines plans for a smaller future, it's cutting its number of focus cities, making changes to its network most have expected since the coronavirus pandemic first rocked the industry a year ago. Speaking at a Raymond James...

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Behind Porter’s Scrappy Fight to Save the Airline

Few airlines exist around the world left unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic, with most drastically slashing schedules and operations, but few have gone into hibernation. That's what Canada's Porter Airlines has done, grounding its flights on March 21 last year...

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United Airlines Looks to Recovery by Bolstering Fleet With Even More Boeing 737 Max Jets

United Airlines has committed to flying more than 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft with an add-on order for another 25 of the type. The Chicago-based carrier unveiled an order for 25 more 737 Maxes due in 2023. That brings its...

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The IAG Deal That Will Create a New European Mega Hub

International Airlines Group (IAG) sees European authorities signing off on its renegotiated deal to acquire Air Europa later this year, as the conglomerate positions the acquisition as necessary to create a competitive alternative to other large European hubs. The combination...

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Exclusive: United Airlines Goes the Last Mile With New Bus Service to Ski Resorts

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the airline business, forcing carriers to simultaneously scale back operations and look for new opportunities. Many have tested new, out-of-the-box routes, some have elbowed into major airports while others have even tried selling inflight meals...

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Alaska Airlines Signals Improving Recovery by No Longer Offering Updates on Cash Burn

The coronavirus pandemic recovery is looking just a little bit brighter for airlines, from surging bookings at EasyJet to signals of a new phase financially at Alaska Airlines. Seattle-based Alaska has dropped the metric that the industry has focused on...

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The United Airlines Engine Failure Is a Story Being Wildly Botched by Media: Commentary

For the past several nights, television news in the U.S. has replayed terrifying footage of an engine on a United Airlines jet, in flames in flight along with scenes of huge bits of the engine scattered across a Colorado neighborhood....

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Finnair Sees Opportunity in Norwegian’s Woes

Finnair may be one of the few airlines in the world that could see its home market expand when the pandemic recedes. The carrier's Nordic competition is receding, leaving it in a good place to swoop in and grab market...

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How Long Will Airlines Continue to Extend Loyalty Perks?

How long will airlines continue to allow customers to extend loyalty benefits as vaccines begin to offer the prospect of people flying again? The short answer is it depends on the airline. Airlines are being challenged to find ways to...

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Air France-KLM Sees Strength in Amsterdam, Paris Hubs During Recovery

Air France-KLM is optimistic about the strength of its dual Amsterdam and Paris hubs in the coronavirus pandemic recovery, betting that they will be strong performers as flyers begin to come back in significant numbers. During the Paris-based group's fourth-quarter...

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