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Pandemic-Strengthened Volaris Plots Aggressive Fourth-Quarter Growth

Although most airlines see hope in the fourth quarter and beyond, few can say they are in better shape now than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the industry. But that's precisely what Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Volaris claims in...

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Qantas Expansion Shows Power of Vaccinations in Travel Recovery

After standing down almost all of its entire international network for more than a year, Qantas Airways is coming back with a vengeance. The carrier is adding Delhi to its map, accelerating the return of its Airbus A380s and will...

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Southwest Slows Pandemic Recovery Amid Operational and Staffing Issues

Southwest Airlines is backing off plans for a quick recovery following a series of operational challenges that culminated in a meltdown that saw nearly 2,000 flights cancelled earlier this month. The Dallas-based carrier has cut fourth-quarter capacity by 3 points...

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Alaska Plans for ‘Choppy’ Recovery as Delta Variant Takes a Bite Out of Bookings

Unlike some of its peers, Alaska Airlines is striking a note of caution on the trajectory of the recovery, predicting that it will be "choppy," despite reporting its first quarterly profit since the pandemic began. Bookings for travel in the...

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Norse Atlantic Confident in U.S. Approval With Lawmakers and Unions on Board

By most accounts, leisure demand across the Atlantic Ocean next summer will be strong, with some arguing that leisure traffic could best even the summer of 2019. Airlines on both sides of the ocean have aircraft to spare, with travel...

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Alaska’s Pilots Union Asks For More Benefits as Airline Recovers

Talks between Alaska Airlines and its pilots union took a turn when the pilots asked management to bring their benefits up to par with crews at competing airlines. The development is the latest chapter in negotiations that have run for...

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United Airlines in Talks With Dulles Airport to Make Overdue Concourse Upgrades

United Airlines and the operator of Washington Dulles International Airport are in talks over a potential multi-billion dollar upgrade that could see the airport's widely derided Concourse C/D finally replaced. The project, which Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) CEO Jack...

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Philippine Airlines to End New York, Toronto Flights Under Restructuring Plan

Bankrupt Philippine Airlines will end service to New York and Toronto as part of a rejigging of its route map under a restructuring plan it filed with a U.S. bankruptcy court on Thursday. Citing "structural issues impacting profitability," the Manila-based...

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Airlines Bring Back Airbus A380s as International Travelers Return

Singapore Airlines is the latest global carrier to return its Airbus A380s to regular service amid the pick up in long-haul international travel. With the superjumbo scheduled to return in November, SIA joins the likes of British Airways, Qantas Airways...

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Delta Sees Promise in Premium Leisure Demand

Delta Air Lines leadership believes the way people travel has undergone a "structural" change as more leisure passengers opt to fly in the front of the aircraft. The Atlanta-based carrier is now planning to fly more premium seats as it...

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United Airlines Begins P&W 777 Engine Modifications Ahead of FAA Action

United Airlines has begun modifications to its fleet of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-family engines that have been grounded since an engine failure over Denver in February. The Chicago-based carrier, in collaboration with Boeing, has begun modifications to...

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Southwest Airlines: Don’t Blame Our Weekend From Hell on Pilots

Southwest Airlines said it is climbing out of the operational meltdown on Monday, after cancelling close to 2,000 flights in a three-day period starting on Saturday. The carrier said a combination of bad weather, air traffic control issues, and larger...

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