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JetBlue’s Approval for London Routes Start of Larger Global Ambitions

JetBlue Airways has made the grade for takeoff to the UK this summer with the official green light for its planned service to London, a first step toward larger global ambitions. The UK Civil Aviation Authority granted the New York-based...

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Latest Airline Startup Connect Plans U.S.-Canada Routes

The coronavirus pandemic has proved a double-edged sword for airlines. While many carriers have faced the toughest challenges in their history, others are using those same struggles as an opportunity to expand — or start an entirely new airline. The...

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Washington National Airport Delivers New $400 Million Concourse Early Due to Pandemic Lull

Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, one of the few major airport projects that was able to use the coronavirus pandemic to open its doors early. The 14-gate facility will...

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American Adds to Summer Route Frenzy Amid Concerns of Overcapacity

U.S. airlines are scrambling to add leisure routes for this summer, as eager would-be travelers book flights amid the country's rapidly advancing vaccination program. American Airlines is adding to the frenzy with 10 more new routes — or more than...

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More Help for Canada’s Airlines is on the Way After Air Canada’s $5 Billion in Aid

Since the pandemic began, Canadian carriers have lobbied the federal government to provide aid to the industry, but other than supporting laid-off airline workers through existing unemployment assistance programs, Ottawa has stayed on the sidelines. That changed yesterday, when the...

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France Uses Climate Legislation to Replace Short Flights With Trains

French legislators are moving forward with plans to limit short flights in favor of the country's extensive high-speed rail network with a new law that bars most flights on select domestic routes. Part of a broad climate bill that aims...

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Norse Atlantic CEO: We Are Not Norwegian Air. Let’s Move On

Norse Atlantic Airways CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen brushed off comparisons to Norwegian Air and is confident the U.S. will approve the new airline in time for its planned transatlantic launch later this year or in the first quarter of next...

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Veteran Airline Exec Launching a New Airline on Heels of Pandemic Says Nothing Crazy About It

Andrew Levy sure sounds undaunted about the prospect of launching an airline in the teeth of the worst crisis for the industry in its century-long history. Is the former Allegiant and United executive crazy, or will time show the brilliance...

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Airlines Ready to Put Green Shoots Behind for Permanent Recovery

A year ago, airline industry leaders were excited by "green shoots" of emerging demand for summer travel. After a relatively busy summer season, the Covid pandemic surged, showing it wasn't done, and those green shoots withered. Now, with increasing vaccinations...

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Air Taxi Companies Sued Over Intellectual Property: What’s Behind the Lawsuit

Electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), or air taxis, flew from the realm of science fiction to the real world in the space of a few short months, touted by airlines, more focused on sustainability than ever, as a greener...

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Chinese Domestic Recovery Didn’t Help Stem $5 billion in 2020 Losses for Country’s Airlines

China's three largest airlines, Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern, released their 2020 results, reporting steep losses for the year. This was despite the country emerging relatively early from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis and despite the vast...

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United Airlines Marks Recovery Turning Point With Plans to Hire 300 Pilots

United Airlines will begin hiring pilots again after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, therefore becoming the first major U.S. carrier to do so ahead of what is forecast to be a strong summer for leisure travel. The...

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