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WestJet Orders More of Boeing’s Largest 737 Max as Certification Slides Into 2023

Boeing had good and bad news this week. The airframer landed a major order from long-time customer WestJet yet also learned that U.S. regulators are unlikely to certify the last two models of the 737 Max, which together have billions-of-dollars...

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JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

No one thinks the aviation industry's target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century will be easy. In fact, some argue that it's not fast enough in the face of the global climate crisis, but a...

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Canada’s Cargojet Is Confident Pandemic Success Was No Anomaly

Cargojet, which calls itself “Canada’s cargo airline,” gave a bullish assessment of its future earnings prospects, even amid major post-pandemic economic and competitive changes. The company hosted its first-ever investor day event on September 27, insisting that the boom it...

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Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam to Broaden Alliance to Key London Market

The SkyTeam Alliance is the latest winner in the resurgent networks of global airline partnerships. Virgin Atlantic Airways, a long-time partner of several SkyTeam members, will join the alliance next year. The addition of Virgin Atlantic brings the airline’s key...

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EasyJet Outlines Why a Shift to Net-Zero Emissions Will Make It More Competitive

EasyJet is convinced that its leadership on zero-emission aircraft technologies is compatible with its ability to remain a true budget airline. CEO Johan Lundgren, speaking at an event at EasyJet's London Luton headquarters Monday, said the move to net-zero emissions...

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Cathay Pacific, British Airways Quickly Add Hong Kong Flights After Quarantine Dropped

If there has been one trend that's proven true time and time again during the pandemic, it is that travel demand pops the moment countries drop border restrictions. That is proving true again in Hong Kong, where the special administrative...

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Newark Airport’s New $3 Billion Terminal A Expected to Open in November

The new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport will open in November, its main tenant United Airlines told pilots this week in a memo obtained by Airline Weekly. The Chicago-based carrier plans to move into an initial 12 gates...

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American Airlines Puts Focus on U.S. Growth, Using Partners for Global Expansion

Post-pandemic American Airlines will get travelers everywhere they need to go around the world, as it did before the crisis. But the carrier will do so more and more with the aid of its global partners — and loyalty program...

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Orlando Airport Opens New $2.8 Billion Home for JetBlue

Orlando International Airport opened its first new terminal in more than 30 years this week. Aer Lingus inaugurated the $2.8 billion Terminal C, which will also soon house JetBlue Airways, with a departure to the UK on Tuesday. The 15-gate...

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Air India Sets Out Really Ambitious Goals for Itself in New Turnaround Plan

Vihaan.AI. That's the name of Air India's new strategic plan that would see the once respected flag carrier recapture some of its prestige over the next five years. Under the plan unveiled Monday, Air India aims to boost its domestic...

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Aegean Airlines Buoyed by Greece’s Strong Travel Recovery

“A lot closer to normality," is how Aegean Airlines Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis described the June quarter for the airline, both in terms of demand and financials. Aegean reported Friday an $11 million net profit for the April-to-June period, driven by...

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Air Canada, United Airlines Among First to Order New Hybrid-Electric Plane

Air Canada and United Airlines are among the first customers for a new hybrid-electric airplane from Heart Aerospace. The aircraft, named the ES-30 for its 30-passenger capacity, replaces the Gothenburg, Sweden-based planemaker's all-electric ES-19 airplane that United first committed to...

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