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Sun Country Flips to Loss as Pilot Shortages Limit Flying, Idle Planes

Sun Country Airlines is struggling with pilot staffing. The situation forced it to cut flying during the busy second quarter when it didn't have the crews to fly as much as it wanted, and contributed to an unexpected net loss...

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Regional Airline Contour Offers Big Lessons for Pilot Staffing Challenge

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. That maxim is proving true in the U.S. regional airline sector as it looks to combat a pilot shortage that threatens air service to small communities across the country. SkyWest Airlines'...

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Airlines That Hedged on Fuel Prices Emerged Winners in Second Quarter

Demand for air travel hit pandemic highs — and in some places historic highs — during the second quarter. Airlines reported record revenues and full planes as issues from staffing to weather and an elevated number of employees out sick...

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Lufthansa CEO Sees Some Flight Disruptions Continuing Into Next Year

This summer has been tough for travelers in Europe and around the world. Flight delays and cancellations have spiked, labor strikes have added an additional layer of disruption, and lost luggage has become such an issue that some flyers have...

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IndiGo Leads India’s Air Travel Recovery as Competition Grows

Indian travelers have been bitten by the "travel bug," as IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta puts it. Strong demand is driving historic revenues at the country's largest airline, and gives Dutta confidence in his bullish outlook for IndiGo despite red ink...

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JetBlue Faces Problem With Rising Costs: How the Spirit Merger Won’t Help

JetBlue Airways posted blockbuster revenues second quarter. Total revenue, as well as unit revenue, rose to historic levels amid strong travel demand across its network. "I'm pleased to see record demand to travel with JetBlue and the solid underlying momentum...

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ANA Swings Profit While JAL Posts Smaller Loss as Asian Travel Recovery Picks Up

All Nippon Airways was back in the black with Japan Airlines not far behind as the travel recovery accelerated during the June quarter. ANA posted a ¥1.1 billion ($8.3 million) net profit on ¥350 billion in revenues in the quarter,...

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American Airlines Hints Boeing Will Resume 787 Deliveries in August

Boeing could resume delivering its best-selling widebody jet, the 787, to airlines within weeks with American Airlines one of the first on queue after more than a year of delays. American expects the first two of the 13 787s in...

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Blame Airports and Airlines for Europe’s Summer Travel Woes: AirBaltic CEO

AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss doesn't let anyone off the hook when it comes to where blame is due for the chaos that has engulfed air travel in Europe, and much of the world, this summer. “The industry did not forecast...

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Qatar Airways Chief Suggests Brexit Factor in London Heathrow Issues

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has made the implication that the UK's departure from the EU, or Brexit, may be a contributing factor in the staffing-related operational woes at its airports this summer. “Another mistake is, with Brexit, there...

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ITA Airways CEO Mum on 2 Privatization Bids Submitted to Italian Government

Two dueling bids are in for ITA Airways but CEO Fabio Lazzerini is quiet on what direction he sees the Italian government going with the privatization of the airline. A consortium of Lufthansa and MSC Global, a shipping conglomerate, have...

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Delta Air Lines in First Boeing Purchase in a Decade Orders 130 737 Maxes

Delta Air Lines opened the biennial Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. with its first order for new Boeing aircraft in more than a decade. The Atlanta-based carrier on Monday committed to up to 130 737-10s, including 100 firm and...

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