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Gol Eyes U.S. Expansion Under American Airlines Partnership

Gol is feeling the benefit of its expanded strategic alliance with American Airlines just weeks after the pact was finalized. Paulo Kakinoff, CEO of Gol, said on April 28 that the partnership with American is already two times larger than...

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Finnair Retools in Preparation for Lengthy Russian Airspace Closure

Few European airlines bear the weight of sanctions on Russia and the closure of the country's airspace more than Finnair. In the early days of the war in Ukraine, the carrier was forced to suspend its flights to North Asia...

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Air Canada Forecasts 2023 for Full Recovery, Longer Than U.S. Peers

Air Canada expects traffic and revenues to start matching 2019 levels by the first or second quarter of next year, with the full recovery now forecast for 2024, a sharp contrast from its peers in the U.S., which are increasingly...

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Air China, China Southern Make Scant Mention of International Growth in 2022 Outlooks

Two of China's largest airlines, Air China and China Southern Airlines, will focus on domestic growth this year as the country maintains tight Covid-19 border restrictions. The emphasis in their newly released 2021 annual reports, which include multiple mentions China's...

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Startup Airlines Avelo and Breeze Face Union Pressure Early On

Two growing, year-old U.S. airlines face organizing efforts by labor unions intent on ensuring that commercial aviation remains among the country’s most highly unionized industry. Last week the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) won an election at Houston-based Avelo Airlines,...

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Alaska Airlines Sees Big Rebound in Tech Business Travel

Tech companies are making a big return to business travel, with Alaska Airlines and others reporting a significant uptick in corporate bookings in recent weeks. “There's just been this material, as in a 50-point change, in booking levels for some...

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Icelandic Airline Play’s U.S. Launch Not Dimmed by Inflation, Oil Prices

Icelandic startup Play's CEO Birgir Jónsson is unconcerned about the potential fallout from the war in Ukraine or Covid on the realization of the airline's transatlantic ambitions. All three of its initial U.S. destinations — Baltimore-Washington, Boston, and New York...

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Cape Air CEO Worries Industry Tactics Could Lengthen Pilot Shortage

Cape Air CEO Linda Markham is worried that airlines are doing the industry a disservice in pursuing individual approaches to boosting pilot supply as the industry works to ease the shortage in the U.S. “I almost wish there could be...

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U.S. Airfares Climb Above Pre-Pandemic Levels as Travel Demand Hits Record Levels

Flying in the U.S. will be expensive this summer. Passenger numbers are rapidly approaching pre-pandemic levels but airlines, for a variety of reasons, cannot keep pace adding back flights. The average U.S. domestic published airfare on the three largest carriers...

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Pilots Union Sues American Airlines Over Training Practices

American Airlines faces a lawsuit from its pilots union over what the latter claims are labor law violations that speak to the airline's lack of preparedness for the upcoming peak summer travel season. The issue turns on who accompanies a...

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Ethiopian Airlines Adds U.S. Flights as Recovery Inches Forward

Ethiopian Airlines is beefing up its schedule to the U.S. with additional flights to Washington Dulles, an addition that comes even as its traffic recovery proceeds slower than it expected. The Star Alliance carrier will begin thrice-weekly flights between Dulles...

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Delta Reaps Fuel Savings From Refinery Ownership

The rising cost of fuel is a concern for Delta Air Lines, but the Atlanta-based carrier enjoys a benefit few other airlines in the world can claim: Its own oil refinery. Delta will see a benefit of 20 cents per...

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