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At Least One Airline Reports Its Demand Grew

In this time, for any airline to report traffic growth is news. But Pobeda, Aeroflot's low-cost carrier, did in July. Traffic rose 2%, compared with the 72% decline for the mainline carrier. This tracks with IATA's passenger report for the...

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IATA: Demand Starts to Return

But it's not time to break out the champagne. IATA reported that air travel demand in July rose by seven percentage points from June but still is historically bad. How bad? July demand was down 80% from 2019, but that's...

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American Airlines Slashes October Schedule

American Airlines said it will cut its October flight schedule by 55%, compared with October last year as demand for air travel remains depressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. American's domestic schedule will be 48% smaller in October compared with...

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Summer Hiatus

Airline Weekly is taking its annual summer break. Our next weekly issue will be published on Sept. 8, and we will resume updating AW Daily with airline industry news and commentary on Aug. 31. In the meantime, stay on top...

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Qantas CEO: U.S. Flights Won’t Resume Until 2021 End

Yet another sign of how uncontrolled the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. is came from Australian carrier Qantas. CEO Alan Joyce said the company likely won't resume its U.S. routes until the end of 2021, and only if an effective...

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American to Drop 15 Cities in October When CARES Expires

American Airlines will stop flying to 15 cities in October as it downsizes its network and prepares to furlough or lay off workers and when the CARES Act requirements on air service expire. The CARES Act mandated that airlines taking...

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U.S.-China Flights Begin the Slow Climb to Recovery

The U.S. and China are stepping back from their sometimes-tense aviation standoff by allowing more flights between the two countries. The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) ruled that Chinese carriers currently serving the U.S. can double their weekly flights from four...

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Colombia Expected to Lift Air Restrictions Sept. 1

Colombia is expected to allow air travel to resume on Sept. 1, despite murmuring that the date my be pushed back further. But the country won't re-open all at once. Colombia, unlike most other countries in the world, is leaving...

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Vegas Airport Traffic Slowly Rebounds But Will It Last?

Perhaps no other statistic illustrates the pandemic's effect on U.S. travel than traffic figures from McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. In April, 152,716 passengers traveled through the airport. During 2019, the airport handled nearly that much traffic in...

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Cargo Buoys Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines, like almost every other airline in the world, swung to a loss in the horrendous second quarter, reporting a loss of $327m compared with a $26m profit in 2019. But the carrier did report one very bright spot:...

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Jet Fuel Demand Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

In a year of eye-popping aviation statistics, the following may be the most eye-popping yet. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said demand for jet fuel in May was the lowest since 1968. May jet fuel demand fell 67% year-over-year....

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S&P: Air Travel Demand Even Worse Than Expected

After a flurry of second-quarter results showed that the airline industry is worse off than we thought, out comes a new report that makes the bad news even more grim. S&P Global now expects air travel demand to be down...

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