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Europe’s Low-Cost Carriers Eye Fall for Recovery

In a marked contrast from their U.S. counterparts, the heads of three of Europe's largest low-cost carriers (LCCs) are only cautiously optimistic about the upcoming summer travel season. While most U.S. CEOs are confident the worst of the pandemic is...

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Alaska Airlines Eagerly Awaits California’s Reopening as Key to Recovery

Alaska Airlines is watching California's progress towards reopening on June 15 closely, with executives touting the date as a key "step change" in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. "Seeing [California] reopen will be a powerful near-term enabler for our...

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Canada Stops Short of Direct Airline Aid in Federal Budget

Canada's federal budget, delivered to Parliament this week by the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, offered the country's struggling airlines a half-step toward aid without directly funding the industry. This stands is stark contrast to the U.S., which has...

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U.S. Airfares Heading Up After Record 20 Percent Fall in 2020

Intrepid U.S. travelers who flew during the coronavirus pandemic got a real bargain in 2020, much to the chagrin of struggling airlines. Average domestic airfares fell 18.6 percent to $292 compared to 2019, according to new data from the Bureau...

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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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