AW Daily

Porter Goes From Turboprops to Jets With Plans to Become a Canadian National Airline

As many warned that niche Canadian carrier Porter Airlines may have flown its last flight, the airline had something else up its sleeve. On Monday, Porter unveiled an order for up to 80 Embraer E195-E2s and big ambitions for new...

Read More

Icelandic Startup Aims to Succeed Where Wow Air and Norwegian Failed

There's a strong sense of déjà vu in the skies over the North Atlantic. Icelandic startup Play Airlines debuted on the Nasdaq First North stock exchange on Friday with an eye on picking up where Wow Air and Norwegian Air...

Read More

Latam Airlines Spars With Creditors Over Cancellation of Delta and Qatar Aircraft Deals

Desperate for cash as global air travel ground to a halt in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Latam Airlines Group reached out to two of its largest shareholders, Delta Air Lines and Qatar Airways, in an effort to...

Read More

Dulles Airport’s Ambitious Expansion Continues With New United Concourse

Travelers have long derided the facilities at United Airlines' Washington Dulles hub. The center of its hub, Concourse C/D, opened as "temporary" facilities in the mid-1980s and have improved little in the decades since. That may be about to change...

Read More

Air Canada, Porter Take Flight Again as Canada Reopens

Air Canada is returning to nine long-haul destinations this summer as Canadian airlines begin to spool up their schedules amid the country's gradual reopening. The Star Alliance carrier will resume flights on 17 routes from its Montreal, Toronto Pearson, and...

Read More

Qatar Airways Poised to Expand Post-Pandemic Routes Through New Partnerships

As Qatar Airways begins to climb out of the worst of the pandemic, the Doha-based airline is even more convinced of the value of its partnerships and alliances, particularly with airlines in areas of the world that are further along...

Read More

Alaska Airlines Makes Renewed Bet on California

Alaska Airlines' long-term future is in California, especially now that the Golden State has lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions and Californians are eager to travel. The carrier is rejigging its route network to capitalize on more leisure demand as...

Read More

Air France CEO on Recovery: We Need to Stay Agile

Although leisure demand is starting to show signs of recovery as Europeans start taking their summer vacations, the short booking curve is keeping Air France's network planning team on its toes, requiring the airline to change flights and frequencies just...

Read More

What Does United’s Historic Jet Order Say About the Recovery?

With its new order for 270 narrowbody jets, United Airlines is signaling its commitment to its mid-continent hubs in Denver, Houston, and Chicago, aiming to increase the number of seats available in those cities by 30 percent as the aircraft...

Read More

Retiring Southwest CEO Gary Kelly on What He Sees as His Legacy

It's rare in any industry for a CEO to stay on top of his or her company for nearly two decades, let alone in the rapidly changing airline sector. To say that Gary Kelly has seen it all would be...

Read More

FedEx Still Sees Profits Grow as Airlines Up Cargo Game

FedEx reported record profits in its fiscal fourth quarter and full year as consumers trapped at home during Covid-19 lockdowns shifted their purchases of even mundane household goods online. But even better news for FedEx is that this trend shows...

Read More

Brazil’s Gol to Take Lead in Latin American Airline Consolidation

Gol is eager to move forward with its deal to acquire Map Transportes Aéreos, a move that CEO Paulo Kakinoff believes will put it at the forefront of consolidation in the airline industry spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. “I do...

Read More