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‘Welcome Back’: Tata Group Wins Bid for Air India

The Tata Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate, won its bid to buy state-owned Air India, bringing the flag carrier back to the company that founded it in 1932. The deal is worth 180 billion rupees ($2.4 billion). As part of...

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Los Angeles Airport Approves New Terminal, Concourse for 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles International Airport's board has approved a $6 billion expansion plan that would allow the U.S.'s second-busiest airport to catch up with passenger growth and prepare it for 2028 Olympic Games. The Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project at LAX...

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Avianca CEO Rebuilding the Airline for a Future With Half the Business Travelers

Avianca's new CEO Adrian Neuhauser in April took over a carrier that was a year into its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring in the U.S., and which all but shut down early in the pandemic. It faced increasing competitive pressures from...

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RwandAir to Focus on African Routes With Qatar Airways’ Backing

RwandAir CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo, like many airline executives before her, sees a continent of opportunities for her airline across Africa. But RwandAir has a leg up: A multi-million dollar investment from Qatar Airways that could help transform the Kigali-based...

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Qantas Launches Narrowbody Campaign for 100-Plus Aircraft

Qantas Airways has launched a campaign for more than 100 new narrowbody aircraft in the latest sign of airline industry confidence in the coronavirus pandemic recovery. The Sydney-based carrier is evaluating the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max families, as...

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Emirates President Expects Full Business Travel Recovery Next Year

Emirates President Tim Clark and other global airline CEOs expect a full business travel recovery, a bullish outlook that has replaced the bearish views many held just months ago. "I believe business travel will come bouncing back by the end...

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Delta and Lufthansa Seek Partnership With Alitalia Successor ITA

Delta Air Lines and the Lufthansa Group are jockeying to become the new state-owned Italian carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo's (ITA) strategic partner after it begins flying in October. Delta CEO Ed Bastian and Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr confirmed talks...

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Lufthansa Adds 4 Airbus A350s in Latest Fleet Transformation Step

Lufthansa has committed to four more Airbus A350s as part of its fleet transformation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The deal brings to 14 the number of widebodies ordered during the crisis, which has seen most of Lufthansa's older four-engine jets...

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French Bee to Resume San Francisco Flights, Increase Newark Frequencies

When French Bee launched its Paris Orly-Newark flights in July, the Delta variant had yet to wreak its havoc on the U.S. Now, several months later, the leisure carrier is confident in the recovery enough to increase frequencies on the...

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Alitalia Successor ITA Places First Order for 59 New Airbus Jets

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) may not be flying yet, but it is committing to at least 59 new Airbus jets for its future fleet. The new Italian carrier, which replaces Alitalia when it launches on October 15, has signed a...

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Air France Launches European Fleet Renewal With First Airbus A220

Air France unveiled its first Airbus A220 on Wednesday, joining its European peers AirBaltic and Swiss to operate the only clean-sheet, medium-sized commercial aircraft on the market. The Paris-based carrier has 60 A220-300s on order with the type set to...

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American, Southwest Pilots Warn of Holiday Disruptions Without Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

The debate over Covid-19 vaccine mandates has reached a new fever pitch with the unions representing pilots at two of the largest U.S. carriers seeking exemptions from President Biden’s new mandates. Both the Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents crews...

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