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United and Emirates Put Past Differences Behind With New Africa, India Connectivity Partnership

Emirates and United Airlines let bygones be bygones and unveiled a new partnership that will join their two global networks from November. The limited pact will see Chicago-based United return to Dubai with a nonstop flight from Newark from March,...

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Israel’s El Al Pays Back Government Aid and Focuses on Expansion

El Al will pay off its aid from the government of Israel by the end of the year in a move that allows it to move on its growth ambitions. The Israeli flag carrier has agreed to repay $45 million...

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Tijuana Airport’s Bridge to the U.S. Is Reshaping California-Mexico Travel

Drive down San Diego's Otay Mesa Freeway and suburban development gives way to a landscape of warehouses and logistics centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. But in the middle of this anywhere-and-nowhere landscape sits a stucco terminal building with a busy...

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Airbus, Boeing Aircraft Delivery Delays Slow Airline Recovery

What do JetBlue Airways and Canada's Transat have in common? Both are at the mercy of Airbus where aircraft delivery delays, coupled with similar issues at competitor Boeing, are forcing airlines to limit schedules and slowing the global aviation recovery....

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United Airlines Invests $15 Million in Embraer-Backed Electric Air Taxi Startup

How many travelers are willing to pay $100 to $150 to fly the distance between downtown and an airport, or their home suburb and an airport? United Airlines is betting millions of dollars that a lot of people will. The...

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Global Airline Recovery Gets Lift From Pickup in China’s Domestic Traffic

The recovery in global airline traffic continues, boosted most recently by improved trends within China. That’s the chief takeaway from the latest monthly traffic dat for July — published on Wednesday by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Globally, passenger...

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Ethiopian Airlines Weighs New Airbus or Embraer Aircraft Order as Travelers Return

Ethiopian Airlines is keen to expand its lead in the African aviation market with plans for new aircraft to meet rising travel demand. The Addis Ababa-based Star Alliance carrier expects passenger numbers to surpass 2019 levels during the year ending...

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American, Delta, United Airlines Cash In on Resurgent Israel Demand With New Flights

Israel is having a moment. The number of visitors to the country hit a record 4.6 million in 2019, then cratered during the pandemic. Now, travelers are eager to return and U.S. airlines ready to serve them. New flights on...

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SriLankan Airlines May Privatize as Government Looks to Cut Losses

The cash-strapped government of Sri Lanka will go ahead with the partial privatization of its national carrier, SriLankan Airlines. The government plans to sell a 51 percent stake in the airline, as well as 49 percent takes in both its...

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Air France-KLM, Delta Set to Win Italy’s ITA Airways Bid

The biggest prize in the latest round of European airline consolidation, Italy's ITA Airways, is likely to be won by Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines. The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance said Wednesday that it had entered "exclusive...

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What Latam’s First Post-Pandemic Profit Says About South America’s Travel Recovery

South America's largest carrier Latam Airlines Group has turned its first profit since the pandemic hit, and expects an even bigger boost from a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and its exit from bankruptcy later this year. Travel demand...

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Finnair Looks Beyond Russian Airspace Setbacks to a New Qatar Airways Partnership

Finnair is an airline in search of a new strategic direction. Enter partner Qatar Airways. Through a new and improved partnership between Finnair and Qatar Airways, the two Oneworld alliance members will build on their existing ties with a new...

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