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Republic Airways CEO Says No Rush for IPO

Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford sees no urgency for the regional carrier to return to the public markets despite growing pressure among the privately held carrier's shareholders. "We have some shareholders that would like us to get back into public...

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Air France-KLM CEO Eager for U.S. to Reopen for Vaccinated Passengers

Air France-KLM Group CEO Ben Smith was "pleasantly shocked" by news that the Biden administration will permit vaccinated Europeans to enter the U.S. this fall. "It was a little bit off the timetable," Smith said of the news at the...

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Delta Considers the 737 Max for First Boeing Order in a Decade

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian sees a "place" for the Boeing 737 Max at the carrier as it looks for opportunistic deals to reshape its fleet over the next decade. This would be Delta's first major Boeing order in...

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Southwest’s Incoming CEO Says Hiring, Growth Will Be Big Early Challenges

Incoming Southwest Airlines CEO Robert Jordan was only planning to pick up his food when he went through the drive through at a Dallas-area Whataburger recently. But stapled to his food bag was also a job application — a symbol...

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Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent as Demand Surges

British Airways, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss and Virgin Atlantic are among the growing number of carriers seeing a surge in U.S. bookings since the Biden administration said Monday that it would ease entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers from November....

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Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

The Justice Department (DOJ) on Tuesday challenged American Airlines' and JetBlue Airways' Northeast Alliance in federal court. The suit filed in federal district court for the District of Massachusetts calls into question the alliance and refutes the airlines' claims that...

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Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

The electric aircraft market has gone from zero to 60 in just a matter of months, now that one of the world's largest airframers has entered the race. Airbus said its Helicopters division is developing an electric take off and...

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Lufthansa, EasyJet Lean Into European Recovery as U.S. Flounders

Lufthansa and EasyJet are looking keenly to the fall and winter as the European travel recovery seems to have found firm footing. This is a turning of the tables compared with their U.S. peers, which almost universally have lowered expectations...

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Biden Administration Takes Unusual Step to Promote Newark Airport Competition

A 2019 lawsuit by discounter Spirit Airlines has brought Newark Liberty International Airport to center stage — and now made the long-time United Airlines stronghold a part of the Biden administration's competitiveness agenda. The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Thursday...

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Eurowings to Lead the Lufthansa Group’s Long-Sought Expansion Into Scandinavia

The Lufthansa Group's budget arm Eurowings is making a play for the Swedish market as the competitive landscape continues to shift in Europe. The move realizes the German group's long-held aim to capture a larger share of the Scandinavian market...

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Why American Airlines Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery

The new strategic partnership between American Airlines and Gol checks some important boxes for the two carriers. American gets much deeper access to South America's largest domestic market — Brazil — something that Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr has said...

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Boeing Offers Rosy Forecast of $9 Trillion for Aerospace Market Over 20 Years

Boeing's annual Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) paints a rosy picture for air transport's 20-year growth prospects, pandemic notwithstanding. In fact, Boeing predicts now that after 2024, airline traffic will return to the level the company had forecast for that year...

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