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SAS and Norwegian Air See Pre-Pandemic Winter Travel Trends Returning

Scandinavian airlines SAS and Norwegian Air see what executives describe as a "normal" decline in passenger numbers as they look ahead to the coming winter, comparable to what they saw before Covid-19. The two competitors, which are the top two...

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Qantas, Air New Zealand Expect Boost From Foreign Airlines Schedule Constraints

Qantas and Air New Zealand are optimistic about at least the next year. Executives from both carriers cited lower international airline capacity into their respective home markets, Australia and New Zealand, for what they anticipate to be a strong revenue...

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Ryanair Expands Lead as UK’s Largest Airline as Competitors Pull Back

Ryanair is adding more than a million additional seats to its UK schedule this winter. A move it trumpeted as a relief to travelers in the wake of capacity cuts by other airlines, most importantly British Airways. The additional seats,...

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American Airlines Offsets Higher Regional Costs With More Connections, Higher Fares

American Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Vasu Raja made clear Tuesday how the carrier plans to make its new industry-leading regional pilot pay rates work: higher passenger yields or, in other words, fares. "The value we're able to go and create,...

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Thai AirAsia Expands to Japan in Anticipation of Southeast Asia Tourism Rebound

Thai AirAsia is betting that the easing of travel restrictions in Japan and Thailand will translate to strong pent-up demand for flights between the two countries. The airline, along with many others, is adding new routes in the market as...

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Vienna Airport Rebounds, Without Europe’s Travel Chaos

Europe’s airports are finally enjoying a demand recovery, and Vienna’s airport is no exception. On Thursday, the airport’s parent Flughafen Wien reported results for the first half of 2022 that showed a return to profitability, boosted by a strong recovery...

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Australia’s Qantas-Alliance Deal Concerns May Parallel JetBlue-Spirit Approvals

The Covid-19 pandemic, like most crises, has sparked a wave of consolidation in the global airline industry. JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines plan to merge in the U.S., Avianca and Gol want to create a new South American giant, and,...

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United Eyes Airbus and Boeing Jets for First Widebody Order in 4 Years

United Airlines is in the market for new Airbus or Boeing widebody aircraft to update its large and aging fleet of twin-aisle planes, Airline Weekly has learned. While the size and timing of a potential order are unknown, United executives...

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Seaplane Airline Tailwind’s Washington-New York Service Will Start on Land in D.C. Suburbs

A watered down, or should we say landed-down, version of seaplane operator Tailwind Air's plan of waterfront-to-waterfront flights between New York and Washington, D.C., launches next month. The airline, which surprised many when it unveiled ambitions to serve Washington's waterfront...

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Airline Execs See Tax Credit for Sustainable Fuel in Inflation Reduction Act as Good First Step

The Inflation Reduction Act headed to U.S. President Joseph Biden's desk gives the nascent sustainable aviation fuel industry a long-sought after boost with new tax incentives. A definite win for those pushing to green aviation, the legislation is only half...

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Airline Seats Could Get Bigger to Accommodate Larger Travelers

It seems incongruous: as people have gotten larger, airline seats have shrunk smaller. Advocates for bigger seats on planes like to think that they now have a chance to reverse that trend. Earlier in August, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

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Turkish Airlines Emerges as First European Carrier to Fully Recover

Turkish Airlines stands alone among Europe's network airlines as having fully recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic due to what executives see as the benefit of its early return to many parts of the world. “Turkish continues to stand out among...

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