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How Did Airline Startups Compare to Failures Since the Pandemic’s Start

The world has another new passenger airline. Sri Lanka’s Fits Air, born from a cargo airline, began offering low-fare flights from Colombo on Wednesday. It aims to compete with long-troubled SriLankan Airlines, a state-backed entity. Fits Air is hardly alone....

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Europe’s Startup Airlines Face a Long Winter

Winter has long been a low season for air travel in Europe with the seasonal fluctuation from peak summer months greater than in many other global markets, including the U.S. This winter is proving no different, but the added challenges...

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London Heathrow Ending Daily Passenger Caps Gives Airlines New Schedule Confidence

Flying will get a little easier through London Heathrow this winter after staffing issues and capacity caps created chaos at Europe's busiest airport last summer. The airport, which first capped the number of passengers that could travel through the facility...

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South Africa’s Airlink Buys Stake in FlyNamibia to Strengthen Global Service to Region

Southern Africa's airline market continues to shift as the region emerges from the pandemic. Regional Airlink has inked a deal for Namibia's only domestic airline, while long struggling South African Airways is on the defensive amid questions over its future....

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WestJet Orders More of Boeing’s Largest 737 Max as Certification Slides Into 2023

Boeing had good and bad news this week. The airframer landed a major order from long-time customer WestJet yet also learned that U.S. regulators are unlikely to certify the last two models of the 737 Max, which together have billions-of-dollars...

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JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

No one thinks the aviation industry's target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century will be easy. In fact, some argue that it's not fast enough in the face of the global climate crisis, but a...

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Canada’s Cargojet Is Confident Pandemic Success Was No Anomaly

Cargojet, which calls itself “Canada’s cargo airline,” gave a bullish assessment of its future earnings prospects, even amid major post-pandemic economic and competitive changes. The company hosted its first-ever investor day event on September 27, insisting that the boom it...

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Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam to Broaden Alliance to Key London Market

The SkyTeam Alliance is the latest winner in the resurgent networks of global airline partnerships. Virgin Atlantic Airways, a long-time partner of several SkyTeam members, will join the alliance next year. The addition of Virgin Atlantic brings the airline’s key...

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EasyJet Outlines Why a Shift to Net-Zero Emissions Will Make It More Competitive

EasyJet is convinced that its leadership on zero-emission aircraft technologies is compatible with its ability to remain a true budget airline. CEO Johan Lundgren, speaking at an event at EasyJet's London Luton headquarters Monday, said the move to net-zero emissions...

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Cathay Pacific, British Airways Quickly Add Hong Kong Flights After Quarantine Dropped

If there has been one trend that's proven true time and time again during the pandemic, it is that travel demand pops the moment countries drop border restrictions. That is proving true again in Hong Kong, where the special administrative...

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Newark Airport’s New $3 Billion Terminal A Expected to Open in November

The new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport will open in November, its main tenant United Airlines told pilots this week in a memo obtained by Airline Weekly. The Chicago-based carrier plans to move into an initial 12 gates...

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American Airlines Puts Focus on U.S. Growth, Using Partners for Global Expansion

Post-pandemic American Airlines will get travelers everywhere they need to go around the world, as it did before the crisis. But the carrier will do so more and more with the aid of its global partners — and loyalty program...

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