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Orlando Airport Opens New $2.8 Billion Home for JetBlue

Orlando International Airport opened its first new terminal in more than 30 years this week. Aer Lingus inaugurated the $2.8 billion Terminal C, which will also soon house JetBlue Airways, with a departure to the UK on Tuesday. The 15-gate...

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Air India Sets Out Really Ambitious Goals for Itself in New Turnaround Plan

Vihaan.AI. That's the name of Air India's new strategic plan that would see the once respected flag carrier recapture some of its prestige over the next five years. Under the plan unveiled Monday, Air India aims to boost its domestic...

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Aegean Airlines Buoyed by Greece’s Strong Travel Recovery

“A lot closer to normality," is how Aegean Airlines Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis described the June quarter for the airline, both in terms of demand and financials. Aegean reported Friday an $11 million net profit for the April-to-June period, driven by...

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Air Canada, United Airlines Among First to Order New Hybrid-Electric Plane

Air Canada and United Airlines are among the first customers for a new hybrid-electric airplane from Heart Aerospace. The aircraft, named the ES-30 for its 30-passenger capacity, replaces the Gothenburg, Sweden-based planemaker's all-electric ES-19 airplane that United first committed to...

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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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