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Brazil’s Former No. 1 Carrier Gol Now Playing Catch Up to Latam and Azul

Gol was Brazil's largest airline three years ago, dominating key markets like the busy business-heavy route between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The pandemic changed that. Competitors Azul and Latam Airlines Group have come back faster from the crisis...

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Amazon Pursues Investing in Hawaiian Airlines Under New Airbus Freighter Deal

Amazon could become a significant minority shareholder in Hawaiian Airlines under a new deal that will see the carrier fly freighters for the e-commerce giant's Amazon Air division. Hawaiian will operate up to 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters for Amazon beginning...

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IAG Looks at How to Appease European Regulators to Win Takeover of Air Europa

International Airlines Group is moving forward with its planned takeover of Spain’s Air Europa by evaluating deal structures that could pass muster with European regulators. The group maintains its goal to close the deal by the end of 2023, even...

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Avianca and Viva Air Expect Year-End Approval of Merger in Colombia

Avianca and Viva Air could have regulatory approval in hand for their merger by the end of the year, Viva Air CEO Felix Antelo said this week. The combination, first unveiled in April, will bring together Colombia's two largest airlines...

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Latin America Airline CEOs Temper Optimism on Strong Demand With Caution on Economy

Air travel in Latin America is back with the leaders of the region's largest airlines forecasting strong demand through the peak southern summer season, or roughly until March. But even with bookings coming in at a rapid clip, they expressed...

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Aerolineas Argentinas: No Plans to Join Avianca and Gol in Latin America’s Newest Airline Group

Aerolineas Argentinas has no plans to join Gol in its merger with Avianca to form the new pan-South America airline group, Abra, president Pablo Ceriana said. "It’s difficult to think about something like that," he said at the ALTA Leaders...

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Lufthansa, American Among Airlines Investing Billions in Lucrative Premium Seats

They say the best time to invest is at the bottom of the cycle. Well, airlines may have missed the bottom, but with balance sheets looking solid again they are moving quickly to update their products as travelers eagerly return...

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7 Questions for Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle

Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle is confident that the carrier's cost advantage will drive its growth — and success — over the coming decade. This confidence comes after it lost a bidding war for budget competitor Spirit Airlines to JetBlue...

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United Plans 7 New Transatlantic Routes in 2023 Despite Economic Uncertainty

United Airlines is confident enough in the outlook for 2023 to plan seven new transatlantic routes despite the economic storm clouds circling the U.S. and Europe. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier will add three destinations to its map — Dubai,...

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Delta Air Lines to Invest Up to $200 Million in Electric Flying Taxi Joby

Delta Air Lines has answered its questions on electric air taxis. The lone holdout among major U.S. carriers is investing up to $200 million in Joby Aviation, a developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, to develop new...

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New Korean Long-Haul Airline Faces Tough Odds Adding Route to Los Angeles

Things are stirring in Korea’s airline market. Air Premia, which launched last summer, is now selling tickets on the busy Seoul Incheon-Los Angeles route, with flights starting on October 29. Service will run five times per week using Boeing Dreamliners,...

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Delta, United Airlines Could Emerge as Big Winners on Revenues in 4th Quarter

Full flights and busy airports are likely to continue in the U.S. through the end of the year, Wall Street analysts warn. Demand is forecast to remain robust as corporate travel continues to recover, and consumers shift spending back to...

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