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The Pandemic’s Last Impact

No one knows what the final outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic will be on the U.S. airline industry. That was the combined view of five industry leaders at the U.S. National Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.,...

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United CEO Backs Denver Bus Pilot Despite Slow Start

It makes a lot of sense for airlines to use a bus to connect smaller communities to major airports. Buses can go places aircraft cannot, and when they do replace planes, they can do so more cost-effectively and with lower...

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Dubai Airshow Recap

Airframers racked up 493 aircraft orders at a surprisingly newsy Dubai Airshow last week. Airbus counted 404 commercial aircraft and Boeing another 72 jets — or 78 including previous orders to undisclosed customers — with the balance sprinkled between ATR...

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Crowded Transatlantic Market Doesn’t Concern Norse Atlantic

By most accounts, leisure demand across the Atlantic Ocean next summer will be strong, with some arguing that leisure traffic could best even the summer of 2019. Airlines on both sides of the ocean have aircraft to spare, with travel...

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An In-Person Airline Party in Boston

If there was one take away from the IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston last week, it was excitement. That is, excitement among the attendees to be back on the road, meeting in person once again after more than a...

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A Regional Tale as Old as Time

Hiring challenges at regional airlines is a tale almost as old as the industry. That fact was on display at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., last week when executives from a wide range of carriers...

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The 737 Max Is Back

No news is good news when it comes to proving an aircraft’s mettle, or at least that’s what the conventional wisdom holds. That’s true both for new, unproven models and for aircraft that have been through the media’s wringer. This...

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Colombian Airlines Plot Post-Pandemic Course

As Colombia continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, its government is encouraging airlines to start new international routes with the aim of revitalizing its aviation sector and reconnecting the country with the rest of Latin America.  With business travel...

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Is Europe (Finally) on the Verge of Recovery?

The travel recovery is moving forward in fits and starts. Domestic markets, like those in China and the U.S., have come back strong while much long-haul international flying remains grounded amid border and other travel restrictions. IATA has called this...

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Could the Pandemic End Air Transport Liberalization?

The aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic could usher in a new era of airline industry growth and innovation, provided governments don’t stand in the way of the trend towards liberalization and consolidation that were gaining in strength before the industry...

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David Neeleman’s Fifth Act: Breeze Airways

David Neeleman has the airline bug. At 61, he is launching his fifth carrier, Breeze Airways. The concept is simple: apply the low trip-cost model behind the success of Azul in Brazil to the U.S. But instead of a hub-and-spoke...

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American’s Evolving Network

American Airlines has been busy since the start of the pandemic. With business traffic depressed and its large international network virtually idled by travel restrictions, the carrier has added about a hundred new routes and four new destinations in the...

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