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Airlines Offer Humanitarian Aid

Chris Sloan, writing for Airline Reporter, explains how even as they fight for their own survival, airlines are playing vital roles in helping the world manage through the Covid-19 pandemic.Airline employees, specifically, are often serving as first and second responders,...

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Spohr: ‘It will take years for the industry to return to pre-crisis levels.’

With more liquid assets and better finances than most of its competitors, Lufthansa feels it can hold out longer than others during the current crisis. But CEO Carsten Spohr tells Der Spiegel: “One thing is clear though: If the crisis...

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Where Airlines are Parking Aircraft

Reuters looks at the challenge of finding parking spots for all the planes airlines are now grounding. According to Cirium data from March 27, nearly one-third of the entire global airline fleet is now idled — that’s more than 7,100...

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IndiGo Says ‘No’ to Widebodies

Looks like IndiGo won’t be flying widebodies after all. An Economic Times report states the carrier will instead fly to London and Tokyo with narrowbody A321 XLRs, even if that means waiting a few years before they’re delivered. IndiGo, aside...

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Sun Country Banks on Amazon

Airlines in the Media We’ll have to wait until May before seeing how Sun Country (and Frontier, for that matter) performed in the fourth quarter. That’s when the DOT’s transportation statistics division publishes results for the industry. But good news!...

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Air France Tries to Avert Hop Strike

Les Echos describes efforts by Air France to avert a strike at its regional airline Hop. Its union (SNPL) threatens to stop working every Friday from mid-February to late April, hoping to win pay rates and working conditions closer to...

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LCC Movement in Europe

Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter cites an internal company document at SAS to report that the carrier intends to start another low-cost unit. That’s not a total surprise following the airline’s latest earnings call in December, in which it hinted at the...

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A JV for Star Alliance Carriers

Is consolidation coming to East Asia? Singapore Airlines and ANA are showing signs of interest. The Straits Times (Singapore) reports that the two Star Alliance carriers are close to announcing a joint venture before the end of this month. It...

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Answering “What’s Next”

In the latest episode of “Goldman Sachs Exchanges,” a podcast, the Wall Street company asks: “What’s Next for the Airline Industry?” Catie O’Brien, a Goldman equity analyst covering U.S. carriers, says investors are currently focused on two key questions. One...

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Kenya Airways Labor Worries

“I’m actually not afraid of Emirates, I’m afraid of this.” What is Sebastian Mikosz referring to? The now-former CEO of Kenya Airways, talking to the Daily Nation in his final days on the job last month, spoke of a workforce...

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