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Air New Zealand Keeps Nonstop New York Plans

Air New Zealand executives hinted at its post-pandemic international network last week. As New Zealand reopens, which is expected in 2022, CEO Greg Foran said the airline will focus on resuming routes — and boosting frequencies — to its partner...

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EU-Ukraine Competition Heats Up

European airlines are duking it out for the Ukrainian market a week after the EU and Ukraine signed a new open-skies agreement. While it's early days yet, Europe's growth juggernauts Ryanair and Wizz Air are already making plays for the...

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More Transatlantic Leisure Coming in 2022

United Airlines is making a bet on the next big leisure destinations across the Atlantic. The Star Alliance carrier will add five new destinations — Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; and Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife, Spain — plus...

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British Airways Brings Back A380s

Transatlantic demand is back "baby," as Austin Powers would have put it. In the latest sign of a robust return of the market since the U.S. said it would ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers, British Airways unveiled plans to reintroduce...

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French Bee to Resume San Francisco Flights

When French Bee launched its Paris Orly-Newark flights in July, the Delta variant had yet to wreak its havoc on the U.S. Now, several months later, the leisure carrier is confident in the recovery enough to increase frequencies on the...

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Transatlantic Routes Return for the Holidays

Following the U.S. decision last week to ease entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers from November, airlines are moving to capture what many think will be strong yearend holiday demand. Only one new route is planned so far: Condor will add...

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Eurowings Look to Scandinavia

The Lufthansa Group’s budget arm Eurowings is making a play for the Swedish market as the competitive landscape continues to shift in Europe. The move realizes the German group’s long-held aim to capture a larger share of the Scandinavian market...

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Southwest Focuses on Network Depth With New Deliveries

Southwest Airlines added 18 new cities to its route map during the pandemic, mainly to leisure-focused markets to capture as much of the depressed traffic as there was in the crisis. But, as it gears up for next year, the...

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Avianca’s Point-to-Point Play

Avianca sees the proliferation of discount carriers as its main competitive threat as it emerges from its Covid-19 pandemic induced restructuring. And for good reason, JetSmart, Viva Aerobus, Viva Air Colombia and Volaris have all used the crisis to expand...

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Avianca Takes on Discounters With New Routes

Avianca named low-cost carriers as one of its biggest competitive challenges in its bankruptcy reorganization plan. To counter that, it is densifying the cabins on its Airbus A320 family jets and adding new point-to-point routes that take a page from...

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Top 5 Routes Are in Asia, IATA Data Show

Three of the five most traveled domestic air routes for 2020 were based in China, which became the world's largest domestic market for the first time on record last year, IATA data show. China's success is also reflected by the...

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American and JetSmart Partner for Growth

American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier in South America, has been without a local partner in much of the region since Latam Airlines shocked the industry with its pivot to Delta Air Lines two years ago. Now, American has a plan to...

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