February 4, 2021| 449 0

Despite COVID-19 Korean Air Generated An Operating Profit Last Year

Korean Air has posted its results for 2020 today, and it seems the airline has come through the crisis in a largely healthy position. Despite ending with a net loss, the losses were lower than in 2019, and the operating profit just 17% less than the previous year. The airline plans to continue its efforts on cargo to maintain financial health, but …

January 30, 2021| 429 0

Selling Middle Seats Brought Southwest An Extra $80m In December

To find out why Southwest Airlines uncapped its middle seats and made them available for sale, just follow the money, in addition to having the science to support that flying can be safe even without capacity limits. The airline, which lost about $60 million in lost revenue due to blocking the middle seat from September through November, got a reve …

January 28, 2021| 441 0

New Zealand Could Pull Australia Travel Bubble

There’s more uncertainty for airlines flying across the Tasman Sea. The long-awaited two-way travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is potentially under a cloud. The uncertainty is caused by a cocktail of internal border issues within Australia, a small COVID-19 outbreak (now contained) in Sydney over the New Year period, and a New Zealand …

January 27, 2021| 453 0

China Misses Expected Boost From Lunar New Year

China’s lunar new year is in mid-February. It is China’s most important holiday. Typically, hundreds of millions of travelers go on the move, heading home for the holiday. For China’s airlines, it’s usually the busiest time of the year. But not this year. On the back of another wave of COVID-19 in China, the 2021 lunar new year looks like being a b …

January 16, 2021| 404 0

Pakistan Fines Turkish Airlines Over COVID-19 Requirements

Turkish Airlines has been hit with a fine by Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority after it allegedly transported a passenger without proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The airline’s penalty for the violation will be a fine of 100,000 Pakistani Rupees – which equates to just $625. The occurrence is said to have taken place just days ago, on January 1 …

January 12, 2021| 494 0

US Passenger Numbers Slide Again After The Holiday Season

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) data of daily passenger throughput shows that numbers have since reduced after the busy holiday season. Numbers have again dipped below 900,000 passengers in a day, keeping US airlines in a bind as the recovery stays flat. US passenger numbers slide About a week ago, US airlines were coming off the single …

January 12, 2021| 542 0

Delta’s CEO Believes Vaccines Are The Key To Restoring Travel

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian doesn’t think his airline or the airline industry will begin to turn around until a COVID-19 vaccine is widely distributed. Mr Bastian believes the airline industry will continue to stagger along, as it did over much of 2020, until most travelers are vaccinated and confident to fly again. “While we have high hopes that …

January 9, 2021| 541 0

Jordan Aviation Wants To Launch Flights To The United States

Jordan Aviation has applied with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to fly between Jordan and the United States. The airline is mostly known for providing charter flights and wet lease services. Now, however, the carrier is looking at scheduled operations from April of this year. Jordan Aviation applies for US flights In a filing to …

January 9, 2021| 486 0

The Top 5 New Southwest Airlines Routes For 2021

Southwest Airlines is a massive carrier in the United States. Taking on the big three major US airlines in the domestic market, Southwest is a known brand and has a strong base of loyal followers. In 2021, the airline is planning on growing its route network and adding plenty of new points. Here are the top five most anticipated Southwest Airlines …

January 7, 2021| 468 0

Wizz Air Follows Ryanair With UK Flight Schedule Cuts

As the UK enters another strict lockdown, Wizz Air has followed Ryanair’s example and is making dramatic changes to its flight schedule. The airline revealed today that its January schedule is undergoing some serious cuts. Schedule changes Just this morning, Ryanair announced that it would be slashing flights during the UKs third national lockdown. N …

January 6, 2021| 479 0

How Qatar Airways Will Benefit From The End Of The Blockade

2021 has started with some positive diplomatic news for Qatar Airways and its neighborhood relations. Saudi Arabia, along with other states, has agreed to reopen its land and air borders, ending the three-and-a-half-year blockade. The end of the blockade will benefit Qatar Airways immensely, and here’s why. Airspace access Qatar Airways’ biggest bene …

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