June 3, 2021| 114 0

How American Airlines Is Preparing For Summer Travel

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to loom large for airlines, but the ongoing push to get the nation as close to fully vaccinated as possible has offered a glimmer of optimism, in which social and economic normalcy may return sooner than expected. This possibility has prompted many major airlines to resume flights and inaugurate new routes to accommo …

May 29, 2021| 103 0

Airbus Updates Suppliers On Production Plans

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus issued a press release on Thursday, May 27, providing an update to its suppliers, citing that it would continue to expect the commercial aircraft market to have a steady recovery to pre-Covid levels between the years 2023 to 2025, and this recovery will be led by the single-aisle segment as short-haul journeys in domest …

May 29, 2021| 96 0

The New Norwegian Air: What Will It Look Like?

Norwegian Air Shuttle has finally emerged from six months of bankruptcy protection and is now a much leaner beast ready to take on other European low-cost carriers. Famous for having portraits of high achievers on the tail fins of its aircraft, Norwegian has said that it has raised six billion Norwegian crowns ($721m) and has little to no debt. This …

May 27, 2021| 99 0

Widebody write-downs are coming – how much will asset values be affected?

As central banks pumped liquidity into the global economy over the past 15 months, aviation has attracted a steady stream of investor interest. However, aircraft transactions have been few and far between apart from growth in sale-leasebacks. An expected wave of lessor consolidation has been limited to one major transaction, the AerCap/GECAS merger …

May 27, 2021| 89 0

Airbus gives suppliers heads-up of production plans

Airbus continues to expect the commercial aircraft market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, led by the single-aisle segment. The Company is therefore providing suppliers with an update of its production plans, giving visibility in order to schedule necessary investments and secure long-term capacity and production rate readiness …

May 25, 2021| 105 0

Garuda Indonesia Suggests Imminent Restructuring

The Covid-19 pandemic has continuously caused severe damage to almost every industry worldwide, and the aviation sector was not spared as airlines from around the world continue to struggle. Massive declines in operating flights and passenger demand have resulted in huge losses for airlines even though many have received financial aid, with some en …

May 25, 2021| 133 0

BREAKING Austria suspends direct UK flights over Indian variant fears

Austria is banning direct UK flights again over fears of the Indian variant. The European nation previously banned direct flights to and from the UK in December, as the Kent variant began spreading widely. The ban was lifted on 21 March, as the UK began to emerge from lockdown. The new ban will take effect from 1 June, and will affect services operate …

May 25, 2021| 103 0

Etihad To Measure Food Wastage With Inflight Smart Trays

Etihad Airways is launching a new initiative in a bid to deal with the pressing problem of food waste from inflight service. In partnership with The Concept, a UAE-based product development and design company, it is developing a smart tray called Neos Fly+, which will monitor and feedback passenger dining habits to allow better planning of meals an …

May 24, 2021| 100 0

Cebu Pacific takes delivery of the ninth A321neo

The Philippines’ Cebu Pacific (CEB) received its ninth new Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft on 19 May 2021, signifying its continuous efforts to integrate eco-friendly initiatives in its operations. CEB operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of 5.75 years. The A321neo is known to deliver 20 percent fuel cos …

May 22, 2021| 81 0

500 WestJet Employees Unionize – What Does It Mean?

Over 500 WestJet employees have unionized, joining the Canadian general trade union known as Unifor. Unifor is the largest private-sector union in Canada, with more than 315,000 members across the country. So what does this mean for WestJet? Hundreds of WestJet’s airport agents unionize In what Unifor calls “a major victory,” 531 WestJet airport …

May 22, 2021| 100 0

What Spain’s New Travel Rules Mean For Foreign Tourists

On Friday, May 21, Spain announced that starting June 7, tourists from all parts of the world are allowed to visit, providing that they had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at all the new entry rules and see what they mean for foreign tourists. Before COVID-19, Spain was the second most visited c …

May 21, 2021| 115 0

Alaska Airlines Sees Leisure Bookings Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

The rebound in domestic travel is benefiting Alaska Airlines, with leisure travel bookings almost back to pre-pandemic levels. The Seattle-based airline, which has recently cemented its place as the fifth-largest carrier in the United States, says it saw a definite change for the better around March. Things are looking optimistic, says Alaska Airlin …

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