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| 112 0

QANTAS MAY USE LOYALTY POINTS TO ENCOURAGE VACCINATION

Qantas has suggested it could offer loyalty points or vouchers as an incentive for Australians to get vaccinated. It comes after Victoria’s Acting Premier, James Merlino, argued the country’s poor inoculation program contributed to the state’s latest lockdown. His NSW counterpart, John Barilaro, also recently blamed “complacency” for falling demand …

May 29, 2021| 102 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 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 …

May 19, 2021| 134 0

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Hits 24% Of Pre-COVID Levels

Singapore Airlines continues to experience the full brunt of the global travel downturn. The airline’s April 2021 operating results reveal the airline has clawed back ground from its 2020 nadir but continues to substantially underperform compared to 2019. Numbers show a slow improvement at Singapore Airlines In April this year, Singapore Airlines car …

May 18, 2021| 94 0

Ryanair Pilot Tells Passengers That A 737 Isn’t Kindergarten

At least one Ryanair pilot is making sure that passengers fully understand the airline’s mandatory mask policy. On a flight from Birmingham to a holiday destination in Portugal, the pilot warned everyone onboard that a refusal to wear masks would result in offenders starting their holidays in a police station. This isn’t a kindergarten Whilst on a ne …

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