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Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is avoiding furloughs by reducing work hours for its office workers. Skymark is the first among Japanese airlines to decide on such a measure for employees at its headquarters or branch…

Interjet Cancels All Flights Through 2020

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet has notified its employees that it will not be operating any flights for the remainder of 2020. The airline's operations are shut down from Dec. 18 through the end of Dec. 31, and sources close to the airline's finances have mentioned to local news sources…

Mexican LCC Volaris Unveils Wonder Woman Livery on A320neo

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris has partnered with motion picture producer Warner Bros. Pictures to wrap one of its Airbus A320neos in a special livery dedicated to DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman. The special livery is a cooperation between the two companies to promote the new film, "Wonder Woman 1984"…

China Airlines Hints at New Taiwan-Themed Livery with Boeing 777F…

Taiwanese carrier China Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777F cargo jet on Tuesday. Upon arrival at Taipei's Taoyuan Airport, however, the cargo jet was not carrying China Airlines' normal livery, but instead, it featured a nearly blank livery. The carrier's name only appears in small font near the…

Emirates to Deploy A380s in Response to Increased Travel Demand…

Emirates will be operating its Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London's Heathrow Airport from Nov. 27 in addition to six times per week to Manchester beginning Dec. 2. The Dubai-based carrier will also deploy additional A380 services to Moscow, increasing the frequency from the current twice weekly,…

Romanian LCC Blue Air Moves London Flights from Luton to…

Romanian low-cost carrier (LCC), Blue Air, is transferring its flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Luton Airport beginning Dec. 1. According to the carrier's schedules for next year, Blue Air will first offer five flights per week during the winter season before increasing to 11 flights per week in…

Hawaiian Suspends Inter-Island Passenger and Cargo Flights to Molokai, Lanai

Hawaiian Airlines is indefinitely suspending inter-island services from Honolulu to Moloka‘i, Hawaii and Lāna‘i, Hawaii. The services are operated by its fully-integrated subsidiary carrier, 'Ohana by Hawaiian. The suspension, which starts Nov. 1, includes not only passenger services but also cargo-only services within the Hawaiian Islands. Due to low demand…

TAP Air Portugal Announces Multiple New Routes to Europe, Africa

TAP Air Portugal is launching a series of new routes next year to expand its network across Europe and Northern Africa. Next summer, the airline will launch scheduled service to Ibiza, Spain; Fuerteventura, Spain; Oujda, Morocco; Zagreb, Croatia; Djerba, Tunisia and Monastir, Tunisia. With the exception of Zagreb, where services…

Finnair Resumes Flying to Nanjing

Finnair is resuming another service to China on Sept. 11. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will resume flying to Nanjing, China, from its Helsinki hub, using an Airbus A350-900XWB. The carrier previously served Nanjing's Lukou International Airport with an Airbus A330-300 before it suspended all flights to China in light of…

KLM to Resume Service to Second Chinese City

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced in a press release that it will resume flying direct to Hangzhou, China from its Amsterdam hub beginning Aug. 27. The flight will only be operated once a week via Incheon, South Korea with a Boeing 777-200. However, the airline has intentions to add a…