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A Qantas Boeing 787 sits at the gate in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Vincenzo Pace)

Qantas Expanding Deal With Alliance Airlines To Meet Strong Domestic Demand

Australian flag carrier Qantas is looking to expand its current three-year deal with Alliance Airlines - a partnership that provides its regional subsidiary QantasLink an addition of the Embraer E190 to its fleet - the airline announced in a press release on Thursday (June 17). QantasLink already has a current fleet of fourteen E190s, with three already active flight operations. With the partnership expansion, the airline will now be committed to leasing an additional four aircraft, bringing the total in…

Cathay Pacific And Airbus Focusing On Single-Pilot Systems

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is looking towards working with French aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus, to innovate a new concept of reducing the number of flight crews needed on long-haul flights, with the idea of a lone pilot operating the flight deck for the majority of the flight time. The concept…

Thai Airways Gets Approval for Restructuring of $12.9 Billion Debt

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced several international airlines to file for bankruptcy and enter administration in order to not only stay afloat but also as a way to pay off continuously-piling debts as the severe decrease in passenger numbers and highly-restrictive border closures have resulted in decreasing revenues earned for…

Vietjet to Trial IATA Travel Pass for International Flights

Having just restarted international flights that connected Vietnam with major hubs, such as Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei, Vietjet is now looking to adapt towards innovative solutions to bring the best experiences to its passengers. This includes passengers' safety, which is why Vietjet has announced on Thursday that it would…

Qatar Airways Stops A350 Deliveries After Surface Paint Issues

Qatar Airways has temporarily halted deliveries of the Airbus A350 aircraft, a result of the airline's disapproval of the paint finish on the aircraft, whereby the surfaces below the paint have been deteriorating at an alarming rate. "Qatar Airways continues to experience and has witnessed a condition in which the…

AirAsia Group Announces Major Fleet Groundings, Looks Towards Freight Operations

Malaysia's AirAsia Group Berhad announced on Wednesday its decision to ground approximately 90% of its fleet, which currently consists of more than 200 aircraft across Asia, including slightly over 100 aircraft in Malaysia. This decision had to be made due to an ongoing wave of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, where…

Cathay Pacific Gets Approval for Loan Extension

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Tuesday it had received the Hong Kong government's approval to extend the drawdown period for an outstanding 7.8 billion Hong Kong dollar ($1 billion) loan facility by a year until June 2022, allowing the airline more room to manage liquidity. The bridge loan…

Malaysia’s AirAsia X Approved for Restructuring Process

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia X has been earned shareholder approval to go ahead with the debt restructuring process, which will allow the airline to pursue a plan that is viewed as essential for survival through the ongoing pandemic crisis. This comes as seemingly better news in light of the recent…

Cathay Pacific Resumes Hiring Local Pilots

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has decided to resume its flight crew recruitment for Hong Kong-based pilots again for the first time in approximately eighteen months, as the airline is getting a head start into the lengthy medium-to-long term process of rebuilding its business and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Cathay…

Airbus Seeking Financial Compensation from Czech Airlines

In 2019, Czech Airlines had placed an order with Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus for four Airbus A220-300 aircraft and even chose for additional range by upgrading a previous order for three A320neo to the A321XLR. The plan was for the airline to receive and operate the new generation of…