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Qatar Airways to Retire Half of its A380 Fleet

Qatar Airways announced that it is likely to only bring back half of the A380s it has on its fleet once demand levels recover. This is five out of the 10 aircraft possessed by the Doha-based carrier At a CAPA live event held on Wednesday, January 13; Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said, “The 380 is, I think, one of the worst aircraft when it comes to emissions that are flying today. This is why we have decided that…

Air Asia Sells Stake In Indian Subsidiary

Air Asia announced it is selling most of its stake in its Indian subsidiary, Air Asia India. The decision comes due to the airline’s need to focus on recovering in its key markets across Southeast Asia, as reported by Reuters. The budget airline group is selling its stake to Tata…

Peru Increases Daily Frequency Cap in Domestic Airports

Peru is increasing the cap in the number of daily frequencies it has available domestic airports from four to six. The move comes as airports across the country had worked to optimize passenger handling operations, including reducing aircraft turnaround times as well as the time passengers spend at check-in and…

Singapore, Hong Kong Postpone Travel Bubble Until 2021

Singapore and Hong Kong have again postponed the launch of the much-awaited travel bubble that would connect the two Asian hubs without the need for a quarantine period. The quarantine-free travel corridor launch was delayed two days before it was due to begin as Hong Kong saw a new hike…

IATA Chief Discusses ‘State of the Industry’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief Alexandre de Juniac delivered his take on the state of the industry at the IATA annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 24. The executive called on airlines and other industry stakeholders for immediate action in working to open up the skies and…

IAG Lowers Maximum Price for Air Europa Acquisition

International Airlines Group (IAG) — the parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia, among other carriers — seems to be looking to reduce the price it would pay to acquire Spanish carrier Air Europa, below the value of 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) at which both carriers had…

Air Canada Cancels Aircraft Orders

Earlier this week, Air Canada announced that it will be canceling orders for 22 narrowbody aircraft as the airline works to size itself properly to operate in a smaller market, as consumer behavior indicates that demand will take around half a decade to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The Canadian flag…

LATAM Strengthens Ties With Aeromexico

LATAM announced it is increasing the scale and breadth of its codeshares with Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico, including on flights from Peru, Colombia, Chile and Brazil. As Delta bought 20% of LATAM last year, the Atlanta-based carrier is aiming to improve synergy in the region by tighting ties between its…

Finnair to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

As part of its plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which has left much of the world immobile, Finnair announced it will be laying off 10% of its employees, accounting for more than 700 people. The decision comes after months of negotiations between the airline and employee unions regarding…

Argentina’s Government Says Flights Will Come Back To Buenos Aires’…

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of the country’s only low-cost airport; Argentina’s aviation industry has had a ray of hope as the country’s transport minister confirmed that flights will be coming back to El Palomar airport in Buenos Aires as part of the nation’s plan to resume operations.…