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ITA Prepares To Bid For Alitalia’s Brand

The change of the guard between the historic Alitalia and the newly created ITA as Italian flag carrier is less than a month away, but the situation is far from defined. Alitalia is going through its bankruptcy procedure and will stop flying on Oct. 15; on the same date, the new state-owned carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will take over some of its routes and will begin its adventure with 52 aircraft and 2,800 employees, putting it at roughly half…

Cathay Pacific Unveils Gloomy Forecast

Cathay Pacific is celebrating its 75th anniversary. However, the airline is also facing its biggest challenge at the same time. The Hong Kong-based carrier announced its traffic figure for August, when it carried 135,353 passengers, an increase of 278.4% compared to August 2020, but a 95.3% decrease from August 2019.…

Avianca Continues Transition to Low-Cost Structure

Everything seems to indicate that Avianca will be changing in its traditional operating model for the low-cost model. As announced In recent weeks, the Colombian carrier has put major focus on drastically reducing its expenses, working on cutting costs while, according to all reports, scaling back its service significantly. Apparently…

How Airline Marketing And Advertising Has Changed

The ongoing Covid-19 complication remains a significant disturbance to the airline industry, forcing several notable airlines to alter and modify their operations to adapt and overcome the disruption. The airlines are poised to constantly monitor and respond to the fluctuations in passenger travel demand while adjusting flight schedules, frequencies and…

Aeromexico Serves Record 270 ‘Chiles en Nogada’ On Mexico City-Madrid…

In celebration of Mexico's upcoming Independence Day (celebrated on the 15th and 16th of September), Aeromexico joined forces with Mexican luxury department store El Palacio de Hierro to serve "Chiles en Nogada" for the first time on a Madrid-bound flight from Mexico City. Travelers flying on Flight AM01 on September…

Qantas and Japan Airlines’s Partnership Rejected

Qantas and Japan Airlines have suffered a setback as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the country’s competition watchdog, has denied the pair’s new joint business plan. Last December, the airlines proposed an agreement which may optimize schedules on flights between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. According to Qantas,…

Viva Aerobus Inaugurates New International Route

On Sep. 2, the District Tourism Institute of Bogotá, ProColombia, the concessionaire of Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport OPAIN, and the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus, made the official launch of the airline's new route between Mexico City and Bogotá. Although the route began operations on August 21 with 2…

Air Arabia Finds JV Partner, Plans Air Jinnah Launch

Continuing to find new opportunities for growth, both Lakson Group and Air Arabia have decided that working together will provide an avenue for expansion. The airline and conglomerate will create a joint venture and launch a new airline in Pakistan, prioritizing the low-cost model. The airline will be called Air…

South African Airways, Comair to Restart Ops in September

Having grounded most of its international fleet after being placed into administration in December 2019 with the onset of the pandemic only adding salt to injury, South African Airways is now eyeing return to the skies. South Africa's flag carrier plans to restart flights to several destinations in Africa starting…

British Airways Adds Subsidiary to Restructure Short-Haul Operations

The recovery of the aviation industry from the effects of the pandemic is contingent on multiple factors including government restrictions on travel, vaccination rates and individual airlines’ abilities to adapt to the new environment. This week the Wall Street Journal reported that British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG)…