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Air India flight 104 departs for Delhi from Washington Dulles (Photo: James Dingell)

Air India Employees Make Attempt to Buy the Airline

The Indian government has repeatedly tried to privatize Air India. The first time around there really wasn’t interested by any major entity to buy-in. Then the Indian government went ahead with some financial gymnastics to create special purpose vehicles to take a huge chunk of the airline’s debt off the balance sheet to entice potential buyers. It seemed to be going well but then as COVID-19 happened the sell-off processess were put on hold as the world struggled to deal…

easyJet to Offer Discounted COVID-19 Home Tests

On Monday Nov 30, easyJet announced it would begin offering discounted COVID-19 tests through its' partner Confirm Testing. According to TheTop10News, the £75 ($100) "Fit to Fly" test can be purchased using the unique code 'eJh2020' on Confirm Testing's website, and if the test is negative, passengers will only have…

Goodbye Penguins: Austral Líneas Aéreas Brand Disappears After Merge

At midnight on Monday, after the landing of flight AU2763, Austral Lineas Aereas operations officially ended. The brand will disappear tomorrow, Dec. 1, when the merger with Aerolíneas Argentinas is completed and it begins to operate under the callsign "Argentina." The merger process began, after a series of unsuccessful attempts…

British Airways Selling Aircraft Cabin Merchandise in Christmas Sale

Christmas has come early this year for collectors and aviation enthusiasts. On Monday, CNN reported that British Airways announced it would be opening its doors for customers to buy items from aircraft that have flown all over the world, including tableware, galley carts, slippers and other luxury merchandise. The airline…

Alaska Airlines Leases 13 New 737-9 MAX Aircraft

In March 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two fatal crashes that killed over 300 people. Both crashes occurred after a single anti-stall sensor failed, forcing the aircraft's nose to pitch down and ultimately crash. Now, after nearly two years of design changes,…

Recap: Doug Parker and Oscar Munoz Speak at Talks at…

Goldman Sachs often invites executives from various industries for talks. This has been going for quite some time now, so the roster is quite large. The talks are more informal and have more of a talk show vibe than any sort of news interview, but they still reveal some interesting…

Emirates Announces Significantly Impacted Half-Year Financials

The Emirates Group announced its latest half-year financial results with numbers being significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19. The group, which uses two, six-month financial periods spread across two calendar years, reported losses of 14.1 billion United Arab Emirates Dirham ($3.8 billion).  The airline reported a revenue of just…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

How American’s Hubs Are Operating Five Years After the Merger

Throughout the history of the airline industry, there have been turbulent times, then there have been times of immense industry-wide success and profitability. Airlines have come and gone as those transitions transformed the physical nature of business within the airline industry. Just in the last five years, the merger between…

Amtrak 2035: Does Amtrak Finally Have a Strong Plan Against…

With momentum on its side, Amtrak unveiled its grand plan for Amtrak System 2035, which it believes will be a sustainable system as prior to COVID-19 the rail operator was on pace to make 2020 its first financially profitable year in its 49-year existence. With cries for better rail infrastructure…