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A Finnair A350-900XWB arriving in London. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Finnair Cuts Europe Service Levels for September

Finnair has announced that it is reducing services in September to levels below those that were announced previously due to travel restrictions being re-imposed. The change, which mainly affects European destinations, has come as many countries have implemented restrictions again following a rise in coronavirus cases. Finnair stated in a press release that it will fly to almost all of the European destinations that it served in August but at a reduced frequency during the month of September. The only…

Caribbean Carriers Split Between Profits and Bailouts

As the airline industry continues to find its footing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Caribbean carriers have sent mixed messages over which moves are to be made. Some airlines are chasing potential markets while others are looking for more government assistance as each island takes its own approach to handle the…

Vietnam Airlines Expects $655 Million Yearly Loss

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam Airlines posted a $284 million loss in the first half of 2020 and expects its loss could reach $655 million by the end of the year. The airline recorded a remarkable year in 2019 and earned $4.3 billion. Vietnam has prevented the…

The Buenos Aires Aeroparque Slots Saga

Argentina's commercial aviation market is impacted by a myriad of factors that have little, if anything, to do with commercial aviation. One of the best examples of this is the story of two companies  – or three, or four – and the slots at the country's main domestic airport: Buenos…

New Cargo Airline Begins Operations in Colombia, Airports May Reopen…

Panamericana Airlines, a Colombian company founded in Barranquilla under the direction of Thomas Friese, announced that it will begin operations in the second half of August. In an interview for El Heraldo, Ronald Peña, Panamericana Airlines Expansion Manager, said that the carrier will first offer international service to Miami and…

Kenya Airways, RwandAir Return to the Skies

After 129 days of government restrictions on international flights, Kenya Airways will recommence international routes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has spanned the globe and caused a worldwide travel dropoff, African Aerospace reports. “Since resuming domestic flights on July 15, 2020, we have been monitoring the adherence…

Alliance Airlines Places Comprehensive Embraer Order

Alliance Airlines, an Australian operator based in Brisbane, is getting 14 Embraer E190 E-Jets for $80 million, including six spare engines, a full flight simulator and other training-related equipment. The deal includes the option for five additional aircraft to be provided by Azorra Aviation, a Florida-based lessor, per The Australian.…

German Holiday Companies Condor and TUIfly Mull Merger

There are reportedly plans for the formation of a joint venture between Condor and TUI fly Deutschland, according to local outlet Boersenzeitung, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. According to the report, the driving force for the merger of the two state-supported carriers comes from local and national politicians. Condor…

Laudiamotion to Close, Transfer Assets

Ryanair Group low-cost subsidiary Laudamotion has announced that it will cease operations by the end of 2020. Its assets will be transferred to a new airline called Lauda Europe, which has begun the process to receive certification in Malta, ch-aviation reports. Lauda Europe, which plans to receive its Air Operator…

U.S. Court Authorizes Aeroméxico to Return 19 Leased Aircraft

According to Financial Post, a U.S. judge has granted Mexican airline Aeroméxico the right to return at least 19 leased aircraft and 4 engines as part of its bankruptcy restructuring process, according to court documents published on Thursday. The aircraft that will be returned are five Boeing 737-800, five Boeing…