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British Airways Threatens to Fire and Re-Hire Pilots on New Contracts

In a letter issued by its pilot union to all members, British Airways has stated that it will fire all its pilot workforce and offer jobs under new terms and conditions, should no agreement be reached with the union. The letter sent out by the British Airline Pilots' Association, BALPA, viewed by AirlineGeeks to all its members, has informed pilots that British Airways has also increased the number of redundancies the company expects to make following the impact of the…

British Airways Proposes Domestic and International Flight Schedule for July

British Airways has filed plans this week to expand domestic and international flights commercial passenger operations in July. Routesonline reports that the U.K. carrier will recommence services from London Heathrow to eight key domestic markets during the month including Edinburgh (20 weekly), Belfast City (14 weekly) and Manchester (14 weekly).…

Aegean Airlines Turns 21 as it Restores International Flying

For many, the 21st birthday is an exciting milestone, a celebration of the past, present and future. In Athens, Greece, Aegean Airlines recently celebrated its 21st birthday on May 28 as the carrier works to weather the worst crisis in the history of aviation. Since the sale of Olympic Airlines…

Air Canada Operates Final 767 Flight After 37 Years of…

On June 2, Air Canada operated the final mainline flight of the Boeing 767-300ER. Flight AC439 departed Montreal-Trudeau Airport at 6:30 p.m. local time and arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 7:27 p.m. local time. The final flight marked the end of a 37-year era for Air Canada's 767s.…

Travel Bubbles Hinder Return of International Travel

COVID-19 threw a huge wrench into things across the world with the travel industry being one of the hardest hit as the virus traveled country to country via passengers on board. Some countries have handled this pandemic relatively well, others have not. This has led to a problem, the countries…

TAP Air Portugal to Resume North American Flights

TAP Air Portugal is restarting flights to North America on June 4 following the completion of its three-phased re-opening. It will start with flights between Lisbon and Newark, and it has plans to launch additional services to Boston, Miami and Toronto from the Portuguese capital in July. Each planned service…

Boeing Cuts 12,000 U.S. Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing announced Wednesday that it is cutting at least 12,000 U.S. jobs, including 6,770 workers who must take involuntary layoffs. The planemaker would not rule out the potential for more layoffs in the coming months, saying it has plans for “several thousand remaining layoffs.” It did say, however, that this…

LATAM Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In a communication addressed to the Chilean Financial Market Commission (CMF), LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will voluntarily file to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code. The requested restructuring involves subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, the United States of America, the Cayman Islands…

Air New Zealand Pushes Back International Schedule Resumption, Defers Aircraft…

Air New Zealand has announced it will be pushing back the restart of international operations. Though the carrier had previously stated its plans to resume international flights by June 30, this has now been pushed back until August as demand levels remain low. From August 30, the Auckland-based carrier will…

Despite COVID-19, Airline Capacity in Brazil Starts Rebounding

In the same week Brazil became the country with the second most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines and LATAM, the country's three major airlines, have started to roll out their networks for June. Somewhat counterintuitively, the three reported a capacity increase compared to…