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Japan Airlines Reports Fiscal Year Loss, Provides No Outlook

Japan Airlines reported on Friday an annual net loss of 286.7 billion yen ($2.6 billion) but did not release a forecast for the current financial year, citing rising uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic as it continues to negatively affect air travel demand. This is the carrier's first fiscal year loss since relisting in 2012 following restructuring. "There has been no indication of passenger demand recovery yet" due to restrictions on international travel and tougher immigration measures, the airline said in…

LATAM Announces Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral Program

Being carbon neutral by 2050, zero waste to landfill by 2027 and protecting iconic ecosystems in South America are some of the commitments that are part of LATAM Group's new Sustainability Strategy. By 2023, the group will eliminate single-use plastics, recycle all waste on domestic flights, make its LATAM lounges…

easyJet Seeks to Boost Passenger Confidence Ahead of UK ‘Green…

With the first batch of countries on the UK’s ‘green list' for travel set to be confirmed on Friday afternoon, airlines are seeking to boost passenger confidence with a range of initiatives to increase demand. This week easyJet announced a partnership with Collinson Insurance to offer customers a new travel…

Trip Report: Music City to the Gulf Coast With Boutique…

It is once again time for another Essential Air Service (EAS) trip report. Just like my journey on Air Choice One, this trip is another unique experience that connects two larger cities using a small EAS community. For this trip I will be flying from Nashville, Tenn. to Pensacola, Fla.…

SpiceJet Deferring Employee Salaries by up to 50 Percent

India's low-cost domestic carrier, SpiceJet, has made the decision to defer up to fifty percent of April's salaries of its many employees as a lack of cash amidst India's second wave of Covid-19 infections has tragically impacted its operations. Junior employees such as the drivers and loaders have received their…

Avelo Airlines Announces First East Coast Base in New Haven,…

The U.S. startup Avelo Airlines unveiled its plans to expand to the East Coast of the United States via New Haven, Connecticut, amid its inaugural flight from Burbank, Cali. to Santa Rosa, Cali. a week earlier. From the third quarter of 2021, the low-cost carrier expects itself to utilize three…

British Airways Set To Return To Hong Kong

British Airways will soon resume passenger flights to Hong Kong, following the lifting of the Hong Kong government's suspension on passenger services from the United Kingdom. This good news comes as Hong Kong has been known to be one of the strictest countries when it comes down to border restrictions…

Growing Pains and Delays: Onboard Avelo’s Phoenix-Burbank Flight

There is a reason that I opted out of Avelo’s media flight in late April, and my experience on the airline’s inaugural Phoenix/Mesa to Burbank flight highlighted that. Media flights are typically set up to go perfectly with an operational execution that does not match with reality. And sure enough,…

ACCC Making Moves to Block Tie-Up Between Qantas-Japan Airlines

Australia's competition regulator came out on Thursday, May 6, and said that it was proposing to block a code-sharing, pricing and scheduling deal between home carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines because it would likely mean higher fares and possibly worse service for passengers. Qantas had claimed that the five-year agreement…

American Set to Reopen Admirals Clubs Locations

As travel rebounds, American Airlines is reopening many of its Admirals Club lounges and adding enhancements to make customers feel comfortable at the airport. By Memorial Day weekend, the airline will fully open 27 lounges across 21 U.S. cities, most of which will have innovative touchless technology and offer healthy…