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A Delta Air Lines A319 holds short as an American Airlines A321 departs Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Capping Off Airline Earnings Season: The Push and Pull Between Higher Fares and Rising Prices

The second quarter of 2022 brought with it all the murkiness and uncertainty that have become standard in the airline industry since March 2020. The three-month period from April to June was headlined by JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines staging a public battle to purchase Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, which after months of higher bids and canceled shareholder votes, JetBlue finally won at the end of July. Underlying the stress and excitement of the fight to become the fifth largest airline…

Boeing Looks to First Movers Coalition to Reduce Aviation Industry’s…

U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the world's second-largest civil aircraft manufacturer, will take on a new role within the First Movers Coalition (FMC) to help reduce aviation emissions faster. The FMC was created in November 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, seeking to bring to commercial scale…

Air India Leases Six Boeing 777s To Bolster Fleet for…

Air India plans to bolster its fleet by leasing six Boeing 777 aircraft in the coming months, with the aircraft expected to be delivered by October and held by the airline for a period of two years. According to local media, Air India needs the new aircraft to improve its…

European Commission Supports ICAO Condemnation of Russia’s Aviation Law Violations

Since the beginning of the war between Russia and Ukraine, commercial aviation has been one of the sectors that have been impacted the most by the hostilities. The Ukrainian airspace is closed to commercial traffic, and both the European Union and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other. As…

Saudia Set to Operate Year-Round Barcelona Flights

Saudia for this northern winter season will have available flights between Jeddah (JED) and Barcelona (BCN); with this the company will offer non-stop services to the Catalan capital throughout the year, this connection will complement its service to Madrid (MAD). This route is subsidized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of…

Emirates Seeks First Officers for its A350, 787 and 777X…

This week, Emirates Airline confirmed that it will hire new first officers «who meet the airline’s standards in safety, technical prowess and customer experience», it said in a statement. The new pilots will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the airline’s main hub. Emirates stressed that the new first…

International Passenger Demand Triples in June – IATA

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has released the passenger data for June showing an unsurprising rise in passenger demand. Using the industry metric of Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) to indicate total passenger traffic IATA’s figures indicate a 76.2% increase over 2021. As a comparison passenger traffic was at approximately…

Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

Flair Airlines Grows Presence in Mexico

On Wednesday, Canadian low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines announced a new non-stop service to Cancun from Toronto, further strengthening its presence in Mexico. Flair will initially operate the route twice-weekly, with service beginning November 3. Airfare for the particular route starts at $109 CAD. “We’re delighted to add an additional route…

United Announces New Nonstop Flights to South Africa

Earlier this week, United announced new direct flights between Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport and Cape Town, South Africa —becoming the first airline to provide nonstop round-trip service from the United States’ capital to one of South Africa's main gateways. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the airline three weekly direct…