Interview: Expedia VP of Airline Partnerships On the Changing Game…

Air travel was dead in late-2020. Airlines had slashed their schedules to fractions of 2019 levels, potential travelers had hunkered down to protect themselves from Covid-19 and airports had little to do but sit idly by. But where travel had disappeared, hope still shined that the end of the pandemic…

Canada Ends Restrictions for Unvaccinated Travelers, Mask Mandate

It has been almost two and a half years since the Covid-19 pandemic devastated the air transport industry, forcing airlines to slash their schedules and inducing governments to introduce strict restrictions on passengers’ mobility. While some countries started to progressively relax restrictions months ago, some governments have decided to take…

Air Austral Strives to Restore Its Prospects As It Submits…

The rescue Air Austral — a French airline based in the country's Indian Ocean territory of Réunion — will not go through a merger with Corsair, also in great financial difficulty after the health crisis, and strongly defended by the French government but fiercely rejected by the elected representatives of…

Air Canada Orders 30 Electric Regional Aircraft

Air Canada announced the signing of an agreement with Heart Aerospace of Sweden for the purchase of 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft. The battery-powered aircraft is currently under development and is expected to enter into service in 2028. With zero emissions and an expected charging time of 30  to 50 minutes,…

Garuda, Citilink To Double Number of Airplanes by End of…

Garuda Indonesia is rumored to be increasing the number of new aircraft in line with public interest for travel in and around Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia Director Irfan Setiaputra stated that the airline is targeting to increase the number of aircraft in its fleet from 61 to 120 by the end…

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Airline Customer Service Commitments Dashboard

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a new dashboard to advise airline passengers of the policies airlines have in place as a result of flight disruptions from circumstances within the airline’s control. Two weeks ago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had written to the chief executives of U.S. airlines…

Air New Zealand and Qantas Look Beyond Losses to Future…

Air New Zealand and Qantas announced their full-year financial results for 2021-22 on Thursday with both airlines reporting a third straight loss. Both Air New Zealand’s and Qantas’ fiscal years are from July 1 through June 30. The Kiwi flag carrier posted a loss ‘before other significant items and taxation’ of 725 million…

Ukrainian Airline SkyUp Takes Delivery of a New Boeing 737-800

Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp Airlines took delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 on Tuesday, becoming the tenth aircraft of this type to join its fleet. The airplane, with the manufacturer’s serial number (MSN) 40249, completed its first flight in July 2011. From August of that year, it operated for FlyDubai and in…

Jet2.com Prepares for Upcoming Rise in Leisure Holiday Travel

Jet2.com — one of the U.K.'s prominent leisure carriers — is capitalizing on the rise of passenger demand by putting its 2023 and 2024 winter programs of flights and holiday packages on sale. The airline operates to ‘over 65 sun, city and ski destinations across Europe and beyond with Jet2holidays…