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South African Aviation Set For New Entrant in December

The South African aviation market may see a new entrant as early as December with the news that a joint venture between the founder of low-cost carrier kulula.com and Global Aviation has a name. Business Insider South Africa reports that the airline will be called Lift after the moniker was chosen from over 25,000 suggestions in a competition to name the new carrier. The announcement coincided with the launch of the airline’s website which features a stylized logo and the…

Amtrak 2035: Does Amtrak Finally Have a Strong Plan Against…

With momentum on its side, Amtrak unveiled its grand plan for Amtrak System 2035, which it believes will be a sustainable system as prior to COVID-19 the rail operator was on pace to make 2020 its first financially profitable year in its 49-year existence. With cries for better rail infrastructure…

Flybe Brand Set For Comeback After Asset Sale

The intellectual property, stock and equipment of the U.K. airline Flybe have been purchased by a firm associated with Connect Airways that owned the airline at the time of its administration in March of this year. BBC News reports that Thyme Opco is linked to the hedge fund company Cyrus…

American Airlines Earnings Show Hope for New Strategies

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines reported earnings for the third quarter on Thursday morning, announcing a net loss of $2.4 billion on the back of $3.17 billion in revenue, a 73% revenue decrease from the same period in 2019. The company's stock dropped in early trading on Monday as the…

Finnair to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

As part of its plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which has left much of the world immobile, Finnair announced it will be laying off 10% of its employees, accounting for more than 700 people. The decision comes after months of negotiations between the airline and employee unions regarding…

Arizona Man Looks to Start Sushi Restaurant in Decommissioned 747

In an age where more-and-more airliners fall by the retirement wayside, a Boeing 747 sitting alongside Interstate 10 near Tucson, Ariz. is finding new life. But this time the jet won’t be traversing the skies, instead being commissioned to serve sushi to patrons on the ground. The aircraft, registered as…

737 MAX May Be Back in European Skies by December

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has reportedly given approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the region’s skies. The agency had reported on Sept. 11 that test flights of the aircraft had been completed in Vancouver, Canada due to Covid restrictions. Data from those test…

Copa Progressively Increasing International Operations

Copa Airlines announced its first increase in international operations since November. The carrier plans to connect Panama City, Panama with 35 destinations all over America. The destinations span over a dozen countries from South America, North America and Central America. As the world economy continues to reopen, ALNNEWS highlighted the…

United Lowers Cash Burn Rate in Third Quarter Earnings Report

United Airlines on Wednesday became the second major U.S. carrier to report its third-quarter earnings, missing Wall Street's expectations with a net loss of $1.8 billion on the back of $2.49 billion in revenue for the period ending Sept. 30. The airline maintained a veil of optimism, however, as it…

U.K. Government Form ‘Global Travel Taskforce’ to Recover International Travel

Almost nine months into the global pandemic that has decimated the U.K. tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors, the U.K. government announced on Wednesday the formation of a task force to ‘support the travel industry and the safe recovery of international travel’. The Global Travel Taskforce will report to Prime Minister…