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International Airlines Group Aims for 75% of Pre-Pandemic Capacity by End of 2021

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced its Q2 results on Friday that indicated progress in the consortium’s recovery from the pandemic. The parent company of the U.K. and European airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL revealed an operating loss of €967 million ($1,148 million) that compares to a restated loss of €2,182 million ($2,592 million) for the same period in 2020. Luis Gallego IAG chief executive said: “All our airlines continue to take significant actions to preserve…

Eurowings Discover Inaugurates its First Long-Haul Service with flights to…

Lufthansa Group's newest airline, Eurowings Discover, yesterday made its first commercial long-haul flight, inaugurating its flights to Mombasa's Moi International Airport and then onwards to Zanzibar, Tanzania. After obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16, Eurowings will be commencing flight operations under…

Lufthansa Cargo Eyes Intra-European Services with A321 Conversions

The rise of e-commerce has been amplifying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby many brands with physical retail stores worldwide had to shift to e-commerce as an effort in surviving through such uncertain times. This brought on a bright side of the crippling aviation industry, as despite the…

UK Airlines Welcome Government Easing of Travel Restrictions for Fully-Vaccinated…

UK airlines have been quick to capitalize on changes to travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens and residents of England. On Thursday UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that those returning to the country from countries on the UK’s ‘amber list’ from 19 July would not be required to undertake…

Air Cairo Takes Delivery of its First A320neo

Air Cairo has taken delivery of the first of two A320-200neos, with the second aircraft expected in early August. These aircraft will expand the Egyptian low-cost carrier while complementing its current fleet of seven A320s. “Adding these aircraft to our all-A320 fleet will provide Air Cairo with much-needed capacity to…

Saudi Arabia Plans To Develop New Megacarrier

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been embarking on a modernization process that is aimed at upgrading all the infrastructure in the country to attract tourism and trade flows and develop local businesses. The country has recently introduced a new visa-free system to facilitate the influx of foreign visitors and…

Ryanair Triples the Number of Passengers Carried in June

The benefits of robust vaccination programs and a consolidated approach to the easing of travel restrictions are beginning to see positive effects for the European aviation industry. On Friday, the Ryanair Group announced that 5.3 million passengers were carried across the consortium’s network of airlines in the month of June.…

TSA Responds to Record Violent Passenger-Caused Flight Disruptions

When on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists took chillingly easy command of four American commercial airliners, the tragedies ushered in a new era of how airline flight crews trained to deal with hijackers, and compliance was no longer the mandate. Now in the skies of 2021, as a reeling air travel…

British Airways Considers Abandoning London Gatwick

British flag carrier British Airways is considering permanently shutting down its operations at London Gatwick airport in order to consolidate all its operations at London Heathrow and therefore maintain the pool of slots it holds at the airport even after temporary waivers are lifted. As the airline industry struggles to…

Lion Air Group, Sabre Corporation Announce Partnership Renewal

Back in 2016, Southeast Asia's leading low-cost carrier, Lion Air, had selected Sabre Corporation to deliver an end-to-end airline operations and crew management platform that would allow the airline to optimize daily flight operations while reducing costs in the midst of a push for regional growth. In return, Sabre Corporation…