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Delta Air Lines Launches First Domestic Digital ID Test

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way people travel by air, possibly forever, growing attention is being paid to systems and procedures aimed at eliminating opportunities for close personal contact and the exchange of objects and papers that can lead to disease transmission. In addition to the development of electronic health passports that airlines and technology providers are trying to deploy as quickly as possible to facilitate the recovery of international connectivity, another aspect that has seen increased attention is…

Interview: Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Expansion With New Flights

Even as U.S. commercial airline traffic continues to sit at less than half of 2019 levels, a number of airlines have taken the opportunity to open service to new markets, grabbing unused slots and gates left behind by other airlines. Much of this activity in the U.S. has been centered…

U.K. Government Bans All Passenger Flights To and From the…

The U.K. government has implemented a ban on travelers from over 30 countries arriving in the U.K. with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being one of the latest additions to the ‘red list’. Flights from Dubai have been amongst the most frequent to arrive in the U.K. during the coronavirus…

Flair Airlines Announces Boeing 737 MAX Order

Canada’s independent ultra-low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines, has announced an order for thirteen new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order is the first by a North American carrier since the troubled aircraft received clearance to return to the skies in the United States and Canada. The 737 MAX was grounded…

Alaska Airlines Announces 2020 Financial Results, Receives First 737 MAX

Just two days after taking delivery of their first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft, the Alaska Air Group has announced their fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020. Like other airlines in the United States around the globe, Alaska felt the impacts of COVID-19, posting losses both quarterly and annually. …

Opinion: It’s Time for Airline Loyalty Programs to Add Value

Over the past several years, airlines in the U.S. have gorged on easy business, many making money hand over fist. This led to some brazen liberties taken by three of major U.S. airlines to devalue their loyalty programs. The logic was simple: they were making tons of money, so what…

European Commission Requests Clarifications On Alitalia Rescue Plan

Ailing Italian flag carrier Alitalia has hit another bump in the process that was set to see the newly-formed state-owned company Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) take over Alitalia's main assets and flight operations and then receive a 3 billion euro ($3.6 billion) fund injection from the country's government. The ITA…

U.K. Vaccine Rollout Provides Summer Optimism for TUI

TUI Group, owners of TUI Airways, has reported an increase in advance bookings for package holidays from the over-50’s demographic in the U.K. This confidence is being linked by TUI management to increased customer confidence as the Covid-19 vaccine rolls out across the U.K. City A.M. quotes TUI’s operations manager…

Qatar Airways to Retire Half of its A380 Fleet

Qatar Airways announced that it is likely to only bring back half of the A380s it has on its fleet once demand levels recover. This is five out of the 10 aircraft possessed by the Doha-based carrier At a CAPA live event held on Wednesday, January 13; Qatar Airways CEO…

Delta Air Lines Announces Fourth-Quarter Financial Results

Delta Air Lines announced their fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, becoming one of their first airlines in the United States to do so. The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $1.1 billion loss, according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, in the final quarter of the year. For the calendar year, the airline…