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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

Austrian Airlines Takes Financial Recovery Package

As the list of airlines that have received government-backed financial support grows during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austrian Airlines has announced that it will be the newest member of this group. In a press conference, the Vienna-based carrier announced that they would receive a total of 600 million euros ($677 million)…

Austrian Airlines Announces Fifth Service Resumption Delay

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday that it will resume operating flights on June 7, nearly three months after grounding its fleet in mid-March delaying its resumption of service five times. The move comes in response to the Austrian government's announcement that its borders with Germany and some Schengen area countries…

Lufthansa Group Extends Negotiations Over Government Aid

Over the last few weeks, Lufthansa Group has been negotiating with German, Austrian and Belgian governments over rescue packages after the group made a $1.3 billion loss during the first quarter of the year amid the COVID-19 crisis. Reports by Bloomberg revealed that Lufthansa was negotiating a 10 billion euro…

Lufthansa Group Notes End of Repatriation Flights

Lufthansa Group has announced the conclusion of its repatriation flight program in the wake of the COVID-19 fallout. The multi-national, German-owned flag carrier has seen the over month-long program bring roughly 90,000 passengers back to Central Europe onboard on of its various airlines. The evacuation of Germans aboard began back…

A Look at Peru’s Unusual Repatriation Traffic

Over the last week, governments across the world have been under increased pressure to repatriate their citizens back home as rising travel restrictions around the CODIV-19 global pandemic have been making travel hard for many citizens needing to find a way home. The South American country of Peru has made…

Lufthansa Cuts 2019 Forecasts, Blaming Local Low-Cost Carriers

The Lufthansa Group on Monday announced its subsidiary airlines were the next in a long list of carriers from around the world to be adversely affected by the increasing numbers of low-cost carriers. The group announced it expected its margin on earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to hover between…

Logo Lineage Part 8: A Family of Logos

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

Lufthansa Group Places Order for Next-Generation Aircraft, Begins Transition to…

Lufthansa Group has announced that its supervisory board has approved the purchase of 40 next-generation aircraft composed of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A350-900s to be delivered to the group’s carriers, including SWISS and Austrian Airlines, aside from the German flag carrier. Lufthansa, the main airline of the group of…

Austrian Airlines Updates Livery as Part of Rebranding

Austrian Airlines has updated its livery and recently unveiled an image of the new paint to the public. The new livery is part of a larger rebranding effort which includes new customer touchpoints and airport signage, but the most visible change will be the livery on the exterior of the…