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Air New Zealand Decides To Ground Entire 777 Fleet

Air New Zealand has officially announced it will ground its entire Boeing B777 fleet until as early as September 2021. The airline initially grounded seven of its B777-300ER aircraft, earlier in May until the end of 2020, while its eight B777-200s have been sent to longterm storage overseas to Roswell, N.M. and Victorville, Calif. Four of its B777-300s will be stored in Victorville, in the Californian desert.  "The recent resurgence of cases in New Zealand is a reminder that this…

Air New Zealand Sees Business Travel Increase

As demand slowly starts to recover following the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been mainly focused on leisure travel. Demand for business travel has remained minimal and looks to remain that way for the near-term as many companies continue to promote remote working and are hesitant to require workers to travel.…

Southwest Releases Its Published Flight Schedule With New Nonstop Flights

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and its massive economic impact on the airline industry, Southwest Airlines, looking for a big change and transformation for future travel, announced in a press release an enlarged flight schedule running from Oct.31 through Jan. 4, 2021. The airline intends to lure more leisure and…

SAS Looks to Cut Workforce By Up to 5,000 Jobs

SAS has announced that it will look to remove up to 5,000 full-time positions of its future workforce as the airline "adapts the business to a lower demand environment." The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden employs around 11,000 workers, albeit 10,000 are currently furloughed, but foresees the industry…

Emirates Announces High-Level Leadership Changes

Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark, announced he will be stepping down from the Dubai-based carrier in June 2020. The executive will remain as an external advisor for the airline. Clark has served Emirates for more than thirty years, joining as the head of route planning in 1985 and then moving…

Amid 737 MAX Crisis, Boeing Board Boots CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing announced that, effective immediately, Dennis Muilenburg is no longer the company's CEO. In a brief statement issued Monday morning, the builder said that the Board of Directors "decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the Company moving forward as it works to repair relationships…

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Airbus A350 Cabin Interior

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new cabin that will be onboard incoming Airbus A350-1000s, with the first due to arrive this summer. Business class, or Upper Class, will have a lie-flat bed facing towards the window in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats will be 20 inches wide and stretch to a length…

Cathay Pacific Announces Layoffs in Hong Kong Following First Financial…

Hong Kong’s largest airline, Cathay Pacific, has announced the elimination of 600 jobs at the company in an effort to battle strong competition in the region and its first financial loss in eight years. While 600 people may be only a fraction of the 33,000 employees at the airline, the…

A Touch of Class: Taking a Look at Hainan Airlines’…

Hainan Airlines made their presence in Manchester back in June 2016 with four times per week services to Beijing using their Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Six months later, the airline and Manchester Airport invited us back to discover their product on a more in-depth basis. On this occasion, the airline sent…

Airline Metrics: Available Seat Kilometers

Ashwin Jadhav, a member of our AirlineGeeks team, will begin a new series this week highlighting some of the important metrics that airlines monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to improve performance. From a passenger’s perspective, this series will provide an excellent insight on how these…