Garuda, Citilink To Double Number of Airplanes by End of…

Garuda Indonesia is rumored to be increasing the number of new aircraft in line with public interest for travel in and around Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia Director Irfan Setiaputra stated that the airline is targeting to increase the number of aircraft in its fleet from 61 to 120 by the end…

Singapore Airlines Reports Dramatic Surge in Passenger Numbers

Together with low-cost subsidiary Scoot the airlines of SIA Group carried 5.1 million passengers in Q1 2022-23. This number is a 158.2% increase over the previous quarter when Singapore was restricting travel to the country. Since April the island state has opened fully to vaccinated travelers and as a result,…

American Airlines Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Total Ever

American Airlines has announced a company record second-quarter revenue earnings of $13.4 billion for Q2 2022. The revenue figure is a 12.2 percent increase over the same quarter in 2019, despite capacity being down 8.5 percent. This gave the world’s largest airline a net profit of $476 million to end…

Lufthansa Group Cites ‘Operational Challenges’ As More Flights Suspended

The European summer season ramps up further next week with the beginning of school holidays in a number of countries. It has been well documented that aviation has been facing significant challenges in recommencing services with operational pressures on staff numbers and the continuation of degrees of travel restrictions in…

Canada Suspends Vaccination Mandate For Air Passengers

As the travel industry attempts to return to a semblance of normality after months of restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, each country tried to find its own way to deal with the situation balancing the need to protect its population in a rapidly changing health environment and the need…

Opinion: End of Testing Does Not Mean an End to…

With the U.S. government removing pre-departure testing for flights into the country, airlines and tour operators on both sides of the Atlantic are expecting a bumper summer. This comes as great news to businesses and travelers alike as international travel has seen increased demand as countries lift testing and quarantine…

Korean Air to Recommence Three Long-Haul Routes in July

Korean Air announced Thursday that it will recommence three long-haul operation destinations from July. The South Korean carrier had suspended long-haul flights at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic over two years ago. As a country, South Korea had very strict lockdown procedures, inbound travel and quarantine restrictions. The mandatory…

Air Canada Reports Positive Recovery Signs in Final Quarter of…

Air Canada has posted its 2021 financial year results that indicate a strong final quarter finish to the year with an unexpected positive EBITDA — a common proxy for operational profitability that stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — for the first time in seven quarters. By…

U.K. ‘Open for Travel’ with Lifting of Testing for Vaccinated…

The U.K. government has declared that England is "open for travel? with the announcement that all Covid-19 testing requirements will be lifted for vaccinated travellers starting at 4 a.m. on Feb. 11. The removal of the often-changing and expensive testing conditions comes ahead of the one-week mid-term school holiday break…