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A Qantas Airbus A330 approaches Sydney Airport with the city skyline in the background (Photo: Hisham Qadri | AirlineGeeks)

Sydney Airport Bullish Despite Pandemic-Driven Deep Losses

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, Australia has been among the countries imposing the most restrictive limitations to international travel, with borders still remaining essentially shut down almost a year and a half since the start of the pandemic and no relaxation in sight until at least the second half of 2022. Demand for international travel has almost evaporated, and this has caused all companies connected with air transport to post very significant losses that are expected to…

KLM Increases Destinations in South America, Caribbean

KLM announced Wednesday that its route network was closer to operating at full strength as it raises the number of destinations it is serving within South America and the Caribbean, reaching 2019 levels with 17 destinations at the end of the quarter. Destinations currently served in South America include the…

British Airways CEO Urges Push For Reopening U.K. Border

Europe is the classic travel hotspot for tourists, and every summer, transatlantic flights are tremendously busy. This summer is no different as the continent is a main focus of the airline industry because popular hotspots such as France and Spain, among several other countries, reopened their borders for vaccinated travelers.…

Volaris Announces Incorporation of Eight A320neo Aircraft In 2021

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost carrier that operates in Mexico, the U.S. and Central America, announced the addition of eight A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2021, in addition to the three aircraft from its purchase order with Airbus, thus closing the year with at least 98 aircraft. Volaris has been able…

Airlines Cautiously Moving Forward Amid Vaccine Rollout

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world economy full force in March 2020, the aviation industry faced its worst travel crisis ever. Air travel hit its steepest dropoff in history. Many airlines filed for bankruptcy or went out of business, and even the airlines most flush with cash have been…

Viva Air Adds Three International Routes, Establishes New Hub in…

Viva Air, the Colombian low-cost airline, announced the launch of new routes as part of its international expansion process. The carrier will be operating direct flights from Medellín, Colombia to Mexico City, Cancún, Mexico and Orlando, Florida. The Colombian low-cost carrier expects to transport around 180,000 passengers during the first…

Kenya Airways Prepares Pharma Cargo Facility For Fight Against COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ), through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has unveiled its ultra-modern pharma facility at its main hub in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The Kenya Cargo team is preparing for this critical logistical role in transporting the coronavirus vaccine once approved with the facility having the capabilities…

Cathay Pacific Introduced Covid-19 Insurance

Cathay Pacific Airways needs to lure the essential travel and boost passengers’ confidence after being hit by the coronavirus. The airline has introduced a free Covid-19 insurance to its passengers for the trips are commenced between Dec. 7 and Feb. 28 inclusive. Per a Cathay Pacific press release, the coverage…

United Airlines Begins Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Charter Flights

On Friday, United Airlines began operating charter flights to begin the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which is poised to be approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by mid-December. United's Distribution Plan The Wall Street Journal, citing a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),…

Qantas Enhances Services Between Sydney And Melbourne

Following the border reopenings, Qantas and its no-frills airline, Jetstar, have announced that they will operate 17 return daily flights between Sydney and Melbourne, together carrying 4500 passengers a day. Victoria was the epicentre of the coronavirus in Australia, and the state has been suffered a nearly four-months lockdown that…