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Delta Announces First Quarter Results, Positive Second Quarter Outlook

Delta Air Lines became the first U.S. carrier to announce its first-quarter earnings for 2021, starting the year off with an overall loss, but with some positives to take from it. Following Generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP, the airline posted a loss of $1.5 billion for the first three months of the year. Operating revenues for the quarter sat at $4.2 billion, with operating expenses at $5.5 billion. Lower operating expenses were in large part due to the second…

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Down – Sees Hope For Measured…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a decline in overall passenger capacity by 90.2 percent year on year, while passenger capacity was lowered by 56 percent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year. Compared to February 2021 however, the airline had expanded its network from forty-one to forty-seven…

Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes, Adds New State to Network

Frontier Airlines has continued its aggressive network expansion as travel across the United States continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has introduced eight new routes across the country, including adding the state of Alaska to its route map. All new routes will start in early June and…

Flypop Signs A330-300 Deal With Aircraft Lessor

United Kingdoms startup airline flypop has recently signed a lease deal for multiple Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Avolon ahead of the planned launch of flights between the UK and India later this year, the airline has announced. Based in Ireland, Avolon is the world's third largest aircraft lessor. It provides…

India Regional Carrier TruJet Eyes Airbus A220, E2

In an interview with the Indian publication Money Control, Laxmi Prasad, the chairman of TruJet minority owner Interups Inc., revealed plans for TruJet to purchase 54 Airbus A220s and 54 Embraer E2s. The news arrived after his investment firm, Interups Inc., acquired a 49.9% stake in the company. TruJet expects talks…

China Airlines To Resume Flights to Ontario in June

China Airlines will resume flying to Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. from its Taoyuan, Taiwan hub in June in preparation for the summer travel season. China Airlines flew the daily non-stop flight from Taipei to Ontario using both its Boeing 777-300ER and an Airbus A350-900 WXB long-haul jets before…

Mexican Carriers Start April with Good News

Although Latin America is going through a difficult time due to new outbreaks of COVID-19, positive news has come out in Mexico regarding the development and recovery of its airline sector. Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, surpassed one million passengers in March 2021, a growth of 67.7% compared to last…

Malaysia Airlines Extends Widebody FHS Contract with Airbus

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Malaysia Airlines have signed a five-year extension of its Flight Hour Services Components contract for the carrier's wide-body fleets, which consists of the Airbus A330-300s and the A350-900s. The extension will also include the A330-200Fs operated by the carrier's cargo counterpart, MASKargo. This comes as…

Leaked Wizz Air Meeting Highlights Company’s Apparent Pilot Redundancy Culture

An audio recording of an online meeting held in April 2020 has supposedly revealed how low-cost carrier Wizz Air decided to make certain pilots redundant, following its announcement to cut the workforce by up to 20% following the outbreak of the coronavirus last year. In the meeting held online, a…

LATAM Brasil to Phase Out A350-900 Fleet by Next Week

Still responding to the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international air travel, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Brazil's second-largest domestic carrier and the largest by international metrics, is retiring its entire A350-900 fleet by the next week. Brazil's was LATAM's only branch operating the A350, meaning the aircraft…