In Midst of Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses, SkyWest Posts First Quarter Profit

SkyWest Airlines — the St. George, Utah-based regional airline that operates flights on behalf of numerous large American carriers — announced its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, reporting a $30 million profit even as the country's largest airlines saw losses in the billions of dollars. The company, which did still see…

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect…

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being…

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…

Virgin Atlantic to Remove 3,150 Jobs and Boeing 747 Fleet

Virgin Atlantic has announced that up to a third of its workforce will be made redundant as the airline attempts to "reshape and resize" itself for the future. On top of the job cuts, Virgin will remove the Boeing 747 from its fleet and will also move out of Gatwick…

Aeroméxico Restarts International Flights while Mexico’s International LCCs Further Reduce…

Despite the declared "sanitary emergency" in Mexico, Mexico's national carrier, Aeroméxico, is reopening some international services and increasing frequency to Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries this month and next. Aeroméxico is seeking to restart some of its routes after it suspended flights to a…

Azul To Resume Service at Two Cities With Codeshared Cessna…

Brazil's third-largest airline, Azul Brazilian Airlines, surprised the market in January when it announced an agreement by which it acquired Two Táxi Aéreo, a commuter airline with operations throughout Brazil. Branded TwoFlex, the company currently has a fleet of two Cessna C208 Caravan and 14 C208B Grand Caravan. After the…

U.S. Airlines to Make Wearing Face Masks Compulsory

American, Delta and Frontier join JetBlue in making wearing face masks compulsory for passengers traveling as of next week. This is part of a wider set of sanitary measures that different stakeholders are putting in place as the world prepares to slowly reintroduce economic activity as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.…

Looking At the Second Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

Last week, the first two of the four major U.S. airlines reported their first-quarter earnings. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced a loss of $607 million and United Airlines announced a whopping $2.1 billion loss for the same time period. Originally, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — the two Dallas/Fort-Worth-headquartered competitors…

South African Airways Liquidation Unlikely for Now

The immediate liquidation threat of South African Airways (SAA) may be averted for now as announced by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Saturday. The new deadline for the proposed employment agreement has also been extended to May 1, 2020. DPE also acknowledged an agreement was reached in a…