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International Airlines Group Aims for 75% of Pre-Pandemic Capacity by End of 2021

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced its Q2 results on Friday that indicated progress in the consortium’s recovery from the pandemic. The parent company of the U.K. and European airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL revealed an operating loss of €967 million ($1,148 million) that compares to a restated loss of €2,182 million ($2,592 million) for the same period in 2020. Luis Gallego IAG chief executive said: “All our airlines continue to take significant actions to preserve…

Virgin Atlantic and Middle East Airlines Formulate Codeshare Agreement

The transatlantic air travel corridor between the U.S. and Europe continues to be known for its reputation of being cutthroat and popular as the demand for long-haul air travel surges. Several major airlines inaugurate new routes while firmly resuming flights on key routes across the pond to attract as many…

How United Airlines is Responding to the U.K. Border Re-Opening

Europe is a usual hotspot for tourism and leisure travel during the summer holiday travel season, but this summer is different than the previous years. Many countries that are usually major attractions for tourists across the continent have reopened their borders earlier in the summer, and several airlines resumed flight…

WestJet, KLM Expand Codeshare To Prepare For International Travel

The summer travel season has reached its peak, and several countries already reopened their borders with relaxed entry requirements and have eased Covid-19 mandates. As a result, several major airlines have revived key routes and unveiled new flight operations to recapture as much of the market as possible since the…

Delta Inaugurates Flights to Croatia

Summer has arrived, and people are eager to travel after being forced to remain at home for over a year. While borders in many parts of the world remain closed to tourists and leisure travelers, certain countries in Europe are now open, prompting not only a surge in passenger traffic…

Ryanair Triples the Number of Passengers Carried in June

The benefits of robust vaccination programs and a consolidated approach to the easing of travel restrictions are beginning to see positive effects for the European aviation industry. On Friday, the Ryanair Group announced that 5.3 million passengers were carried across the consortium’s network of airlines in the month of June.…

European Airlines Increase Flying Capacity

Europe is preparing for a busy summer season as vaccination campaigns continue to take place and more people become inoculated against COVID-19. According to FlightGlobal, the number of aircraft parked for more than a week on the continent has more than halved between May and June as airlines prepare to…

United Prepares For Summer Travel Amid Border Reopenings

In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked political, social and economic havoc on the world, and the aviation industry faced substantial challenges as countries implemented strict travel restrictions and closed borders. As a result, air travel demand plummeted, causing flight operations to become stagnant, resulting in major airlines grounding countless…

AirBaltic Among Many European Carriers to Suspend Flights to Minsk

AirBaltic – Latvia’s national flag carrier – is among the latest carriers in Europe to suspend its flights to Minsk after the recent international political incident involving Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair. One of the low-cost airline's planes was forced to divert and one of its passengers, who was a Belarusian…

Europe Eases Inbound Travel Restrictions for ‘Safe’ Countries

A European Commission proposal to update recommended restrictions to travel from third countries (those outside the European Union) has been adopted by all 27 ambassadors to the European Council. The recommendations will result in the introduction of ‘certain waivers for vaccinated persons and easing the criteria to lift restrictions for…