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Kenya Airways Gears Up for Government Takeover Amid Massive Layoff Reports

In a bid to retain its financial flexibility and optimize on the lack of connectivity throughout Africa, the government of Kenya is on the verge of nationalizing its flag carrier to retain market share while aiding the troubled airline in its restructuring process. Lawmakers passed the nationalization bill which entails a National Aviation and Management Bill that will mark a major shake-up to the country’s aviation industry and presumably aid the airline towards profitability. Among the key agendas in the…

Interview: Regional Carriers at Fulcrum of U.S. Airline Industry Recovery

Two U.S. regional carriers are largely prevailing as victors in a battle for survival as airlines globally continue to weather an unprecedented downturn in travel demand. Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines and St. George, Utah-based Skywest Airlines have both posted profits for the last quarter while larger airlines report losses in the…

FAA Plans 737 MAX Recertification Flights Starting Monday

In a moment largely expected by the aircraft builder, the Boeing 737 MAX is ready to start the recertification flight campaign as soon as Monday, June 29. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Sunday that it has completed Boeing's safety system assessment review and it is ready to begin…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Resumption of Additional Routes, Grows Caribbean Network

As demand slowly returns from the dramatic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines are beginning to announce the recommencement of services. European airlines were particularly hard hit as restrictions went up across the continent and around the world. Virgin Atlantic chose to suspend passenger operations in April to focus…

American Announces Further International Reductions for Summer Schedule

As uncertainty around the duration of the COVID-19 emergency hampers travel demand and restricts international mobility, airlines around the world are adjusting their capacity to this new reality. American Airlines announced on Thursday further capacity cuts that will be made to its schedule during the peak summer season. The Fort…

Opinion: Strong Airline Demand May Not Return in 2020

The first quarter of the year has been a bloodbath for the travel industry. Planes are flying empty, hotels are empty and other industries impacted by travel and tourism are hurting. Airlines are cutting capacity by as much as 80 percent in the U.S. and foreign airlines such as Emirates…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon Part 2

After a peaceful night of rest in Memphis and briefly exploring the sights, it was time to head back to the airport for my continuation west. Day Two The second day of my trip had me beginning in Memphis, Tenn. and flying west to Albuquerque, N.M. and this day would…

Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund to Invest at Airline Start-Up in…

Itapemirim Group, one of Brazil's largest passenger bus companies, is about to start up its own airline, named "Ita," backed by one of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth funds. The news was announced this week by the company owner, Sidnei Piva, to Folha de São Paulo newspaper. According to Piva, the…

South African Airways Receives Government Bailout Package

South African Airways (SAA) has once again been saved from collapse after the airline received funding of 3.5 billion South African Rands ($239 million USD) from a state-owned bank. The team overseeing the rescue package, the Business Rescue Practitioners declared: “We can confirm that the Development Bank of South Africa…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…