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‘Old Alitalia’ Prepares for Closure As ITA Gets Ready for Launch

Ahead of a recently announced first flight scheduled for Oct. 15, future Italian flag carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo, better known as ITA, officially began ticket sales yesterday. The "new Alitalia" will effectively replace ticket sales of the old company, which has been undergoing bankruptcy procedures since 2017. The purchase of tickets with ITA will be done either through travel agents or the carrier's website, though the site is not yet operational. Meanwhile, passengers who have bought tickets with the old…

Azul, Emirates Announce Codeshare Partnership

As airlines in Brazil prepare for a post-Covid-19 environment in long-haul international travel, Azul Brazilian Airlines, the country's third-largest airline by domestic passenger traffic pre-pandemic and the second largest in July, has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier. With sales started on Aug. 18…

UK Leisure Carrier Jet2.com Extends Summer Schedule

The U.K. government will again revise the "traffic light" system of travel this week for passengers returning to England. The disparate governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales determine their own travel restrictions and may or may not follow the same criteria that apply to England. The last revision saw…

Aeroméxico Launches Routes to Europe, South America

Mexican flag carrier Aeroméxico continues to gain ground in long-range flights from different hubs in Mexico amid signs of recovery as it looks to capitalize by inaugurating new international routes. In a press release, Aeroméxico announced its new route between the Monterrey, Mexico and Madrid, which will begin on Dec.…

Mask Mandate Extended Through Early 2022

On Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask mandate to Jan. 18, 2022, for passengers and crew onboard commercial aircraft or at U.S. airports. It is also extended to individuals on any form of public transportation like train and bus. The mandate aims to limit the spread…

Itapemirim Delays Wage Payments a Month Into Operations

A month after starting its operations, Brazil's newest airline startup, Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, has delayed wage payments to its employees, according to a report by O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, based on internal sources. The periodical says that wage payments have been delayed "by two to five days," while other…

Canadian Government To Require All Airline Employees To Be Vaccinated

The government of Canada has announced that significant measures will be enacted from as early as the end of September requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. In the announcement issued Friday, major changes will be implemented for the aviation and wider transport industries. Canada will “require employees…

LATAM Closes Second Quarter with $2.3 Billion in Liquidity

This Monday, the LATAM Airlines Group reported that it foresees better operational prospects for the next six months, despite the profound impact of the pandemic in Latin America so far this year. In a press release, the group stated that it plans to reach a capacity greater than 50% of…

Wizz Air Announces Large Hiring Spree in Bid to Expand…

Despite an initial underestimation in the number of employees it would need and eventually being forced to drop the Norwegian market, Wizz Air recently announced it would be ramping up its pilot recruitment program. As Europe's fastest-growing airline, the airline aims to hire up to 4,600 new pilots by the…

Allegiant Unveils New Routes For This Fall And Winter

The active summer holiday travel season is set to come to an end soon after several major airlines experienced a significant surge in passenger travel demand within the leisure segment. Allegiant's leisure targeting ultra-low-cost business model and point-to-point route network continues to lead to an extensive expansion as the airline…