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Finnair Announces Substantial August 2021 Passenger, Cargo Growth

Finnair recently posted its August 2021 traffic results, indicating an improvement in passenger numbers and a solid month for cargo traffic. Passenger numbers increased to 266,500 last month, 38.1% growth compared to August 2020. Furthermore, the number of passengers grew by 24.5% compared to July 2021, showing significant improvement within the busy summer travel season. During the month of August, Finnair operated 127 daily flights on average, including cargo-only operations. This represents an increase of 9.5% compared to last year's…

KLM Increases Destinations in South America, Caribbean

KLM announced Wednesday that its route network was closer to operating at full strength as it raises the number of destinations it is serving within South America and the Caribbean, reaching 2019 levels with 17 destinations at the end of the quarter. Destinations currently served in South America include the…

AFRAA: African International Traffic Up 72.7% in June Compared to…

Even with the disastrous 2020, the havoc caused by the pandemic is still far from over with the COVID-19 new strain, Delta variant spreading at an alarming rate. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) yesterday released it's June 2021 indicating that Africa currently accounts for a worrying number of new infections since…

EVA Air Resumes Daily Service to Los Angeles Due to…

Beginning June 7, EVA Air will resume flying to Los Angeles once daily — up from only operating the service three times per week — in response to demand from ethnic and overseas Taiwanese returning to the U.S. The sudden change in EVA Air's operations plan is due to the…

Air Senegal to Fly Direct Flights to Washington DC via…

Air Senegal has announced it will begin U.S. services connecting Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport with a stopover at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and will be operated twice weekly as of Sept. 22. The airline applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for exemption authority and a…

Boeing Issues $10 million Assistance Package to Support India

In order to help sustain the health and livelihood of the citizens of India and stave off a potential economic depression, Boeing has announced a $10 million emergency assistance package for India to support the country's response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases, with the outbreak raising many challenges for the…

Ethiopian Posts Leading Punctuality Record for 2021

Against a backdrop of the coronavirus health crisis and the downward trend in the aviation industry that has seen a significant drop in air business volume, Africa's largest airline by size, Ethiopian Airlines has today announced it achieved a punctuality of 91% On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for…

U.K. Vaccine Rollout Provides Summer Optimism for TUI

TUI Group, owners of TUI Airways, has reported an increase in advance bookings for package holidays from the over-50’s demographic in the U.K. This confidence is being linked by TUI management to increased customer confidence as the Covid-19 vaccine rolls out across the U.K. City A.M. quotes TUI’s operations manager…

Norwegian Air Ditches Entire Long Haul Operation

Norwegian Air has announced it is canceling its whole long-haul network and will look to focus on domestic operations within Norway and some European routes. A new business structure outlined by the company's Board of Directors has proposed a fleet of 50 narrowbody aircraft in operation for 2021, rising to…

Ethiopian Cargo Launches New Trans-Pacific Routes

Effective Nov. 9, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, the largest cargo network operator in Africa, began Trans-Pacific routes that extends from Seoul's Incheon International Airport in South Korea to Atlanta, United States via Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Ethiopian, offerings remarkable freight services worldwide with reduced flight hours, seamless connectivity and…