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An Azul Airbus A330-200 in Sao Paulo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Ramps Up Domestic Flights, Ponders International Network Redesign

Although it never came to a complete stop, the Brazilian domestic market reduced its capacity by 90% between April and May as a result of the economic and airline industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, airlines in Brazil have been gradually increasing their operations in the hope of having left the worst of the crisis behind,  even though the advance of COVID-19 in the country is still in full motion. With that in mind, Azul Brazilian Airlines…

Ethiopian Takes to the Skies Again, Profits During the Pandemic

Africa’s largest airline has been working around the clock during the pandemic, becoming the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and the airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) and as travel restrictions slowly ease out across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to welcome back air travel with…

Opinion: Pilot and Technician Career Outlook Post-Pandemic Still Promising

Once again, airlines across the globe are facing stiff headwinds, this time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Travel bans and general health fears have driven customers away forcing airlines to reinvent themselves to keep the lights on. Government stimulus monies often come with restrictions and limitations and do not…

Southwest Releases Its Published Flight Schedule With New Nonstop Flights

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and its massive economic impact on the airline industry, Southwest Airlines, looking for a big change and transformation for future travel, announced in a press release an enlarged flight schedule running from Oct.31 through Jan. 4, 2021. The airline intends to lure more leisure and…

Austrian Airlines Announces Fifth Service Resumption Delay

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday that it will resume operating flights on June 7, nearly three months after grounding its fleet in mid-March delaying its resumption of service five times. The move comes in response to the Austrian government's announcement that its borders with Germany and some Schengen area countries…

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…

Air France Slated to Receive 7 Billion Euro Bailout Package

The European Union on Monday approved a French state aid of €7 Billion consisting of state loans and state-guaranteed bank loans to aid Air-France in its urgent liquidity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The European competition watchdog exercised its commission under Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty on the…

Belgian Carriers to Remain Grounded Until Mid-May or Later

Belgian flag-carrier, Brussels Airlines, and Air Belgium have both announced extensions to their entire flight suspensions in light of the unsolved situation with the new coronavirus pandemic. Brussels has extended its grounding until at least May 15. Air Belgium has extended its suspension even further; light operations won’t restart before…

Pandemic Continues to Fuel More Pressure on African Airlines

The global aviation industry remains to be the worst-hit industry with the unprecedented pandemic continuing to bite out the world's biggest economies which the industry plays an integral role. COVID-19 has hit African airlines with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) calling for collaborative efforts and the stakeholders developing an "all-inclusive…