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Lessons For Africa and Initiatives to Link Countries to Regional Markets

2020 changed everything, raising questions of whether things ever return to normal or if will there be a whole new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing global shutdown has crippled economies, closed businesses and brought emotional devastation to millions. But aviation is an important engine to our world and will play an important role in lifting the world to recovery from COVID-19. It also remains by far the most efficient mode for international travel, accounting for around 40% of…

Emirates Takes Delivery of 117th Airbus A380 Aircraft

Emirates Airline has announced it has taken delivery of its latest super jumbo, which joins the airline's fleet marking its 117th Airbus A380. The next A380 the airline takes will include Emirates' long-awaited Premium Economy product. The A380 MSN264 with registration A6-EVM left Hamburg Finkenweder on Dec. 11 and arrived…

Africa Focused On Opening Skies, Agrees to Safety Requirements

The global pandemic, despite its downsides, has been a wake up call for the industry in Africa considering the healthy, safety and even the larger economic concerns in the continent, which have been debated for years but until now largely ignored. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the African Airlines…

Virgin Australia Prepares For Upcoming Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching, and despite COVID-19, more passengers continue to consider air travel for leisure and participation in the holiday festivities. Virgin Australia officially announced its schedule ahead of the upcoming holiday season — when travel demand usually sees massive peaks — introducing flight resumptions and expanded frequencies for…

Southwest Looks to Network Diversification in Third Quarter Results

On Oct. 22 Southwest Airlines announced the company’s third-quarter financial results. As expected the airline posted a large loss and continues a high level of daily cash burn as the industry continues to navigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline also announced a change to the passenger experience…

LATAM Gradually Restores Passenger Operations

In September, LATAM Airlines Group offered more frequencies to domestic destinations in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador and restarted the domestic operation in Colombia. On international flights, the novelties were the routes from Sao Paulo to Montevideo, and Santiago to Montevideo, two weekly flights from Santiago to Los Angeles and…

LATAM Shows Steady Recovery Despite Financing Struggles

LATAM Airlines reported on Monday its preliminary operating results for the month of August 2020, which demonstrate steady progress in the gradual recovery of the airline's network in both the domestic and international markets. The group operated at 13.9% of its capacity – measured in ASK – compared to August…

Opinion: Is History Repeating Itself?

As the airline industry grapples with the health and economic consequences of COVID-19, one might be tempted to look at how the world managed and recovered from the world’s last major pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918. The Spanish flu infected about 500 million people worldwide and claimed around 50…

Emirates Restarts More African Routes as Optimism Improves

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger operations to Lagos and Abuja, both in Nigeria, beginning September 7 and September 9 respectively as the airline gradually resumes operations with the safety of its customers, crew and communities as its top priority. The resumption of passenger flights to both the Nigerian…

Projections for African Aviation’s Coronavirus Battle and Recovery

In a newly released data, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expanded on the coronavirus' impact on Africa's aviation industry, which has continued to worsen sharply since the previous assessment in April, per a video released on the body's social media. IATA's earlier estimate was that the continent would…