Ethiopian Predicts Higher Passenger and Cargo Capacity For 2022

Ethiopian Airlines — Africa's largest carrier — is struggling with its passenger operations,  but the airline could make a full recovery by the end of this year, according to the airline's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam who spoke at a Dubai Expo event on Jan. 11. As the airline emerges from the…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

TAAG Angola Airlines Receives First of Six Dash 8-400s

TAAG Angola Airlines, the national flag carrier for Angola yesterday received its first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. This introduction of Dash 8-400 is expected to support the growth of TAAG’s network. “We selected the Dash 8-400 aircraft to support our development of…

Delta Prepares for Fall Travel, Expects Rapid Growth in Northeast

Economic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that crippled the airline industry throughout 2020 and into 2020 continue to loom large for the global travel industry, which remains a significant issue for airlines, specifically when several of the world's major carriers are pushing for a rapid recovery and a restoration of…

TAAG Angola Airlines Resumes Flights to Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg

TAAG Angola Airlines has announced the resumption of three internationals flights, including services to Lisbon, which started on March 17; São Paulo, which began on March 19 and Johannesburg, which relaunched on March 20. The airline continues to offer its services with adherence to the new guidelines on measures to…

Airlines Cautiously Moving Forward Amid Vaccine Rollout

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world economy full force in March 2020, the aviation industry faced its worst travel crisis ever. Air travel hit its steepest dropoff in history. Many airlines filed for bankruptcy or went out of business, and even the airlines most flush with cash have been…

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Announce Travel Recovery Plan

Prolonged travel restrictions and comprehensive entry requirements for international travelers continue to be significant obstacles for airlines. Partially as a result, airlines have recorded low travel demand and aircraft load factors throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  Nevertheless, Cathay Pacific — an airline that has gradually adapted to the changes than…

Pilot Unemployment a Problem as Travel Recovery Lags

There is still so much unknown about this year after a ghastly 2020. An unprecedented number of pilots are currently being furloughed throughout the world, and several airlines continue to report losses or shut down operations. The Pilot Survey 2021 – carried out by specialist aviation and pilot recruitment agency…

Lessons For Africa and Initiatives to Link Countries to Regional…

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…