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A LATAM 767-300 landing in Miami. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

LATAM Group Requests Return of 65 Aircraft to Its Lessors and Lenders

This week saw the second court hearing take place regarding the debt restructuring process under the protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Law filed by LATAM Airlines Group. Judge James L. Garrity, from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York agreed to the 25 motions made by LATAM. According to La Tercera, the topics discussed in the court hearing were related to services, taxes and expenses, insurance, among others. Judge James L. Garrity authorized…

Delta Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Restart China Flights

Delta will resume service from Seattle and Detroit to Shanghai via Seoul on June 25 and July 1 respectively, operating twice a week. Despite the tensions and disputes between the U.S. government and China over operating flights between the two countries, Delta will be the first U.S. airline to reconnect…

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to…

As Chinese Government Plans to Allow International Carriers, U.S. Eases…

The Chinese government will allow international airlines to operate into China at limited capacity. The announcement followed the United States’ decision to ban Chinese carriers from entering the U.S. starting June 16, a move made in retribution to a similar move made by China. Foreign airlines originally banned from operating…

Airbus Wins ESA Contract to Construct Space Module for NASA’s…

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Airbus the contract to allow the aircraft manufacturer to construct the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The ESA’s order for this additional module ensures that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is able to continue its…

Air Canada Releases New Schedule for Upcoming Summer Season

Summer is less than a month away, which means summer vacation — usually one of the busiest travel times of the year — is right around the corner. Usually, many potential travelers use this time to plan trips for the next couple of months. However, due to COVID-19, many have…

U.S. Airlines Agree to Bailout Terms, Receive Billions from Treasury…

The United States’ major airlines have agreed to terms on a $25 billion bailout package from the U.S. government. The U.S. Treasury Department says that Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Southwest Airlines will participate. The…

U.S. Travel Ban Extended to the U.K. and Ireland

President Donald Trump confirmed at a news conference on Saturday, March 14, that the current travel ban restricting flights from the European Union will now include the United Kingdom and Ireland. The travel ban now affecting the U.K. and Ireland will take effect from 4:00 a.m. (UK time) on Tuesday,…

Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held…

Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held…