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Canada’s Busiest Airport Grapples With Delays Even Before Hectic Summer Season

The staffing shortages plaguing the airline industry have contributed mightily to the delays and long lines at major airports. And the problems are expected to get worse, with summer travel projected to hit record levels worldwide.

Canada’s Busiest Airport Grapples With Delays Even Before Hectic Summer Season

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Southern Airways Express, Surf Air Aim to Create First Electric Regional Airline

The Southern Airways Express and Surf Air Mobility merger will be the first to bring together an airline and an electric aviation technology company. The goal is to get hybrid electric aircraft, think hybrid cars, to U.S. skies before anyone else.

Southern Airways Express, Surf Air Aim to Create First Electric Regional Airline
November 16, 2022
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American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

The long-running case revolved around practices that the leading U.S. provider of airline fare data to travel agents imposes on nearly all airlines. If the verdict stands, it doesn't make Sabre change, well, anything. Except maybe a smaller tip for a barista.

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

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Lufthansa Won’t Quit on Boeing Even With Current Disarray

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr acknowledges that Boeing is struggling right now, but he's confident the manufacturer will get its house in order.

Lufthansa Won’t Quit on Boeing Even With Current Disarray

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Surf Air to Go Public in $1.4 Billion SPAC Deal

Surf Air's debut on the public markets will put to the test two big questions in travel: the validity of electric planes and subscription membership models.

Surf Air to Go Public in $1.4 Billion SPAC Deal

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Singapore Airlines Traffic Spikes as Covid Restrictions Ease

Singapore Airlines is the latest to confirm that when international restrictions ease, travelers return en masse.

Singapore Airlines Traffic Spikes as Covid Restrictions Ease

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French Shipping Giant CMA CGM Takes Stake in Air France-KLM

Taking a leaf out of Lufthansa's book, which is planning its own deal with MSC, this is a smart move that helps hedge against any further events that put the brakes on passenger flights.

French Shipping Giant CMA CGM Takes Stake in Air France-KLM

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Lessor AerCap Warns of Looming Aircraft Shortage as International Travel Rebounds

With international travel rebounding, airlines are scrambling to add aircraft to their fleets. But Boeing and Airbus will struggle to meet their ambitious production targets, given supply chain woes and regulatory scrutiny, the head of the world's largest aircraft lessor said.

Lessor AerCap Warns of Looming Aircraft Shortage as International Travel Rebounds

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Ryanair CEO Blames Brexit for UK Staffing Disruptions

Staffing woes in the UK, which Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary blames on Brexit, are just one of the issues that face the airline this summer.

Ryanair CEO Blames Brexit for UK Staffing Disruptions

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South America’s Tangled Airline Web

About a decade ago, the airlines that became Avianca and Latam showed the world what transnational mergers could look like. And now enter Abra, a holding company that knits together Avianca, Gol, Viva, and Sky, in a sort-of merger that spans almost the entire continent.

South America’s Tangled Airline Web