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Airbus to Launch Airline Using Bulbous Beluga Cargo Planes

Airbus' plans to charter its Beluga planes to transport cargo come at an enormously opportune time for the aviation industry — considering cargo traffic has grown in the last year and those planes have a longer shelf life than expected. No wonder it will make it a subsidiary airline starting in 2023.

Airbus to Launch Airline Using Bulbous Beluga Cargo Planes

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Cargo Once Again Saved Airlines Last Year

The airline industry recovery didn't happen last year, despite hope early in 2021 that passengers would return to travel. Domestic travel rebounded more quickly, but international travel is a fraction of what it was. The one bright spot for airlines? Cargo, which is stronger now than it was before the pandemic.

Cargo Once Again Saved Airlines Last Year

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European Airlines Say EU Climate Plan Will Harm Competitiveness

Twenty airlines and airports in Europe have rejected Brussels' plan to tax jet fuel to make it more costly relative to alternative fuels. Airlines are right to worry about competitiveness, but climate activists are wise to be wary of the lobbyists, too.

European Airlines Say EU Climate Plan Will Harm Competitiveness

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Hong Kong Restrictions Push Cathay Pacific Back Into the Red

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways will bleed cash this year, thanks to the region's strict quarantine regulations. With no domestic market to fall back on, Cathay Pacific has seen its passenger traffic plummet to just about 5 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

Hong Kong Restrictions Push Cathay Pacific Back Into the Red
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How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

With airline and hospitality industries set for a strong recovery in 2022, the smartest companies are positioning themselves to attract a pool of global talent in an ever more competitive environment, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it.

How Airlines and Hospitality Companies Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

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The U.S. Airline Industry’s 5G Crisis That Probably Wasn’t

AT&T and Verizon last week agreed on Tuesday to delay the rollout of their 5G wireless networks at several U.S. airports to give the FAA and airlines more time to determine if the networks will hinder landing at more than 50 airports. Was it really an issue?

The U.S. Airline Industry’s 5G Crisis That Probably Wasn’t

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Hawaiian Airlines’ New Strategy and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hawaiian Airlines is changing its distribution strategy, Sonder has a disappointing stock market debut, and Hilton unveils its plan to address the labor shortage in the hotel industry.

Hawaiian Airlines’ New Strategy and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

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Lufthansa Poised to Buy 40 Percent of Alitalia Successor ITA

Lufthansa appears poised to win the bidding war for Alitalia successor ITA Airways. At stake is control of the Italian market, the fourth largest in the EU, and beating competitors British Airways and Delta Air Lines.

Lufthansa Poised to Buy 40 Percent of Alitalia Successor ITA

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Latam, Aeromexico Face Allegations of Coercive Tactics in Bankruptcy Restructurings

Aeromexico's and Latam's plans to exit U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection are becoming increasingly fraught as creditors fight over who is getting favorable treatment. The fights complicate the recovery plans of two of Latin America's largest international airlines.

Latam, Aeromexico Face Allegations of Coercive Tactics in Bankruptcy Restructurings

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United’s 2022 Plan to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels Tripped Up by Omicron

United Airlines had expected to fly more this year than it did in 2019, but the spread of the Omicron variant caused a huge slump in first-quarter demand, a hole United doesn't expect to climb out of no matter how strong the rest of the year is.

United’s 2022 Plan to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels Tripped Up by Omicron

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American CEO Says 5G Flight Disruptions a Thing of the Past

In his final quarterly earnings call as CEO of American Airlines, Doug Parker bid adieu after 107 consecutive results presentations since 1995. And he leaves American in solid shape with the airline having maintained its market-leading position in the U.S. and profitability expected to return later this year.

American CEO Says 5G Flight Disruptions a Thing of the Past

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U.S. Airlines Report Minor Operational Impact as 5G Rollout Begins

Only a few disruptions so far but several airlines, telecom firms and the U.S. administration still have work to do.

U.S. Airlines Report Minor Operational Impact as 5G Rollout Begins