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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

Airline Weekly

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

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Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

"Fragile" isn't a word you'd associate with the normally boisterous Michael O'Leary, but these are still uncertain times and this is how the boss of Ryanair perceives Europe this summer.

Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

Airlines

Airplane Lessor SMBC Aviation Eyes $7 Billion Deal for Goshawk

The number of players leasing aircraft to airlines keeps shrinking even as the sector grows.

Airplane Lessor SMBC Aviation Eyes $7 Billion Deal for Goshawk

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Podcast: The Evolution of Airline Loyalty With Delta Air Lines’ Loyalty VP

Podcast: The Evolution of Airline Loyalty With Delta Air Lines’ Loyalty VP

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Airlines Press U.S. to Lift Covid Testing Requirements

Good for the airlines.

Airlines Press U.S. to Lift Covid Testing Requirements

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Podcast: Who’s to Blame for the Pilot Shortage?

Tempers are flaring as airlines, unions, and even Congress point fingers at who’s to blame for the pilot shortage. Edward “Ned” Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss an innovative program at Southern Airways Express, as well as why Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein may have a point about foreign pilots flying into the U.S.

Podcast: Who’s to Blame for the Pilot Shortage?

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Senator Lindsey Graham May Propose Raising U.S. Pilot Retirement Age

Raising the retirement age for U.S. airline pilots is seen as a temporary fix for the shortage airlines face. Legislation is likely to face stiff pushback from unions.

Senator Lindsey Graham May Propose Raising U.S. Pilot Retirement Age