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Delta and United Won’t Drop South Africa Flights Despite Variant Surge

Delta and United maintain they'll keep their respective less than daily flights to South Africa amid the Omicron variant, but the pandemic taught us decisions like this can be reversed quickly. Travelers should be cautious and prepared.

Delta and United Won’t Drop South Africa Flights Despite Variant Surge

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U.S. Attorney General Calls for Making Unruly Flyer Prosecutions a Priority

Will the threat of prosecution and enhanced communication between governmental agencies help curb the epidemic of unruly passenger behavior? Who knows? But at least it's finally a move in the right direction.

U.S. Attorney General Calls for Making Unruly Flyer Prosecutions a Priority

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Asian Airlines’ Biofuel Needs Spur Shell to Mull Building Singapore Plant

Shell's biofuel plans may be one small step of so many needed for humankind.

Asian Airlines’ Biofuel Needs Spur Shell to Mull Building Singapore Plant

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Kenya Airways and SAA Hope New Pan-African Partnership Will Save Them

Will a new Pan-African Airline Group save two loss-making state-owned carriers? Both Kenya Airways and South African Airways hope so, but significant obstacles remain in their path to the new group. And meanwhile, powerhouses like Ethiopian Airways aren't sitting still.

Kenya Airways and SAA Hope New Pan-African Partnership Will Save Them
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Skift Aviation Forum Video: Easing Air Travel Disruptions With Mobile Technology

In this video conversation from the 2021 Skift Aviation Forum, we hear from Mike Appleton, president of TA Connections, about how new mobile, contactless solutions are improving the traveler experience and creating more efficient airline operations when unexpected disruptions occur.

Skift Aviation Forum Video: Easing Air Travel Disruptions With Mobile Technology

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Aegean Airlines Posts Its First Pandemic-Era Profit Driven by Resurgent Tourism to Greece

Some of Aegean Airlines' major markets, including Austria and Germany, are now battling Covid spikes so the airline will have to cope with these developments in the fourth quarter.

Aegean Airlines Posts Its First Pandemic-Era Profit Driven by Resurgent Tourism to Greece

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U.S. Airlines Need to Prove They Can Handle the Thanksgiving Holiday on Packed Planes

Will recent airline operational disruptions repeat themselves over the Thanksgiving holiday period in the United States? Carriers have staffed up to guard against such scenarios.

U.S. Airlines Need to Prove They Can Handle the Thanksgiving Holiday on Packed Planes

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AirAsia’s Digital Businesses Throw It a Life Preserver

AirAsia received a strong endorsement of its "digital lifestyle company" strategy with digital businesses driving 60 percent of revenue in the third quarter. But flying remains key, with the group looking forward to a surge in pent-up demand as Southeast Asian countries — hopefully — begin easing restrictions.

AirAsia’s Digital Businesses Throw It a Life Preserver

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Air Canada Plans to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Passenger Refund Dispute

The U.S. Transportation Department is slowly going through its list of culprits, and there are more carriers to come.

Air Canada Plans to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Passenger Refund Dispute

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Virgin Atlantic Will Settle for 60 Percent Full on Transatlantic Flights in Coming Weeks

Virgin Atlantic still has a long way to go to reach a complete recovery, but considering the airline was enormously close to not surviving the pandemic, even 60 percent full on major transatlantic routes by Christmas is a major boon for the company and a sign of even greater passenger numbers as it doesn't expect further border closures.

Virgin Atlantic Will Settle for 60 Percent Full on Transatlantic Flights in Coming Weeks

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American Airlines, JetBlue Seek to Dismiss Justice Department Suit

American and JetBlue executives have argued that the Justice Department's suit against their alliance is, simply put, "wrong." Now, they've made good on that opposition and have asked a district court to dismiss the lawsuit. Will the judge agree?

American Airlines, JetBlue Seek to Dismiss Justice Department Suit

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Delta Will Keep Aging Boeings in Service Until a New Middle Market Jet Is Available

Delta Air Lines will continue flying its aging Boeing 757s and 767s as it waits to see if either Boeing or Airbus will design a new mid-market airplane. Even if either manufacturer did, it could take up to 10 years for a new airplane to go from the drawing board to the runway.

Delta Will Keep Aging Boeings in Service Until a New Middle Market Jet Is Available