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Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Airline insurers want more security and proper air traffic control at Kabul's airport before restarting their coverage of commercial flights there. The concerns are understandable.

Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Online Travel

British Airways Parent IAG Grew Its Travel Startup Accelerator Despite Crisis

You might have expected that the pandemic would prompt International Airlines Group (IAG) to pause its startup accelerator. But IAG's head of innovation, Dupsy Abiola, says the program gained momentum instead.

British Airways Parent IAG Grew Its Travel Startup Accelerator Despite Crisis

Airlines

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Dozens of companies are attempting to build air taxis, and this dispute between Archer and Wisk over patents and intellectual property won't be the last.

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Airlines

Emirates Might Need to Raise Cash Unless Air Travel Picks Up

It's urgent the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates create a "travel bubble" as soon as public health allows. The route between Dubai and London had been the world's busiest international airline route before the crisis, and Dubai's Emirates could use that volume again soon.

Emirates Might Need to Raise Cash Unless Air Travel Picks Up

Airlines

U.S. Airlines Will Get $25 Billion Payroll Aid If Key Lawmakers Have Their Way

If U.S. federal lawmakers come through and extend a $25 billion payroll assistance program for U.S. airlines, tens of thousands of airline employees may avoid furloughs on October 1.

U.S. Airlines Will Get $25 Billion Payroll Aid If Key Lawmakers Have Their Way

Coronavirus

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Vista, the investor behind this merger of airline tech vendors Accelya and Farelogix, is no private equity tourist. The firm has committed tens of billions to technology businesses, and it shows signs of having the wherewithal to grow Accelya into a long-term player in airline tech services.

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Airlines

Emirates Lays Off More Pilots, Cabin Crew as Part of Thousands of Job Cuts

This news reminds us of an internet meme. Imagine a shot from the movie Back to the Future, where one character is saying to the other, "Whatever you do, never go to the year 2020."

Emirates Lays Off More Pilots, Cabin Crew as Part of Thousands of Job Cuts

Airlines

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Many travelers no longer want to take some trips this year for various reasons, even if their flights haven't been canceled. A new automated solution will speed up the pace at which airlines can rebook passengers by overriding the restrictions on tickets bought before the crisis.

Airlines Will Tap New Tech in These Uncertain Times to Make It Easier to Change Restricted Tickets

Airlines

Air Canada’s Billion Dollar Fundraising Gives It Flexibility

It's good news that Air Canada was able to raise nearly $1.18 billion ($1.6 billion Canadian) to boost its balance sheet.

Air Canada’s Billion Dollar Fundraising Gives It Flexibility

Airlines

Emirates May Take Years Until It Flies All of Its Routes Again

A slow recovery for Emirates, a Dubai-based airline owned by the U.A.E., will mean layoffs for the carrier, which employs about 60,000 people.

Emirates May Take Years Until It Flies All of Its Routes Again