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How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

People will debate whether these airline efforts amount to "health theater" or not for months to come.

2 days ago

JetBlue Founder Close to Giving Up TAP Stake as Portuguese Government Takes a Controlling Share

JetBlue Founder Close to Giving Up TAP Stake as Portuguese Government Takes a Controlling Share

Sergio Goncalves and Catarina Demony,, Reuters

Giving a controlling stake to the Portuguese government is the price TAP will likely pay for a bailout.

2 days ago

American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

Sanjana Shivdas, Reuters

Given the crisis, it's hard to believe the words "dividend" and "solidly profitable" will ever appear in the same sentence as American Airlines for the next few years.

2 days ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

2 months ago

United Turns Bullish, Adding 25,000 Flights for August

United Turns Bullish, Adding 25,000 Flights for August

Korey Matthews, Skift

United is adding nearly 25,000 flights for its August schedule. It's a big bet that the demand will be there to make it worth it.

3 days ago

Air Canada Drops 30 Domestic Routes Over Coronavirus Toll on Travel Demand

Air Canada Drops 30 Domestic Routes Over Coronavirus Toll on Travel Demand

Sanjana Shivdas, Reuters

Air Canada's latest round of flight cuts is another indicator the chance of a V-shaped recovery has faded away from the global travel industry.

4 days ago

Top Public Health Professionals Slam American, Other Airlines for Filling Up Their Planes

Top Public Health Professionals Slam American, Other Airlines for Filling Up Their Planes

David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

"We don't think it's the right message." That's coming from the head of the CDC to U.S. airlines looking to load up their airplanes. We'll go a step further: Bad message and bad business.

4 days ago

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM has a powerful brand and should be able to withstand this crisis. But it is not a good time for legacy European airlines that usually rely on lucrative corporate travelers.

4 days ago

Aeromexico Gets $50 Million Lifeline From A Loyalty Company

Aeromexico Gets $50 Million Lifeline From A Loyalty Company

Reuters

Aeromexico likely needs a lot more than $50 million. What it could use is a government bailout. It provides a valuable national service as Mexico's only long-haul airline. But the government is not interested in helping the company.

4 days ago

Norwegian Air Cancels 97 Boeing Jet Orders and Demands Compensation

Norwegian Air Cancels 97 Boeing Jet Orders and Demands Compensation

Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik, Reuters

No doubt Norwegian Air took a hit last year when times were good and Rolls-Royce and Boeing messed up on quality control. But with Covid-19, conditions in 2020 would be bad, no matter what. Norwegian can't blame Boeing or Rolls-Royce for what's happening now.

4 days ago

Boeing Begins Certification Flights For 737 Max

Boeing Begins Certification Flights For 737 Max

Eric M. Johnson and David Shepardson, Reuters

The last thing any airline needs right now is more aircraft. But the Boeing Max certification process marches on.

5 days ago

This Crisis Will Reshape Latin America’s Airlines Forever

This Crisis Will Reshape Latin America’s Airlines Forever

Marcelo Rochabrun, Reuters

In the recent past, the big Latin American airlines — Latam and Avianca included — were fat, happy, and not particularly profitable. The Latin American airline industry needs to hit the reset button. It's a shame Covid-19 had to hit, but perhaps now things will change. Look for discount airlines to increase market share.

5 days ago