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Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

David Shepardson, Reuters

It was the biggest story in aviation before the pandemic, but the arduous process of getting the Boeing 737 Max back in the skies is still ongoing.

1 day ago

Korean Air Asks 70 Percent of Employees to Take Partially Paid Leave

Korean Air Asks 70 Percent of Employees to Take Partially Paid Leave

Joyce Lee, Reuters

South Korea's largest carrier is in trouble — and it is pleading for government assistance.

2 days ago

This European Airline CEO Says There Will Be No Quick Fixes

This European Airline CEO Says There Will Be No Quick Fixes

Brian Sumers, Skift

As an airline that is 80 percent owned by the Latvian government, perhaps Air Baltic wasn't the most nimble carrier. But that government support will be vital over the next 18 months.

2 days ago

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Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The fact remains that flights are bad news for the environment. But Singapore Airlines is innovating rapidly to ensure cleaner skies.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Considers Closing Down Germanwings

Lufthansa Considers Closing Down Germanwings

Alexander Ratz, Edward Taylor and Ilona Wissenbach, Reuters

Will coranavirus take Germanwings as a victim? If so it likely won't be the only low-cost carrier to fail.

3 days ago

New Skift Webinar on Airlines on April 9: Rethinking Routes, Fleets and Loyalty

New Skift Webinar on Airlines on April 9: Rethinking Routes, Fleets and Loyalty

Brian Quinn, Skift

Join Skift Airline Weekly and Skift aviation business editors this week for a dive into the top shifts happening across the airline industry. March was a month of historic tumult for airlines, and the prospects are not looking any better in April.

3 days ago

United Airlines Cuts 90 Percent of Flights Out of New York City Area

United Airlines Cuts 90 Percent of Flights Out of New York City Area

Associated Press

For anyone who has ever stood in line or wandered Terminal C at Newark it's difficult to imagine fewer than 20 flights a day coming in or out.

4 days ago

Russia Stops All International Flights, Even for Repatriation

Russia Stops All International Flights, Even for Repatriation

Gleb Stolyarov, Andrey Kuzmin, and Alexander Marrow, Reuters

Russia had already closed its borders to foreigners. But its sudden stop of all flights risks stranding many citizens abroad and preventing people from leaving the country.

5 days ago

Feds Come to Rescue of Flyers With Hardball Mandate to U.S. Airlines on Refunds

Feds Come to Rescue of Flyers With Hardball Mandate to U.S. Airlines on Refunds

Brian Sumers, Skift

Crisis or not, the U.S. government made it clear that airlines owe refunds to a lot of customers. Airlines don't want to see cash go out the door, so look for more carriers to take creative approaches to try to buy passengers off and keep them from asking for their money back.

6 days ago

The EasyJet Cabin Manager Volunteering for the UK’s National Health Service

The EasyJet Cabin Manager Volunteering for the UK’s National Health Service

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Working for an airline while that airline's fleet is grounded is a strange position to be in. In response, Rebecca Lawrence and many of her colleagues are using their furlough period to help the frontline of the coronavirus response.

6 days ago

United Airlines President No Longer Counting on Quick ‘Snap Back’

United Airlines President No Longer Counting on Quick ‘Snap Back’

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines is in great peril, losing $100 million in revenue per day. But its CEO-in-waiting is already thinking about how the airline can emerge stronger from this crisis. Let's see if he can pull it off.

7 days ago

What This Decision by American Airlines Says About How Fast Demand Will Recover

What This Decision by American Airlines Says About How Fast Demand Will Recover

Brian Sumers, Skift

The surprise here is not how many international flights American Airlines is cutting this summer. It is how many the airline intends to operate. American is only cutting 60 percent of its international flights this summer, compared to 2019. That seems optimistic.

7 days ago