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Is Transporting Cargo a New Career Path for Sidelined Commercial Pilots?

Is Transporting Cargo a New Career Path for Sidelined Commercial Pilots?

Airline Weekly

Mesa Air Group may be opening up new opportunities for pilots with its cargo business. Keep an eye on this trend.

16 hours ago

Our Columnist Flew to Dubai — This Is What He Learned About a Reopening

Our Columnist Flew to Dubai — This Is What He Learned About a Reopening

Colin Nagy, Skift

Dubai is offering a master class on safety, operational protocols, and reopening to the world. Other countries, including the U.S., need to take note. 

1 day ago

Korean Air, Asiana Actually Post Profits — Thanks to Cargo, Not Passengers

Korean Air, Asiana Actually Post Profits — Thanks to Cargo, Not Passengers

Airline Weekly

Believe it or not, while airlines the world over lamented the worst quarter in the air transport industry’s century-long history, these two airlines actually made money. Here's how.

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.

3 months ago

Pandemic Spoils Copa’s Record, Panamanian Carrier Posts First Quarterly Loss in 2 Decades

Pandemic Spoils Copa’s Record, Panamanian Carrier Posts First Quarterly Loss in 2 Decades

Airline Weekly

Airline executives call the pandemic the worst crisis in air transport’s century of existence. And when you look at Copa Airlines’ second-quarter results, it’s easy to see why they say that. The Panamanian carrier reported that its second-quarter passenger traffic fell a stunning 99.7 percent.

5 days ago

New Etihad Airways Wellness Ambassador Assigned to Make You Feel Safer in the Skies

New Etihad Airways Wellness Ambassador Assigned to Make You Feel Safer in the Skies

Korey Matthews, Skift

Etihad has created a new onboard role to help travelers feel more comfortable — and safe — during this challenging time.

5 days ago

Keep Your Aid, President Trump: We Won’t Lose Any Airlines

Keep Your Aid, President Trump: We Won’t Lose Any Airlines

Airline Weekly

President Trump signaled his support for more government aid to the airlines, saying “We don’t want to lose our airlines.” But the reality is although airlines undoubtedly will have to lay off employees, no one really thinks a major U.S. carrier will file for bankruptcy.

6 days ago

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

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

David Shepardson, Reuters

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.

7 days ago

Virgin Atlantic Files Chapter 15 Petition in U.S. to Assist Its Rescue in the UK

Virgin Atlantic Files Chapter 15 Petition in U.S. to Assist Its Rescue in the UK

Bhargav Acharya, David Shepardson, and Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

The real restructuring happened three weeks ago, as Airline Weekly's analysts have noted. This move is just to facilitate that.

1 week ago

Airlines Facing a Lot of ‘Ifs’

Airlines Facing a Lot of ‘Ifs’

Airline Weekly

We all know the second quarter was awful. But what comes next for airlines? What are the next phases of the recovery? Much of how the fall turns out for airlines depends on Congress and whether another federal stimulus will support the industry. Will schools re-open? Will passengers want to travel when the coronavirus is…

1 week ago

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?

Brian Sumers, Skift

If you wanted to make money in travel media in the past decade, credit card referral revenue was the best bet. But now that stream has dried up. Will it return?

1 week ago

Phased Out: U.S. Airlines Look to the Past, Future

Phased Out: U.S. Airlines Look to the Past, Future

Airline Weekly

Airlines are not happy with their governments. Air Canada complains of overzealous border restrictions. Asia’s airline association complains of inconsistent policies. Allegiant criticized Washington for inadequate testing and information. Ryanair is livid about government bailouts. Fair enough. But the true enemy is an extremely infectious virus which keeps on spreading.

1 week ago