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Boeing Is Close To Finalizing a Joint Venture with Brazil’s Embraer

Boeing Is Close To Finalizing a Joint Venture with Brazil’s Embraer

Samy Adghirni and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Airbus is weeks from closing a deal with Bombardier to take over the poorly selling but technologically impressive C Series jet. It makes sense Boeing would want to do something similar. Boeing seeks a closer relationship with Bombardier's main rival, Embraer.

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Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's CEO remains vehemently anti-Brexit, but that doesn't mean he isn't preparing to meet UK demand.

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Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Of course weather-related problems are out of a company's hands, but Eurowings is also suffering because of its very ambitious growth strategy.

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United Plans New App But Is Weighing ‘Creepy’ Versus ‘Personalized’

United Plans New App But Is Weighing ‘Creepy’ Versus ‘Personalized’

Dan Peltier, Skift

There are limits to how much an airline like United knows about you and that is comforting to some travelers. But putting the data it does have to good use remains a challenge, although we see nothing controversial about wishing someone a happy birthday.

6 days ago

India’s Government Will Try Again to Sell Its National Airline

India’s Government Will Try Again to Sell Its National Airline

Shruti Srivastava and Vrishti Beniwal, Bloomberg

If at first you don't succeed ... try again, and again, and again. Unless someone out there is willing to take a risk, the Indian government looks like it will be stuck with the loss-making Air India.

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Letting Troubled South African Airways Go Bust Isn’t So Simple: Here’s Why

Letting Troubled South African Airways Go Bust Isn’t So Simple: Here’s Why

Brian Sumers, Skift

One expert called South African Airways a "vanity project." That's probably accurate, because the carrier has lost money for six consecutive years. But the airline will survive, because the government wants it to. That's the way it works. No one wants to see a national airline disappear.

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American Airlines Expands its Shuttle Service to Help Business Travelers Go on ‘Autopilot’

American Airlines Expands its Shuttle Service to Help Business Travelers Go on ‘Autopilot’

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ new commuter shuttle connecting New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare airports aims to give business travelers an experience that's more efficient than ever.

1 week ago

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here before with Rolls-Royce and Dreamliner engines. Airlines will no doubt be hoping that the problem can be dealt with quickly.

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Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Brian Sumers, Skift

Like many airlines, Cathay Pacific underestimated the digital revolution and the threat of low-cost competition. It is playing catch up, and its recent financial results have not been pretty. But Cathay Pacific has an excellent brand, and it serves a lucrative home market. It should be OK.

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EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

How seriously is EasyJet going to take the packaged vacations market? More seriously than it did before for sure, but enough to compete with the plethora of tour operators and online travel agencies out there? At this stage it's hard to tell.

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Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Richard Holmes, Skift

On a continent still very much in love with the notion of a flag carrier, money-losing or not, privately owned airlines offering scheduled services remain something of a rarity. But carriers like South Africa’s Airlink are showing lumbering state-owned airlines how it’s done.

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Hainan Air Plans to Raise $1 Billion in Sale of Shares to Multiple Investors

Hainan Air Plans to Raise $1 Billion in Sale of Shares to Multiple Investors

Bloomberg

Hainan Air is making several restructuring moves as parent HNA Group sells off assets to ease its debt load. It will likely still be some time before the dust settles and the carrier finds some stability.

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