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ft.com - Claire Bushey in Chicago and Philip Georgiadis in London - US airlines return to profit as European counterparts languish
US airlines return to profit as European counterparts languish
Financial Times

US airlines are returning to profitability more quickly than their European counterparts thanks to generous government aid, a much larger domestic market and a relatively quick vaccines rollout. Three out of the four major US carriers reported a…

bbc.co.uk - Covid delays airline's Cardiff Airport take-off - BBC News
Covid delays airline's Cardiff Airport take-off - BBC News
BBC

Budget airline Wizz Air has postponed its launch at Cardiff Airport until next year, citing Covid restrictions as the reason for the delay. The airline was set to bring 40 new jobs to the airport with nine European routes and seasonal flights to…

newsobserver.com - Richard Stradling - Will business travelers return to the skies? RDU airport and airlines sure hope so.
Will business travelers return to the skies? RDU airport and airlines sure hope so.
NewsObserver.com

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Rob Herman's work as an executive at Lenovo in Research Triangle Park took him all over the world, flying from Raleigh-Durham International Airport en route to the West Coast, Asia or Europe. But Herman hasn't…

apex.aero - FlightPlan III: COVID-19 Could Signal End of Commodified Airline Industry, Says Kirby
FlightPlan III: COVID-19 Could Signal End of Commodified Airline Industry, Says Kirby
APEX

The final interview session during FlightPlan III: C-Suite Week, which was developed by Inmarsat Aviation and APEX, saw United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby discuss how he plans to position United as an industry leader in terms of both the passenger…

skift.com - Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers
Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers
Skift

The superapp is where it's at in Asia, so it's not a surprise to see Singapore's flag carrier broaden its e-commerce playbook. Yet looking worldwide, it's remarkable how many airlines are now going direct-to-consumer in selling non-flight products…

zdnet.com - Larry Dignan - What airlines are saying about the return of business travel
What airlines are saying about the return of business travel
ZDNet

Business travel is rebounding, but airlines say corporate customers are traveling about half of 2019 levels with September and October being a key inflection point as offices reopen. Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said in the airline's second quarter…

skift.com - Sabre Calls American Airlines a 'Jilted Suitor' in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal
Sabre Calls American Airlines a 'Jilted Suitor' in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal
Skift

The American versus Sabre lawsuit touches on bigger questions of how to fairly display ticket prices to agencies and consumers. Most tech providers and regulators must face these questions as airlines unbundle and repackage more airfares and…

dallasnews.com - Kyle Arnold - Even airlines like Southwest are having a harder time recruiting new workers
Even airlines like Southwest are having a harder time recruiting new workers
Dallas News

Airlines are back in hiring mode, looking for pilots, flight attendants and ramp agents to ferry eager travelers who have largely been stuck at home for nearly a year. The same day that Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced that it made a $348…

flightglobal.com - Murdo Morrison - Late-booking passengers mean network planning grief for airlines
Late-booking passengers mean network planning grief for airlines
Flight Global

Europe's airlines are replacing long-term network planning with snap decisions on new routes because ever-changing travel rules mean passengers leave it late to book flights. Source: DarwelShots Shutterstock It is raising concerns that –…

thepointsguy.com - David Slotnick - The delta variant hasn't made a dent in U.S. travel demand, airlines say
The delta variant hasn't made a dent in U.S. travel demand, airlines say
The Points Guy

The delta variant hasn't been a problem for Delta Air Lines. Nor any other U.S. carrier. At least, not yet. Travel demand in the U.S. has not been blunted by the rapidly spreading delta variant, the major U.S. airlines have all said, with current…

nzherald.co.nz - Grant Bradley - Covid 19 coronavirus transtasman bubble pause: Board of Airline Representatives pushes for wage help
Covid 19 coronavirus transtasman bubble pause: Board of Airline Representatives pushes for wage help
NZ Herald

An airline group says aviation businesses affected by the suspension of quarantine-free transtasman travel should be able to claim wage support. Air New Zealand said the pause is expected to have a short-term operational and financial impact on its…

reuters.com - Jamie Freed,Renju Jose - Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia
Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia
Reuters

Suspension to last at least 8 weeks Australia fighting outbreak of Delta variant Demand for flights had been lower than expected SYDNEY, July 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand will pause its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least…

forbes.com - Cheryl Tiu - Emirates Launches First-Ever Passenger Service From Dubai To Miami
Emirates Launches First-Ever Passenger Service From Dubai To Miami
Forbes

Emirates Airline/ Chad Slattery The arrival of Emirates flight EK213 at Miami International Airport at 11AM on July 22, 2021 marked the start of the airline's new four-times-a-week passenger service between Dubai and Miami, its 12th destination in…

thepointsguy.com - Zach Griff - Everything you need to know about airline change fees with the delta variant
Everything you need to know about airline change fees with the delta variant
The Points Guy

The delta variant now accounts for the majority of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Despite the increased vaccination rates nationwide, the variant has led to breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated individuals. Plus, the strain is reported…

reuters.com - Electric air taxi startup Joby to add LinkedIn co-founder, Google exec to board
Electric air taxi startup Joby to add LinkedIn co-founder, Google exec to board
Reuters

July 23 (Reuters) - Electric air taxi startup Joby Aero Inc will add Silicon Valley heavyweight Reid Hoffman and executives from Google and Toyota to its board, as the company prepares to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm. Reinvent…

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