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United Goes Big And Bold With Seven Changes To The Airline

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United Airlines is going big and bold with seven new changes to the airline. The carrier is promoting seven areas of focus for the “new United.” The changes are designed to transform the airline for a post-crisis world, which will be in 2023 or beyond. (simpleflying.com) More...

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KLM to keep long haul flights as COVID testing demands are softened

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Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid COVID-19 tests. The Dutch arm of Air France-KLM said earlier in the week it would cancel all its 270 weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands as a result of new COVID-19 rules, requiring passengers and crew to show evidence of a negative rapid coronavirus test taken just before departure. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Supply-demand imbalance continues to vex air cargo shippers

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Commercial aircraft are full with international cargo as manufacturers, retailers and food producers show no let up in moving goods in what is normally a slow period. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Lufthansa Doesn’t Intend To Resume Airbus A340-600 Flights

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It’s looking increasingly likely that any of the Lufthansa jets sent to Teruel for long term storage will ever leave the facility. While the A380s aren’t due to return, it seems as though the entire A340-600 fleet will suffer a similar fate, according to new comments from the airline’s CEO, Carsten Spohr. (simpleflying.com) More...

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IAG Moves on Purchase of Air Europa at Discounted Price

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British Airways and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG) is moving ahead with the planned acquisition of Air Europa in spite of Covid-19, though the pandemic and the collapse in air travel has cut the purchase price in half. Iberia—which will buy Air Europa on behalf of IAG—will pay only €500 million ($607 million) for its Spanish rival, down from the €1 billion in cash to which the parties agreed when they announced the deal in November 2019. In addition, Iberia will defer payment… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Denver airport says it’s time to build long-delayed 7th runway

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Denver International Airport officials have talked about building a 7th runway for more than a decade. Now they’re ready to pull the trigger — but planes won’t begin landing and taking off on it for nearly eight years. (www.denverpost.com) More...

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JSX To Continue Ops Indefinitely at John Wayne Airport

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JSX will continue to operate its hop-on service in one of its largest markets following recent action by the Orange County (California) board of supervisors. The board voted to strike language from leases with its FBOs at John Wayne Airport (SNA) that would have prevented JSX from using their facilities for scheduled charter service. "We are pleased by recent action by the county and look forward to establishing our permanent home at John Wayne Airport,” said JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. According… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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United Airlines plots 2022 rebound with big dose of IT

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United Airlines is betting that technology is going to help it navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately rebound in 2022. The company said that it is aiming to hit $2 billion in annual cost savings. These savings will be critical since United lost $7.1 billion for 2020 and $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter. United's fourth quarter revenue was $3.4 billion, down 69% from a year ago. United burned through $19 million a day on its core operations in the fourth quarter, a $5 billion… (www.zdnet.com) More...

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A stay-at-home dad is turning a Boeing 737 plane into a camper trailer for family vacations

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A former aircraft technician turned stay-at-home dad, Jones has found a creative way to combine his love of planes with his duties at home. (www.insider.com) More...

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Delta CEO says airline will permanently ban passengers 'who refuse to display basic civility'

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The CEO of Delta Air Lines has announced that the carrier will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew. CEO Ed Bastian laid down the law in a memo sent to employees Friday, and shared with Fox News. The executive revealed that the airline has already added over 800 people to its no-fly list for refusing to wear mandatory face masks during travel, along with news of the company's latest policy. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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