‘Last chance to save UK airline industry’: EasyJet chief

‘Last chance to save UK airline industry’: EasyJet chief

The chief executive of UK-based low-cost carrier EasyJet has warned that the lack of government support targeted at the airline industry is threatening the sector’s long-term competitiveness. Government inaction could make the UK air travel industry “increasingly reliant on foreign airlines”, Johan Lundgren writes in an article for the Daily Mail. “This is the last chance to…

How business aviation can continue to bounce back after Covid-19

How business aviation can continue to bounce back after Covid-19

Unprecedented, shocking, severe – all words that have been frequently used to describe Covid-19’s impact on aviation since the outbreak effectively grounded the industry in March. Several months on and the shock has subsided to be replaced by talk of the “new normal”, “social distancing” and the world “post-Covid”.  Business aviation activity is undoubtedly recovering…

Regional air traffic remains stagnant in Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional air traffic remains stagnant in Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has renewed its call on governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to allow a wider restart for aviation, as well as consider providing further financial relief and aid to the airlines. According to the latest figures released by the association, global demand measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) has retracted…

As airlines cut flights, Southwest is adding two new warm-weather destinations

As airlines cut flights, Southwest is adding two new warm-weather destinations

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday it intends to launch year-round service later this year to two new destinations: Miami International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport.  The announcement comes as U.S. airlines have slashed fall schedules following a surge in COVID-19 cases and weakened travel demand. Business travel has been at a virtual standstill since March, forcing airlines to woo skittish…

Aviation may not recover until 2024: trade group

Aviation may not recover until 2024: trade group

US airline trade organisation Airlines for America (A4A) estimates four years will pass before travel returns to normal following the coronavirus pandemic. The group’s chief executive Nick Calio says on 3 September that passenger airlines will not experience the V-shaped recovery that the industry initially expected. “We are fighting for survival,” Calio says on a…

Virgin Australia plots its return to New Zealand, USA

Virgin Australia plots its return to New Zealand, USA

Despite jettisoning its internationally-configured Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft, Virgin Australia is mapping out its return to overseas flying: particularly to the United States, as well as New Zealand. Although the airline will run an all-Boeing 737 fleet in the short term, as time progresses and international travel restrictions ease, a new type of aircraft is set…

Embraer ERJ145 Vs. Bombardier CRJ200 – Which Aircraft Is Better

Embraer ERJ145 Vs. Bombardier CRJ200 – Which Aircraft Is Better

In the history of the small plane war, there were no two rivals as fierce as Brazil’s Embraer and Canada’s Bombardier. They both built aircraft, the ERJ145 and the CRJ200 that matched each other – but which is better? Let’s discuss How will we compare the aircraft? To best compare the two aircraft we will pretend that we…

UK And US In Discussions To Launch A Travel Bubble

UK And US In Discussions To Launch A Travel Bubble

In a potential bid to restart the persistent near standstill in transatlantic travel UK and US government officials are reportedly looking at establishing regional air corridors. Localized travel bubbles could allow for UK quarantine exemptions for passengers from low-infection rate areas, such as New York, and jumpstart the world’s most revenue-generating route. Discussions on “very senior” level…

White House Looking to Prevent Airline Industry Layoffs

White House Looking to Prevent Airline Industry Layoffs

On Wednesday, the White Hosue stated that it will consider the possibility of taking action to protect thousands of airline employees’ jobs. According to USA Today, this comes the same week American Airlines and Delta Airlines announced they would furlough thousands of union employees each in October. According to American, an additional $25 billion is needed…