AZ moved nearly all its Milan service to LIN, leaving mere 2x daily FCO, a Cagliari service and future JFK and NRT longhaul routes at MXP.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-linate
Aer Lingus said expects “significant redundancies” as it posted €316million loss in the three months from April to June. Company also said it would review operations in Cork and Shannon airports. “Aer Lingus is also reviewing the scale of our flying programme from Cork and Shannon Airports and the o...Jump to post
CX offering retirement packages for pilots as young as 50. https://amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/3095612/cathay-pacific-offers-older-pilots-early-retirement-part-covid-19 Also management by Q4 will present to the board its " optimum future structure to remain competitive in the new global...Jump to post
British Airways scrapping its all-business class flight between LCY and JFK and retire the A318 https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/ba-axes-a318-premium-service-that-took-over-concorde-flight-number/139579.article https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/british-airways-scraps-all-business-class-lo...Jump to post
EU again extends ban on U.S. visitors for another month. Following nations are greenlighted for entry into bloc > Australia > Canada > Georgia > Japan > Morocco > New Zealand > Rwanda > South Korea > Thailand > Tunisia > Uruguay > China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity https://eu.usatoday.com...Jump to post
SIA Group which posted record loss yesterday announced it would conduct a review on the shape and size of its network and fleet. The group including Scoot and Silk Air operates a fleet of 220 aircraft. During earnings it was stated: “The review is likely to lead to a material impairment of the carry...Jump to post
Thai low-cost carrier Nok Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection. Per its filing, the airline says it seeks debt restructuring which stood at 26 billion baht (US $828 million) along with adjusting its fleet, route network, commercial strategies to maintain sustainable operations https://www.reuter...Jump to post
Lufthansa and Belgian government reach deal over Brussels Airlines. The agreement will see Lufthansa receive €290 million from the Belgium state, to be paid back before mid-2026. In return, the German parent will invest €170 million in the restructuring and recapitalization of the Belgian carrier. T...Jump to post
After 24 years the world’s first Airbus A330 retired.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edr36I3VAAA ... name=large
EASA in January within a week of Ukrainian airliner incident issued a warning about Iran urging airlines to avoid Iranian airspace entirely.
This is updated guidance issued last week.
Seems sale to Hyundai Development is likely to fall through again according to local media reports. Reported Asiana Group pursuing a Plan B, which may include hading over routes to its Seoul and Air Busan subsidiaries with Asiana focusing on Europe, the US, and key Asian markets like Beijing, Shangh...Jump to post
Air France has reached a tentative deal with its pilots to transfer some domestic services to low-cost subsidiary Transavia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-restructuring/air-france-pilots-in-draft-deal-on-low-cost-domestic-flights-idUSKCN24L24Y Deal reported will allow Transavia t...Jump to post
What is the reason being Italys history of long haul leisure airlines? I know that Neos and Blue Panorama have followed the following route and have had a great success. Italians especially Northerners have money and like to travel on holidays to places like the Caribbean, Far East, Africa. Often t...Jump to post
From Giuseppe Gentile the 2005 founder of Air Italy(Meridiana fly), a new airline has been registered - Italian airways With base in Milan Bergamo, Gentile who has been working on the concept since 2018 was planning airline offering intercontinental flights with 777 equipment, but now with pandemic ...Jump to post
Indonesia proposes to acquire Austrian Typhoon fleet!
Letter from Indonesian government
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Effective Wednesday, July 22nd, Bahamas will bar commercial passenger flights and cruise ships from U.S. Bahamasair will cease U.S. services. Only commercial flights from Canada, UK, and EU will be permitted. https://bahamaspress.com/pm-set-a-new-curfew-for-gb-and-announces-renward-wells-as-the-new-...Jump to post
Hanjin KAL second largest share holder KCGI opposes sale of inflight duty-free and catering business. KCGI say the units will be crucial for the airline future performance and is also concerned about the manner they were sold to private equity firm. KCGI says a more open auction process should have ...Jump to post
CX post-2020 first-half loss of HK$9.9 billion (US $1.3 billion). Cash burn about HK$2.5 billion to HK$3 billion monthly since February https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cathay-pacific-outlook/cathay-pacific-flags-first-half-loss-of-1-3-billion-as-travel-demand-battered-idUSKCN24I0EK Company releas...Jump to post
Its not a new airline. Simply AOC as confirmed by LH Group spokesperson Lufthansa spokesperson EMEA Neda Jaafari clarified the separate airline entity planned to supplement leisure travel routes, entitled project ‘Ocean GmbH’, will “not be a new brand, but an AOC operating license”. Ms Jaafari conti...Jump to post
The issue is far broader than what AA or UA will do. Airlines all over the world including Japanese airlines cant operate the flights they wish to due lack of demand or government regulations. Slots usage waivers will certainly be granted for IATA winter season as well Americans can't enter Japan to...Jump to post
Korean Air confirms planned private equity sale of inflight retail and catering arms
https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/kore ... ring-arms/
A so-called "Survival Team" has been formed to produce a business plan for Thai Airways as blueprint which the airline will submit to the Central Bankruptcy Court on August 17. https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/economy/thai-airways-creates-survival-team https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1...Jump to post
In Brazilian regulatory filing Azul states it netted equivalent of USD$12.2mil for its 6% stake in TAP. Part of deal Azul will not exercise right to convert 90 million euros worth of bonds into equity.Jump to post
Getting ready for long term hibernation in Teruel. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC6SSWkAIAUbS?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC6SSWkAIAUbS?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5_NXYAEUTRq?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5_NXY...Jump to post
And view from Teruel https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5XiXYAE3LcO?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5XiXYAE3LcO?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5sRWAAEeId7?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5sRWAAEeId7?format=jpg&name=largeJump to post
Seems like perfect means to lose lots of money chasing tourist on longhaul routes.Jump to post
There is no way QF is going to sit and watch UA and DL eat its lunch at LAX, if that’s what you mean. Qantas longhaul will be significantly smaller for years to come for the simple fact that the airline will not have enough frames. 747s are gone, A380s headed to long term storage, while 787 deliver...Jump to post
Bauhinia is the callsign for Hong Kong Airlines.Jump to post
With terms of government aid requiring OS reduce its domestic emissions by 50 percent, OS will discontinue service between Vienna and Salzburg and instead offer rail connection starting July 20.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/austrian ... index.html
Cornerstone did not turn out too well and also did not make sense after US merger obviously. Also not sure focusing on partners the best strategy either. Sure BA/IB gives it Europe coverage, by JL hardly answer for Asia. AA/JL is significantly smaller than UA/NH and carry far less beyond 6th freedom...Jump to post
I view AA cutting LAX longhauls not just as a sign its having difficulties in a very competitive yet huge local market, but also as glaring sign its Pacific underperformance continues. Last year we saw AA drop ORD-Asia, now 3 of 4 Asian markets get dropped from LAX. Assuming COVID recovery in 2021, ...Jump to post
I never quite understood what U.S. airline fascination is with staffing stations inhouse when globally the norm is to use contract vendors. Heck some large airlines even contract out handling in their hubs to vendors. Seems so obvious that using a vendor makes sense for JetBlue across most of their ...Jump to post
News article. United to operate three flights on the Delhi-Newark route from July 10 https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/current-affairs/united-to-operate-three-flights-on-the-delhi-newark-route-from-july-10-120070400208_1.html Probably too little, too late, but good that India changed the...Jump to post
On top of supporting our enemies in Syria, Turkey is now also supporting our enemies in Libya. Getting expelled from NATO (or destroying NATO altogether) seems more likely at this point... Last I checked, Turkey supports the official U.N. recognized government of Libya, not a warlord seeking to ove...Jump to post
I suspect move is final as AA has spoken about its desire to move to T5 since back in 2018. If and when the time comes and BA outgrows T5 again, it can adjust its flights as needed back to T3 in coordination with airport authority. Having AA in T5 benefits BA as offering good connectivity to/from AA...Jump to post
AF formally today presented to staff its strategic plan which requires 7,580 job cuts by 2022 at AF and HOP!. Estimates 3,700 will be natural attrition/retirements during the period. After final consultations with the unions, the restructuring plan will be presented publicly by the end of July. pres...Jump to post
Asiana might have its own problems, but it found money to acquire 12.7 million additional shares in Air Busan, increasing its stake to 55.1%.Jump to post
Air Tahiti will obtain US$77.0 million in subsidies in 2020, helping the airline resume air services to all 46 of its markets as of 07 July 2020. Earlier in June carrier slashed service to near 30 markets which were incurring losses. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/419716/air-tahiti...Jump to post
Air Belgium secured funds from three investors, who participated in a capital increase of US$7.0 million.Jump to post
Well looks like its done. Neeleman(Atlantic Gateway) will cease being TAP shareholder giving state controlling stake in the airline in return for capital injection. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/07/02/world/europe/02reuters-health-coronavirus-portugal-tap.html https://www.reuters.com/article/...Jump to post
First long haul service resumed today.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb1aJorWoAg ... ame=medium
While not US directly, here is UK government survey about travel intentions this summer. As you can see most will stay home. In a normal year, 35mil UK residents would take a summer holiday averaging 9.8 days away including some 3.4mil that would visit the U.S. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb2i71rX0A...Jump to post
Garuda Indonesia A330 veered off the runway while preparing to depart from UBG (Sultan Hasanuddin Airport) operating GA613 to Jakarta. No injuries reported. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237581 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb2DG36XkAAejSj?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E...Jump to post
Yes good news for the industry. This should give them plenty of headroom for years to come.
I've always felt the whole thing was unnecessary anyhow as the industry by its nature seeks to reduce cost and becomes ever more fuel-efficient as time goes on anyhow
New leaking that AF plans cut 7,585 full-time equivalent jobs, including 1,025 at the regional subsidiary HOP. AF 6,560 job cuts concern 430 pilots, 1,560 flight attendants, and 4,560 ground employees at airports or in administrative services. At HOP, 1,025 positions abolished would be divided betwe...Jump to post
Alitalia appointed Fabio Lazzerini, who is currently the Chief Business Officer, as the new CEO, while Francesco Caio former head of Italian post service becomes Chairman.
https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/fabio ... italia-pd/
AF officially retired the A380 but will they compensate the fleet with new arrivals (787, 350...)? If not then they could end up having a lot of extra crew. If you read the thread you will note they are freezing deliveries and they will be reducing staff numbers. Details on staff cuts are due July ...Jump to post