EDITORIAL: UK government backed itself into an air travel legal challenge
The UK government has said throughout the pandemic that it was working in partnership with the air transport industry on when and how to re-open international travel. But airlines and airports appear to have reached the end of their patience with talks that are leading nowhere, and some are looking to a legal remedy. 
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2021 ATW Award winners announced

Jun 16, 2021
US carriers JetBlue and United Airlines, Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus, Qatar Airways Cargo, Incheon International Airport in Seoul, and former IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac have been named winners in the 2021 Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards.
Air Transport

EDITORIAL: The hypocrisy of G7 leaders’ international travel

By Karen Walker Jun 14, 2021
If presidents and prime ministers cannot conduct their business via Zoom, they should lift the travel rules they impose on their citizens but cannot comply with themselves.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EDITORIAL: Why A Return To Supersonic Commercial Travel Is Far From Certain

By Aaron Karp Jun 10, 2021
There was a time when airline executives believed supersonic flight would become ubiquitous on long-haul routes.
Air Transport
EDITORIAL: Data Can Guide Governments To Better International Travel Policies
The UK government’s abrupt reversal on allowing its citizens to travel to Portugal for vacation has severe immediate and long-term repercussions for airlines and the travel industry.
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Webinar: Will The Sun Shine On Europe’s Summer Season?

This webinar took place June 1, 2021.

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Sustainability Report: United Launches SAF Purchase Alliance

By Linda Blachly May 26, 2021
In a major first-of-its-kind industry initiative, United Airlines has launched an alliance it calls Eco-Skies that brings together nearly a dozen…
Airlines & Lessors

Pilot Shortage Looms As Global In-Service Fleet Recovers

By Alan Dron May 26, 2021
Counterintuitive as it may seem with airlines downsizing and furloughing crews, a pilot shortage problem may re-emerge sooner than most think…
Airlines & Lessors

CAPA PERSPECTIVE: World’s Major Hubs Slide Down Departure Rankings

May 26, 2021
Data show effects of travel freeze on world’s biggest international airports.
Airlines & Lessors
INTERVIEW: Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie

Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines has resumed its growth track and expects to be one of the first US carriers to return to profitability if trendlin

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How Airline Loyalty Programs Are Changing

By Linda Blachly May 26, 2021
Frequent flyer programs are no longer about flying frequently.
Airlines & Lessors

Loyalty Programs as Lifelines

By Linda Blachly May 26, 2021
Some US carriers have seen their loyalty programs in a new light—as collateral to raise billions in loans. United Airlines started it off in June…
Airlines & Lessors

The Trend For Long, Thin Routes Accelerates

By Aaron Karp May 26, 2021
Airlines are looking to fly more point-to-point long-haul routes with smaller, more efficient aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA regional VP optimistic for African airline growth

By Alan Dron May 26, 2021
Africa’s opportunity lies with aviation liberalization.
Airlines & Lessors

Webinar: Fireside Chat with Willie Walsh, IATA CEO And Director General

May 25, 2021
This webinar took place May 25, 2021. As a former Boeing 737 Captain and CEO at Aer Lingus, British Airways and International Airlines Group, few can…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EDITORIAL: States should cut Belarus out of the global air transport system

By Karen Walker May 24, 2021
The hijacking of a commercial airliner in any circumstances is a disturbing and criminal act. For such action to be organized and authorized by a state government is truly shocking.
ATW Opinion

ANALYSIS: Why sustainable aviation fuels are taking on greater signficance

By Karen Walker May 21, 2021
There’s new thinking about aviation carbon reduction.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EDITORIAL: US Flag Of Convenience Bill An Anti-Competition Ruse

By Karen Walker May 18, 2021
It’s a sign that the air transport industry is returning to some kind of normal when US lawmakers and union leaders are once again joining hands to…
Airlines & Lessors

Korean Air President Looks To A Bigger, Better Future

By Karen Walker May 18, 2021
Korean Air is charting a path to a bigger, stronger, more international future.
Airlines & Lessors

Seattle airport trials digital queuing, touchless kiosks

By Linda Blachly May 05, 2021
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is trialing two pilot programs to test virtual queuing as a solution for crowded general screening lines, as well as touchless airline check-in and baggage drop-off kiosks.
Airports & Routes

Interview with Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof

By Karen Walker May 01, 2021
Jens Bischof joined Eurowings as CEO in March 2020 after being CEO at Turkish-German leisure carrier SunExpress. His appointment marked a return to…
Airlines & Lessors

Why airlines should use technology to stay ahead with distribution

By Kurt Hofmann May 01, 2021
NDC adoption could get fresh momentum as travel demand picks up.
Airlines & Lessors

How A Major European Airline Group Is Learning From Outside In

By Chen Chuanren May 01, 2021
Some airline distribution technologies are best found outside the industry.
Airlines & Lessors

EDITORIAL: SAFs are suddenly politically popular; it’s about time

By Karen Walker May 01, 2021
It has taken far too long, but the political will to greatly increase the availability, affordability and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is…
Sustainability

Uncertainty Surrounds When And How Strongly Business Travel Will Rebound

By Henry Canaday Apr 30, 2021
High stakes and big choices will shape business travel recovery.
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