SAS CEO Fears The Worst As Pilots Begin Indefinite Strike

By Alan Dron Jul 04, 2022
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has warned that the company’s existence is at risk after its mainline pilots started an indefinite strike July 4.
Airlines & Lessors

EasyJet COO Resigns As Flight Disruption Continues

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jul 04, 2022
EasyJet says its chief operating officer Peter Bellew has resigned as the airline faces ongoing operational difficulties amid the swift ramp-up in air travel demand for the summer season.
Airlines & Lessors

Aircalin Mulls Third Widebody, Seeks New Asian Partners

By Chen Chuanren Jul 04, 2022
South Pacific carrier Aircalin is considering adding a third widebody aircraft, likely an Airbus A330neo, as it looks to strengthen its one-stop connection to Paris.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Canada Slashes Schedule Amid ‘Service Shortfalls’

By Aaron Karp Jul 01, 2022
CEO Michael Rousseau apologizes to carrier’s customers for strained operations.
Airlines & Lessors

Saudi Arabia Launches State-Owned Aircraft Lessor

By Alan Dron Jul 01, 2022
AviLease is expected to grow initially through purchase-and-leaseback transactions with airlines, portfolio acquisitions and direct orders from aircraft manufacturers
Airlines & Lessors

China’s ‘Big Three’ Airlines To Buy Nearly 300 Airbus A320neos

By Chen Chuanren Jul 01, 2022
The move could see Airbus becoming China’s largest supplier for new aircraft. 
Airlines & Lessors

IAG Firms Up More Aircraft Options To Upgrade Member Fleets

By Alan Dron Jul 01, 2022
International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to convert options announced almost a decade ago into firm orders for 14 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Russian Airlines Show $1.1B Loss In 2022 First Quarter

Aviation Week Network Staff Jul 01, 2022
"The situation has changed diametrically since early March,” the head of Russia's Association of Air Transport Operators said.
Airlines & Lessors

Greece's SKY Express, Emirates Enter Partnership

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 01, 2022
SKY Express and Emirates have partnered with the goal of boosting inbound tourism from New York and Dubai to Athens.
Airlines & Lessors

Swiss Makes More Schedule Cuts To Handle Market Constraints

By Alan Dron Jul 01, 2022
From August to the end of October, Swiss International Air Lines plans to cut 676 flights, around 2% of its current schedule, through reduced frequencies. 
Airlines & Lessors

JAL, ANA Urge Faster Progress On Lifting Entry Rules

By Adrian Schofield Jul 01, 2022
Airlines say daily arrival limits, tourist restrictions and visa requirements are hindering travel recovery.
Airlines & Lessors

Australia Regional Backs Hydrogen-Fueled Beech 1900D

By Graham Warwick Jun 30, 2022
Australian regional airline Skytrans has partnered with local startup Stralis Aircraft to convert a 19-seat Beech 1900D turboprop to hydrogen-electric propulsion for flight trials in 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

Daily Memo: Can Part 135 Operations Help Bridge Small-Community Gap?

By Ben Goldstein Jun 30, 2022
SkyWest is seeking Part 135 commuter airline authorization for a new charter subsidiary that would pick up scheduled service on recently vacated routes to small U.S. cities using CRJ200s modified to 30 seats.
Airlines & Lessors

Airlines Give Mixed Response To European ETS Reforms Approval

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2022
Europe’s airlines have given a mixed response to the European Council’s approval of reforms to the region’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), welcoming sustainable aviation fuel allowances but sounding the alarm over the early phaseout of free carbon allowances.  
Safety, Ops & Regulation

ICAO Tells Russia To Stop Re-Registering Aircraft

By Alan Dron Jun 30, 2022
The dual registration of aircraft raises safety concerns relating to the international validity of each airplane’s certificate of airworthiness, ICAO said.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Spirit Postpones Frontier Merger Vote, Again

By Ben Goldstein Jun 30, 2022
Spirit's postponement is another indication that the company may lack enough stockholder support to approve the Frontier merger offer in the face of a competing bid from JetBlue.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Sees Uptick In NDC Airline Ticket Sales System Adoption

By Henry Canaday Jun 30, 2022
IATA has seen a “halo effect” from the COVID-19 pandemic on its New Distribution Capability (NDC) system for airline bookings that it hopes will help accelerate uptake.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM To Repay Final Part Of Dutch COVID-19 Loans

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2022
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines says it will repay the final €277 million ($280 million) part of the loans granted by the Dutch government and banks in 2020 to help it through the COVID-19 crisis.  
Airlines & Lessors

Azerbaijan’s Silk Way West Commits To Two A350 Freighters

By Alan Dron Jun 29, 2022
Cargo specialist Silk Way West Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for two A350F freighters with an option for a further pair.
Airlines & Lessors

Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines Plan For Possible Joint Venture

By Alan Dron Jun 29, 2022
Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines are seeking to expand their levels of commercial cooperation, potentially creating a joint venture between the two national carriers. 
Airlines & Lessors

Air New Zealand Confirms Economy Sleep Pods For New 787 Cabins

By Adrian Schofield Jun 29, 2022
Air New Zealand has unveiled new international cabin products for its Boeing 787 fleet, including a set of bunk-like sleep pods that can be booked by economy-class passengers.
Interiors & Connectivity

Aerolineas Argentinas Builds 737 MAX Fleet With Sixth Delivery

By Lori Ranson Jun 29, 2022
The new narrowbody arrived in Argentina on June 25 and is configured with 170 seats—162 in economy and eight in business class. 
Airlines & Lessors

Vistara’s International Ambitions Include More Flights To Europe

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 29, 2022
New Delhi-based Vistara is turning its focus toward international routes as the airline believes its domestic services are well-covered, with 31 destinations in India. 
Airlines & Lessors

Hydrogen Gains Ground As Alternative Fuel

Jun 29, 2022
Hydrogen is gaining momentum as the zero-emission aviation fuel of the future but requires massive investment in new infrastructure, as well as…
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA Director General Willie Walsh Discusses Industry Recovery & Challenges

By Karen Walker Jun 29, 2022
Willie Walsh became director general at IATA in April 2021, continuing a lifelong career in aviation that included CEO positions at Aer Lingus,…
Airlines & Lessors