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American Airlines extends offer to waive change fees until 31-Mar-2021

American Airlines extended (20-Jan-2021) its offer to waive change fees for customers booking tickets for any new travel purchased by 31-Mar-2021. The carrier eliminated all change

United Airlines expecting capacity to be down at least 51% in 1Q2021

United Airlines provided (20-Jan-2021) the following outlook for 1Q2021:  Total operating revenue expected to be down 65% to 70% year-on-year; Accelerated distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine

Bahamasair: ‘Things are getting even more restrictive because COVID-19 is mutating’

Bahamasair CEO Tracy Cooper said reservations are at 25% of 2020 levels (The Nassau Guardian, 20-Jan-2021). Bookings increased in Dec-2020 but dropped again in Jan-2021. Mr Cooper stated:

JetBlue Airways to launch New York JFK-Bogota service from 11-Feb-2021

JetBlue Airways plans to launch four times weekly New York JFK-Bogota service from 11-Feb-2021, as per a 21-Jan-2021 GDS timetable and inventory display. The carrier will increase

IATA outlines two main priorities to restart European aviation industry

IATA regional VP Europe Rafael Schvartzman said (19-Jan-2021) there are two priorities to restart Europe‘s aviation industry and air transport network. Firstly, the removal of quarantine restrictions by introducing

KLM to suspend long haul activities as tighter Dutch travel restrictions are imposed

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to suspend all long haul activities from 22-Jan-2021 due to tighter Dutch travel restrictions (Reuters/luchtvaartnieuws.nl, 20-Jan-2021). KLM stated that imposing COVID-19 antigen testing conditions

Air Serbia partners with Booking.com and Rentalcars.com

Air Serbia signed (19-Jan-2021) partnership agreements with Booking.com and Rentalcars.com, enabling travellers to organise their entire trip, including accommodation, flight and rental car on the airserbia.com

Lufthansa to operate long haul tourist routes under ‘Eurowings Discover’ brand

Lufthansa reportedly plans to launch its new long haul tourist brand under the name ‘Eurowings Discover’ instead of the previously planned Ocean GmbH (airliners.de/aero.de, 19-Jan-2021). The subsidiary

Peach opens reservation for 20 additional domestic services for summer 2021

Peach opened (21-Jan-2021) reservation for an additional 20 domestic services and one international service for the 2021 summer season, effective 28-Mar-2021 to 30-Oct-2021. Combined with

China air pax down 44% on 20-Jan-2021

China‘s Ministry of Transport reported (21-Jan-2021) the following traffic highlights for 20-Jan-2021, the eighth day of the 12th Lunar month: Total passengers: 19.3 million, -57.6%

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