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OAG: Global capacity shrinks 1.4%, carriers offering 62.3 million seats

OAG reported (12-Apr-2021) global scheduled seat capacity planned for the week commencing 12-Apr-2021 fell by 1.4% week to week, wiping out the previous week’s growth. Capacity

Par Pacific CEO: Demand for jet fuel is ‘starting to improve and show signs of life’

Par Pacific CEO Joe Israel reported demand for jet fuel is “starting to improve and show signs of life”, which is allowing refiners to “drop less jet into

EU could roll out ‘Digital Green Certificate’ by summer 2021

EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said the European Commission‘s ‘Digital Green Certificate’, requiring a COVID-19 vaccine/testing certificate for travel around Europe, could be introduced during summer 2021 (Reuters,

Sabre migrates Russian travel agencies to Sabre Red 360 system

Sabre Corporation completed (13-Apr-2021) the migration of all its Russian travel agent partners to the Sabre Red 360 booking tool. The system includes features to assess rate dynamics,

British Airways has ‘a place for the A380 and it’s in our plans’: CEO

British Airways CEO Sean Doyle, speaking at CAPA Live April 2021, stated (14-Apr-2021) the carrier’s A380 fleet “works very well”, adding “we do have a place for the A380 and it’s

Aegean Airlines Group forecasts ‘gradual but significant’ recovery in traffic from 2H2021

Aegean Airlines Group reported (12-Apr-2021) the early months of 2021 have been heavily impacted by travel and border restrictions imposed across Europe. The carrier expects a “gradual but significant” recovery in traffic

Lufthansa expands Compensaid to include corporate clients

Lufthansa launched (14-Apr-2021) its ‘Compensaid Corporate Programme’, allowing corporate customers to offset the CO2 emissions from their flights to achieve carbon neutrality. The platform offers customers

airBaltic becomes first airline to issue non-fungible tokens

airBaltic issued (14-Apr-2021) its first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea marketplace for a fixed price of 0.05 Ether, making 100 unique collectibles of the Edition 1

French National Assembly approves legislation that could end some short haul domestic flights

France‘s National Assembly voted in support of legislation to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, against a 1990 baseline, including a ban on short haul domestic

Uiltrasporti: European Commission competition remedies for Alitalia ‘unacceptable’

Uiltrasporti secretary general Claudio Tarlazzis, in testimony before the Commission for Transport and Production Activities chamber on Alitalia said (13-Apr-2021) it is necessary for Italy to have a “solid” flag

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