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US TSA screens pandemic-high 2.2 million passengers on 01-Aug-2021

US TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, via her official Twitter account, reported (01-Aug-2021) the TSA screened 2,238,462 passengers at US airports on 01-Aug-2021, the highest single day passenger throughput since the

Houston George Bush Intercontinental to commence Terminal E construction as part of international terminal

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, via its official website and Twitter account, announced (30-Jul-2021) plans to commence construction at Terminal E on 02-Aug-2021 to make

Air rage: 85% of AFA flight attendants dealt with unruly passengers in 1H2021

Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) reported (29-Jul-2021) over 85% of 5000 flight attendants surveyed had dealt with unruly passengers in 1H2021. Around 58% had experienced at

Japan Airlines Group reports USD755m EBIT loss in Q1FY2021

Japan Airlines Group reported (03-Aug-2021) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 30-Jun-2021: Revenue: JPY133.0 billion (USD1.2 billion), +74.1% year-on-year; International passenger: JPY11.2

HNA Group airlines report 45% revenue growth in 1H2021

HNA Group, via its official WeChat account, stated (30-Jul-2021) its domestic subsidiary airlines reported a combined 45% year-on-year increase in operating revenue in 1H2021. The

LATAM Airlines Brasil to launch four services from Sao Paulo

LATAM Airlines Brasil announced (02-Aug-2021) plans to launch the following services from Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport: Jericoacoara: Daily, commencing 01-Dec-2021; Juazeiro do Norte: Daily, 04-Nov-2021; Vitoria da

KLM: Dutch travel policy decision a positive, but harmonised European travel regulations ‘essential’

KLM stated (30-Jul-2021) the travel policy decision by the Dutch government, effective 08-Aug-2021, is “positive” and offers the carrier’s Dutch customers greater certainty and ensures that

Aer Lingus in ‘final stages’ of reaching agreement with Emerald Airlines

Aer Lingus reportedly stated it is in the “final stages” of reaching an agreement with Emerald Airlines regarding the Aer Lingus Regional brand, and is “hopeful that an announcement will be

Croatia Airlines cuts losses by 15% in 1H2021 despite difficult operating conditions

Croatia Airlines reported (30-Jul-2021) it reduced its net loss by HRK25.8 million (EUR3.4 million) (15%) year-on-year for 1H2021. The airline reported difficult operating conditions caused by the coronavirus

SKY express partners with Let’s Ferry to offer sea journeys and other ancillaries

SKY express announced (27-Jul-2021) it is collaborating with online booking platform Let‘s Ferry to help passengers combine and manage their journeys to Greek islands across both air

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