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Capital One to open lounges at Dallas Fort Worth International and Washington Dulles International

Capital One Financial Corp will open lounges at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in late summer and Washington Dulles International Airport in 2022 (Bloomberg, 19-Apr-2021). The lounges will feature exercise

JetBlue confirms UK Civil Aviation Authority regulatory approval for trans-Atlantic debut

UK‘s Civil Aviation Authority provided (19-Apr-2021) regulatory approval to JetBlue, which will enable the airline to operate trans-Atlantic routes between London, New York and Boston. The approval marks the

ExpressJet Airlines looking to resume scheduled operations as independent carrier

ExpressJet Airlines submitted (16-Apr-2021) a notice to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) of its intent to resume scheduled operations as an independent carrier. It also requested the

Cebu Pacific reports USD419m operating loss in 2020

Cebu Pacific reported (08-Apr-2021) the following financial highlights for 2020: Revenue: PHP22,618 million (USD455.9 million), -73.3% year-on-year; Passenger: PHP12,629 million (USD254.6 million), -79.5%; Cargo: PHP5402

Gol to resume Sao Paulo-Asuncion service in Oct-2021

Gol plans to resume four times weekly Sao Paulo Guarulhos–Asuncion service in Oct-2021, following a temporary suspension since Mar-2020 (Contacto News, 19-Apr-2021). The LCC plans to increase frequency

Expedia outlines new direction in brand positioning

Expedia outlined (19-Apr-2021) a rebranding initiative featuring the following changes: Redesign of home screens across all platforms; A new package providing pre-bundled products with upfront

Norse Atlantic Airways debuts on Euronext Growth Oslo

Norse Atlantic Airways debuted (12-Apr-2021) on Euronext Growth Oslo on 12-Apr-2021. As previously reported by CAPA, the start-up raised NOK1275 million (EUR127.7 million) through the issue of new shares

Swedish Transport Agency: Traffic recovery will take ‘longer than expected’ through 2021-2027

Swedish Transport Agency reported (19-Apr-2021) total passenger throughput at Sweden‘s airports is projected to total six million in 2021, compared to 5.6 million in 2020 and 22.4

China Southern Airlines to operate 27 international services in May-2021

China Southern Airlines, via its official WeChat account, announced (20-Apr-2021) it will operate the following 27 international services in May-2021: Guangzhou-Amsterdam: Weekly; Guangzhou-Paris CDG: Weekly;

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority: International passengers down 76% for Mar-2021

Greece‘s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released the following passenger traffic statistics (airnews.gr, 15-Apr-2021): Mar-2021: 402,536 total passengers, 61% decrease year-on-year; 66,980 international passenger arrivals, a

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