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Fitch revises outlook for American Airlines to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’

Fitch Ratings revised (16-Jun-2021) its outlook for American Airlines to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative’ and affirmed its Long Term Issuer Default Rating at ‘B-‘. The revision reflects the company’s

Volaris to launch Mexico City-Bogota and Cancun-Bogota service from Oct-2021

Volaris plans to commence four times weekly Mexico City-Bogota service on 06-Oct-2021, according to a 15-Jun-2021 GDS display. The route will be operated with A320 aircraft. The airline also plans to

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport planning to open Centurion lounge

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is planning a 10 year lease agreement with American Express to open a Centurion brand lounge, with two five-year renewal options (Atlanta Journal-Constitution/View From The

Punta Cana International Airport to reopen Terminal B on 18-Jun-2021

Punta Cana International Airport plans to reopen Terminal B on 18-Jun-2021 (puntacana-bavaro.com, 15-Jun-2021). The terminal will initially only be open to arrivals, with full operations commencing

PAL Holdings reports USD1.5bn net loss for 2020

PAL Holdings reported (17-Jun-2021) revenues of PHP55.3 billion (USD1.1 billion), expenses of PHP81.8 billion (USD1.7 billion) and a net comprehensive loss of PHP73 billion (USD1.5

KLM outlines network plans for Asia for summer 2021

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines stated (16-Jun-2021) it is anticipating a “cautious re-emergence of customer demand” for destinations in Asia, and outlined the following significant changes

Korean Air extends suspension of services to five destinations in Japan

Korean Air extended its suspension of services connecting Seoul Incheon to Kagoshima, Okinawa, Sapporo Chitose, Aomori and Komatsu until the end of Jul-2021 (Chosun Ilbo,

Russia becomes Europe’s largest aviation market with domestic market above 2019 levels

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Russian aviation, Europe‘s biggest market, led by LCC Pobeda‘, stated (11-Jun-2021) Russia is now Europe‘s largest aviation market by seats, having

Fraport Slovenija unveils new terminal at Ljubljana Airport

Fraport Slovenija announced (16-Jun-2021) plans to open a new passenger terminal at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport on 01-Jul-2021. The 10,000sqm building can handle over 1200 passengers per hour,

Ukraine International Airlines refunded USD20 million to customers in first five months of 2021

Ukraine International Airlines processed (16-Jun-2021) 39,000 refund requests and refunded more than USD9 million to customers between Mar-2021 and May-2021. The airline processed 68,000 requests and refunded about USD20

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