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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby stated he expects international business travel will recover from the coronavirus pandemic at a slower rate than leisure travel, and he
Avianca suspended 25 international routes due to travel restrictions imposed by several governments (Contato Radar/El Pais, 02-Mar-2021). The carrier cancelled 12 routes from Bogota, four from El Salvador,
Aerolineas Argentinas resumed (02-Mar-2021) the following “oil corridor” routes, bypassing Buenos Aires: Comodoro Rivadavia-Neuquén: Twice weekly; Mendoza-Neuquén: Twice weekly; Córdoba-Mendoza: Four times weekly since Jan-2021; Córdoba-Neuquén:
SWISS head of network management Benedikt Escher said the carrier will relaunch its network “as soon as possible” with a “clear tendency” towards VFR traffic and
Italy‘s Prime Minister Mario Draghi reportedly met with ministers to accelerate the reconstruction process of Italia Trasporti Aero (ITA), formerly Alitalia (Reuters/Il Sole 24 Ore/La Repubblica/Il Giornale, 02-Mar-2021). Under
Mesa Air Group entered (02-Mar-2021) a conditional agreement with Gramercy Associates to develop a European based JV. The company will apply for an air operator’s certificate
Malaysian Investment Development Authority launched a portal to facilitate the entry of short term and long term business travellers into Malaysia (Bernama, 03-Mar-2021). The portal
Thailand‘s Ministry of Finance reported it is in support of Thai Airways‘ restructuring plan, which includes raising THB50 billion (USD1.6 billion) of fresh capital and
Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced (03-Mar-2021) plans to reinstate services to Tokyo Haneda from Mar-2021 and Taipei from Apr-2021. The group expects passenger capacity to reach