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Air New Zealand suspends passenger services to Vancouver and San Francisco for 2021

Air New Zealand suspended (03-Aug-2021) passenger services to/from Vancouver and San Francisco, for travel between 31-Oct-2021 and 31-Dec-2021. Affected customers will be re-accommodated on the

Air New Zealand extends International Customer Flexibility Policy

Air New Zealand stated (03-Aug-2021) its International Customer Flexibility Policy has been extended, effective immediately. Customers who book or currently hold tickets for international flights

Thai AirAsia extends suspension of domestic operations until 31-Aug-2021

Thai AirAsia extended (03-Aug-2021) the temporary suspension of its domestic commercial operations until 31-Aug-2021.

Air New Zealand pax up 150% in Jun-2021

Air New Zealand reported (02-Aug-2021) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2021: Passengers: 901,000, +149.8% year-on-year; Short haul: 896,000, +153.6%; Domestic: 787,000, +132.1%; Tasman/Pacific: 109,000, +666.6%; Long

Swissport opens Aspire lounge at Perth Airport T2

Swissport International stated (02-Aug-2021) it is further expanding its lounge business in the Asia Pacific region. Following the recent acquisition of No1 Lounges with airport lounges

JetBlue expects revenue to decline by 4% and 9% in 3Q2021

JetBlue Airways announced (30-Jun-2021) the following outlook for 3Q2021: Expects capacity to be “flat” to -3% as compared to the same period in 2019; Revenue is

Director: Kalamazoo Battle Creek International operating at 40:60 business-leisure revenue split

Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport director Craig Williams said the airport has operated at around 50% of its 2019 pre-pandemic passenger traffic levels in the first

Air Transat resumes commercial operations after six months

Air Transat resumed (31-Jul-2021) commercial operations on 31-Jul-2021 after six months of inactivity due to COVID travel restrictions. The carrier will operate Montreal–Punta Cana and Montreal–Vancouver services before expanding to

Spirit Airlines to launch Miami-Tegucigalpa Palmerola service in Nov-2021

Spirit Airlines plans to launch four times weekly Miami-Tegucigalpa Palmerola service on 17-Nov-2021, as per a 28-Jul-2021 GDS inventory and timetable display. The route will be operated with A320 aircraft.

Air France-KLM Group: Antilles, Greece and domestic France the most resilient parts of network

Air France-KLM Group reported (30-Jul-2021) services to the Antilles, Greece and on French domestic routes were amongst the best performing parts of its network during 2Q2021. Generally, operations

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