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OAG: Global capacity shrinks 1.4%, carriers offering 62.3 million seats

OAG reported (12-Apr-2021) global scheduled seat capacity planned for the week commencing 12-Apr-2021 fell by 1.4% week to week, wiping out the previous week’s growth. Capacity

Par Pacific CEO: Demand for jet fuel is ‘starting to improve and show signs of life’

Par Pacific CEO Joe Israel reported demand for jet fuel is “starting to improve and show signs of life”, which is allowing refiners to “drop less jet into

Sabre migrates Russian travel agencies to Sabre Red 360 system

Sabre Corporation completed (13-Apr-2021) the migration of all its Russian travel agent partners to the Sabre Red 360 booking tool. The system includes features to assess rate dynamics,

Air Chathams to resume weekly Auckland-Norfolk Island service from 27-May-2021

Air Chathams, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (16-Apr-2021) plans to resume weekly Auckland-Norfolk Island service from 27-May-2021 (Stuff, 16-Apr-2021). The carrier plans to introduce

Virgin Australia to create additional jobs, launches recruitment drive

Virgin Australia announced (15-Apr-2021) the creation of more jobs at the carrier will see more than 220 cabin crew return to service from its discontinued long

Virgin Australia outlines new and extended service, to launch two Queenstown services

Virgin Australia announced (15-Apr-2021) plans to add more than 220 return weekly frequencies to its schedule, offering new and extended seasonal services. Trans-Tasman services to Queenstown

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand down 98.6% in Feb-2021

Statistics New Zealand reported (14-Apr-2021) visitor arrivals to New Zealand declined 98.6% year-on-year to 5297 in Feb-2021. Visitor arrivals from Australia declined 99.2% to 1021.

Virgin Australia to reintroduce 10 Boeing 737-800s, plans to operate 80% of pre-COVID capacity

Virgin Australia announced (15-Apr-2021) the following amendments to its fleet and the carrier’s growth plans: Reintroduction of 10 additional Boeing 737-800s, “with further aircraft under

Qantas Group announces fleet adjustments, 90% of Group fleet to be active

Qantas Group announced (15-Apr-2021) the following updates to its fleet: Jetstar to deploy six A320 aircraft on loan from Jetstar Japan; Jetstar to deploy up

Qantas Group provides recovery update, all Qantas and Jetstar domestic crew back at work

Qantas provided (15-Apr-2021) the following updates for the group’s recovery, allowing more parts of the business to be brought out of hibernation: Group Domestic capacity

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