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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,

Alaska Airlines: Booking curve ‘elongated’ in 1Q2021 due to vaccines, relaxed restrictions

Alaska Airlines announced (14-Apr-2021) vaccine distributions during 1Q2021 “accelerated” and certain state and local restrictions were relaxed, which enabled an improvement in demand in Mar-2021. As

JetSMART CEO calls for ‘comprehensive’ tourism reactivation plan

JetSMART CEO Estuardo Ortiz, speaking at CAPA Live April 2021, stated (14-Apr-2021) “The region has a lot of priorities and government has focused theirs on the people

Cranky Flier: There will ‘definitely’ be pent up demand for corporate event travel

Cranky Flier president and chief airline dork Brett Snyder, speaking at CAPA Live April 2021, stated (14-Apr-2021) estimates of a permanent 15% to 20% drop in business

Sky Airline to receive first A321neo in late 2021

Sky Airline is expected to take delivery and commence deployment of its first A321neo in late 2021 (Aviacion Online/transponder1200.com, 14-Apr-2021). The LCC previously expected to take

Philadelphia International CEO: Hub has returned to 66% of pre-pandemic operating capacity

Philadelphia International Airport CEO Chellie Cameron said the airport is handling around 66% of its pre-pandemic available capacity (Philadelphia Business Journal, 13-Apr-2021). Ms Cameron clarified that this reflects available seats rather

WestJet extends suspensions to Mexico and Caribbean until 04-Jun-2021

WestJet announced (13-Jun-2021) plans to extend a temporary suspension of services to Mexico and the Caribbean until 04-Jun-2021. President and CEO Ed Sims stated: “We continue to advocate for the

Albany International to create new master plan including terminal expansion and cargo development

Albany International Airport will create a new master plan covering future terminal expansion, cargo service development, a private aircraft facility and service expansion and commercial development

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