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Gol projects 46% year-on-year capacity increase in 2H2021

Gol projected (29-Jul-2021) a 46% increase in capacity in 2H2021 when compared to the same period in 2020. The carrier will operate 102 aircraft at the

Lufthansa Consulting: Airlines turning to bilateral partnerships in face of COVID-19 crisis

Lufthansa Consulting reported (28-Jul-2021) airlines are “turning to partnerships and cooperative agreements – even with former rivals” in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The consultancy

CIAM completes first demonstration flight with superconducting electric aircraft engine

Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) announced (27-Jul-2021) a Yak-40LL test aircraft completed its first flight with a demonstrator hybrid power plant at the MAKS-2021 air

Delta Air Lines extends medallion status for SkyMiles members until 2023

Delta Air Lines extended (27-Jul-2021) its medallion status for SkyMiles members through to 31-Jan-2023. Medallion Members who are currently earning status by travelling in 2021 will

IATA: US domestic traffic continued to improve in Jun-2021, just 15% below pre-COVID levels

ATA reported (28-Jul-2021) domestic traffic in US was down 14.9% in Jun-2021 when compared to Jun-2019. Domestic traffic improved from a 25.4% decline in May-2021. IATA stated the US “was starting to

Ontario International Airport issues RFP to operate two airline lounges

Ontario International Airport issued a request for proposals (RFP) to operate two airline lounges in Terminals 2 and 4 for a period of five years, with

Aeroregional launches Quito-Guayaquil-Galapagos service

Corporacion Quiport, via its official Twitter account, announced (27-Jul-2021) Aeroregional launched twice weekly Quito–Guayaquil-Galapagos service. The route will be operated with 129 seat Boeing 737-500 and 145 seat 737-400 aircraft (El

Constant Aviation: Private aviation flying at/above pre-pandemic levels, business travel returning

Constant Aviation VP of AOG operations Paul Witt reported (27-Jul-2021) private aviation flight activity has “recovered significantly during the past year and is now at or

Hawaiian Airlines primarily expands North American network in 2Q2021

Hawaiian Airlines announced (27-Jul-2021) it continued to rebuild and expand its network in 2Q2021, primarily in North America. In Jun-2021, Hawaiian’s North America traffic exceeded June 2019 levels. During

Frontier Airlines to boost its Orlando schedule in 4Q 2021; Denver, Miami and Tampa networks expanded

Frontier Airlines plans to launch the following services, as per a 27-Jul-2021 GDS inventory and timetable display: Denver–Belize City: Weekly from 11-Dec-2021; Miami-Stewart: Three times weekly from

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