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JetBlue records demand momentum across all geographies in 2Q2021

JetBlue Airways president and COO Joanna Geraghty stated (27-Jul-2021) the carrier recorded demand momentum across all its geographies in 2Q2021, ending with passenger load factors in

MAG USA partners with Jabbrrbox to develop and deploy 50 ‘Escape Pods’ at US airports by autumn 2021

MAG USA partnered (22-Jul-2021) with Jabbrrbox to develop ‘Escape Pods’ soundproof private spaces, scheduled for deployment across US airports by autumn 2021. The partnership will allow Escape Pods

Southwest Airlines joins Sabre’s global distribution system

Southwest Airlines commenced (26-Jul-2021) commenced offering flights for sale within Sabre‘s global distribution system. The carrier now offers fares within all three major global distribution systems including Sabre, Travelport and Amadeus. [more

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport reopens Terminal 3 gates after year-long closure

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, via its official Twitter account, announced (22-Jul-2021) it reopened Gates E8-E15 at Terminal 3 on 24-Jul-2021. The gates closed in 1H2020

Brazil ANAC: Jun-2021 domestic service demand down 31.8% on Jun-2019 levels

Brazil ANAC reported the country’s airports handled (26-Jul-2021) 4.2 million domestic passengers in Jun-2021, down 39% on Jun-2019 levels. Demand for domestic services was down 31.8%

Air Canada planning to increase 3Q2021 ASM capacity by 85%

Air Canada announced (23-Jul-2021) it plans to increase its 3Q2021 ASM capacity from the same quarter in 2020 by around 85%. In 3Q2021, when compared to

IATA urges Chilean Government to lift ban on vaccinated foreign travellers

IATA labelled (23-Jul-2021) the Chilean Government’s latest border regulations “discriminatory” and “insufficient to stimulate travel”, issuing the following recommendations in response:  Accept proof of full vaccination

United CEO calls for congestion issues at Newark Airport be addressed

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby submitted a letter requesting the US Department of Transportation and the US FAA address congestion issues due to a runway repair project at New York Newark

LATAM Airlines Ecuador recovers 100% of pre pandemic domestic routes

LATAM Airlines Ecuador commercial manager Édgar Andrade said the carrier has recovered all its pre pandemic domestic routes (nlarenas.com, 24-Jul-2021). The airline is currently serving Coca, Cuenca, Guayaquil,

Southwest ‘encouraged’ by improvement in 2Q2021 business revenues

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stated (22-Jul-2021) leisure passenger traffic in Jun-2021 rebounded above Jun-2019 levels, while passenger fares were comparable with Jun-2019. Mr Kelly said

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