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Los Angeles International Airport and US TSA launch ‘LAX Fast Lane’ screening reservation service

Los Angeles International Airport and US TSA launched (20-Oct-2021) ‘LAX Fast Lane’, a new pilot programme which allows passengers travelling through Terminals 7 and 8 with United Airlines to reserve

Avianca to exclusively operate Boeing 787-8s on long haul services

Avianca announced (21-Oct-2021) it will exclusively operate Boeing787-8s as the only widebody aircraft on long haul services. The carrier’s CFO Rohit Philip said the decision will simplify

Southwest: Booking curve for holidays trending in line with 2019 levels

Southwest Airlines reported (21-Oct-2021) lingering effects from the deceleration in bookings in 3Q2021 are estimated to negatively impact 4Q2021 operating revenues by approximately USD100 million. For Oct-2021,

Cuban border to reopen to foreign visitors on 15-Nov-2021

Cuba‘s Ministry of Tourism announced the country’s borders will be reopened to foreign tourists from 15-Nov-2021 (vanguardia.cu/expreso.info, 21-Oct-2021). Travellers presenting a recognised COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Bow-Tie Briefing – myth-buster of net-zero (part 5)

In our last edition of bow-tie briefing, the discussion was focused on the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This time, the emphasis will still

Industry Intelligence – catch up on CAPA’s exclusive market analysis insights

Each week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every

GBTA reports increased optimism from the business travel sector

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported (21-Oct-2021) its Oct-2021 business travel sector survey found 52% of industry respondents reported more optimism compared to Sep-2021. 66% of

OAG: Global seats for sale still sitting below 80 million per week

OAG reported (18-Oct-2021) global scheduled airline seats on sale for the week commencing 18-Oct-2021 of 79.1 million seats, a slight week on week decline. OAG noted European markets

Finnair ‘fully committed’ to strengthening Asian network, plans increased US capacity in short term

Finnair CEO Topi Manner said the carrier is “looking for possibilities to redeploy capacity” to North America temporarily, in line with restrictions limiting travel to Asia (Routes Online,

Embraer to reveal net-zero emission conceptual designs for regional aircraft in early Nov-2021; confident ‘disruptive’ technology developments will achieve net-zero by 2050

Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO Arjan Meijer said the manufacturer plans to reveal conceptual designs for regional aircraft using emissions-reducing technologies (AINonline.com, 13-Oct-2021). The concepts are part of Embraer‘s

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