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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

FCM advocates an ‘alternative mindset’: how an alternative approach could make a world of difference to travel programmes

FCM Travel Solutions, the corporate travel business of the Flight Centre Travel Group, predicts a “great re-set” for business travel. “After all, travel has changed

As Australia and New Zealand battle against new COVID waves, ATPI calls for seafarers to be vaccinated to maintain vital supply chains

For long periods of the COVID-19 pandemic Australia and New Zealand have worked hard to keep infections out of their nations. A strong stance, quarantine

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At a time of crisis, it is important that we share our insights and experience, helping each other to contain and mitigate the impact of

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

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