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More space through summer: Delta will block middle-seat selection, cap cabin seating through Sept. 30

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta is extending our commitment to make more space for safer travel by continuing to block the selection of middle seats and capping seating in every cabin through Sept. 30, 2020. “Reducing the overall number of customers on every aircraft across the fleet is one of the most important steps we can take to ensure a safe experience for our customers and people,” said Chief Customer Experience Officer Bill Lentsch. “Delta is offering the highest standards in safety and cleanliness so we’re ready for customers when they’re ready to fly again.” Here’s the latest: We are extending our seating caps: Through Sept. 30, Delta will ensure more space for customers on all aircraft by capping seating at [...]

2020-06-04T01:17:19+03:00June 4th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES INTRODUCES THERMAL SCANNERS AT ITS HEAD OFFICE

Source: Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Airlines has implemented the use of thermal scanners at its Piarco Head office in Trinidad, as part of precautionary measures to limit and control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The thermal scanners have been introduced on a trial basis and the airline will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of this measure. During the trial period, all employees and visitors to the airline’s Piarco compound will be screened to assess whether their body temperature is at an acceptable level as prescribed by the Chief Medical Officer of Trinidad and Tobago (CMO). Similar measures are being reviewed for offices throughout the airline’s network. Caribbean Airlines’ CEO Garvin Medera, in commenting on the initiative said: “The [...]

2020-06-01T20:43:43+03:00June 1st, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Frontier Airlines Begins Temperature Screenings for All Passengers and Crew Members

Source: Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines today instituted temperature screenings for all passengers and crew prior to boarding flights. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be permitted to travel. Additionally, the airline continues to require face coverings for all passengers and crew, and face coverings must be worn throughout the entire flight. “Temperature screenings are the latest addition to our comprehensive, multi-layered approach to supporting the health and well-being of everyone onboard our aircraft,” said Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle. “Combined with face coverings, hospital-grade HEPA air filtration and enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures, we believe our aircraft are safer than any other mode of transportation.” Customers are being screened via touchless thermometers prior to [...]

2020-06-01T20:42:31+03:00June 1st, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Azul June Network Update

Source: Azul Azul S.A. (“Azul”) announces today that it will increase its June schedule to 168 flights per peak day compared to 115 daily departures in May, and 70 flights per day in April. In addition, the Company will be flying to 57 domestic destinations in June, up from 38 cities served in May and 25 destinations served in April. “Although our June capacity is still approximately 80% down year over year, we are seeing a positive trend in demand since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to monitor revenue conditions and expand our network as several cities in Brazil gradually lift travel restrictions and demand returns, especially in the state of São Paulo, which is expected [...]

2020-05-22T01:18:16+03:00May 22nd, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Over 2,000 foreign residents have returned to their countries in Aerolíneas Argentinas flights

Source: Aerolíneas Argentinas Aerolíneas Argentinas has confirmed that more than 2,000 foreign residents have returned to their home countries in flights operated by the company. A few weeks ago, the company was authorized to carry foreign residents in the outbound segments of some of its flights. This new stage began with the flight to Quito on April 12, which carried 187 Ecuadorian citizens. The company also carried passengers to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, Rome, Montevideo, Asuncion, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Lima, Cancun and Punta Cana. In the same vein, the company confirmed a new flight to Rome, scheduled to depart on May 15, which will carry 100 Italian citizens, and two flights to Madrid, scheduled to depart on May [...]

2020-05-15T22:01:27+03:00May 15th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Azul Closes Acquisition of TwoFlex

Source: Azul Azul S.A. “Company” (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL) announces today the closing of the acquisition of Two Taxi Aéreo Ltda “TwoFlex”. Payment will be made in up to 30 monthly installments, subject to certain financial and operating conditions, and a final payment of up to R$30 million, which shall be deposited in escrow as collateral in favor of the Company for a determined period. The total purchase price will be R$123 million. The transaction was approved without restrictions by the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE – Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica) on March 27, 2020. TwoFlex is a domestic airline based in Jundiaí, Brazil. It was founded in 2013 and offers regular passenger and cargo service to [...]

2020-05-15T21:59:59+03:00May 14th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Azul Announces Deferral of 59 Embraer Aircraft Deliveries

Source: Azul Azul S.A. “Azul” (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL) announces today that it reached an agreement with Embraer to defer 59 E2s deliveries, expected to take place between 2020 and 2023, to 2024 and beyond. These aircraft have a list price of R$24.5 billion. Azul has acted very swiftly in adapting its business to the COVID-19 crisis. It adjusted its capacity to the new demand environment by reducing it by 90% in the month of April compared to 2019. It also made headcount and salary changes which allowed the Company to reduce payroll costs by over 50% compared to the similar period last year. “Azul entered this crisis as one of the most profitable airlines in the world. The impact [...]

2020-05-15T21:59:08+03:00May 13th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Avianca Holdings takes important step forward in reorganization

Source: Avianca Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH, BVC: PFAVH) (the "Company" or "Avianca") today announced that all "first day" motions related to the Company's voluntary reorganization proceedings initiated on May 10, 2020 have been approved on an interim or final basis by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Collectively, the orders granted by the Court at the hearing will help ensure that Avianca continues normal business operations throughout the reorganization process. Anko van der Werff, Chief Executive Officer of Avianca, said, "We are very pleased with the prompt approval by the Court of our "first day" motions related to employees, customers, travel agency partners and suppliers, among others. This was an important and positive step [...]

2020-05-12T22:47:56+03:00May 12th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Continues its Pioneering History with Expanded Cargo Operations

Source: American Airlines American Airlines has expanded its cargo schedule in May to provide 140 weekly flights to 15 cities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Caribbean, up from 80 flights last week. New destinations include daily flights between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Hong Kong (HKG); and weekly flights from DFW and Beijing (PEK); DFW Chicago (ORD) and Paris (CDG); ORD and London Heathrow (LHR); Philadelphia (PHL) and Rome (FCO); PHL and San Juan (SJU), and PHL and Zurich (ZRH). Airline announces 140 weekly cargo flights to 15 international cities in May FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines has expanded its cargo schedule in May to provide 140 weekly flights to 15 cities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Caribbean, [...]

2020-05-12T20:34:28+03:00May 12th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Brett J. Hart Named President of United Airlines

United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) today announced that effective May 20, 2020, Brett J. Hart, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, will be appointed President of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. – a continuation of the company's leadership succession plan announced in early December with current CEO Oscar Munoz transitioning to Executive Chair and current President Scott Kirby becoming CEO following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2020. "Brett is a well-established and widely respected leader who has established a strong track record, over the last decade, helping United navigate complex challenges across all areas of our business," Munoz said. "He is recognized inside and outside of the airline industry for his leadership and has played a central role [...]

2020-05-12T09:35:57+03:00May 12th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|