Air Canada to hit pre-pandemic capacity levels in 2024 as recovery continues

Air Canada says it will return to pre-pandemic capacity levels in 2024, as the airline reported record fourth-quarter revenue in its continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal-based airline said on Friday that it will boost 2023 capacity by 24 per cent compared to last year, bringing it to 90 per cent of pre-pandemic […]

U.S. airlines stay cautious on China and Japan despite COVID exit

America’s largest airlines are expecting a strong 2023 with or without the help of the Chinese market, as executives cater to surging global travel demand while cautiously resuming flights into China after three years of zero-COVID policy. «We’re not going to get ahead of ourselves in terms of capacity to China. We’re going to be […]

All IAG’s airlines to post profit this year, CEO Gallego says

All the airlines owned by International Airlines Consolidated Group (ICAG.L) will end this year with a profit, CEO Luis Gallego said on Wednesday. IAG, which owns British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, among others, had said previously it expected to return to an overall profit after a two-year crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

WTTC reveals new data signaling the recovery of international travel to the U.S.

New data released today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its partner ForwardKeys on international flight booking trends, reveals the long-awaited recovery of international traveler spending in the U.S. is finally underway. According to the research, inbound travelers are returning in droves after the U.S. government dropped the requirement to COVID test […]

Aerolíneas Argentinas Aims For 100% Pre-Pandemic Capacity In 2023

Aerolineas Argentinas aims to restore full pre-pandemic capacity next year once it clears a back up in aircraft maintenance. The airline is operating roughly 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity, Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Pablo Ceriani told the Aviation Week Network this week during the IATA Annual General Meeting in Doha (DOH). Ceriani said he hopes the […]

Three Vital Pandemic Lessons for Governments to Restore Public Confidence

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to apply the lessons learned from the dismantling of global connectivity in response to COVID-19 to ensure that future global health threats can be effectively managed without closing borders. The World Health Organization (WHO) long advised that border closures are not an effective means of managing […]

Ontario International Airport summer travel expected to surpass pre-pandemic numbers

Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT) officials anticipate 1.7 million passengers will travel through the Southern California gateway this summer, surpassing the pre-pandemic summer of 2019 by more than 50,000 passengers. The summer surge continues ONT’s aggressive recovery from the COVID slowdown, with passenger volumes returning at one of the fastest clips among U.S. airports. […]

United Resumes Flights between San Francisco and Melbourne

United announces the return of its nonstop service between San Francisco and Melbourne, beginning with three weekly flights this June. The restart of this route complements United’s existing service between Sydney and the airline’s hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. United will now be the only U.S. airline to offer nonstop flights from the […]

After two years of closed borders, Australia welcomes the world back

Australia said on Monday it will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers this month, ending two years of misery for the tourism sector, reviving migration and injecting billions of dollars into the world No. 13 economy. The move effectively calls time on the last main component of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which it […]