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EasyJet Founder escalates fleet row with challenge to board

Bloomberg | April 02, 2020 | Air Cargo

EasyJet Plc’s founder has called for a shareholder meeting to oust one of the discount airline’s directors, following through on a threat to remove the board one-by-one in a dispute over a 4.5 billion-pound ($5.6 billion) aircraft order.

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Boeing expected to announce voluntary buyouts to all employees

Bloomberg | April 02, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Boeing Co. is expected to announce voluntary buyouts in a message to its 161,000 employees on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Deal shows virus-hit airlines can sell debt but cost steep

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Stricken airlines risk clash with EU in bid to avoid refunds

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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Trump Says He May Restrict Flights From New York Over Virus

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

President Donald Trump said his administration is weighing whether to halt flights from some of the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak -- including New York and Miami -- but is wary of further harming the airline industry.

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Boeing Max return at risk in major work-from-home challenge

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Of all the twists that have complicated the ungrounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, this one might be the strangest: A global pandemic is keeping regulators from being in the same room.

American Air blunder forces carrier to cut leave offer in half

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Deal shows virus-hit airlines can sell debt but at steep cost

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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Pelosi joins critics of Mnuchin’s airline stock-for-aid plan

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Leading House Democrats criticized the conditions the U.S. Treasury Department has proposed for providing emergency payroll-assistance grants to airlines, joining a growing backlash by industry and union groups.

Boeing Max return at risk in ultimate work-from-home challenge

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Wizz Air CEO stands by major jet-delivery plan in boost to airbus

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Kenya Airways seeks state support to survive next six months

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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EasyJet explores fundraising options to ride out slump

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

EasyJet Plc is considering options including raising new debt and equity to provide a buffer against the coronavirus pandemic that’s forced the discount airline to ground its fleet, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Ethics of airline bailouts in spotlight with Virgin-Qantas feud

Bloomberg | April 01, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

An ugly feud is escalating between Qantas Airways Ltd. and its closest Australian competitor over the ethics of state aid, just as airlines facing collapse around the world race to secure bailouts.

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JetBlue slashes April flying 70%; Deeper cuts likely in New York

Bloomberg | March 31, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

JetBlue Airways Corp. expects to slash flights 70% next month and deeper cuts are likely in the carrier’s home base in New York, as the spread of coronavirus erases travel demand.

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Qatar Airways: Airport plans temporary 40% staff cut

Bloomberg | March 31, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airports

Qatar Airways, one of the top Middle Eastern carriers, said there was a temporary reduction of 40 percent of staff at Hamad International Airport due to the coronavirus pandemic, a company spokesman said.

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Australia to charter planes full of lobster, beef to key markets

Bloomberg | March 31, 2020 | Air Cargo | Charters | International Trade

Australia’s government will help charter hundreds of planes full of products such as rock lobster, beef and dairy to key markets including China and Japan, after the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of most commercial flights that usually carry fresh produce.

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Southwest Airlines to offer cargo only flights

AJOT | March 31, 2020 | Air Cargo | Airlines

At Southwest Airlines, today and every day we face adversity with a Warrior Spirit—a mantra that’s kept Southwest flying through the good and rough periods the airline industry faces. Today is no different. We’re facing one of the most unprecedented times in our industry and it’s up to us to create new and innovative ways to continue serving our Customers, including those who are moving cargo throughout the United States.

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Southwest offers first cargo-only flights in its history

Bloomberg | March 31, 2020 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Southwest Airlines Co. will offer the first all-cargo flights in its 48-year history as passenger demand keeps sliding amid the spread of the new coronavirus.

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