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United States and Republic of the Congo enter into Open Skies pact

The United States and the Republic of the Congo entered into an Open Skies pact. On April 19, 2021, the nations inked the Air Transport Agreement. The agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Congo consistent with the U.S. Open Skies...

Emirates not ruling out need for extra funding

Emirates has enough cash to sit out for the next six to eight months but is not ruling out the need for extra funding if the recovery from the pandemic will take longer. This could be through the UAE government providing more equity or by adding more debt to the...

Breeze on schedule for summer launch

US-start up Breeze Airways is on schedule for a summer launch as it is at the tail end of the FAA approval process. Founder and CEO David Neeleman gave an update during the online World Aviation Festival on April 19 when interviewed by Bloomberg’s Chris Jasper. Maybe...

Giving up slots at Paris Orly “very frustrating” for Air France

What’s the impact on Air France’s operations at Paris Orly, now that it has to surrender eighteen daily slots? The answer to this question still seems unresolved, depending on whom you listen to. Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith says that giving up slots at Paris Orly is...