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A Strong Air Travel Recovery

TSA data on passengers screened indicates that a strong recovery in US airline traffic is underway. The upward trend line in traffic from earlier in the year is continuing in the first half of June.  The following chart, with updated data through June 14th, shows the...

Air transport in Africa expensive and circuitous

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is one of the biggest cities in Africa, with an estimated population larger than London and a skyline that peers over the wide, snaking Congo River. But if a traveler wants to go from there to Lagos,...

Emirates reports first ever loss in 33 years

Emirates reports its first ever loss in 33 years. It announced an AED 22.1 billion ($6 billion) Group loss for its financial year 2020-2021 on June 15. The airline branch contributed to this loss with AED 20.3 billion. Emirates is giving no guidance on its current...

GOL Has Raised Nearly US$200 Million In New Equity Capital

The Brazilian carrier GOL has raised nearly US$200 million in new equity in the last quarter. Following the take-in of the Smiles minority interest (Smiles is GOL’s loyalty program, inherited from the extinct Varig airline), the Brazilian carrier announced today the...
AZUL Unplugged

AZUL Unplugged

Please do not share this content! A near one-hour free-flowing (sometimes eye-popping) conversation with Azul's CEO...