Aer Lingus resumed (17-Sep-2021) Dublin-Toronto service on 17-Sep-2021, following an 18 month hiatus. The service will commence on a twice weekly basis until 23-Sep-2021, increasing to four times weekly until 17-Dec-2021, and daily for Christmas. [more - original PR]
- WestJet, CEO, Ed Sims
- Etihad, Group CEO, Tony Douglas
- VivaAerobus, CEO, Juan Carlos Zuazua
- airBaltic, Chairman of Executive Board & CEO, Martin Gauss
- PATA, CEO, Liz Orteguira
- Brussels Airlines, CEO, Peter Geber
- Bangkok Airways, President & CEO, Captain Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth
- Icelandair Group, CEO, Bogi Bogason
JetBlue Airways announced (21-Sep-2021) it "voluntarily repaid its outstanding borrowings of approximately USD115 million, plus accrued interest and associated fees under its" 29-Sep-2020 loan and guarantee agreement with the US Department of the Treasury. As of 15-Sep-2021, the LCC's "obligations and commitments under the Loan Agreement were terminated in full". [more - original PR]
CAPA - Centre for Aviation stated (20-Sep-2021) Etihad Airways took delivery of one A350-1000 aircraft (A6-XWE, MSN 388) at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The carrier has now moved five aircraft of the type to its Abu Dhabi hub since May-2021 and has a further 15 remaining on order.
San Diego International Airport reported (21-Sep-2021) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2021:
China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, via its official WeChat account, reported (21-Sep-2021) domestic travel during the three day Mid Autumn Festival holiday, from 19-Sep-2021 to 21-Sep-2021, reached 88.16 million, recovering to 87.2% of 2019 Mid Autumn Festival holiday levels. Domestic tourism revenue recovered to 78.6% of 2019 level at CNY37.1 billion (USD5.7 billion).
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