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After an astounding 64 days aloft and a travelling a total more than 30,000nm, a British-built solar-powered UAV crashed just hours before it was due to break the ultimate world endurance record.
Finnair and oneworld partner Qatar Airways have concluded an agreement to establish a long-term strategic cooperation between Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen and Doha. Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring opening services also between another European destination and Doha.
Qantas is poised to return to New York City from mid-2023. But rather than connecting in Los Angeles, as was scheduled prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, passengers will now connect in Auckland before the 16 hour trip to JFK.
Making money as a standalone ERJ145 operator is not easy. Doing it from tertiary markets in the US is even harder. And so, for the second time in its history, ExpressJet is pulling the plug on standalone operations.
Southwest Airlines continues to push its corporate sales channel forward. The company announced a multi-year agreement today with ATPCO to implement Express Contracts, a corporate contract automation tool.