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Even as its Malaysian short-haul cousin resumes operations, the long-haul services of AirAsia X remain grounded and the company's finances in disarray. It now proposes an $8 billion restructuring, including cancelling all of this A330neo and A321neo orders from airbus, 108 frames in total.
By the time Summer 2022 rolls around United Airlines will serve more transatlantic destinations than ever in its history. The carrier announced five new transatlantic markets this week, plus increased service to another five. The company will also finally launch seven routes waylaid by the pandemic.
Oh, and the 737 MAX will join the oceanic fun.
How best to describe the seemingly limitless demand for air travel between the Northeastern United States and Florida? If the launch of Avelo's new hub in New Haven does not provide sufficient evidence, consider another pair of new routes announced last week.
CEO Scott Kirby was pretty confident during the IATA AGM earlier this month that the company had a solution the FAA would approve to bring its P&W powered 777s back into service pretty soon.
Now we know he's so confident about it that United is making the changes before the regulator formally approves the plan.
Last week was, generally speaking, a pretty strong showing for emissions concerns in the aviation world. IATA, the industry's largest global trade group, passed a resolution targeting net zero emissions across their operations by 2050.
A 70% off sale like the one announced last week is enough to grab plenty of attention. But the bigger news from AirAsia as it resumes interstate operations is a major push to digital processes for travel, effectively eliminating paper documents for its guests.