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AA union pushes government to buy out middle seats
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The Allied Pilots' Union wants Washington to foot the bill for extending current social distancing measures.

China, US open doors to respective carriers
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The US Department of Transport (DOT) has backed off on a proposed ban against Chinese carriers travelling to the US, approving up to four flights per week from mainland China. While the Trump administration first banned entry into the US by Chinese nationals in early February, it only recently threatened to halt incoming flights by

Colorado ‘ghost flights’ trigger US’ shortest major carrier route
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Back in March, World of Aviation reported that both the EU and (later) the US had relaxed slot rules to curb the growing trend of so-called "ghost flights."

Airline updates: Avianca, world’s second oldest airline, files for bankruptcy
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The world’s second-oldest airline and the second-largest in Latin America, Avianca, has filed for bankruptcy after failing to meet a bond payment. The airline was forced to announce this bankruptcy due to the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of borders and shelter-in-place orders has severely restricted the airline’s operations, leading to significantly

Hart named United’s next president as airline responds to packed flight
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United Airlines has announced Brett Hart will become its president effective from 20 May 2020. Brett Hart is the current executive vice president and chief administrative officer at United. He has served at United since 2010. He will take on the president role as current president Scott Kirby moves to take over as CEO from

Monday airline updates: South Africa eyes new national carrier
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The South African government will attempt to create a new national flag carrier out of the remains of struggling South African Airways, which is on the brink of liquidation.

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