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Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019_CNBC

Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
The number of people passing through U.S. airports in the first five days of July rose more than 90% from a month ago, federal data shows.
American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

By: Mateusz Maszczynski
Source: Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Date of Publication: June 28th, 2020
American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker has warned staffers that the airline will likely have an overage of employees of between 10 to 20 per cent by July 2021 owing to the continued impact of the Corona crisis. Flight attendants are likely to be one of the hardest-hit workgroups Parker warned at an employee Town Hall meeting last week, while pilots may be saved because of the high costs involved in recruiting and training them.
American Airlines to Lift Limits on Number of Passengers On Board - WSJ

American Airlines to Lift Limits on Number of Passengers On Board

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2020
Carrier joins United in forgoing coronavirus measure as travel begins to rebound.
Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike_CNBC

Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
U.S. airline shares fell sharply Wednesday after state officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said they were imposing a two-week quarantine on travelers arriving from certain states whose coronavirus infection rates have been on the rise.
LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

By: Hugo Martin, Dakota Smith
Source: LA Times
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
Hoping to make flying safer, Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday will begin testing thermal cameras to identify passengers with high body temperatures as a way of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

By: Brian Sumers, Skift
Source: Yahoo Finance!
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
JetBlue Airways published a simple press release Thursday announcing 30 new routes starting this summer and fall, mainly for leisure customers, to leverage a nascent recovery. But to insiders, it was more — a manifesto showing that JetBlue, now in survival mode, no longer plans to play by the industry’s unwritten rules.
Southwest Airlines says has enough cash for two years as demand improves

Southwest Airlines says has enough cash for two years as demand improves

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 17th, 2020
Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said on Wednesday it has enough cash to carry on business for the next two years, up from its prior forecast of 20 months, as travel demand gradually picks up.
United Airlines sweetens exit deal for flight attendants, others

United Airlines sweetens exit deal for flight attendants, others

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 17th, 2020
United Airlines (UAL.O) sweetened on Tuesday a voluntary exit package for frontline employees like flight attendants and gate agents, saying it needed “a lot more people to sign up” to avoid involuntary layoffs in October, according to a staff email seen by Reuters.
Airlines Are Losing Money. They Will Still Buy a Lot of Planes - WSJ

Airlines Are Losing Money. They Will Still Buy a Lot of Planes

By: Jon Sindreu
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 16th, 2020
Investors don’t seem to trust the multi-year order backlogs of Boeing and Airbus, but airlines can’t easily walk back plane-purchase commitments.
American, Delta say demand uptick helping cash burn; United requiring health checklists

American, Delta say demand uptick helping cash burn; United requiring health checklists

By: David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 10th, 2020
American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Wednesday that a modest recovery in demand was helping to slow daily cash burn rates in June after the U.S. government reported record low passenger numbers in April amid the coronavirus pandemic.