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DW, March 15, 2023
New plane orders take off in India’s aviation market
A series of record airplane orders is turning India into the aerospace industry’s hottest growth market. Air India is on a buying spree, likely to be followed by IndiGo, and it will make Airbus and Boeing even richer.

South China Morning Post, March 8, 2023
United Airlines reports strong demand for flights between Hong Kong and San Francisco but warns fully restoring passenger traffic will take time

Bloomberg, March 7, 2023
Video: Ascend by Cirium on Cathay Pacific’s Performance
Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia at Ascend by Cirium, gives her outlook for Cathay Pacific on “Bloomberg Markets Asia”. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Yvonne Man. 

BBC, February 13, 2023
Heathrow sees busiest January since start of Covid
Heathrow Airport has recorded its busiest January since the start of the pandemic, with 5.4 million passengers travelling through it last month.

Bloomberg, January 20, 2023
China Air Travel Approaches Pre-Pandemic Levels for Holidays
Air travel in China has returned to January 2019 levels ahead of the important Lunar New Year holidays, according to aviation data provider Cirium.

Reuters , January 16, 2023
Air finance summit tackles jet shortages amid China travel thaw
China’s abrupt decision to lift COVID-19 travel curbs could accelerate a global recovery in air traffic – but after widespread staff shortages, the airline industry is now struggling with a shortage of jets, financiers said on Monday.

CNN, January 4, 2023
The world’s most punctual airlines in 2022 were…
During what was a particularly chaotic 12 months for aviation, Azul Brazilian operated nearly 280,000 flights last year and 88.93% of them arrived within 15 minutes of its scheduled time at the gate – Cirium’s performance measure.

USA Today, December 29, 2022
Which airlines had the most on-time arrivals in 2022? Here are the Cirium rankings
Delta Air Lines was the industry’s most reliable in North America in 2022

CNN, December 7, 2022
The very last 747 jumbo jet just rolled off Boeing’s assembly line
After 53 years and more than 1,570 planes, the last Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in Washington state Tuesday evening, on its way to serve as a cargo plane.

Bloomberg, December 1, 2022
Airbus Faces Mammoth Delivery Challenge to Reach Full-Year Goal
Airbus SE faces a huge challenge in reaching its target for full-year aircraft deliveries, a key metric for the European company, after November handovers fell well short of the level needed to attain the goal.

The Financial Times, October 21, 2022
Airlines hit by jet shortages in new challenge for aviation
Supply chain crunch disrupts deliveries as carriers are forced to reduce flights

The New York Times, October 18, 2022
Spirit Airlines Shareholders Back Sale to JetBlue
The acquisition still faces a long journey to completion, including antitrust scrutiny from the Biden administration.

The New York Times, September 26, 2022
Asia (Much of It, Anyway) is Back. And So Are Deals for Hotels, Cruises, Tours and More
International airfares aside, the region that has long been a value-lover’s paradise will once again offer a range of tempting bargains.

Reuters , September 22, 2022
Bleaker economy could sour airline industry’s bet on cargo planes
The airline industry’s record-breaking scramble to convert older passenger jets to freighters during the travel-starved years of the coronavirus pandemic threatens to bring a glut of cargo space as a dimming global economic picture hits demand.

Bloomberg, August 1, 2022
The Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Cancellations
Scrapped flights are soaring in an overwhelming rush to travel.

The Financial Times, July 17, 2022
Airbus climbs past Boeing in single-aisle market share
US group has fallen behind its European rival, as questions persist over the quality of its engineering

Bloomberg, June 27, 2022
Lufthansa to Bring Back A380 in Reversal as Travel Demand Soars
DEUTSCHE Lufthansa will return the Airbus A380 double-decker jet to service next summer, reversing its pandemic-era decision to retire the aircraft as travel demand soars.

Bloomberg, May 23, 2022
Summer Travel Season In the US Is Going to Be a Mess Again
Reduction in flying leaves carriers with little buffer; Strong demand with fewer seats helps carriers boost fares

Reuters , May 9, 2022
Cheap financing bonanza over, leasing boss tells airlines
Airlines have been warned that the days of abnormally cheap financing costs are over

Nikkei Asia, May 9, 2022
Air travel rebound has Mitsubishi Heavy betting big on jet engines
Aerospace makers around the world seize on recoveries in domestic travel

The Financial Times, April 9, 2022
How the world’s airlines took off again
Airlines are taking off again after a two-year long crisis, a rapid recovery for an industry that was one of the worst hit by Covid-19.

Reuters , March 21, 2022
Boeing 737 in China Crash Has Good Safety Record, Unlike the Max
The Boeing Co. 737-800 NG model that crashed in China on Monday is considered one of the safest aircraft ever made.

The New York Times, March 15, 2022
Airline Ticket Sales Exceed a 2019 Milestone for the First Time
February bookings for U.S. travel beat those preceding the pandemic, a data analysis found. Summer looks promising for the industry, if fuel costs cooperate.

The Financial Times, March 14, 2022
Russia law raises stakes for lessors rushing to recover aircraft
Foreign aircraft to be added to domestic register after Bermuda suspends registration of planes

Reuters, February 18, 2022
UK sees 436 flights cancelled amid Storm Eunice – Cirium data
A total of 436 flights were cancelled across the United Kingdom amid record winds from storm Eunice, according to Cirium data.

CNBC, December 29, 2021
Cirium CEO: Aviation well on its way to reaching 2019 levels
Jeremy Bowen, Cirium CEO, joins ‘Squawk on the Street’ to discuss how airlines will fare in 2022, how ticket prices may change and why some airlines cancel more flights than others.

The Financial Times, December 28, 2021
Aerospace chiefs prepare for bumpy ride in recovery of long-haul flights
Production rates of wide-body jets may take time to bounce back

Bloomberg, December 22, 2021
Global Airline Capacity Is Seen Rising in 2022, Along With Fares
Carriers poised to return to 2015 level, U.K. consultancy says

Reuters , December 15, 2021
Airlines place their bets, looking past pandemic to renew fleets
As the world hunkers down for Omicron, some investors might expect the global jet market to be withering away. Far from it.

The Guardian , November 23, 2021
Thanksgiving challenges airlines as US travel nears pre-pandemic levels
Travelers fear airport chaos as airlines contend with staffing shortages, which could lead to flight cancelations

AP News, November 8, 2021
US reopens to international travel, allows happy reunions
Parents held children born while they were stuck abroad. Long-separated couples kissed, and grandparents embraced grandchildren who had doubled in age.

The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2021
Canceled Flights and Crowded Airports: Brace Yourself for Holiday Travel
Staffing shortages have already disrupted travelers’ plans, and it could get worse with more people planning to fly between Thanksgiving and New Year’s

Bloomberg, October 22, 2021
Singapore Storms Back Toward Pre-Virus Levels of Air Traffic
City-state is dropping Covid Zero approach and opening borders

CNBC, October 21, 2021
Southwest Airlines trims flights again to manage staffing crunch
Southwest’s mass flight cancellations earlier this month cost it $75 million.

Bloomberg, October 6, 2021
Boeing to Unveil Air Freighter, Setting Up a Rumble With Airbus
U.S. jetmaker to launch version of 777X at air show next month

The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2021
How Ambitious Flight Schedules Have Burned Passengers
Cancellations and delays plagued airlines with the fullest slate of flights

Travel Weekly, September 15, 2021
Finnair is adding U.S. flights from Stockholm
In addition, the carrier is extending its summer seasonal Chicago O’Hare-Helsinki route to year-round. 

The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2021
Europeans Are Flying Again, Just as Americans Pull Back
Capacity returns across Europe, as Delta variant takes a bite out of U.S., China domestic air travel

Bloomberg, August 26, 2021
British Airways Proposes New Unit to Lower Costs at Gatwick
British Airways is prepared to bring back short-haul flights at London Gatwick airport that were terminated at the start of the coronavirus crisis

The BBC, August 16, 2021
Just how hard is it to recycle a jumbo jet?
Thanks to the pandemic and the subsequent collapse in air travel, around a quarter of the world’s passenger jets remain idle – parked at airports and storage facilities while their owners decide what to do with them.

The Financial Times, August 16, 2021
How extreme weather is hitting airlines
Storms, wildfire smoke and heat that reduces aircraft lift have disrupted flights this summer

Travel Weekly, August 11, 2021
Qatar Airways goes its own way with aggressive Covid-19 strategy
Buoyed by new partnerships, Qatar Airways has boosted its U.S. service during the pandemic, defying industry trends.

The Economist, July 10, 2021
Which airlines will soar after the pandemic?
Uneven recovery will boost big carriers in America and China, and cheap and cheerful ones in Europe

The New York Times, June 29, 2021
United Airlines Plans a Record Fleet Expansion as Travel Rebounds
The carrier is ordering 270 single-aisle planes from Boeing and Airbus, signaling confidence that the pandemic is receding and travelers will spend on premium service.

The New York Times, June 21, 2021
Airlines struggle to cope as travel picks up and storms force delays.
Summer getaways are testing the limits of the country’s air travel system as airlines and airports try to restore operations that were decimated by the pandemic.

Bloomberg, June 10, 2021
These Are the World’s Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Cirium’s first on-time performance report since February 2020

The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2021
Planes Grounded by Covid-19 Largely Avoid the Junkyard—for Now
Airlines want flexibility to return aircraft to skies quickly, and demand for spare parts has shrunk

Bloomberg, May 27, 2021
Americans Stampede Back to Air Travel, Wiping Out Bargain Fares
Ticket prices are rapidly closing gap with pre-pandemic levels

The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2021
The U.S. Travel Surge Isn’t Coming—It’s Here
Austin, Boston and Raleigh-Durham are among the mini-hubs the major carriers will be fighting over this year, to the benefit of air passengers.

The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2021
The U.S. Cities Where Airlines See the Most Growth
Austin, Boston and Raleigh-Durham are among the mini-hubs the major carriers will be fighting over this year, to the benefit of air passengers.

Bloomberg, April 14, 2021
Airline Investors See a Post-Pandemic Rebound in Low-Cost Travel
Lean debt and cheaper planes are bolstering startups taking advantage of a coming vacation wave.

The Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2021
Boeing Resumes 787 Dreamliner Deliveries
Boeing Co. resumed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner, a step toward moving past production problems with the widebody jets.

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2021
The Places You Can’t Fly to Anymore
The pandemic has created a less-connected world. Here’s a snapshot of two days, a year apart.

Phocuswire, March 15, 2021
Airlines turn to traveler intent data to forecast demand
Migacore, a startup which helps airlines make sense of online data, has been acquired by Cirium for an undisclosed fee.

Bloomberg TV, March 9, 2021
Ascend by Cirium’s Lu on Cathay Pacific, Asia Aviation Sector
Joanna Lu, Ascend by Cirium’s Head of Consultancy Asia, discusses her outlook for Hong Kong’s embattled airline Cathay Pacific and her view of the APAC aviation sector. She speaks with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia” (Source: Bloomberg)

The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021
Boeing’s 777 Problem Is No Max
Grounding brings more bad publicity to the battered U.S. aerospace industry, but only affects a small subset of the 777 fleet

Bloomberg, February 10, 2021
Boeing’s 737 Max Extends Comeback as United Air Readies Flights
Global flights on model will jump to almost 8,700 in March

Forbes, February 4, 2021
5 Reasons Airline Stocks Could Be A Buy In 2021
As for new aircraft, travel analytics firm Cirium expects the recently ungrounded Boeing 737 Max to see its best years following a dismal 2020. 

The Telegraph, January 31, 2021
Rusty pilots admit they are making mistakes because of a lack of flying time
Errors have been reported to the United States’ aviation safety watchdog.

CNBC, JANUARY 27, 2021
Low-cost airlines may be ‘better positioned’ for 2021 challenges
Low-cost airlines that mostly fly domestic routes could recover more quickly than their full-service counterparts.

The New York Times, January 19, 2021
Airfares fell to their lowest level in two decades last summer as air travel plummeted.

The Points Guy, January 19, 2021
American Airlines add 2 new routes, boosts 2 others with latest schedule update
Cirium schedules show that American plans to fly 35% fewer flights in the first quarter of 2021 compared to two years prior.

SKIFT, January 12, 2021

Forbes, January 4, 2021
The Last 10 Months Wiped Out 21 Years Of Air Travel Growth
“More than two decades of growth in air travel has been erased during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report by air travel data analytics company Cirium.”

Aviation Business News, January 4, 2021
Covid-19 reaction wipes out 21 years of global aviation growth, says new report
‘This severe setback shows the true extent of the challenge faced by the struggling aviation sector as it has sought to reset itself in the new post Covid-19 era,’ said Cirium’s CEO Jeremy Bowen.

Nikkei, December 31, 2020
Asian airlines fly nervously into post-COVID future
Nikkei Asia uses Cirium data to provide an in-depth analysis of the state of the airline industry in Asia.

CNN, December 30, 2020
How flying will change in 2021
“North American passenger jet arrivals dropped by 48% year-on-year, according to December figures released by aviation analytics company Cirium.”

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