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Jet2 has pushed back a planned restart of operations to 01 July 2021 in the wake of the latest changes to government travel regulations.
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Air Canada executives will return their bonuses and share awards, in response to “public disappointment” over executive compensation at the airline, which received government aid in April 2021.

Hong Kong Airlines to ground its entire fleet of A320s with only eight A330s flying in the interim, prioritizing cargo. The latest plan also calls for cutting hundreds more jobs.

Ryanair expects there to be unrestricted movement between Europe and Britain from July 2021 onwards, taking an optimistic position despite Britain’s recent move to further limit travel.

British and US airline bosses called for the countries’ governments to relax travel restrictions to reopen routes between the two countries.
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Garuda Indonesia has operated up to only a third of its fleet during the pandemic, while hinting it may return a significant number of aircraft to lessors. The total fleet size stands at 142 aircraft, but it only operated up to 53 jets. Garuda will return two B737-800s to one of its lessors before their lease term ends as part of its efforts to improve its finances. Garuda will seek a suspension of debt payments to creditors and lessors under a ‘standstill agreement’ in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Britain’s competition authority said it was launching enforcement action against Ryanair and British Airways over their failure to offer refunds to passengers who were barred from taking flights under lockdown rules.

US Department of State relaxed its travel advisories for people planning trips to Canada and Mexico.
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TAROM is seeking up to €200 million in state aid, as its new CEO Catalin Prunariu takes the reins.
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Amaszonas founder Sergio de Urioste, demanded that the Bolivia government work together in the elaboration of a rescue plan for the airlines that operate in the country and thus prevent the airline operators from closing due to the pandemic.
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Air Malta has cancelled all of its Manchester flights from the end of July through to September 2021 due to slow demand from the UK market.

KLM is anticipating demand for destinations in Asia and the Middle East. In summer 2021, KLM’s network will be virtually identical to the one it operated in 2019. KLM offers Riyad as a new destination this summer, while flights to Phuket will be introduced this winter.

Plus Ultra to face an investigation from The Court of Auditors of Spain over €50 million aid granted by the government despite its more than questioned solvency, viability and strategic position.

US DOT is seeking a US$25.5 million penalty against Air Canada for “failing to provide consumers prompt refunds” after cancelling their flights amid the pandemic.
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Emirates will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network by the end of July 2021, operating 880 weekly services across 124 cities. The airline will resume services to seven cities in July including: Venice, Phuket, Nice, Orlando, Lyon, Malta, and Mexico City.

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Lufthansa wants to repay the state aid it received during the pandemic before Germany’s federal election in September 2021 if possible.
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