flypop announced (28-Jun-2022) the formation of a joint venture with Hi Fly, which will expand the carriers' existing cargo collaboration to include passenger flights departing the UK. Over the next few weeks, flypop will make additional aircraft available to be operated by Hi Fly as part of the partnership. Hi Fly president Paulo Mirpuri said the agreement will benefit from the carrier's "leading expertise in Airbus widebody aircraft", with flypop CEO Nino Singh Judge adding: "We expect a surge in demand in and out of our home market over the coming months and we look forward to serving our customers with the newly formed joint venture... We are in active discussions with several parties to grow the fleet further in the near future and look forward to welcoming these aircraft to the joint venture". [more - original PR]
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Victor Pacheco, Executive Officer & Founder of the Arajet Airline, spoke to CAPA TV on the sidelines of the CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit about its impending launch.
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Korean Air announced (28-Jun-2022) plans to undertake works to re-modify three Boeing 777s for passenger operations, removing cargo pallets and reinstalling 269 passenger seats, from Jul-2022. The airline modified 10 777s for cargo operations in 2020, in response to increased demand for cargo transport following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger cabin restoration works will take approximately 10 days per aircraft. Korean Air also plans to re-modify one A330 for passenger operations in Jul-2022. [more - original PR - Korean]
- Passengers: 7.3 million, +461% year-on-year;
- RPK: +452%;
- ASK: +115%;
- Passenger load factor: 71.5%, +43.7pp;
- FTK: -5.6%;
- AFTK: +1%;
- Cargo load factor: 69.4%, -4.8pp. [more - original PR]
Lufthansa Group announced (27-Jun-2022) it will reactivate its A380 aircraft from summer 2023, in response to the sharp increase in demand and delayed delivery of ordered aircraft. The company has 14 A380s in deep storage in Spain and France, of which six have been sold. Lufthansa outlined it is currently assessing the number of A380s it will reactivate as well as the destinations to which it will operate. As previously reported by CAPA, the group already purchased seven Boeing 787-9s to fill capacity gaps created by the delayed delivery of the 777-9. The 777-9 was originally scheduled for delivery in 2023, but is currently advised for 2025. [more - original PR]
Qantas Group announced (24-Jun-2022) no changes to its international capacity plans, with operations increasing from approximately 50% of pre-coronavirus levels to 70% by the end of Q1FY2023 to help meet demand. Growth will continue as additional A380 aircraft are returned to service, with total group international capacity to reach 90% of pre-coronavirus levels by Q4FY2023. [more - original PR]
LATAM Airlines Group announced (23-Jun-2022) plans to eliminate 100% of single use plastics from its operations by 2023. Planned initiatives to achieve the goal include:
- Reusable bags to cover rest items in international premium business cabins;
- Replace plastic used for wrapping loads with reusable blankets or waterproof covers;
- Separation of plastic and aluminium onboard domestic flights in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
As previously reported by CAPA, LATAM recently launched new sustainable amenity kits for premium business travellers. The company will also announce changes in the materials used for all elements of economy cabin service "in the coming weeks". [more - original PR]
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