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Below is a sample of the latest news headlines. 369 news briefs have been published for CAPA Members in the past 2 days.

SWISS CCO Tamur Goudarzi Pour, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) "close to 10%" of the airline's coupons are now sold to customers choosing carbon offsetting by selecting compensation or sustainable aviation fuel purchase options during the payment process on their own website.

Transavia CEO Marcel de Nooijer, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) customer attitudes on sustainability are "changing dramatically". Mr de Nooijer said: "Passengers are more and more concerned with the impact" and Transavia "won't get away with ignoring the element of sustainability, because we will hit a brick wall as a carrier in the Netherlands".

Skyscanner VP commercial Hugh Aitken, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) travellers are seeking more flexibility and Skyscanner continues to record shorter windows between planning and travel. Mr Aitken predicted "shorter trips next year" and forecast that planning windows will remain shorter.

Skyscanner VP commercial Hugh Aitken, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) sustainability is "a much more important consideration for travellers". He reported a higher propensity for travellers to make "green choices" but consumers are "not yet willing to pay for it".

HRS Crew and Passenger Solutions CEO Luca De Angelis, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) "going paperless is one of the big steps" in sustainability, and sustainability in aviation is not just about fleets and fuel.

AIR Control Tower MD Neil Glynn, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) there is "a very big variety around the world" regarding which airlines received state aid during the pandemic and how much has been repaid. Mr Glynn said that for indebted airlines, the "most important aspect is earnings recovery", adding: "Once earnings recover, that debt burden is a lot more manageable". He also commented: "Earnings recovery is problematic for a number of airlines".

Norse Atlantic Airways VP government and regulatory affairs Maria Borg, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) "airlines needed assistance from governments" during the COVID-19 pandemic, but "there was no coherence" in the provision of state aid. Ms Borg said aid provided to individual airlines "totally distorted the market" and the relief measures should have been made available to all carriers.

Gibraltar's Minister for Business, Tourism and the Port Vijay Daryanani, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) "it was important for governments to support airlines" during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding: "It was the right thing to do to support airlines". Mr Daryanani said "a lot of businesses would have suffered" without government support.

Air Serbia CEO Jiří Marek, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) the airline aims to extract more value from its existing codeshare agreements and is looking into the option of JVs. Mr Marek said Air Serbia is in the final stage of negotiating a codeshare with a US carrier, to be announced in late 2022 or early 2023. Air Serbia also expects to announce a codeshare with a Middle Eastern carrier.

Air Serbia CEO Jiří Marek, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, commented (02-Dec-2022) on new distribution capability (NDC), stating: "We just keep talking about it" and NDC "will never be implemented". He added: "I don't believe that it will happen".

oneworld CEO Robert Gurney, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) the alliance's top three priorities are digitising the customer experience, managing disruptions and better executing the alliance's loyalty offering across the franchise.

Viva Aerobus chief network and alliances officer Javier Suárez Casado, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence, stated (02-Dec-2022) the airline's website accounts for 75% of its sales. Mr Casado said the airline is focused on increasing its direct sales and new distribution capability (NDC) is "not high in our agenda right now".