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Delta reports a loss of $783 million in the first quarter

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-941 N409DX (msn 1983) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956544.

Delta Air Lines reported financial results Wednesday for the March quarter 2022 and provided its outlook for the June quarter 2022.

“With a strong rebound in demand as omicron faded, we returned to profitability in the month of March, producing a solid adjusted operating margin of almost 10%. As our brand preference and demand momentum grow, we are successfully recapturing higher fuel prices, driving our outlook for a 12% to 14% adjusted operating margin and strong free cash flow in the June quarter,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer. “I would like to thank the Delta people, who once again enabled our best-in-class operational performance, provided an unmatched customer experience and continue to power our industry leadership each and every day.”

March Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • Adjusted operating loss of $793 million excludes a net gain of $9 million.
  • Pre-tax loss of $1.2 billion with adjusted pre-tax loss of $1.0 billion, excluding a net expense of $164 million.
  • Adjusted operating revenue of $8.2 billion, which excludes third-party refinery sales, was 79% recovered versus March quarter 2019 on capacity that was 83% restored.
  • Total operating expense of $10.1 billion increased $679 million compared to the March quarter 2019.
  • Adjusted for costs primarily from third-party refinery sales, total operating expense of $9.0 billion decreased $400 million or 4% in the March quarter 2022 versus the comparable 2019 period.
  • Generated $1.8 billion of operating cash flow and $197 million of free cash flow, after investing $1.6 billion into the business, primarily related to aircraft purchases and modifications.
  • At the end of the March quarter, the company had $12.8 billion in liquidity, including cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and undrawn revolving credit facilities.

June Quarter 2022 Outlook

2Q22 Forecast

Capacity 1

~84%

Total Revenue 1, 2

93% – 97%

CASM-Ex 1, 2

Up ~17%

Fuel Price ($/gal) 2, 3

$3.20 – $3.35

Operating Margin 2

12% – 14%

Gross Capital Expenditures 2

~$1.2 billion

Adjusted Net Debt 2

~$20 billion

1 Compared to June quarter 2019

2 Non-GAAP measure; Refer to Non-GAAP reconciliations for 2Q19 comparison figures

3 Fuel guidance based on prices as of April 8th  (Brent at $102, cracks at $30, $0.20 refinery contribution with RINS at $1.27)

Revenue Environment

“Delta is well-positioned to capitalize on robust consumer demand and an accelerating return of business and international travel. The strength of Delta’s brand has never been more evident with record-setting performance for co-brand card acquisitions, co-brand spend and SkyMiles acquisitions in March,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s president. “In the June quarter, we are successfully recapturing higher fuel prices and expect our revenue recovery to accelerate to 93 to 97 percent with unit revenue up double digits compared to 2019.”

Adjusted operating revenue of $8.2 billion for the March quarter 2022 was 79 percent restored to March quarter 2019 levels, 5 points ahead of the mid-point of the company’s initial guidance. Compared to the March quarter 2019, total passenger revenue was 75 percent recovered on system capacity that was 83 percent restored.  Domestic passenger revenue was 83 percent recovered, and international passenger revenue was 54 percent restored in the March quarter.

Consumer demand accelerated through the quarter, highlighted by strong spring break performance.  As omicron faded, offices reopened and travel restrictions were lifted, resulting in an improvement in business travel demand and a stronger fare environment.

Revenue-related Highlights:

  • Unit revenue exceeds 2019 levels in March month for the first time in two years: March quarter adjusted total unit revenue (TRASM) was 5 percent lower than the same period in 2019. As demand improved, March month adjusted TRASM inflected to positive versus 2019, marking the first month of positive unit revenue versus 2019 since the start of the pandemic. This strength was led by premium revenue and diversified revenue streams, including loyalty and cargo.
  • Business travel recovery boosted by improvement in corporate: Domestic corporate sales* for the quarter were ~50 percent recovered, with March improving to ~70 percent versus 2019. International corporate sales for the quarter were ~35 percent recovered, with March improving to ~50 percent versus 2019. Internationally, Transatlantic improved the most as European countries reopened.
  • Premium cabin revenue recovery outpacing Main Cabin: Premium products continued to lead the recovery with Domestic premium revenue approximately 100 percent restored to 2019 levels in the month of March. Domestic and Latin premium product revenue recovery outpaced Main Cabin by approximately 10 points during the March quarter.
     
    *Corporate sales include tickets sold to corporate contracted customers, including tickets for travel during and beyond the referenced time period
  • American Express remuneration 25 percent higher than 2019 levels: American Express remuneration of $1.2 billion in the quarter was up 25 percent compared to March quarter 2019. Co-brand spend was up 35 percent compared to March quarter 2019, reflecting a significant increase in T&E spend, with air travel spend outpacing lodging in the month of March for the first time since 2019. Co-brand acquisitions were nearly 95 percent recovered compared to March quarter 2019.
  • Cargo strength continues with record revenue month in March: Cargo revenue was $289 million for the March quarter, a 51 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019 on strong demand and yields.

Cost Performance

“Thanks to the team’s hard work, we maintained a competitive cost structure in the March quarter amid a dynamic operating environment, an important driver of our financial recovery,” said Dan Janki, Delta’s chief financial officer.  “As demand continues to recover and we restore additional capacity in the second half of the year, we expect our non-fuel unit cost comparisons to 2019 will improve to up mid-single digits, keeping us within our full year non-fuel unit cost guidance range. Our intense focus on non-fuel costs will serve us well moving ahead as we scale the airline and better utilize our fleet and our facilities.”

Total adjusted operating expense of $9.0 billion in the March quarter 2022 increased 11 percent sequentially, driven by higher fuel prices and costs from the continued restoration of the airline. Adjusted fuel expense was $2.1 billion in the March quarter 2022. Adjusted fuel price of $2.79 per gallon was up 33 percent compared to the December quarter 2021 driven by higher market prices, including a 7¢ refinery contribution.

Adjusted non-fuel cost of $6.9 billion was up 6 percent sequentially. This was primarily driven by a normalization in maintenance expense. Compared to the March quarter of 2019, non-fuel unit costs (CASM-Ex) were 15 percent higher on 17 percent less capacity.

Balance Sheet, Cash and Liquidity

“During the March quarter we generated free cash flow, continued to pay down debt and finished the quarter with nearly $13 billion in liquidity,” Janki said. “Reducing debt is our top financial priority as we target investment-grade metrics and $15 billion of adjusted net debt by the end of 2024.”

At the end of the March quarter 2022, the company had total debt and finance lease obligations of $25.6 billion with adjusted net debt of $20.9 billion and a weighted average interest rate of 4.3 percent. During the quarter, the company repaid $1.4 billion of gross debt.

Operating cash flow during the March quarter 2022 was $1.8 billion. Free cash flow was $197 million for the quarter with $1.6 billion of gross capital expenditures reinvested in the business. The company’s Air Traffic Liability was $9.1 billion at March quarter-end, up $2.8 billion compared to the end of the December quarter and up $2.5 billion compared to the March quarter 2019.

Delta ended the March quarter with $12.8 billion in liquidity, including $2.9 billion in undrawn revolver capacity.

Fleet and Partner Updates

In the March quarter, Aeroméxico emerged from its bankruptcy proceedings and in connection with the consummation of the transaction, Delta now holds a 20 percent equity stake in the reorganized company. Delta will recognize the 20 percent share of Aeroméxico’s results under the equity accounting method within non-operating expense in the company’s income statement beginning in the June quarter.

As part of Delta’s fleet renewal initiatives, the company took delivery of its first A321neo aircraft at the end of March 2022 and expects to take delivery of 26 A321neos in total this year. The introduction of these next-generation aircraft to the fleet contributes to Delta’s 2022 goal of using at least 6 percent less fuel per available seat mile compared to 2019. In total, Delta has committed to purchase 155 A321neos through 2027.

Other Highlights from the March Quarter 2022

Culture and People

  • Awarded a special profit-sharing payment of $1,250 to eligible employees in appreciation for extraordinary efforts resulting in a profitable second half of 2021
  • Announced a 4 percent base pay increase for eligible employees worldwide, effective May 1, 2022
  • Recognized by Glassdoor as one of its Best Places to Work for a 6th year in a row. Delta was the highest-ranking U.S. airline on the list and ranked No. 18 on the 2022 list of 100 large companies
  • Honored by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 9th year in a row, and ranked higher than any other airline on the list
  • Hosted celebrations with employees and family of Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes traveling on Delta planes to and from the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

Customer Experience and Loyalty

  • Ranked No. 1 U.S. airline by the Wall Street Journal, including the best performance in on-time arrivals, completion factor, preventing extreme delays and the lowest levels of U.S. DOT complaints
  • Unveiled major airport infrastructure milestones at Delta’s Los Angeles and Seattle global hubs, as part of a $12 billion, decade-long effort to modernize and elevate the customer journey
  • Increased flexibility by extending ticket validity through year-end 2023 and rolling over all Medallion Qualification Miles from 2021 to 2022
  • Enhanced in-flight experience with the return of hot meals on flights over 900 miles in First Class, and introduced plant-based and vegetarian menu items
  • Reintroduced and refreshed Delta One services with multi-step, three-course meal service, more pre-departure beverage options, new cocktail bites and more dessert options
  • Announced summer service schedule to Europe, with more than 500 weekly flights to Europe, including new flights between New York-JFK and StockholmSalt Lake City and LondonHeathrow and restarting service from New York-JFK to ZurichBrusselsEdinburghCopenhagen and Prague

Environmental, Social and Governance

  • Released Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report outlining progress against the company’s commitments to advancing racial justice and diversity within its business
  • Published a Climate Lobbying Report detailing global advocacy activities and policy engagements that support and complement Delta’s Paris Agreement-aligned climate goals
  • Expanded partnership with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) maker Gevo to increase supply of SAF and bring Delta closer to the goal of fueling 10 percent of its airline operation with SAF by the end of 2030
  • Announced collaboration with Airbus on industry-leading research to accelerate the development of hydrogen-powered aircraft
  • Created first Propel Collegiate Pilot Career Path Program with Hampton University, the airline’s first such partnership with a historically Black university
  • Contributed $1 million to the American Red Cross and Global Red Cross Movement in support of humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine
  • Launched new, more sustainable onboard products; together the new products are expected to reduce single-use plastic onboard by approximately 4.9 million pounds annually

March Quarter Results

March quarter results have been adjusted primarily for the unrealized losses on investments, loss on extinguishment of debt and third-party refinery sales as described in the reconciliations in Note A.

GAAP

$ Change

% Change

($ in millions except per share and unit costs)

1Q22

1Q19

Operating (loss)/income

(783)

1,020

(1,803)

NM

Pre-tax (loss)/income

(1,200)

946

(2,146)

NM

Net (loss)/income

(940)

730

(1,670)

NM

(Loss)/diluted earnings per share

(1.48)

1.09

(2.57)

NM

Operating revenue

9,348

10,472

(1,124)

(11) %

Total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) (cents)

18.04

16.78

1.26

8 %

Operating expense

10,131

9,452

679

7 %

Operating cash flow

1,771

1,942

(171)

(9) %

Capital expenditures

1,766

1,360

406

30 %

Cost per available seat mile (CASM) (cents)

19.56

15.14

4.42

29 %

Fuel expense

2,092

1,978

114

6 %

Average fuel price per gallon

2.79

2.06

0.73

35 %

Total debt and finance lease obligations

25,557

10,764

14,793

NM

Adjusted

$ Change

% Change

($ in millions except per share and unit costs)

1Q22

1Q19

Operating (loss)/income

(793)

1,026

(1,819)

NM

Pre-tax (loss)/income

(1,037)

831

(1,868)

NM

Net (loss)/income

(784)

639

(1,423)

NM

(Loss)/diluted earnings per share

(1.23)

0.96

(2.19)

NM

Operating revenue

8,161

10,381

(2,219)

(21) %

TRASM (cents)

15.75

16.63

(0.88)

(5) %

Operating expense

8,954

9,354

(400)

(4) %

Free cash flow

197

751

(553)

(74) %

Gross capital expenditures

1,565

1,511

54

4 %

Non-fuel cost

6,858

7,171

(313)

(4) %

Consolidated unit cost (CASM-Ex) (cents)

13.24

11.49

1.75

15 %

Fuel expense

2,097

1,963

133

7 %

Average fuel price per gallon

2.79

2.04

0.75

37 %

Adjusted net debt

20,863

10,198

10,664

NM

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-941 N409DX (msn 1983) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956544.

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Aircalin to fly to Singapore

First flight of Aircalin's first Airbus A330neo - Best Seller

Aircalin will start flying Changi Airport in Singapore starting on July 1, 2022 with flights between Singapore and New Caledonia.

Route Map:

Video:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/656012085?h=d2e923f314

Top Copyright Photo: Aircalin Airbus A330-941 F-WWCM (F-ONEO) (msn 1937) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 947001.

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Stripes: No April Fools joke: Condor reinvents itself with a new livery

Condor has made this announcement:

Condor is vacation. And vacation is stripes. Germany’s most popular leisure airline is unveiling its new brand identity today: In the future, Condor will wear stripes in five colors. Inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs, Condor is evolving into a distinctive and unique vacation airline.

“Condor has undergone a transformation over the past two and a half years: From a subsidiary of a vertically integrated travel group to an independent airline that looks back proudly on its history and tradition, while at the same time embarking on the path to the future. We want to express this unmistakably through our corporate identity: Condor is vacation and Condor is unmistakable – like our new design, with which we are now launching into the future,” says Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor. “Our new trademark are stripes, our figurative mark stands for our origin and the colors for diversity. This triad is new, what remains is our passion. It has always made Condor unique and is therefore also reflected in our claim: Passion is our compass.”

The conception and creation of the new brand identity came about under the direction of Remo Masala, owner of the creative agency vision alphabet in Berlin. “Revising Condor’s brand identity with its long tradition is a delicate interplay based on respect for its origins and requirements for the future. Our goal was to endow Condor with a special visual independence, the rationale of which is united in Condor’s brand essence: the invention of the vacation flight, and the effective vacation code, the stripes of summer, joy and freedom.”

The corporate identity’s lead colors are yellow and blue. They have been complemented by the contrasting color gray. The Condor signet, the condor in a circle, goes back to one of Germany’s most influential designers, Otl Aicher. The figurative mark has been given a facelift, with finer and more dynamic lines. It can be found again in the tail unit of the aircraft. The Condor lettering has also been adapted: It is now more compact, and the new lower case has made the word mark more independent and consistent with the image. The logo appears in high-contrast black on the fuselage of the aircraft.

Initially, Condor’s aircraft will carry five colors in a striped look: yellow, red, blue, green, and beige stand for the facets of the diversity of Condor’s guests, employees and the multitude of opportunities to discover the world with Condor.

The crew uniforms, accessories such as neckerchiefs, ties and pins will shine in the new design too, which will also make its way on board, to the airports, on the website and on social media: in the coming weeks and months, many items on board will be replaced, such as cups, blankets and cutlery, as well as all materials on the ground such as boarding passes, ID cards and airport signage. The replacement will run successively, with nothing of old design being disposed of, but everything being used up. Around 80 percent of the fleet is to be repainted by 2024, because new paint jobs are due anyway. Condor is thus choosing the most sustainable way to redesign its brand identity and fleet.

The new design was unveiled in Toulouse with the first A330neo, which will take off for Condor in the fall. The first 2-liter aircraft will of course take off with green stripes. As early as tomorrow, the first Condor aircraft in the new look will be on route: the Airbus A321 with the registration D-AIAD will wear yellow stripes and fly to Lanzarote on April 5 at noon. In the upcoming weeks, five more Boeing 757 and Airbus A320/1 aircrafts will be repainted, so that six aircrafts will be flying in the new design in the summer flight schedule. They will mainly fly to Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Egypt.

May we introduce:

Our new look.

Condor – Passion is our compass.

The right path can only be found with one goal in mind. For us, this goal has been clear since 1956: Your holiday (vacation) should begin with us on board! How do we accomplish this goal?  With a compass that you can always rely on: our passion.  We love what we do since the first day and every day thereafter.  That’s the reason we are Germany’s most popular holiday airline even now. Are we proud of our history as the originator of the holiday flight?  Absolutely. Watching our compass will always show us the way to the future.

And of course, we want to continue to be your most popular holiday airline.  That’s why we thrive every day with many inspirations for these developments.  The world we travel in, the heights we climb and especially you, our guests. The glimmer in your eyes, the anticipation of your holiday (vacation) and the priceless memories of the most beautiful time of the year, make every flight special.  That’s how we want to inspire you; with our uniqueness!  Let’s begin our future together now!

 

Umbrellas, beach towels, ice cream shops..who doesn’t love them and the stripes will make you smile. They stand for easiness, freedom to experience the world, for the gentle breeze in your hair, sunshine on your face and now for Condor. In the future our fleet will also be in this new design.  For decades, stripes have had meaning in our way of life. Timeless, elegant and recognizable – just like us.

Colorful Varieties.

 

As a leisure and international airline, we are not only known for flying but also for connecting with people and building bridges between cultures and regions of the world. You, as our guests on board are just as diverse as our destinations, as we are with ourselves and our employees. This variety has many facets and colors and that is the reason for the new design.

Our five colors: Sunshine, Passion, Sea, Island and Beach.

Colors are not only found around the globe on holidays, they also stand for the fact that our world cannot be defined by a single color. Therefore our “Fleet” is looking forward to a new design, visibly striped and colorful in Sunshine (yellow), Passion (red), Sea (blue), Island (green) and Beach (beige).

Passion is our Compass.

The good thing is that history and the future can remarkably compliment each other.  We know that and appreciate this in our daily lives. This is how we can remain true to ourselves, make further developments and in the truest sense of the word, give ourselves a new innovating design. This is in our DNA but also meets your expectations of us.  Our compass is maintained as well as our logo and yellow color. And because it is precisely our passion that makes us so unique, this has become our new claim: “Passion is our compass”.

Unique and Recognizable.

With our new look we are well equipped for our journey into the future and look forward to welcoming you on board soon! The new design will be unveiled with the first A330neo in Toulouse. The 2-litre plane takes off with green stripes and will be integrated into our flight schedule this autumn. With a little luck, you may have a chance to discover this first plane in the sky displaying the new design.  These stripes will be difficult to miss.

First aircraft in the new livery: Copyright Photo: Eurospot.

1st Airbus A330neo in 2022 Condor Island livery

Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst Airbus A330-941 F-WWCS (D-ANRD) (msn 1972) (Condor Island) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 957244.

 

Delta flies Team USA to Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on first-ever Team USA-only charter

Photos from the Team USA sendoff for the 2022 Olympics at LAX in Los Angeles, Ca., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (RANK STUDIOS)

Photos: Delta Air Lines. At the Delta-hosted LAX send-off event athletes walked a red carpet and boarded their aircraft in a private hangar.

  • Team USA athletes departed Thursday from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, carried by Delta’s first-ever, Team USA-only charter flight.
  • Delta celebrated the team with a red-carpet send-off event at LAX and created a Team USA-tailored in-flight experience for U.S. Olympians to enjoy as they journey to compete on the world’s biggest stage, beginning Feb. 4.
  • The global carrier will carry Team USA Paralympians to the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Feb. 25 from LAX.

Elated Team USA athletes took off Thursday morning aboard a Delta charter flight from Los Angeles to connect them with their dreams of representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

2021 "Team USA" special livery for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Above Copyright Photo (all others by Delta): Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-941 N411DX (msn 1991) (Team USA) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 956601.

This marks the latest leg of Delta’s eight-year journey as Team USA’s official airline that runs through the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, of which Delta is a founding partner. Delta will also carry the 2022 U.S. Paralympic Team to Beijing in February ahead of the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, set to begin March 4.

Team USA athletes typically travel based on their individual schedules and do not travel as a team to the Games, Delta is taking full advantage of this unique opportunity to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Beijing-bound A350-900 flights are operating as a charter to meet Chinese government entry requirements.

“These athletes will be competing and representing the United States without family, friends or fans in the stands. So, we’re determined to make this first Team USA-only charter an unforgettable experience – one where athletes feel as special during their journey as we feel proud watching them compete,” said Tim Mapes, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

“Each team member reflects the resilience and perseverance we’ve all had to dig deep to find over the past two years, and that have long been the hallmark of Delta people worldwide. These shared values are why we’re especially proud to celebrate Team USA athletes on their journey to the world’s biggest sporting stage. For all of us at Delta, it’s a privilege to connect these athletes with their dreams,” Mapes added.

At the Delta-hosted LAX send-off event, more than 200 athletes, coaches and trainers walked a red carpet and boarded their aircraft in a private hangar. The global carrier also created a Team USA-themed, customized in-flight experience for the athletes to enjoy en route to Beijing, including:

  • Personalized meals created by Delta partner chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo – with input from Team USA nutritionists and a Team USA chef – featuring local, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are also high in protein. Options include an array of acclaimed Italian-American fare like chicken cacciatore and herb-crusted salmon, as well as snacks such as individual charcuterie platters, Greek yogurt and dried fruits.
  • New amenity kits featuring sustainable, wellness-focused products.
  • Custom flight attendant uniforms that include a Team USA x Delta branded mask, shirt, and apron for each member of the in-flight crew.
  • Team USA athlete spotlights featured on seat-back entertainment screens showcasing exclusive interviews, playlists, and favorite Olympic and Paralympic moments from U.S. athletes.
  • Handwritten messages of encouragement and cheer from Delta employees, also displayed in a mural installed at LAX and digitally throughout the airport.

ABOUT DELTA’S FLAGSHIP A350-900 CARRYING TEAM USA

From enhanced cabin humidity that reduces the effects of jetlag to LED ambient lighting that creates a calming atmosphere, Delta’s A350-900 is packed with features to make sure Team USA arrives ready to compete.

Athletes too excited to rest can stay connected with loved ones on the ground with free messaging, or surf a catalog of box-office hits, wellness content and award-winning shows on high-definition seat-back entertainment screens. When not forging new friendships with other team members on their once-in-a-lifetime charter, athletes can chill online using high-speed Wi-Fi.

The A350-900 features 32 award-winning Delta One Suites, 48 Delta Premium Select seats, 36 Comfort+ seats and 190 seats in main cabin.

Delta is the official airline of Team USA on the road to Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026 and LA28. The partnership with Team USA furthers the global airline’s longstanding support for sports — and its proud history supporting Team USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Delta served as a past sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in its hometown of Atlanta in 1996 and Salt Lake City in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Corsair to open a Bordeaux-Pointe-à-Pitre route on December 19, 2021

Corsair International Airbus A330-941 F-WWCG (F-HSKA) (msn 1986) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 953309.

Corsair on December 19, 2021 will open a new route linking Bordeaux in southern France with Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

The weekly route will operate on Sundays from December 19, 2021 through May 1, 2022.

The airline has been adding new Airbus A330-900s and will have updated the fleet by 2024.

Top Copyright Photo: Corsair International Airbus A330-941 F-WWCG (F-HSKA) (msn 1986) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 953309.

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Air Senegal launches flights to New York JFK and Baltimore/Washington

Senegal (Air Senegal) Airbus A330-941 9H-SZN (msn 1910) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 954920.

Air Senegal on September 2, launched twice-weekly flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and two US gateways: Baltimore-Washinto Thurgood Marshall (BWI) and New York (JFK).

Top Copyright Photo: Senegal (Air Senegal) Airbus A330-941 9H-SZN (msn 1910) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 954920.

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Corsair to serve Guadeloupe from Bordeaux

Corsair International Airbus A330-941 F-WWCG (F-HRNA) (msn 1986) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 953309.

Corsair International will open a new weekly route from Bordeaux to Guadeloupe starting on December 19, 2021.

The weekly service will operate until May 1, 2022.

Top Copyright Photo: Corsair International Airbus A330-941 F-WWCG (F-HRNA) (msn 1986) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 953309.

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Azul ends its codeshare agreement with LATAM, will pursue merger opportunities

"La Belle Azul" pink livery for breast cancer awareness

Azul issued this statement:

Azul, the largest airline in Brazil in terms of destinations and departures updates the market on its codeshare with LATAM and possible industry consolidation.

Azul believes that consolidation is an important part of the post-pandemic industry response and the Company is in a strong position to drive that consolidation.  The Company has hired advisors and is actively exploring industry consolidation opportunities in the region.

“The codeshare with LATAM was a unique solution in our pandemic response.  We also realized that industry consolidation would be important for the post-pandemic recovery and Azul would be a key part of any such activity.  At the end of the first quarter of 2021 we hired financial advisors and are actively exploring consolidation opportunities.  We believe the cancelation of the codeshare by LATAM is a reaction to that process,” says John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul.  “Azul is emerging from this crisis in a leadership position in terms of liquidity, network recovery and competitive advantages.  Our plans are unchanged and I am confident that we are in the best position to pursue strategic alternatives at this point in time,” says Rodgerson.

Azul will keep the market update of any developments.

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Top Copyright Photo: Azul Brasil (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Airbus A330-941 F-WWYO (PR-ANV) (msn 1952) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 952080.

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Air Senegal to fly to New York and Washington

Senegal (Air Senegal) Airbus A330-941 6V-ANB (msn 1923) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 949207.

Air Senegal has made this announcement (translated):

Air Senegal will connect Washington via New York at a rate of two frequencies per week from September 2, 2021.

On this date, Air Senegal will be the only African airline to fly regular direct flights between the United States and Senegal.

 

The flights will be operated by Airbus A330neo aircraft, with a capacity of 290 passengers, including 32 seats in Business, 21 in Premium and 237 seats in Economy Class.

Top Copyright Photo: Senegal (Air Senegal) Airbus A330-941 6V-ANB (msn 1923) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 949207.

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