Valletta planning to dissolve Air Malta in 4Q22 – report

Valletta planning to dissolve Air Malta in 4Q22 - report

The Maltese government has advanced backup plans to dissolve Air Malta (KM, Malta Int’l) at the end of October 2022 and to transfer its few remaining profitable assets to a new, as yet unnamed, state-owned airline, reports The Shift independent news platform. Air Malta declined to comment on the report. “I suggest that you only … Read more

Alaska Airlines grounds California crew base closure

Alaska Airlines grounds California crew base closure

In a worst-case scenario, Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int’l) may close or downsize its Californian crew bases following a decision by the US Supreme Court insisting that flight attendants in that state have the right to rest and meal breaks. This has emerged from a series of webcasts between Alaska Airlines management and flight … Read more

Thai Airways to reactivate 5 aircraft due to demand

Thai Airways to reactivate 5 aircraft due to demand

Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) will reactivate three mothballed A330-300s and two B777-200s due to a rapid recovery in demand, especially on its European routes, Chief Commercial Officer Nond Kalinta told the English-language Nation Thailand. “We believe this year’s high season will see the highest number of passengers in the last two years. The … Read more

Airlines cancel hundreds of flights from Schiphol

Airlines cancel hundreds of flights from Schiphol

Airlines have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights from Amsterdam Schiphol this summer after Europe’s embattled third-largest airport announced it was capping capacity in July and August amid continued bottlenecks and delays resulting from staff shortages. As reported, Schiphol’s solution to the crisis has been to cut 13,500 seats daily between July 6 and … Read more