In a major shakeup of its aircraft buying plans, the Brazilian air force plans to nearly double its order of Saab Gripen fighters and cut its number of Embraer KC-390 Millennium transports roughly in half.
IATA’s belief is that draconian government restrictions are standing in the way of a meaningful restart of international travel, and that data proves those restrictions are an overreaction to the actual risks.
FlightGlobal has spoken to the leaders behind start-ups across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas about their respective launch carriers’ ambitions and for perspectives on starting an airline during the crisis.
Brian Pearce’s final IATA media briefing as the association’s chief economist saw him provide a relatively positive industry outlook, after a year in which he had become accustomed to delivering unimaginably bleak news about airline fortunes.
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