Alaska Air’s Revenue Trends Improve, Q4 Capacity to Fall 40%

Alaska Air Group Inc ALK provided an update on its recent operational trends and expectations as the company deals with coronavirus-induced weakness in air-travel demand.

In an investor update, the company revealed that revenue passengers declined 74%, 71% and 68% year over year in July, August and September, respectively. Capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), was down 63%, 51% and 50% in July, August and September respectively, while load

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Travel Bubble to Continue Till April-March; Domestic Airlines to Increase Capacity to 75%



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On Thursday in a press conference, Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri answering a query on travel bubble arrangements said that the future of international flights is highly dependent on the availability of a vaccine. The minister clarified, “It is difficult to say as there is no country which has completely opened its borders for all. It depends on the availability of
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United Airlines Cuts Flight Capacity. It’s a Bad Sign for Fall Air Travel.

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Demand for air travel is going from bad to slightly worse, according to

United Airlines Holdings,

which warned investors on Wednesday that its near-term outlook had deteriorated.

United (ticker: UAL) said in a filing that its scheduled flight capacity in the third quarter would be down 70% year over year, compared with the 65% decrease that it previously forecast. The airline expects passenger revenue

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Maharashtra Extends COVID Lockdown Till October 31; Hotels, Bars to Reopen With 50% Capacity



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With no respite in the rising coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government decided to extend the lockdown in state with further relaxations till October 30, officials said. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars can operate from October 5 with capacity not exceeding 50 per cent or as prescribed by local authorities. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the tourism department
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Guidehouse Insights Report Shows Asia Pacific Is Expected to Be the Largest Market for New Utility-Scale Energy Storage Capacity through 2029

Falling battery prices have made utility-scale energy storage projects cost-competitive with fossil fuel generation and other technologies for numerous applications

A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines new utility-scale energy storage (UES) projects in terms of power capacity (MW), energy capacity (MWh), and project deployment revenue, through 2029.

UES is now considered a key component of new power system planning efforts in countries around the world. This represents a major

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Hotels, food courts, restaurants to operate at 50% capacity from Oct 5



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Further easing restrictions, the Maharashtra government Wednesday announced reopening of restaurants and resumption of trains originating and terminating in the state from October 5. However, capital Mumbai’s suburban train services will remain suspended except for essential service providers.

In a statement, the state government extended the statewide lockdown till October 31. The government also announced a number of relaxations in opening of businesses under

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Festive Season to Bolster Air Travel, Achieve 60 Percent Capacity by Diwali: IndiGo CEO



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Festive Season to Bolster Air Travel, Achieve 60 Percent Capacity by Diwali: IndiGo CEO

Airline major IndiGo foresees a faster pace of traffic pick-up on the back of upcoming festive season as well as capacity augmentation, the airline’s CEO said.

In a conversation with IANS, Ronojoy Dutta, Wholetime Director and CEO of India’s largest airline in terms of market share acknowledged the a green shoots’ of

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Wizz Air Cuts Winter Capacity On Travel Restrictions

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Central and Eastern European ULCC Wizz Air now plans to operate 50% of its prior-year capacity in October and potentially all winter, after recovering 80% of its former schedule in August. “In August…

 

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Florida will let bars, restaurants and hotels reopen at full capacity

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that Florida, hard hit by coronavirus pandemic this summer, was moving into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting all restrictions on restaurants and businesses.

DeSantis, a Republican, said restaurants, hotels and bars across the state can immediately reopen at full capacity. A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, DeSantis has been widely criticized in the past for reopening Florida early in the pandemic —

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EasyJet latest to scale back capacity amid travel restrictions | News

EasyJet has become the latest European carrier to cut capacity plans in the light of demand being negatively hit by increased travel restrictions.

Ryanair and Wizz Air have already said they will be operating less capacity than originally planned as a result of lower demand caused by travel restrictions. Ryanair has cut capacity plans for September and October by 20%, while Wizz now expects to operate 60% rather than 80%

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Travel firm Dart Group says to add further summer capacity

(Reuters) – Britain’s Dart Group DTG.L said on Thursday it was satisfied with its average load factor performance so far, and that it will continue to add further capacity for the rest of the summer, sending the travel firm’s shares 3% higher.

The company said that pricing for its leisure travel products will need to remain “consistently enticing” as winter 20/21 forward bookings have yet to match its revised on-sale

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Wizz Air to park up more planes over the winter as travel restrictions force it to slash capacity further



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Wizz Air has warned it may be forced to park more of its planes over the coming months as coronavirus travel restrictions will continue to depress demand for travel.

The Hungarian low-cost airline said in October it expects to fly half the planes compared to last year.

That’s a reduction from the 60 per cent it had announced at the beginning of

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Wizz Air slashes capacity for winter after travel bans and quarantines hit demand

Wizz Air today said it was likely to cut the number of flights it runs in October to half of last year’s as it battles the raft of travel restrictions and quarantine rules.

The European airline said the drop in demand also meant its winter programme would also be cut to similar levels, meaning no pick-up for the key Christmas holiday period.

That marked a scaling back of its previous

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Southwest Airlines CEO ‘hopeful’ on more government aid but hesitant to cut capacity

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly on Wednesday said he is optimistic that Congress can pass a national coronavirus relief package that includes airline aid despite a monthslong impasse between lawmakers and the White House.

Airlines earlier this year received $25 billion in federal payroll support which prohibits job cuts and requires minimum service levels through Sept. 30.

With that date a week away, airline CEOs, including Kelly, have met with

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Ryanair cuts capacity further, citing travel restrictions

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair has been forced to cut its capacity in October by a further 20% and may have to do the same for the rest of the winter unless European Union governments ease their COVID-19 travel restrictions, it said on Friday.

The budget airline, whose Group Chief Executive Michael O’Leary last week described the winter as a “write-off”, said it would fly about 40% of

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Vermont hotels and inns get OK to book at full capacity amid low COVID case count

Hotels and inns across Vermont can now book all of their rooms to guests, Gov. Phil Scott announced during his Friday briefing on COVID-19. 

This change comes as the state continues to see low case counts, Scott said.

Vermont reported 1,706 cases and remained steady at 58 deaths as of Friday. The most recent announcement arrives nearly six months after Scott ordered the closure of most lodging facilities and suspended

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Ryanair Cuts October Capacity Again Due to Travel Restrictions

Ryanair Holdings plc RYAAY recently announced that it would reduce its October capacity by a further 20% due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions by European Union governments. The airline stated that these travel restrictions, often introduced at short notices, were affecting forward bookings.

In mid-August, the carrier had already announced plans to slash its October capacity by 20% due to a drop in bookings following a surge in coronavirus cases in

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Vermont hotels and inns now permitted to operate at full capacity

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Hotels and inns in Vermont can now operate at full capacity, and it couldn’t come a moment too soon for the state’s lodging industry.

In March, Gov. Phil Scott issued an order limiting hotels to 50% capacity. But unlike many businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, they couldn’t adapt as easily.

“You can’t

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