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Jamie Freed

China's aviation regulator expects 737 MAX to resume flights around year-end

Dec 02 2021

BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) -China's aviation regulator expects airlines will resume commercial operations with the Boeing Co 737 MAX by the end of this year or the beginning of next year, an official said on Friday.

Boeing shares surge as 737 MAX closes in on return in China

Dec 02 2021

BEIJING/SYDNEY China's aviation authority on Thursday issued an airworthiness directive on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service in China after more than 2-1/2 years, leading to a surge in the planemaker's shares.

Global airlines prepare for Omicron volatility, agility will be key

Dec 01 2021

SYDNEY/CHICAGO Global airlines are bracing for more volatility due to the Omicron coronavirus variant that could force them to juggle schedules and destinations at short notice and rely more on domestic markets where possible, analysts say.

Global airlines prepare for Omicron-induced volatility

Nov 30 2021

* Concerns growing about pause in bookings, business travel delays

Travel sector sees recovery slip from grasp amid new coronavirus scare

Nov 29 2021

Airlines are scrambling to limit the impact of the latest coronavirus variant on their networks, while delays in bookings are threatening an already-fragile recovery for global tourism.

Travellers on edge as countries tighten rules due to Omicron fears - travel agents

Nov 29 2021

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE Nov 29 Some would-be travellers are considering cancelling or delaying trip plans in response to fresh curbs prompted by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, travel agents said on Monday, threatening an already fragile recovery for the global tourism industry.

Locked in: Hong Kong COVID rules take mental toll on Cathay pilots

Nov 26 2021

(Reuters) -One of Asia's largest airlines, Cathay Pacific, is facing a revolt from pilots who say Hong Kong's tough quarantine rules under its zero-COVID policies are endangering their mental health, leading to rising stress and resignations.

FOCUS-Locked in hotels: Hong Kong's COVID-19 rules take mental toll on Cathay pilots

Nov 25 2021

* Three pilots fired last week for leaving hotel room on layover

Virgin Australia to add seven more planes as demand rises

Nov 17 2021

SYDNEY Virgin Australia said on Thursday it would add seven more Boeing Co 737 NG planes to its fleet, nearly restoring it to pre-pandemic levels, to help meet a goal of obtaining a one-third share of Australia's domestic travel market.

Analysis: Freighters to the fore as planemakers bet on trade flows

Nov 15 2021

A pandemic-driven boom in air cargo is providing an auspicious backdrop for Airbus and Boeing to launch new large freighters, but longer-term trends - particularly the strength of the global economic rebound - will determine whether either succeeds.

World News

WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that people should not panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would need to be reworked.