The travel industry is still feeling the loss of business customers

Nov 25, 2021
They're a huge source of income — and a full recovery won't happen without them.
Air travel for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels, but business travel is still lagging behind.
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Aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce prepares to take off after grounding by COVID

Oct 13, 2021
How a British manufacturer is hoping for a major boost from U.S. bombers, Australian submarines and mini nuclear reactors.
Workers stand next to a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine on a passenger plane at Tokyo's Haneda airport in January. The British company secured a $2.5 billion deal to supply 650 engines for the U.S. Air Force’s B52 bombers.
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Business travel will have a slow recovery, report finds

Aug 3, 2021
Deloitte's study predicts that corporate travel, lucrative for the industry, may take years to reach pre-pandemic levels — if it ever does.
Business travel has not rebounded in the ways that personal travel has. And with the spread of coronavirus delta variant, it may be long to recover.
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United places its biggest order for new planes

Jun 30, 2021
It's a sign that United believes travel is back and is betting on growth again.
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Can the supersonic flight make a comeback?

Jun 3, 2021
United has ordered 15 Concorde-like planes, with the expectation that they could be carrying passengers by 2029.
The final British Airways Concorde flight lifts off from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on its final voyage to London in 2003.
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Grounded planes find a temporary desert home during the pandemic

Apr 14, 2021
Many jetliners are being stored in the aviation equivalent of long-term parking in the southwestern desert of the U.S.
The desert around Pinal Airpark helps preserve aircrafts' internal systems and protects the metallic surfaces from corrosive environments.
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Will business travel return to normal after the pandemic?

Dec 11, 2020
Those who travel for work make up around 10% of airline passengers, but they account for between half and three-quarters of revenue.
A pilot wears a face covering as he walks through a mostly empty terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, May 5, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.
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TSA screens 1 million air travel passengers, a pandemic record

Oct 19, 2020
It’s a rebound from April, when the TSA was screening less than 100,000 people on some days.
Passengers enter a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on Monday in Chicago, Illinois.
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Airlines to start offering pre-flight COVID tests

Oct 14, 2020
United Airlines will be the first to do so starting Wednesday.
A passenger checks in for a United Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Oct. 1.
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Passenger airports are struggling to make ends meet

Aug 10, 2020
The downturn in air travel has slashed airport revenue, with fees plummeting for landings, passenger use and parking.
The United Airlines check-in counter at San Francisco International.
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