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Graph of Commercial flights 2019 vs 2020 vs 2021
The best day so far this year

Last Friday, 15 October was the busiest day for commercial air traffic so far this year with 102,964 flights tracked. We’re watching for the reopening of borders in November to spur even more growth in traffic. Speaking of...
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Aircraft parked at the TBIT at LAX
Reopening is weeks away

On this week’s AvTalk, we discuss how airlines are preparing for the reopening of borders around the world, especially the 8 November reopening of the US to international travelers. 
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A British Airways A380
Reports of the death of the A380 may have been exaggerated  

British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Qantas are bringing back the A380 with BA set to resume service at the end of the month, with Singapore just days behind. In November, Singapore Airlines will also operate the world’s shortest A380 flight between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
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Views of Greenland from a Dash 8-200
New aircraft and new airports: Air Greenland’s CEO looks to the future  

While in Greenland, Gabriel Leigh traveled to a ruby mine with Air Greenland CEO Jacob Nitter Sørensen and talked about the future of Air Greenland, including the new opportunities the airline is looking forward to in the coming years.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
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Boeing practicing for Dubai Airshow

Boeing’s 777-9 test aircraft has been practicing for the upcoming Dubai Airshow this week. The airshow, including flying display is slated for mid-November. 
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Japan Airlines 777 suffering an engine malfunction departing Los Angeles. Flames are seen coming from the rear of the right engine.
A Japan Airlines 777 suffering an engine malfunction on departure from Los Angeles. The flight returned safely to Los Angeles after a brief hold.
British Airways Concorde
A British Airways Concorde landing in Manchester, 1991.
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A Lufthansa A380 seconds from touchdown in Los Angeles, 2015.
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ITA Airways has taken over for Alitalia

How well did ITA Airways get off the ground. We look at the first week of operations.
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