Bombardier Inc. is facing the boot from Canada’s main index as it slides toward irrelevance for equity investors.The manufacturer’s share price has been below C$1 since early March, potentially making it ineligible to stay in the S&P/TSX Composite Index and in turn the S&P/TSX 60 Index of large companies.
Passengers booking flights for later this year might be surprised to see some airlines selling quite robust flight schedules. However, those schedules are not exactly accurate right now. Most of those flights, just based on demand, will not be flying but are available for passengers to continue to book them. Here’s why.
The June 5th weekend was the busiest one for the TSA since March. Over 1.2 million passengers passed through US security checkpoints between Friday and Sunday– another sign of a rebounding domestic market. Though still far from 2019’s incredible summer for airlines, there is a ray of hope.
Say cheese! The Department of Homeland Security revealed in a ‘privacy impact assessment’ published last week that TSA will begin using facial recognition for identity verification at airport security checkpoints.
After hitting rock bottom in April, passenger traffic might be poised for a summer comeback as travelers increasingly take to the skies as coronavirus-related stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease across much of the nation.
As airlines plan their return to service in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must build passenger confidence that flying is safe. They also need to ensure that the cabin cleaning process is effective, protecting passengers and aircraft equipment. Boeing has been conducting research and gathering data to guide airlines in their recovery.
If you’ve been tracking the TSA numbers, you’ll have noticed that they are on an steady upward trend. Most states were under shelter-in-place orders through the bulk of April, and this was the month where we saw major increases in cases in multiple states, most notably New York.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday urged strengthening air cargo shipping requirements for prototype and low-production lithium-ion batteries after a 2016 FedEx delivery truck fire in Canada.
Passport processes were one of the first things “to go” when the Novel 2019 Coronavirus pandemic began. The program was shut down and since then, the only way a U.S. citizen could get a passport was if it were a “life or death” situation.
Aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) are essential at airports – domestic or international – to help perform the airport operations such as refueling, and powering the aircrafts while they are landed, baggage handling, and moving passengers.
Make no bones about it: being laid off right now is incredibly scary. That’s all the more reason to celebrate the people who’ve been placed in difficult positions, and made the world a better place despite it.
For frequent flyers, it’s probably quite clear just how common advertising is to the entire travel experience. While most of it stays within the cabin, your aircraft might be wrapped in a livery as some sort of advertising campaign.
The Boeing 777, commonly known as the “triple seven” is one of the most ubiquitous widebodies in active commercial service. First launched in 1990, the 777 has come in six models, including the Boeing 777-200LR, which is one of the world’s longest-range commercial aircraft.
When the coronavirus came stateside, many travelers scrambled to cancel or postpone upcoming trips.Some people took future travel credit under relaxed change-fee waivers, but others wanted their money back instead.
The Boeing 737 has changed a great deal since its launch in 1968. The latest 737 MAX aircraft is a very different aircraft from the early Original and Classic series. As technology and airline expectations have changed, so has the 737 family, keeping it in the top spot for most successful narrowbody aircraft to date.
The TSA recently announced that airline passengers may now carry up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in their carryon bags. In the good old days — you know, before COVID-19 — people could only bring 3.4 ounces of the stuff with them.
Slowly, but surely, airlines are starting to resume their international services. For American’s recent increase in summer flights, several long-haul international flights have resumed. | airheadlines.com | #aircargo #AmericanAir
While I’m no fan of “gate lice” — a frequent flyer term for people who crowd the boarding area when a flight starts boarding — I do enjoy boarding the plane as early as I can. Throughout my years of traveling, I’ve found this makes flying much less stressful and gives me the smoothest travel experience. […]
A reader had booked to fly Washington Dulles – Munich on March 24th. At the beginning of MArch Lufthansa cancelled the flight. However they say they won’t provide a refund – despite clear European EU261 and U.S. DOT rules that require them to do so
These days, long-haul business class is a synonym for luxury, comfort, and exceptional service. But it wasn’t all that long ago when it was first invented, though there is some debate about exactly which airline coined it
On Friday, Airbus announced its order and delivery results for May. Altogether, the manufacturer netted no new orders for the month. However, despite the aviation industry being rocked by the global health crisis, there were no cancellations.
Technology company Veovo is attempting to make social distancing in airports possible with its latest products. The technology promises to provide both real-time and predictive insights to airports about passenger movements through a combination of movement monitoring and machine learning.
Trump made his assessment at the White House, shortly after the U.S. Labor Department reported an unexpected surge in May jobs, and five weeks after Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc sold its airline stakes. “Warren Buffett sold airlines a little while ago,” Trump said.
Before COVID-19 struck, U.S. airlines were transporting a record 2.5 million passengers and 58,000 tons of cargo per day – and at the same time they were contributing just 2 percent of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has finally granted a service exemption to US airlines with regards to their networks. Under the terms of the CARES Act, airlines had to maintain their entire network, although they were allowed to drop frequencies. Now, 15 US airlines have been allowed to suspend service to a total of […]
Boeing’s flagship new plane, the 777X, is well on its way to service entry. Well into its flight testing program, the 777-9 is slated to enter commercial service in early 2021. But which aircraft are its main competitors, and how do they stack up against it?
In recent months, airlines all over the world have had to send portions of their fleet to long-term storage. While we’ve touched on this in recent articles, today we’ll go over everything that airlines do to prepare their fleets for an extended period of time on the ground.
There are signs everywhere warning passengers to wear a mask, wash their hands and keep their distance. But if you traveled lately and walked through the eerily quiet terminals, you know there’s nothing but distance at Logan Airport.
Why is Boeing playing hardball with a key customer, refusing to let it revoke an order cancellation and take its planes? Court filings reveal the reason: Boeing has new customers lined up to take the jets — and an agreement with one that could add new orders for 777Xs and 787 Dreamliners by the end […]
U.S. airlines and rental car stocks added $8.6 billion in market value Thursday after American Airlines Group Inc. said it plans to boost flights by 74% next month, suggesting that the worst of the pandemic-led travel standstill has passed.
Canadian satellite operator Telesat is starting to have “interesting discussions” with major airlines around the globe that want guidance on how they can have more direct control of the inflight connectivity experience, company director, product and commercial (global) Manik Vinnakota revealed during a lengthy interview with Runway Girl Network.
Once again, airlines across the globe are facing stiff headwinds, this time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Travel bans and general health fears have driven customers away forcing airlines to reinvent themselves to keep the lights on.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the failings of some plane types while shining a light on the advantages of others. With passenger flights down 81%, the mass grounding of big, inefficient jets has been commonplace.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its 2019 All-Cargo Data for US Airports report that showed Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) sustained its position as the 19th largest cargo airport in the United States.
Activity at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is on the rise from the severe depths of April, but according to Port of Seattle statistics, passenger volume remains 86% below last year’s comparable week.
Stephen Trent, airline analyst at Citi, recently took a round trip flight from JFK to Cancun in order to see for himself what changes have been made at airports and on planes, and how consumers are reacting. He joins CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss what he found.
A new Department of Transportation order banning Chinese airlines from flying to and from the U.S. is an added hardship for thousands of Chinese students in the U.S. who were already struggling to get back home due to their own government’s cap on international flights.
The U.S. government’s retaliatory measure denying Chinese passenger planes entry to the world’s largest economy was mostly supported by major air carriers on Wednesday, which applauded the move as a way to “ensure fairness” in the skies.
People either don’t care about flight deals until it’s too late, or they book way too early. Also, flight deals just make people generally panic with certainty they’ve missed the best one, and it’s often kind of understandable. But with Google Flights, that all kinda changed.
Donald Trump is drawing up plans to ban Chinese carriers from flying to the United States from mid-June. The ban would be in retaliation for China not yet allowing Delta and United to resume flights to its country.
Chicago Rockford International Airport has revealed that it is pushing to climb the ranks of the US’s largest cargo airport after having increased its airfreight handling capabilities in recent months.
The Boeing 767 is a well-known and well-loved aircraft. The type has been in operation since the 1980s. In fact, the 767 was one of the earliest twin-jets to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. With such a rich history, there are plenty of Boeing 767s still in operation. Here are the oldest 767s flying passengers.
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people.
Airplanes haven’t been significant vectors of virus spread even though passengers are indoors in groups for sustained periods. You might expect flights to be super-spreading events, but they haven’t been.
The first US-made Airbus A220 has completed its maiden flight. Early in the morning in Alabama on June 2nd, the A220-300 lifted off from Mobile, where Airbus has a production facility. After about three hours in the air, the aircraft returned to the ground.
The flock of aircraft service providers at Houston William P. Hobby Airport grew more crowded on Monday with the opening of the long-anticipated Galaxy FBO. The $20 million facility, the sixth FBO on the field, is located on 19 acres on the south side of the airport, adjacent to the U.S. Customs facility at the […]
In April, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atqasuk’s tribal coordinator Millie Frankson received word that the grocery order she was counting on wouldn’t be delivered to her remote arctic village.
We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as moms and as an exposure scientist and infectious disease epidemiologist. While we’ve decided personally that we’re not going to fly right now, we will walk you through our thought process on what […]
For weeks now, many officials in Hawaii have been calling for Hawaii’s Governor to begin to allow intra-state travel to return. And, guess what. It turns out that Hawaii is ending its inter-island quarantine requirements soon.
Crews broke ground on the new CVG hub in May 2019. The project, which will help Amazon fulfill orders faster and more efficiently, will include a ramp tower, sorting facilities and space for up to 100 airplanes.
You may have noticed that many cargo aircraft are older planes that have long been out of commercial passenger usage, like the Airbus A300. Others are new aircraft from production lines that no longer offer passenger versions, like the Boeing 767. Why do cargo carriers prefer older planes? Let’s find out.
In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity.
Airlines have been reeling as the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe. They have slashed schedules, laid off staff and some have temporarily suspended operations altogether as passenger numbers have slowed to a trickle.
Today was supposed to be a celebration for Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI), the dawning of a new era for its SpaceJet regional jet program. Instead the company is drastically cutting operations and development efforts as the market contracts. But it still must move forward in some ways.
The Boeing 757 is a bit of an odd aircraft. Built after the Boeing 727 and developed at the same time as the Boeing 767, it filled a unique hole in the aviation market that has arguably not been filled since. Why was it built? Let us explore
Working as a flight attendant was once a fairly glamorous job, and in some parts of the world it still is. However outside of the COVID era world travel itself is no longer as rare, so the job lacks some of the mystique it once did.
Air travel capacity is at low levels, as airlines adjust to governmental restrictions and weak demand. Airlines have found themselves in a new reality, where they “hand-pick” which widebody aircraft to fly and which to keep grounded.
On May 22nd, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) ordered Chinese airlines to file schedules after the US government accused China of blocking US airlines from restarting flights to Mainland China.
In response to American’s decision to shed 30% of its management and support workforce along with similar moves by United and Delta, industry analyst and former Pan Am, TWA, and American Airlines executive Bob Mann asks why management and support roles scale up as airlines grow in the first place.
The integrity of carbon offsetting schemes in aviation is perhaps one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. While we all know that (some) airlines are doing their bit for the environment, very few of us know how well offsetting schemes stack up against each other, how popular they are, and what impact they are truly actually having.
Today in Aviation, we are celebrating the anniversary of the legendary DC-8’s maiden flight from Long Beach Airport (LBG) on May 30, 1958, analyzing this magnificent aircraft in deeper detail from its inception to its first flight.
Although most governments are still advising against “nonessential” international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back.
In what seems like a deluge of bad news on the travel front, a bit of good news has arrived. According to a press conference by the (R) governor of the State of Alaska Mike Dunleavy, the state will open on June 5th to tourists… with a catch.
Since March, the United States has limited the entry of foreign nationals from Europe. This proclamation is still in effect and may dampen enthusiasm to travel and further create a struggle for airlines that fly lucrative transatlantic routes.
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.
U.S. airlines will need to shed union jobs no matter how many billions of dollars of government money they receive, Sara Nelson, the leader of the nation’s most powerful flight attendant union, said Friday in a video discussion with Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali.
Since the President first banned certain travel from China, I’ve written that travel bans – since extended to Europe (and separately the U.K.) and most recently Brazil – haven’t mattered much because the virus was already in the U.S. and spreading. I’ve argued that the policies were, essentially, closing the barn door after the horse […]
The travel industry has been gutted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and airlines in particular are carrying the worst of the burden. In response to this existential crisis many are begging their employees to leave and threatening them if they don’t.
Could Embraer aircraft be the solution for airlines looking to break back into the recovering market? The smaller fuel-efficient aircraft are cheaper to operate than bigger Boeing and Airbus planes, easier to fill with passengers, and more readily available.
Airlines are going great lengths to make people feel more comfortable about flying again. This comes in many forms, from requiring passengers to wear face masks, to introducing new cleaning protocols, to providing passengers with hand sanitizer.
The air cargo industry is at something of a crossroads: the past couple of months has presented an opportunity review strategy – with some executives suggesting it is time put cargo at the forefront, rather than passengers, and offer customers an integrator-style model.
Boeing is resuming the production of the 737 MAX at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington. According to the company, it will start at a “low rate” and will keep on ramping up the production this year.
In a bid to stimulate Southern Nevada’s paused tourism economy and airline industry, a downtown casino mogul is giving away 1,000 free flights from more than 20 major U.S. cities to Las Vegas as the state reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Privacy on board aircraft is both desirable and challenging to achieve. Some of the best premium cabins out there now have doors and enclosed suites, but economy has mainly remained a very intimate experience.
The United States Department of Transportation said in a statement issued on late Friday, May 22nd, that it had granted provisional permission for 15 airlines to suspend service, albeit temporarily, to 75 U.S. airports due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As per the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) recent analysis, the airline industry’s global debt could rise to US$550 billion by the end of this year, signifying a 28 per cent or US$120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020.
In a new pre-solicitation announcement, the TSA offered a glimpse into a potential future airport security process. One that will have some people cheering and others cringing: a grocery store styled security process where passengers would self screen.
House Democrats want Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why airlines are getting away with cutting workers’ hours after they received portions of $25 billion in government coronavirus relief funds aimed at maintaining worker payroll.
China may block Cathay Pacific from merging the Cathay Dragon brand into mainline as punishment for sympathetic employees and insufficiently pliant management during last summers pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, that forced out the airline’s chief executive.
Most New Yorkers know that LaGuardia (LGA) is in the midst of a massive overhaul. Except for the Marine Air Terminal, which currently houses JetBlue’s operations, the airport’s terminals are getting a big upgrade.
The Lincoln Airport, which already has seen its passenger numbers crater because of COVID-19, is about to take another hit. Delta Air Lines, one of the two airlines serving the airport, received permission last week from the U.S. Department of Transportation to temporarily stop service to Lincoln and several other cities, at least until Sept. […]
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced that it would return to face-to-face instruction on June 30. The next phase in re-opening is planned for ERAU’s Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses.
Philadelphia officials on Tuesday began removing dozens of people who have been sleeping at the airport during the coronavirus pandemic, and they plan to administer rapid COVID-19 tests before taking them to homeless shelters.
The air inside a plane cabin is essentially clean — unless, of course, someone in the next seat sneezes in your direction. That’s what experts want you to know as you think about flying again as coronavirus-related restrictions on travel ease.
The summer travel season is kicking off and there are signs that air travel traffic and bookings are picking up, but demand is still down significantly from a year ago. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports the latest data from the Memorial Day weekend.
American Airlines has not finalized its schedule for July, or beyond. Pictured is the Airbus A321. American Airlines Skift Take: U.S airlines are selling a lot of flights they have no intention of operating. Consumers should beware. — Brian Sumers Read the Complete Story On Skift
The Boeing 757 is the aircraft airlines are trying to replace. This plane could do short-, medium-, and long-haul missions. However, some airlines are hanging on to these planes a little longer. Here’s a look at the oldest Boeing 757s currently in operation. These are the oldest Boeing 757s flying. Photo: Getty Images The oldest […]
We’ve seen social shaming of airlines for failing to block middle seats. Oddly people are shocked there would be others sitting near them on a plane. They’re surprised the airline was selling them a ticket and selling tickets to other people, too. A new front in the traveler shock and frustration over crowding in the […]
Delta and United are looking to restart flights to China. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is largely under control there. It is home to several important business markets. Delta owns a stake in China Eastern and has viewed Shanghai as a hub, while for United the country is their sixth largest international market. (For American, despite owning […]
You don’t think airlines can just provide hand sanitizer to passengers, do you? On Tuesday the FAA wrote to American Airlines granting permission, and the letter they sent offers a window into process the airline had to go to in order to secure the government’s blessing. Continue reading Airlines Can’t Just Give Out Hand Sanitizer, […]
As the aviation industry grapples with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus, many airlines took the time to publicly recognize their aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) for their dedication and hard work in providing safe and excellence in air transportation. May 24 is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, meant to honor the men and women who […]
The Illinois Tollway board has approved agreements with two major railroads that help clear the way for a western highway access into O’Hare International Airport that tollway officials have long … Click to Continue »
Just a few hours ago in Belfast, at 20:45 local time, a massive fire was reported at Bombardier’s manufacturing facilities in the Northern Ireland capital. According to the BBC, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call and promptly attended the blaze, located on Airport Road, just two miles east of Belfast […]
President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases. Trump had already banned certain travelers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran. He has […]
In this “new normal” of flight, who knows if or when in-flight magazines will ever see the light of day again. But here’s an interesting tidbit about them! If you’ve… The post How They Find “The Best Doctors In America” For In-Flight Magazine Ads appeared first on Your Mileage May Vary.
All over the world, airlines are parking and retiring airplanes, because passenger numbers have dropped to near zero. One kind of airline, however, is doing the opposite, adding new aircraft even as entire fleets are grounded forever: the major U.S cargo carriers. They are buying dozens of new jets and scooping up used ones, looking […]
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the most-advanced aircraft flying in the sky. As a passenger of the aircraft, you may know it for its quiet ride, shaded window technology and features to help you beat jet lag. But many passengers never see inside the cockpit of the aircraft that has the range to […]
Times are turbulent for airlines right now. Many are in the process of massive layoffs or have asked their staff to take unpaid leave in order to slow the rate of cash burn. Most would agree that ‘good leadership’ is one that leads by example. To that end, here is a list of airline CEOs […]
The last few weeks have been full of news about aircraft retirements. That was the case for Virgin Atlantic 747’s, Air France’s A380’s, KLM’s 747’s, and Qantas B747’s. These were triggered by a fall in demand for air travel, which left many airlines financially vulnerable, forcing them to seek cost-cutting measures. Shrinking the sizes of […]
Washington State is set to lose its investment from Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). On Friday 22nd May, the company announced that it would be closing its flight testing centers and HQ in Renton but would keep a small crew to maintain some aircraft. The company plans to consolidate its operations as it confirms […]
The United States government has accused China of blocking US airlines from resuming flights to China. United and Delta both want to restart flights to mainland China from June. However, both airlines have not had success at getting permission to restart the flights. So, on May 22nd, the Department of Transportation (DOT) ordered Chinese airlines […]
Located north of Tuscon, Ariz., Pinal Airpark is a small, single-runway airfield that bears witness to some of the world’s most iconic jets. The airport has several vendors on-site who manage the storage and reclamation processes for these aircraft. For years, Pinal Airpark has served as a so-called “boneyard,” where aircraft are stored and parted […]
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The car rental group said that “All reservations, promotional offers, vouchers, and customer and loyalty programmes, including rewards points, are expected to continue as usual” Continue reading Hertz files for US bankruptcy protection at Business Traveller.
With the progress companies like Boom and Aerion have been making with their faster-than-sound prototypes, the return of something similar to the Concorde has been eagerly anticipated by aviation enthusiasts. But with COVID-19 crushing the aviation industry, are we going to have to wait even longer for the return of supersonic commercial flights? Two supersonic […]
It wasn’t that long ago that rapid airport growth was normal. In Washington State, Seatac airport quickly expanded with Delta invading Seattle and Alaska growing to defend their hometown turf. As airlines grew in Seattle to support the city’s rapid growth and businesses, Seatac was quickly running out of gates. To help alleviate congestion and […]
Last week, the state of Michigan was able to prevent a sick patient from boarding an aircraft in Ingham County and potentially spreading the coronavirus. The traveler tried to fly out of an airport in Lansing on 15th May. However, airport and airline staff were able to prevent the passenger boarding, and the individual agreed […]
Passengers keep complaining on social media that planes are too full. They aren’t subject to social distancing orders. They are, however, caught in a Catch 22. Blocking the middle seat makes people more comfortable, and people need to be more comfortable in order to return to travel. Air travel is a lot safer than people […]
After months of essentially no travel, people are slowly beginning to return to the skies as lockdowns ease and airlines introduce safety measures. Still, the actual flying experience looks radically different, with airlines reducing and redesigning service flow to minimize passenger-crew interactions. Even on the ground things are different, with many airline lounges remaining closed […]
When COVID-19 was finally recognized as a pandemic, most airlines may not have fully realized what it might mean for their fleets. However, as the weeks went by and the seriousness and long-term ramifications of the virus became clear, carriers all over the world have continued to re-evaluate their fleet structures and hasten the retirement […]
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Around 50,000 passengers passed through DFW International Airport Friday on what typically is the kick-off to the summer travel season. That’s 150,000 fewer passengers than a year ago. The pandemic impact on commercial air travel has been drastic, and North Texas airport officials say it will likely be long lasting. “I’ve really […]
Travelers hungry for a meal while waiting for a flight at Denver International Airport can sit down at a bar or table inside a restaurant — something Coloradans can’t do almost anywhere else right now. Since March, state and local health orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic have exempted airport food outlets from […]
We know that demand for air travel has plummeted, as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse, we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number […]
A new report suggests that Amazon Air’s freighter fleet could hit 200 aircraft in 2028 as it opens its Cincinnati hub and expands international flights. The report from Joseph Schwieterman and Jacob Walls of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development predicts that the e-commerce giant’s fleet will grow from its 39 aircraft at the end […]
It may be a good idea to mandate passengers wear masks, and to take their temperatures as they arrive at the airport. However it’s a bad idea for government to charge TSA with taking temperatures of passengers who are already inside the airport at security checkpoints. Airlines have lobbied for TSA to do this, and […]
For the last two decades, Reinhold Industries has developed and supplied headrests, armrests and footrests to major aircraft seat manufacturers and airlines, in addition to supplying a bevy of other interior components to the market. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Reinhold’s engineers put their thinking hats on to design a headrest with the aim of […]
One of the fallouts of the recent few months has been the rapid acceleration of retirements of aircraft that airlines believed were going to withstand a few more years. Peel back the emotional retirements like McDonnell-Douglas MD-80s and Boeing 747s and you will find some other noteworthy names fading into history, including the increased disappearance […]
Yesterday, the FAA granted an exemption to U.S. carriers, allowing them to carry cargo onboard passenger seats. This move will significantly increase the amount of cargo that airlines can transport now that they can use both the cargo cabin and the passenger cabins onboard. But the ruling does come with a few restrictions. The FAA […]
As some countries look to re-open their borders, Colombia is going the other way. This week, under a health emergency declaration, Colombia extended its border closures through to August 31. While the country has had reasonable success at keeping C-19 infection rates down, international flights will remain grounded until the health emergency declaration lapses at […]
The COVID-19 crisis has thrown aviation and travel markets into chaos. Steep declines in airline capacity have been recorded and all eyes are on markets showing signs of recovery. It is generally recognised that international operations will be more complex and limited than domestic markets, where standardisation of processing is possible. Internationally, consensus on inflight […]
Linda Benavides, 65, and her husband, Manuel Benavides, 64, walk through O’Hare International Airport with all of their belongings, looking for a vacant bench to sleep on for the night due to homelessness, Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Most likely they will be back at O’Hare tonight, sleeping there again, or […]
Recently, some airlines have come under fire for packed flights during the pandemic. The backlash has prompted carriers JetBlue and United to amp up their health measures to restore passenger confidence, and Airlines for America (A4A) has released its new “Fly Healthy, Fly Smart” initiative to promote responsible flying etiquette. Amped Up Sanitary Precautions JetBlue […]
While COVID-19 is terrible news in just about every way, as a somewhat socially awkward introvert, there are some changes to the way we interact that I appreciate. For example, when I see people I know there’s no longer the expectation of touching. I don’t have to decide whether it’s someone I’m supposed to shake […]
Airlines continuing and restarting operations to and from those countries and regions where the COVID-19 pandemic is coming under some semblance of control are in a quandary. On the one hand, they want to get flying again. On the other, they need to do so safely. And then there’s the invisible hand of the market, […]
Delta Airlines is increasing flights to many regions of the world from its hubs. (Miguel Angel Sanz/Unsplash/) While it’s certainly not time to claim victory of any sort for airline travel over the COVID-19 virus, data released this week does at least offer a bit of encouraging news to people who depend on air carriers. […]
American Airlines, like so many others, is eyeing a ‘right-sizing’ of its future fleet. With the 767s and A330s already being phased out, the airline could now be mulling a retirement of the Boeing 777-200ERs too. In a conversation at the Wolfe Global Transportation Conference this week, CEO Robert Isom noted how the incoming 787 […]
Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities have begun a new chapter following the inauguration of the newly completed 270,000-square-foot hangar designed to host the final assembly line of the A220 commercial aircraft. This facility, situated in Mobile, Alabama consists of five primary assembly areas where the different components of the airframe will come together for the final […]
SAN JOSE — Air passenger travel at San Jose International Airport nose-dived during March, but the numbers for April are expected to be even more dreadful, aviation officials said Wednesday. A mere 508,100 passengers traveled through the Silicon Valley airport in March, which was far below the passenger volume from the same month in 2019, […]
If you’re ready to venture outside the U.S., the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia is ready to welcome you, beginning on June 4. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee announced on Monday a phased approach to reopening the country for tourism. During Phase One, St. Lucia will only accept visitors from the United States from June […]
CNBC’s Kelly Evans discusses airlines and the future of the travel industry amid the coronavirus pandemic with Brandon Oglenski, airline analyst at Barclays, and Joe DeNardi, airline analyst of Stifel.
CLIVE managing director Niall van de Wouw provides an update on the latest market statistics When the status of a patient submitted into hospital is described as ‘stable’ it often means that they are not well at all, but that, for the time being, their condition is not getting worse. The same diagnosis can be […]
The gap between air cargo capacity in 2020 and last year has grown again as airport congestion has slowed freighter operations. The latest data from Accenture’s Seabury Consulting shows that global air cargo capacity was last week 28% lower than a year ago. Last week the figure stood at 25%. The decline comes as the […]
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travelers coming through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport dropped by 52.1% in March 2020 compared to the same month last year — due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world According to ABIA, March 2020 passengers totaled 700,655, including, in […]
The US Department of Treasury has published an updated list of payments allocated to American carriers under the Payroll Support Program (PSP), distributing the bulk of its USD25 billion budget for passenger airlines. According to the list last updated on May 13, 2020, the Treasury allocated support to 202…
MIAMI – Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first Boeing 777 delivery. The airliner is widely considered as the most successful wide-body jet and is the largest twin-engine aircraft in the The post 25th Anniversary of The First Boeing 777 Delivery appeared first on Airways Magazine.
American Airlines is using regional jets owned by its subsidiary Envoy Air to fill in for bigger, thirstier aircraft on many domestic routes. The 58 ERJ-145s and 70 E175s normally feed hubs under the American Eagle brand but the main line has pressed them into service to save money in providing the basic service mandated […]
Textron flew its new Cessna SkyCourier utility twin turboprop for the first time on Sunday and all went well according to the pilots. The high-wing hauler took off from Beech Field Airport with senior test pilot Corey Eckhart and chief test pilot Aaron Tobias up front and flew for two hours and 15 minutes. “We […]
Tornado season in the United States takes place between April and June. However, despite a quiet start, the Washington Post reports that this year, activity could really pick up in the next few weeks. With so many aircraft parked in at-risk areas, should airlines worry about their massive fleets openly sitting in the potential path […]
Airlines are not sufficiently protecting crews from risks related to coronavirus or providing clear health guidance, endangering staff despite public claims to the contrary, according to the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Airlines are not sufficiently protecting crews from risks related to coronavirus or providing clear health guidance, endangering staff despite public claims to […]
Hawaii has been operating on a mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for people arriving in Hawaii. This quarantine was set to expire at the end of May and has now by extended by Governor David Ige. The Travel Restrictions for Hawaii Anyone arriving in Hawaii by air travel will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine […]
Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee | Jamie Rhee The relief package would waive rent and fees for two months for restaurants and stores. Beginning in June, those concessionaires would pay base rent only. O’Hare and Midway Airport concessionaires that have shut down or seen their revenues plummet because of the coronavirus would get some relief under […]
On March 12th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID19 was officially a pandemic. This action, individual concerns and subsequent country-imposed travel restrictions saw international travel plummet. In many markets travel fell as much as 95%. Now, it seems that post Coronavirus travel is ready to take-off in early 2021. That’s according to the…
With bookings down 98%, planes still flying empty, and most of the world off-limits, to say that airlines are struggling is an understatement. Buoyed temporarily by taxpayer dollars, airlines groan on, but safe and healthy? Not a chance. President Donald J. Trump was asked during a meeting with governors yesterday if the American public is […]
According to new data released by analytics experts Cirium, almost two-thirds of the global passenger aircraft fleet is still grounded. However, it is not all bad news as 2,600 aircraft have been taken out of storage since the start of March. Just under two-thirds of the global aircraft fleet is currently stored. Photo: Qantas News […]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a new Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the General Electric GE90, that powers the Boeing 777. This AD concerns the GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B; used on the B777-300ER – turbofan engines, with a certain interstage high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor seal installed. Both engines can also be used on the 777-200LR […]
<p xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”><span class=”xn-location”>WASHINGTON, <span class=”xn-chron”>May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauds the addition of a seventh annex to ASTM International’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) specification, D7566, which…
As the COVID-19 epidemic drags on, and unemployment rises, online equity trading platforms are seeing a surge in use and new sign-ups. The Robinhood app saw Q1 deposits increase by 300% year-over-year, while the popular social trading app eToro saw a 220% growth in trading use. The demographic breakdown of the new online traders makes […]
A group of Democratic US Senators have proposed legislation that require airlines offer full cash refunds for all tickets that were cancelled either by the airline or by the passenger during the coronavirus pandemic. Several US Senate Democrats have proposed legislation to require airlines offer full refunds for tickets cancelled either by airlines or passengers […]
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The air transport industry is not only a vital engine of global socio-economic growth, but it is also of vital importance as a catalyst for economic development. Not only does the industry create direct and indirect employment and support tourism and local businesses, but it also stimulates foreign investment and international trade. Informed decision-making is […]
MIAMI – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Bombardier have announced June 1, 2020, as the closing date for the acquisition transaction of Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) Program. From June, the The post Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Bombardier Agree on CRJ Program Acquisition Date appeared first on Airways Magazine.
The story of how Dominic Gates and a team of other Seattle Times reporters led the world with their coverage of the 737 MAX crashes, winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, underscores the unmatched value of independent local journalism.
A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing the latest aviation news from around the internet. I was looking specifically at what I could find surrounding the Department of Transportation (DOT). And I stumbled across an article about Avatar Airlines. It’s a name that rang a bell but didn’t, of course, have the same recognition […]
(AP/CBS) — Boeing failed to sell a single commercial airplane but saw orders for 108 planes canceled in April as a sharp drop in air travel erased any demand among airlines for new jetliners. It marked the second month this year in which Boeing received no orders, a fate that would have seemed impossible not […]
Honeywell today announced a new temperature monitoring solution that incorporates advanced, infrared imaging technology and artificial intelligence algorithms to conduct non-invasive, preliminary screening of personnel entering a facility. The Honeywell ThermoRebellion temperature monitoring solution can be rapidly deployed at the entryway of a factory, airport, distribution center, stadium or other commercial buildings to quickly and […]
Embraer has released its first-quarter orders and deliveries results for 2020. Through March 31st, the Brazilian manufacturer delivered only 14 aircraft. Five of these were commercial jets, while the other nine were business jets. Although Embraer usually delivers fewer jets in the first quarter than any other, it highlighted the abandoned Boeing deal as one […]
MIAMI – Miami Air International (LL) has today ended its operations after weeks of unfruitful discussions with various transaction partners to receive a viable proposal to acquire the assets of The post Miami Air End Operations After 29 Years appeared first on Airways Magazine.
MIAMI- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) receives a recognition from the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SECAAAE) due to its north runway rehabilitation project. Through its account The post Video: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Runway Project Wins Award appeared first on Airways Magazine.
The FAA announced a proposed $1.29 million in penalties against Chicago’s Department of Aviation for allegedly violating at least three aircraft rescue and firefighting regulations between April and August 2019. | AP file photo The allegations were also referred to the city’s Inspector General and further action may be taken at the end of the […]
DENVER — The days of $20 round trip airfare from Denver to Los Angeles appear to be gone, at least for now.After six weeks of crazy deals, airfare is on the rise once again.“For instance, in Denver we’re seeing kind of a stabilization,” said Victoria Walker with ThePointsGuy.com.On Friday afternoon, Denver International Airport was still […]
Another “Here we go again.” By the time it happens, the certification basis will be 40 years old. Come own, FAA, amend 14 CFR 21.101 Changed Product Rule so this “new” airplane meets the current safety standards the 797 would have had to. And while they are ait, amend the delegation processes, particularly with regard […]
An individual that was on the runway 17R of the Austin International Airport was struck and killed this evening, airport authorities reported. There are unconfirmed reports that Southwest flight WN1391 may have been the one that struck on the individual upon landing. Local authorities are investigating the accident. A Boeing 737 of Southwest might have […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The Transport Workers Union Endorses Joe Biden for President Washington, D.C. – As transportation workers continue to suffer through the ongoing pandemic, we are all reminded of the importance of strong, pro-worker leadership at every level. More than 110 TWU members have died and another […]
Every once in a while, social media lights up with photos or video from flights that are nearly full, with passengers clearly violating advice from public health officials about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. That raises the question: How can planes still be full when air travel is down more than 90% from a […]
American Airlines — along with nearly every other carrier in the world these days — is getting smaller as a result of the coronavirus. Schedules have been slashed and carriers around the world expect to be smaller in 2021 than they were at the beginning of this year.
“We exited our position in American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) leaving us with a return of -63.7% for the period. We transitioned our investment into United Airlines as we saw greater potential upside on a recovery and less balance sheet risk.”
United Airlines operated the first-ever user preferred route (UPR) over Russia, a breakthrough in diplomatic relations and an important step in reducing fuel burn on transpacific flights. For years, the United Airlines and Russia have been working toward an agreement that would allow its flight to deviate from preset flight paths over Russian airspace.
American Airlines has announced today that it will curtail plans to upgrade its headquarters in Dallas, Fort Worth. The airline had planned to make nearly half a billion dollars in changes to the sprawling facility. However, COVID-19 developments and intense cash burn have forced the carrier to put its plans on hold.
UPS normally spends all year preparing for the surge in online shopping leading up to Christmas. But when stay-at-home orders took hold in March as the coronavirus spread, it was as if Christmas came very, very early.
The carrier said that in June it would add flights to Dublin, Paris, Rome, Santiago and Zurich as it continues to expand operations following the suspension of many routes as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
As more places continue to lift restrictions and airline demand slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Allegiant Air saw an overall improvement in passenger and cash burn figures, positioning the airline above many of its competitors in the current industry climate.
American Airlines is working with the federal government to access $4.75 billion in loans through the economic support package passed earlier this year. CEO Doug Parker stated in today’s shareholder meeting viewed by Simple Flying that the airline anticipates using AAdvantage credit card revenues as collateral for that loan.
Last month, United Airlines appointed Scott Kirby as its new chief executive officer. The Chicago-based carrier’s former president takes the wheel at a vital time within the aviation industry. However, with a wealth of experience and knowledge under his belt, he will be up for the challenge.
If you’re currently planning future travel, you’ll probably want to book through JetBlue Vacations. While nearly all airlines have been waiving change and cancellation fees for new bookings, very few have been offering refunds instead of vouchers for voluntary cancellations. However, to lure back skittish travelers, JetBlue Vacations is currently doing just that.
Watch the full interview to hear Ed Bastian’s thoughts on Delta’s success at keeping our customers and people safe. Also the purpose of capping load factors, and what steps Delta is taking to effect positive change when it comes to racial injustice.
iller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) is one of them. United Airlines is an airlines holding company. Year-to-date, United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL) stock lost 54.5% and on June 9th it had a closing price of $44.64.
American Airlines is starting to see its fortunes improve. In today’s 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Doug Parker stated that the airline’s load factors had increased dramatically since May. And, coupled with aggressive management, American has also reduced its daily cash burn rate to $40 million per day this month.
Investors focused on the Transportation space have likely heard of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.
Today, Delta Air Lines warned that it expects its second-quarter revenue to be 90% down compared to the same time last year. In the airline’s regulatory filing, it also confirmed that capacity is down by 85% compared to last year. Unlike previous years where estimations could be reasonably accurate, a second wave of the virus […]
United is becoming the first of the big-three US carriers to complete a health self-assessment during the check-in process. The “Ready-to-Fly” checklist asks customers to self-confirm they haven’t experienced any COVID-19-related symptoms in the 14 days prior to flying and is based on recommendations from the Cleveland Clinic.
(Bloomberg) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is returning to the bond market within weeks of its last visit, looking to support its liquidity and repay outstanding debt.The carrier is selling five-year unsecured bonds that may yield around 8%, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
With COVID-19 shutdowns starting to be lifted, Florida-based discount carrier Spirit Airlines is restarting the engines on 13 nonstop routes out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Cancun
The airline industry makes for strange bedfellows. Delta is rushing to save a key American Airlines partner, because that keeps it from being on the hook to repay the loan they guaranteed. However if they fail they will take partial ownership in Gol’s frequent flyer program, a key American Airlines partnership.
American low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, celebrated a better than expected May 2020. After suffering a dismal April month, Allegiant notched over $2 million in gross bookings on average per day last month. This was far better than expected and will help reduce the carrier’s overall cash burn with the future looking bright.
Spirit Airlines has been pulling out all the stops to return to flying in a safe and healthy manner. While there are still some challenges to be overcome, its CEO Ted Christie has hinted that more investments are coming. Along with self-service baggage administration and a newly refurbished cabin, the airline is looking to biometric […]
If you’ve never had the chance to experience JetBlue Mint class, now is your chance at a very attractive price. I’ve never experienced a finer domestic product in the USA than Jet Blue Mint. This JetBlue Mint deal is worth considering.
Today, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced that it is expanding its Next-Level Care program to include almost 100 different safety and health measures. The airline is implementing the steps to ensure the safety of passengers and crew in the airport and on aircraft.
United Airlines is currently limiting employee standby travel. Employees were told this was done to encourage social distancing onboard. The reality? Yes, but the limits are not about customer safety, only about customer comfort.
Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for May 2020 . “We are continuing to see material improvement in demand from the April lows,” stated Gregory Anderson executive vice president, chief financial
United Parcel Service Inc. is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.
It was American’s turn to make big changes to senior leadership last week as it prepares for a smaller future. The airline has cut back on the number of VP/SVP positions, and it has reorganized things in a way that makes more sense.
Effective Monday American Airlines has taken away the tool airports, flight attendants, and reservations used to compensate customers when a crew member spills a drink on them, their seat is broken, or their inflight meal didn’t get loaded onto the aircraft.
Makani Kai Air (Honolulu) and Mokulele Airlines (MW, Kona) have announced they will merge their operations and operate under the singular Mokulele Airlines brand when Hawaiian interisland flights resume on June 15.
Alaska Airlines told investors last week it has between $500 million and $600 million in outstanding travel credits, about 10 times more than usual. Perhaps more concerning, the airline does not know how consumers will use them.
Delta Air Lines (DL) has begun the process of reactivating both narrowbody and widebody aircraft to its active fleet in recent days. The move comes amid Delta increasing daily flight volumes to cope with rising demand in air travel throughout the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 viruus.
Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie has explained how his airline was already preparing for post-COVID travel, even before the outbreak was known. He noted that the airline was already investing in a low-contact passenger experience and that it has been ‘lucky’ that the investments it was making have set it up for a strong recovery […]
Mesa Air Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) today reported Mesa Airlines’ operating performance for May 2020. Mesa Airlines reported 12,077 block hours in May 2020, a 68.6 percent drop from May 2019 as a result of reduced schedules during the COVID-19 outbreak.
United Airlines in recent schedule update revised operational routing for Saturday-Sunday service to Pohnpei and Chuuk. The Star Alliance carrier will be operating Guam – Pophnei – Chuuk – Guam triangle routing, instead of Guam – Chuuk – Pohnpei routing, on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Before Quarantine, I was flying back on a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Seattle, eagerly awaiting my meal while sitting in the bulkhead, row 1. As I took off my new Bose headphones to talk to the flight attendant, she just walked right by me to the back of the cabin.
Delta Air Lines during the weekend of 07JUN20’s schedule update revised planned Boeing 777-200ER/-200LR operations in Northern winter 2020/21 season, as the carrier gradually replaces Boeing 777 fleet with A350-900XWB aircraft.
Well, we’ve come full circle here. “Back in the day” — that is to say, before the pandemic — United Airlines would allow customers to request a full refund, to their original form of payment, for any flights impacted by a schedule change of two hours or more.
The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) claims the new management team at United Airlines is “intent on dividing” flight attendants in the wake of the announcement that three foreign crew bases will close on October 1. Yesterday, United told staffers that its international domiciles in Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Tokyo would shutter for good after…
This morning, a DHL Boeing 737-400 was involved in an unexpected incident in Rochester, New York. The aircraft skidded off the runway of Greater Rochester International Airport as it was preparing to take off.
It is approaching 91 years since Delta Air Lines performed its first-ever passenger service. The airline took off from Dallas, Texas, on June 17th, 1929, to head to Jackson, Mississippi, while stopping at Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana, along the way.
American Airlines has confirmed plans to resume flights to a number of European destinations in August. Flights will operate from Charlotte, LAX, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham to London Heathrow from August 5.
Spirit Airlines is slowly getting back to business in Las Vegas. Coming into June, flights into Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport have more than doubled off their May lows. Plus, Spirit Airlines expects to almost quadruple flights into Las Vegas in July. It is yet another sign that people are starting to get on […]
Throughout the pandemic, airline call center agents have had to deal with unprecedented flight cancellations and reservation changes, leading to hours-long hold times, if customers were able to get through at all.
Over 60% of JetBlue crew have taken voluntary leave from the airline to prevent furloughs in October. According to the conditions of the CARES Act loans, airlines cannot furlough staff until October 1st at the earliest.
American Airlines has said it will return more flights to the skies next month, in a sign that the airline industry is starting to pick itself up from the coronavirus pandemic, after it was forced to reduce its flight capacity by a staggering 80 percent.
American Airlines Group Inc. surged the most on record after the carrier said it would boost July flights 74% compared with this month, signaling that U.S. travelers freed from shelter-in-place orders are returning more quickly than expected.
Over the past few months we’ve seen many airline lounges around the world close, primarily due to lack of demand. Travel demand is slowly starting to pick up, though we’re still a long way from a recovery.
While the ongoing pandemic has decimated most airlines’ networks, and they are just beginning to flesh out the bare-bones schedule of the past few months, ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is gearing up for expansion.
American, British Airways, Delta, Singapore Airlines, and more than 60 other airlines will adopt on June 7 a process for re-issuing tickets that will make it easier for them to override existing fare rules and waive change fees.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Kelly Yamanouchi writes that Delta Air Lines will test all of its employees for coronavirus. The report also says ten of the carrier’s employees died because of COVID-19.
Several initiatives were announced earlier today from Delta Air Lines in terms of extending its commitment to give each passenger more space aboard airplanes for safer travel through the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic by continuing to block the selection of middle seats and limiting the number of seats to be available in every cabin […]
Delta Air Lines announced today it’s resuming automatic upgrades for its elite status Medallion members. Plus, seating caps and blocked middle seats will remain in effect through at least September 30.
After temporarily discontinuing inflight beverage and snack service on March 25 in response to COVID-19 concerns, many Southwest Airlines customers were worried their drink coupons would expire before they had a chance to use them.
Investors who owned stocks in the 2010s generally experienced some big gains. In fact, the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) total return for the decade was 250.5%. But there’s no question some big-name stocks did much better than others along the way.
On June 2nd, Delta Air Lines retired its last MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. With the retirement of these aircraft, Delta has now increased the percentage of its mainline aircraft with on-demand seatback entertainment to a staggering 90%.
Members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan now have an opportunity to earn elite level status faster two different ways in 2020: one is by flying as a passenger aboard airplanes which are operated by Alaska Airlines; and the other is by using the Alaska Airlines Visa credit card.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly predicts an intense competition for passengers as the air travel industry starts coming back to life. At its low point back in April, travel was down an incredible 96%, but in recent weeks we have seen a 400% increase.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are talking about the death of George Floyd without mentioning him by name. Both carriers, one more publicly than the other, are stressing general principles of equality rather than addressing the incident directly.
Amazon Air is one of the few airlines that has seen an uptick in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic as home orders for goods has increased from its namesake e-commerce website, leading analysts to debate how fast its fleet could grow through 2028.
Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union are still trying to avoid furloughing over 2,300 pilots. This comes after the results of a Sunday bid saw the airline with a surplus of pilots even after shifting around 7,000 of them across bases and aircraft types. Now, the airline is trying to minimize furloughs.
A consortium of lenders led by BNP Paribas, collectively owed around USD90 million, is pushing to continue with the sale of RavnAir Group’s assets, even as the embattled holding is trying to lure investors into buying its whole business.
United Airlines is significantly stepping up its international flying. While services remain a shadow of what they were, United notes today that there are glimmers of hope. In addition to increasing transatlantic services, United Airlines is re-opening schedules to destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America.
Atlas Air Worldwide is proud to play a critical role in serving the global supply chain at this time of significant need. Since this crisis began, our efforts have helped deliver life-saving medical equipment and supplies to those working on the front lines in our communities.
Delta has updated its Asia-U.S. cargo-only flights schedule. In June, the airline will fly daily from Seoul-Incheon to Detroit, four-times weekly from Incheon to Los Angeles and offer three weekly flights from Incheon to Atlanta. The flights are transporting essential medical supplies and other goods from Asia to the United States.