June 7, 2021| 91 0

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partnering on latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on t …

May 25, 2021| 75 0

Boeing Receives New 737 MAX Order For 14 Jets

Boeing has received a new order for 14 737 MAX aircraft from Dublin-headquartered lessor SMBC Aviation Capital. The lessor says it is growing its 737 MAX portfolio in preparation for a strong recovery in air travel following the COVID-19 pandemic. The new order from the Japanese bank-backed lessor comes as airlines begin to modernize their narrowbod …

May 21, 2021| 91 0

Alaska Airlines Sees Leisure Bookings Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

The rebound in domestic travel is benefiting Alaska Airlines, with leisure travel bookings almost back to pre-pandemic levels. The Seattle-based airline, which has recently cemented its place as the fifth-largest carrier in the United States, says it saw a definite change for the better around March. Things are looking optimistic, says Alaska Airlin …

May 18, 2021| 73 0

StandardAero continues to support Austrian Airlines’ APS 2300 APUs

StandardAero has been selected by Austrian Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Austria, to continue providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs).  This exclusive multi-year contract extends a long-running relationship between the two companie …

April 28, 2021| 86 0

What Does It Take To Put A Plane Into Long-Term Storage?

The last 12 months has seen a seismic shift in aircraft fleet management at airlines. With passenger demand down in most markets and not expected to recover for some time, airlines are searching for cost savings where they can. High on their hit list are big planes, especially older big planes that are costly to run. Thousands of planes go into long …

April 22, 2021| 114 0

Alaska Airlines Wants To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2040

Alaska Airlines has reaffirmed its environmental credentials. On Wednesday, the Seattle-based airline detailed its broader climate change strategy. This includes signing up to a global carbon agreement and outlining an ambitious 2040 net-zero emissions goal. Alaska Airlines releases sustainability report, signs net-zero emission pledge On Wednesday, …

April 22, 2021| 88 0

Spirit Records $112m Net Loss With 72% Load Factor

Spirit Airlines recorded a net loss of $112 million for the first quarter of 2021. As the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) charts a growth strategy and improvements in March, the airline is looking ahead to the summer. Its team managed capacity successfully and achieved a load factor of 72.1%, which is the highest it has been for the airline since the …

April 17, 2021| 93 0

Why Alaska Airlines Is Striking Back Against Avelo In California

Alaska Airlines announced a new route on Friday. Starting this summer, Alaska will fly from Santa Rosa to Burbank, targeting a route that startup Avelo Airlines plans to fly in a couple of weeks. While Avelo will be offering more capacity on the route, Alaska is not worried about the competition. According to Brett Catlin, Vice President of Network …

April 5, 2021| 142 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

March 31, 2021| 99 0

1 Day Left: American Inaugurates London Flights Before Alaska Joins OneWorld

American Airlines has inaugurated its first flights between London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – one of American’s hotly awaited new routes ahead of Alaska Airlines joining the Oneworld alliance. The flights were delayed due to the pandemic, but the inaugural flight leaving Heathrow for Seattle departed on …

March 31, 2021| 126 0

Alaska Airlines Firms Up December Boeing 737 MAX Order

Alaska Airlines has firmed up its order for 23 Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets with 15 options. The airline and Boeing initially announced this order back in December as a commitment. As a firm order now, the two parties have locked in their plan for Alaska Airlines to transition more towards an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska firms up 737 MAX order Alaska Airlines a …

March 21, 2021| 86 0

Alaska Airlines Resumes More Routes Out Of Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines is expanding its flights out of Paine Field. The airline, which flies regional jets out of the airport, has resumed routes from the airport to popular vacation destinations in California. The airport is part of Alaska’s strategy to continue its legacy as Seattle’s largest airline and catering to a leisure-driven market. Alaska Airlin …

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