April 11, 2021| 29 0

Americans Are Back: US Passenger Numbers Hit 60% Of 2019 Levels

More Americans have resumed flying as sustained passenger numbers through March and into April above one million passengers in a day is a promising sign for airlines. Even after the popular spring break and Easter holiday weekends, passenger numbers have not slipped, showing a sustained appetite for leisure travel outside of peak travel periods. For …

April 10, 2021| 65 0

American Airlines Crew Grounded In Sydney With COVID Symptoms

Following a positive test for COVID-19 among one of the flight attendants of an American Airlines flight between Sydney and Los Angeles, the operation was postponed. American’s flight 72 was due to depart Sydney at 9 am local time this Friday. It left nearly 25 hours later. What happened? The New South Wales health officials issued a statement saying …

April 5, 2021| 52 0

Which airlines fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner became a hit amongst airlines when the manufacturer launched the program in April 2004. The wide-body aircraft, announced with ground-breaking technology at the time, has become Boeing’s second-most popular twin-aisle aircraft program in terms of gross orders. The 787 only lags behind the Boeing 777. It also had its fair s …

April 5, 2021| 59 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 …

April 4, 2021| 52 0

Spirit Cites Ecuador Routes In Complaint Against American-JetBlue Alliance

Spirit Airlines has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) against the American Airlines and JetBlue alliance. Citing shake-ups in both airlines’ routes to Ecuador, Spirit alleges that this could be a sign of coordination beyond what is allowed under the Northeast Alliance. JetBlue and American seek to adjust Ecu …

April 1, 2021| 72 0

American Airlines Repays $2.8 Billion Worth Of Loans

Dallas-based American Airlines has paid US$2.8 billion to reduce three revolving credit facilities to zero. American Airlines borrowed the money last April in the wake of collapsing demand for travel in the United States and around the world. American Airlines starts to pay down its debts Paying down the credit balances reduces American Airlines’ deb …

March 28, 2021| 55 0

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Maya Leibman wrote t …

March 25, 2021| 38 0

American Pays Off Government Loan With AAdvantage Financing

American Airlines has repaid its government loan. Taken out in the fall, the carrier leveraged its AAdvantage loyalty program on the private market to raise a whopping $10 billion in financing. The airline has touted this funding as one reason why it does not need to go looking for cash, but the new $10 billion in financing will go a long way to sh …

March 10, 2021| 25 0

Which US Big Three Airline Is Most Likely To Order The Boeing 777X?

Despite various delays during its production process, the Boeing 777X is a highly-anticipated aircraft among airlines and avgeeks worldwide. American Airlines, Delta, and United are considered the ‘big three’ of US commercial aviation, and have all operated previous 777 variants. However, none of them have yet placed an order for the next-generatio …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service Gathers Pace

Two years on from the second fatal Boeing 737 MAX crash, the aircraft is flying once more. While its initial return to service was slow, the aircraft is now being operated by 14 airlines worldwide from Canada to Kazakstan. Let’s take a look at how the service return is going. Two years ago, the entire aviation industry was shocked by the tragedy of …

March 9, 2021| 23 0

American Airlines Encourages Employees To Get Vaccinated

Airlines are very wary of making vaccines mandatory for staff. However, American Airlines has come up with some incentives to encourage employees to get vaccinated without forcing them to do so. Staff members who accept the vaccine when it becomes available to them will receive one extra paid vacation day plus $50 of Nonstop Thanks points. In Januar …

March 8, 2021| 25 0

A Look At The Routes A350 Startup PRAGUSA.ONE Will Fly

Earlier today, Simple Flying brought to you the exclusive story of PRAGUSA.ONE, a startup airline that plans to operate a fleet of four A350 aircraft in Premium Economy class configuration only. Now, let’s take a look at some of the routes that PRAGUSA.ONE plans to operate. Capturing the transfer market PRAGUSA.ONE is a British company that hopes to …

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