August 22, 2021| 353 0

U.S. Airliners Activated for Afghanistan Airlift

The U.S. Defense Department (DOD) on Sunday activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to aid the airlift out of Afghanistan. The order effectively activates 18 aircraft from six airlines to carry U.S. citizens and personnel, Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and other “at-risk” individuals from the Taliban-controlled country. The plan calls on …

July 27, 2021| 440 0

New Caribbean routes join American’s MIA network

Flights to Dominica and Anguilla will begin in December. US carrier American Airlines has filed plans to launch a pair of new routes from Miami (MIA) to destinations in the Caribbean. From Dec. 8, the oneworld alliance member intends to add scheduled flights to the island nation of Dominica, followed by the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla thre …

June 3, 2021| 256 0

How American Airlines Is Preparing For Summer Travel

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to loom large for airlines, but the ongoing push to get the nation as close to fully vaccinated as possible has offered a glimmer of optimism, in which social and economic normalcy may return sooner than expected. This possibility has prompted many major airlines to resume flights and inaugurate new routes to accommo …

May 18, 2021| 287 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 …

May 6, 2021| 306 0

El Al Set To Up Flight Capacity To The United States

El Al is planning to ramp up its flight schedules to the United States in the coming weeks. The airline will increase frequencies to key gateways in the country as travel demand rises. However, the Israeli airline isn’t the only one eying an expansion in the market, with other carriers hot on its heels. Jump According to Globes, El Al is planning a m …

May 2, 2021| 308 0

JetBlue Supports LaGuardia Perimeter Rule Despite American Partnership

New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) faces restrictions on operations thanks to a perimeter rule that has kept most long-range flying at two other New York-area airports. Despite increasing its LaGuardia flying due to its partnership with American Airlines, JetBlue does not want to see the perimeter rule lifted at the airport without significant chan …

May 2, 2021| 266 0

Sun Country & Frontier To Receive Over $180m In Government Aid

American ultra-low-cost carriers Sun Country Airlines and Frontier Airlines will – combined – receive just over $180 million in government aid. Under the third round of payroll support extensions, the two carriers will receive an additional influx of cash to keep the carriers running through the summer and beyond. Sun Country and Frontier agree to g …

April 28, 2021| 297 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| 289 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| 272 0

Colombia’s International Boom: 32 New Routes

In the last seven months, Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority (Aerocivil Colombia) has authorized 32 new international routes by 11 carriers. The new flights are to destinations in the US, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, and Curazao. Let’s investigate further. A big international expansion In September, Colombia opened up its airspace, after …

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