April 18, 2021| 97 0

Former United Express Carrier ExpressJet Plots A Return

US carrier ExpressJet wants to return to scheduled commercial operations. After previously conducting regional flights for United Airlines, the carrier was dropped from the United Express network in 2020 and is now plotting summer flights under its own banner with the focus on serving underserved communities in a point-to-point fashion. ExpressJet p …

April 17, 2021| 75 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 …

March 6, 2021| 69 0

Passenger Dies On Seattle-Bound Delta Air Lines Flight

Earlier this week, a passenger sadly died onboard a Delta Air Lines service to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington. The flight diverted to Sacramento International Airport (SMF), California, before continuing to Seattle later on in the evening of March 4th. The flight in question Delta Air Lines flight DL1837 is a daily scheduled s …

March 3, 2021| 71 0

Boeing 777X Undergoes Long-Range Flight Testing

Boeing’s 777X program is pushing ahead in its certification efforts, with one of the demonstrators spotted doing long-range flight testing this week. So far, N779XZ has undertaken five long-range tests, following a stint in Alaska for cold soak testing. Here’s an update on what’s going on with the flight tests for the 777-9. 777X takes a five-hour f …

February 15, 2021| 83 0

Sun Country Airlines Wants To Expand – Where Could It Fly?

Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost carrier that often flies under the radar of most travelers. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the carrier focuses on flying leisure passengers on nonstop routes on mostly seasonal services. As the airline charts a course to get to 50 aircraft, the carrier has plenty of room to grow. Here are some exam …

February 14, 2021| 61 0

Southwest Sees Dip In the Number Of Passengers Who Flew Nonstop

Southwest Airlines is a large American low-cost carrier. The carrier walks a very interesting fine line between being a large airline and a low-cost carrier that caters to mostly point-to-point travelers. As the crisis began, the airline began to retreat to a more traditional hub-and-spoke network. This led to the airline seeing a slight drop in th …

February 14, 2021| 48 0

For Hawaiian Airlines The Airbus A321neo Is A “Swiss Army Knife”

Hawaiian Airlines has a fleet of 69 aircraft. The airline has an extensive interisland presence and a sizable network of routes to the mainland United States. The in-between aircraft in Hawaiian’s fleet, the A321neo, are the newest members of the carrier’s fleet, but they are also very versatile jets. CEO Peter Ingram even calls the plane the “Swis …

February 13, 2021| 84 0

Norwegian Sends Boeing 787 To California As It Ends Long-Haul Flights

Last month, Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian announced that it would be ceasing its long-haul operations. These had previously represented a reasonably-priced alternative for European passengers on certain intercontinental routes. However, amid restructuring, it is returning to a short-haul focus, and thus needs to return its long-haul aircr …

February 9, 2021| 49 0

Southwest Airlines Retired 36 Boeing 737-700s In 2020

Southwest Airlines started 2020 strong with a fleet of 747 Boeing 737 aircraft. While 34 MAX jets were parked, the airline still expected to fly a robust schedule and reach new heights. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans, and Southwest had to retrench to crisis mode that saw the airline contract its fleet, not expand, with 36 Boeing 737-700 retire …

February 1, 2021| 65 0

Winter Storm Orlena Could Wreak Havoc At Northeastern US Airports

As Winter Storm Orlena makes its way across the northeast United States, airlines and airports in the region are busy canceling hundreds of flights and bracing for a torrid few days. But it isn’t just the airports along the east coast impacted. Orlena is making her presence felt far and wide. It’s shaping up as a chaotic time for travelers ticketed …

January 28, 2021| 60 0

Six States Count For Almost Half Of US Jet Fuel Usage

If you think filling your car is expensive, spare a thought for the airlines. Across the United States, airlines consumed 636,335 barrels of jet fuel in 2019, costing them a total of US$52,727 million. It’s a major expense for airlines and one of the few operating costs they’ve been able to reduce throughout the travel downturn. California the thirs …

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