July 6, 2021| 453 0

Virgin Atlantic leads reopening of Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has confirmed it will return to two-runway operations from this week ahead of a predicted uptick in travel. England is expected to take the final step out of lockdown on July 19th. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, is also expected to offer more detail on the reopening of travel today. In response, the busiest airport in the UK will also …

April 26, 2021| 435 0

Coy On Boeing 757 Replacement, Delta’s Fleet Strategy Comes Into View

Delta Air Lines has yet to fully reveal its plans to retire its strong Boeing 757 fleet. Cherishing every one of those lucrative and flexible jets, Delta has invested in keeping the planes airworthy and flying for as long as they possibly can. However, sustainability goals and costs associated with flying aging aircraft are starting to bear down on …

March 20, 2021| 511 0

Delta Anticipates Summer Surge With Expanded Service To Over 20 Destinations

As Delta moves into the summer, the airline is adding nine new routes and expanding services on over 20 destinations. The airline is expecting a summer surge with expanded interest in domestic and short-haul international travel. As Delta takes delivery of some new jets and reactivates existing ones, the airline is ready to fight against its compet …

March 14, 2021| 315 0

Virgin Atlantic Looks To Receive Over $200m In Additional Funding

Virgin Atlantic is organizing a further £160 million (~$223m) support package with its shareholders and creditors. This move follows a £1.2 billion (~$1.67bn) privately-funded solvent recapitalization six months ago. However, as the impact of the pandemic continues, the British carrier is looking for additional funding. The climate remains harsh The …

March 6, 2021| 462 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 5, 2021| 387 0

The Pandemic Winner: The Rise Of The Airbus A220

Since its launch, the A220 has been popular – a new aircraft bridging the gap between smaller regional aircraft and larger narrowbodies. But this is even more obvious in the current slowdown. It has seen fast utilization recovery and, with reduced demand ongoing, this is likely to continue. Combined with its efficiency and improved capabilities ove …

February 22, 2021| 500 0

Delta Air Lines Proceeds With Introducing Digital Health Passport

Delta Air Lines is moving forward with building up its resources to allow for smoother international travel. The airline is rolling out a new testing partnership for customers to order an at-home test and teases that, soon, customers flying to the US will be able to upload their negative test results online at check-in, which will clear them for en …

February 15, 2021| 424 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| 421 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 13, 2021| 356 0

Delta Will Not Take Its First Airbus A321neo Until 2022

Delta Air Lines has confirmed that its first Airbus A321neo is delayed until 2022. The hotly awaited narrowbody, more for its product than the plane itself, was first expected to arrive in 2020. However, with the global crisis, Delta has delayed its first A321neo by about two years. Delta’s first Airbus A321neo delayed Delta Air Lines announced that …

February 11, 2021| 365 0

Could The US Be About To Restrict Domestic Travel?

The Biden administration is mulling over the prospects of implementing domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variants. Amid progress in the vaccine rollout this year, officials are looking to take precautions while the program continues. Ongoing talks According to McClatchy DC, the White House has been discussing pote …

February 8, 2021| 466 0

The Airbus A321XLR Will Permanently Change US Aviation

US airlines cannot wait for the Airbus A321XLR to enter their fleets. At least two years away, airlines are dropping hints and considering new ways the long-haul narrowbody jet will be able to unlock new routes in a post-crisis world. The closest thing to a true Boeing 757 replacement, for now, the A321XLR will make a splash and permanently change …

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