February 25, 2021| 87 0

Emirates Looks To Digital COVID-19 Test Verification

Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to implement digital verification of COVID testing and vaccination. The move comes amid a sharp rise in cases across the UAE since the new year, with the scheme expected to go live in the coming months. Emirates and Dubai Health Authority will co-ordinate e …

February 23, 2021| 89 0

Spirit Airlines Plans To Add Kentucky To Route Network

Spirit Airlines is filling in another gap in its route network with the announcement of new flights to Louisville. Marking the airline’s arrival in Kentucky from May 27th, the ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) will connect Louisville to four cities, including Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Spirit’s addition comes as the airline continues to chart its way t …

February 14, 2021| 77 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 9, 2021| 78 0

Why The MD-11 Was More Successful As A Cargo Aircraft

The trijet McDonnell Douglas MD-11 took its maiden flight a little over 31 years ago. However, the aircraft is only active with four airlines these days – all of them cargo operators. Despite once being flown by passenger airlines around the world such as Finnair, KLM, Japan Airlines, and VARIG, the jet no longer takes on a passenger role. So why w …

February 4, 2021| 80 0

10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have Been Part Of Qantas’ Repatriation

Except for its A380 fleet, Qantas has been quietly bringing many of its planes back into service. That includes many of its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330s that mostly get used on international services. With Qantas stepping up its repatriation flights, the airline’s distinctive red tail is beginning to re-appear again at airports worldwide. All but one …

January 28, 2021| 73 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 …

January 16, 2021| 64 0

Alaska’s January Load Factor Could Be As Low As 35%

Alaska Airlines has released capacity guidance for January 2021. The airline expects a continued trend of dismal passenger counts and anticipates a January load factor that could be as low as 35%. This comes off a December when the airline saw a 43% load factor and an overall fourth-quarter load factor of 45%. Alaska’s anticipated January Alaska Airl …

January 12, 2021| 72 0

Qantas Repatriation Tickets Canceled From Los Angeles

As Australia decreases the number of passengers it will allow into the country each week, confirmed tickets on commercial and repatriation flights to Australia are being canceled. Passenger lists on three scheduled Qantas repatriation flights into Brisbane are being halved. This includes a flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane this week. New limits se …

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